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Introduction

Eugene Fitch Ware was a soldier, journalist, politician, historian, lawyer, poet, and served as Commissioner of Pensions under the Theodore Roosevelt administration. Describing him, Roosevelt said he refused “to be swayed by any motive save the public good,” and he will remain, under the non de plume Ironquill, one of Kansas’ well-known poets. His many abilities are mirrored in the Eugene F. Ware Papers, a collection consisting of 29 boxes. The papers were donated in two sets, the Abby Ware Nies Collection presented by Mr. Frederick T. Nies, a grandson, and the second a gift from Mrs. Wm. V. Pierce. Both sets were received at the Kansas Historical Society March 31, 1964. Integrated into the collection (box 1) is a folder of Ware documents previously given to the society by other sources and transferred from miscellaneous manuscripts. The collection ranges from personal correspondence to literary, legal, military and Commissioner of Pension communications and also includes clippings, letterpress and address books and personal diaries. No restrictions are placed on the use of these papers.

Biography

In Hartford, Connecticut, on May 29, 1841, Eugene Fitch Ware was born to Hiram and Amanda (Holbrook) Ware. The family soon moved in 1844 to Burlington, Iowa, where Eugene was educated in public schools and apprenticed in his father’s harness making trade.

With the cannons on Ft. Sumter still echoing through the nation, Eugene enlisted in April 1861 with the First Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Subsequently he re-enlisted in the Fourth and later the Seventh Iowa Volunteer Cavalry where he served until the end of the Civil War. Commissioned as an aide-de-camp to four generals including Grenville M. Dodge, one of Sherman’s commanders, Ware was badly wounded while on duty. The remainder of his 5 years in the military was spent in Sioux country fighting in the Indian Wars.

Returning to civilian life in 1866, Ware was employed on the writing staff of The Burlington (Iowa) Hawk Eye but reasons of health soon forced him to move to Kansas. In 1867 Ware arrived in Ft. Scott and was quickly employed on The Monitor where he later became editor. In 1871, however, Ware was admitted to the Kansas bar and left journalism to practice law. While at Ft. Scott, he married Jeanette Huntington on October 22, 1874. They had three girls: Abby, Nettie, and Millie; and one boy, Gene.

Law practice often paves the way to politics and in this Ware was no exception. In 1879 Ware began the first of three terms (1879, 1881 and 1883) in the Kansas State Senate. Always active, Ware sat on committees dealing with military affairs, corporations and manufacturers, and a host of other assemblies. During his terms of office, Ware introduced bills concerning railroads, life insurance, militia, and relief and support of the poor as well as bills of a more local nature.

Ware moved to Topeka in 1893 to become a partner with Charles Gleed and his brother, James, forming the law firm of Gleed, Ware and Gleed.

Of special note is Ware’s literary development from the 1871 publication of “Neutralia,” his first poem to win more than local acclaim, to his final work, The Indian War of 1864. Other works published in his lifetime were The Rymes of Ironquill, a book of verses that had 14 editions since the original in 1885, From Court to Court, a legal handbook published in 1901, and Sthuriel marketed in 1909.

In his last years Ware moved to Kansas City where he established yet another law firm with his son and son-in-law Ralph Nelson. Here he worked until his retirement at 70 to his farm in Cherokee county. While on vacation in Cascade, Colorado, Ware suffered a heart attack and died the morning of June 1, 1911. He was buried July 5 at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Eugene F. Ware Collection span the years 1895 – 1939 although the bulk of material dates from 1895 to 1911. Contained within the 29 boxes and 1 tube is mostly correspondence of a personal or professional nature while letterpress and address books, clippings, diaries, court cases and miscellaneous documents comprise the remainder of the collection.

Letters of a personal nature are found sporadically throughout the collection but the majority are in the Pierce contribution (the first 3 boxes) and were written in 1904. During his last year as Commissioner of Pensions, Ware frequently wrote his wife Jeanette and also his son Gene and daughter Abby. Other correspondence includes letters written and received by his mother Amanda and father Hiram.

The military papers for 1859 – 1888 describe not only the time of Ware’s service with Iowa units but include communications after his discharge. This section contains quartermaster accounts and returns, orders, promotions, recommendations, muster rolls, military communiqués, office memos, and telegrams. Although there is one letter received from Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, the correspondence is usually of a routine nature concerning Ware’s positions as a quartermaster, engineer, and aide-de-camp. Materials relating to his G. A. R. activities are found throughout the collection.

In the professional papers category are the communications relating to the three law firms in which Ware was a partner. During his legal career, Ware was appointed a deputy to assist the District Attorney was approved to argue cases before the Supreme Court. A large portion of the material in this section relates to these activities. Included are case descriptions and briefs, records, and correspondence, especially in the letterpress books for the years 1883, 1893 – 1894 and 1901 – 1903. Also there are letters from individual clients, business concerns, corporations; documents containing judicial statements and affidavits; and telegrams. Significant cases as Kansas vs. Colorado in a major water dispute and the Insurance Company’s cases take up large portions of these files. Of great interest are the numerous letters from Charles I. Gleed and James Willis Gleed, Ware’s friends and business associates.

The political and governmental papers document Ware’s years as a State Senator and Commissioner of Pensions, his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress, and his two times as a delegate to the National Republican Convention. Correspondence concerns political campaigns, the years as Commissioner of Pensions, and communications with other state departments. Also Ware’s three terms as a State Senator are well covered. Of particular interest are the communications from President Roosevelt. They regard Ware’s appointment and work as a Commissioner and a letter Roosevelt wrote him on his retirement. Prestigious correspondents include Senators Preston B. Plumb and John J. Ingalls and Charles F. Scott.

Information in the final category, literary papers, traces Ware’s rise as a publicly acclaimed author. Although a great many letters are between Ware and his Chicago editor Kellam concerning layout, form, and publication dates, the greatest portion of correspondence is from his admirers and readers. Myriad requests for copies of his work fill the collection along with congratulatory letters, critiques and often poetry from other people.

In the remainder of the collection are clippings, diaries, address books and a tubed document. The newspaper clippings (box 2) are articles written about Ware and cover the major aspects of his life. However, there are a few articles on Mrs. Ware concerning her work on the Kansas Women’s Council. The newspapers represented are from Kansas and Washington. Although the material in the address books (box 27, 13 vols.) is self-evident, the diaries are not so conclusive. Ware used his diaries as an appointment agenda recording arrivals, departures, and meetings, rather than as an intimate journal. Infrequently there is a departure from this pattern as in the births of his children and death of his father. Finally the tube encased document is a testimonial of respect and appreciation presented to John P. Usher, head of the Department of the Interior. Presented on May 13, 1865, there are over 50 signatures on it of which Ware’s is one.

Several collections in the Manuscripts Department contain additional Ware material and can by located by using the card catalog. The researcher may also find information in the Maps and Photograph Section where photographs and portraits are listed.


June, 1979 Martha Drumm
Intern, Benedictine College

Contents List

I. Papers from other sources  
  Box 1 1883 - 1923
II. Papers given by Mrs. Wm. V. Pierce  
  Box 1 Correspondence
    Miscellaneous Papers
  Box 2 Clippings
III. Abby Ware Nies Collection  
  Box 3 Correspondence
    Military Papers
    Miscellaneous Papers

Correspondence

Box 4 1880 - 1888
Box 5 1889 - September, 1890
Box 6 October 1890 - 1891
Box 7 1892 - February, 1893
Box 8 March - December, 1893
Box 9 January - October, 1894
Box 10 November, 1894 - October, 1895
Box 11 November, 1895 - 1896
Box 12 1897
Box 13 1898
Box 14 1899 - 1901
Box 15 January - April, 1902
Box 16 May to October, 1902
Box 17 November, 1902 - April, 1903
Box 18 May - December, 1903
Box 19 1903 undated - June, 1904
Box 20 July - December, 1904
Box 21 1905
Box 22 1906
Box 23 1907 - May, 1908
Box 24 June, 1908 - September, 1910
Box 25 October, 1910 - 1939
  Undated A - N
Box 26 Correspondence
  Undated O - W
  Miscellaneous (undated)
  Articles
  Certifications
  Court Cases
  Clippings, invitations
  Miscellaneous
Box 27 Diaries, 1884 - 1908
  Memo and Address Books, 1894 - 1909
  Photo states 1859 - 1939
  Undated
Box 28  
  Letterpress books
Box 29 Letterpress books
  Record of Commissioner of Pensions, 1904
  Tube

All Manuscripts or References from the Eugene Fitch Ware Papers
Must be Cited as from the Eugene Fitch Ware Papers (Abby Ware Nies Coll.)

Partial List of Letters in the Eugene Fitch Ware Papers
(The Abby Ware Nies Collection)

Kansas State Historical Society

Adams, Franklin George  
  1877: Oct. 29
  1886: July 29: Dec. 4
  1897: Dec. 15
  1898: Jan. 8, 25
  1899: Aug. 26; Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 10
  Undated
Anthony, Daniel Read  
  1885: Dec. 10
  1897: Dec. 10
  1903: Dec. 7
Benedict, Samuel S.  
  1882: May 6
Blue, Richard Whiting  
  1902: Apr. 22; July 7
Bonebrake, F. M.  
  1907: Dec. 4
  1908: May 20; Nov. 18, 24
  1909: Mar. 8, 15, 26; Apr. 13; Sept. 9
  1910: Sept. 23
Bonebrake, Parkison I.  
  1884: Oct. 2
  1902: May 31; July 5; Aug. 25
  1903: May 4: Nov. 9
  1904: June 15; Oct. 3
  1905: July 7
  1907: Dec. 16
  1909: Jan. 28; May 6, 11
Brinkerhoff, Fred W.  
  1907: July 31
Bristow, Joseph L.  
  1902: Aug. 6; Oct. 18; Dec. 5, 9
  1903: Jan. 17, 23; Feb. 6; Apr. 17; July 28
  1904: Feb. 29; Mar. 31; Apr. 13, 14
  1905: Jan. 30; Feb. 24; Sept. 18; Dec. 15
  1908: Aug. 11
  1910: June 10
Burlingame, Ward  
  1877: Nov. 22
  1890: Jan. 11, 21
Burton, Joseph Ralph  
  1902: Apr. 11; June 18
Caldwell, Henry C.  
  1902: Mar. 31; Apr. 12
  1903: Apr. 16 (3 letters); May 27
Caldwell, John C.  
  1902: July 9
  1903: Apr. 29
Campbell, W. C.  
  1890: Dec. 23
Canfield, James H.  
  1883: Oct. 12; Nov. 1
  1884: Jan. 14, 30; Feb. 4; Apr. 10
  1890: Apr. 7, 21; May 7, 20
  1896: Dec. 29
  1898: Undated
  1902: Feb. 22
  1904: Feb. 18; Sept. 24; undated (2 letters)
  1905: Oct. 17, 20
  1906: Jan. 2, 11, 23
  1907: Jan. 8, 24, 30; Feb. 19
  1909: Jan. 1; Dec. 24
Capper, Arthur  
  1890: July 25
  1897: May 20; Dec. 20
  1899: June 12; Oct. 29
  1902: July 9
  1903: May 14; Nov. 3
  1904: Oct. 4; Dec. 2
  1908: Oct. 10; Nov. 28; Dec. 8
  1909: Jan. 9
  1911: Apr. 11
Carney, Thomas  
  1883: Feb. 1, 11
  1884: Jan. 6, 7; Feb. 1
Carruth, William Herbert  
  1887: Aug. 2
  1902: Jan. 16; Apr. 11
Chase, Harold T.  
  1896: Jan. 27
  1897: Jan. 22; July 17; Nov. 15
  1899: May 15
  1904: Dec. 27
  1905: Oct. 3
  1909: Dec. 16
   
Civil War Papers  
  1861 - 1865
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  
  1906: Dec. 6
Coleman, C. C.  
  1903: Mar. 14
   
Connelley, William F.  
  1902: June 10; July 24; Oct. 23 (2 letters); Nov. 23; Dec. 25
  1903: Jan. 5, 25; Feb. 14; Mar. 7, 10, 21; Apr. 22, 27;
  May 7, 14, 19, 26; June 1, 15 (2 letters), 28, 30;
  July 1, 4, 11, 19, 21, 27; Sept. 4, 22; Oct. 8; Nov. 12;
  Dec, 4, 28, 30
  1904: Mar.15; May 21; June 11, 19; Sept. 13; Oct. 13, 15;
  Nov. 24; Dec. 31
  1905: Feb. 23; Mar. 11, 30; May 11, 22; June 10, 13, 30;
  Sept. 10; Oct. 24
  1906: Dec. 3
  1907: Aug. 4
  1908: Jan. 31; Mar. 12; Apr. 18, 27; May 5; June 13, 20; July 2;
  Aug. 30: Sept. 6, 13, 22, 25; Oct. 12, 23, 26, 31; Nov. 8, 14, 20
  1909: Jan. 30; Feb. 4, 5; Mar. 17; Apr. 12; May 26, 28; June 12; July 13
  1915: Sept. 7
Crawford, Samuel J.  
  1907: Oct. 4
  1910: Dec. 30
Curtis, Charles  
  1902: Apr. 14, 20; May 10
  1903: Nov. 4, 16
  1904: Feb. 12; Nov. 17; Dec. 10
  1905: Feb. 16
  1906: Oct. 13; Nov. 19
  1907: Feb. 4
DePew, Chauncey M.  
  1902: Nov. 20
Diaries, Memo and Address Books  
  1884 - 1909
Dickey, John M.  
  1902: Nov. 24
Dodge, Grenville M.
  1866: Jan. 18 (2 letters); Apr. 19
  1902: May 26; June 13
  1904: Nov. 22
  1906: Sept. 18
  1910: Dec. 21
  1911: Feb. 2, 10; Apr. 28
Doran, Thomas F.  
  1897: Aug. 25
Doster, Frank  
  1897: Mar. 9
Douglas, Selwyn  
  1890: Apr. 27; June 27; July 4
Edison, Thomas A.  
  1910: Dec. 22
Eggers, Luther F.
  1889: Nov. 17, 21
Flood of 1903:  
  1903: June 11 (4 letters); June 12 (3 letters); June 13 (3 letters);
  June 15 (4 letters); June 16 (2 letters); June 18, 20, 26, 28, 29;
  7-Jul
Fort Scott:  
  1876: July 12
Foster, Eli G.  
  1902: June 20
Funston, Edward Hogue  
  1884: Aug. 19; Sept. 19
  1885: Jan. 8; Feb. 12
  1886: Feb. 9; Apr. 5; July 31
  1890: Jan. 15; May 5, 17
  1892: June 8
  1882: May 22
Funston, Fred  
  1899: June 27
   
Garfield, James Rudolph  
  1902: July 10
  1903: Jan. 6
Garland, Amelia  
  1895: Jan. 12; Dec. 12
  1899: May 19
  1902: Feb. 25; Nov. 16
  1903: Mar. 12
  1905: Nov. 11
  1907: May 5
Garland, Flo  
  1902: Aug. 18; Oct. 22
Garland, Hamlin  
  1886: Nov. 2
  1887: Oct. 1
  1888: May 31; Oct. 22; Dec. 10, 23
  1890: May 17
  1893: Nov. 24
  1894: Oct. 6
  1895: May 13, 21
  1896: Mar. 2
  1904: Feb. 8
Gillpatrick, James H.  
  1890: Mar. 28
Gleed, Charles S.  
  1883: Feb. 27
  1886: Feb. 8; June 29; Oct. 7
  1889: Oct. 7
  1890: Dec. 10
  1891: June 29 (2 letters); July 4, 29; Aug. 15, 21;
  Sept. 1, 28; Oct. 10, 23; Nov. 3
  1892: Mar. 26; Nov. 19
  1893: Apr. 3, 17; May 14, 27; June 19 (3 letters); July 20 (2 letters)
  Aug. 15, 18, 20, 23, 29, 30; Dec. 15
  1894: Jan. 13, 17; Mar. 19; June 3; July 18, 23, 26, 30; Aug. 11, 16;
  Sept. 14, 26, 29, 15, 17; Oct. 6, 11, 13; undated.
  1895: Jan. 8; Feb. 21, 25; Mar. 4, 25, 29; Apr. 6 (2 letters), 20, 22
  (2 letters) June 11, 23; July 10, 13, 26; Aug. 4, 5, 12, 17, 26, 31
  (2 letters) Sept. 13; Dec. 16; undated.
  1896: Feb. 5, 8, 29 (3 letters); Mar. 12; Apr. 25, 30; May 2, 4, 11, 16, 19
  (2 letters), 23; June 5, 23, 29; Oct. 12
  1897: Mar. 4, 5 (2 letters); Aug. 13, 19, 30; Oct. 4, 7; Nov. 1
  1898: Jan. 6, 7; Feb. 14, 28; Apr. 4 (3 letters), Apr. 6, 8, 20;
  Sept. 2, 26, 28; Oct. 12; Nov. 22
  1899: Jan. 8; Mar. 27
  1902: Jan. 17; Feb. 26; June 12 (2 letters), 18, 20; July 3, 8, 28, 29;
  Aug. 5, 18; Oct. 14 (2 letters), 23; Nov. 16, 30; Dec. 4, 6;
  Feb. 17; June 5
  1903: Jan. 10, 27, 30; Feb. 12, 14, 21, 24, 28; Apr. 3, 24, 26; May 14;
  June 19; Sept. 3, 11, 13, 27, 28; Oct. 14 (4 letters), 27; Nov. 5;
  Dec. 10, 12, 29
  1904: Jan. 21, 26, (2 letters), 27; Feb. 4 (2 letters), 7, 26, 29; Apr. 23;
  May 2, 3, 27; June 20; July 16; Aug. 25; Sept. 18; Nov. 28;
  Dec. 1 (2 letters)
  1905: Aug. 12, 24
  1906: Jan. 1, 23; Mar. 28
  1907: Oct. 15; Nov. 19; Dec. 30
  1908: Jan. 2; Mar. 25; June 2 (2 letters)
  1909: May 29; June 18; Dec. 27
  1910: Mar. 5; Nov. 23; Dec. 12, 22, 29
  1911: Jan. 1, 5; Feb. 22, 25; Mar. 4
  Undated (2 letters)
Gleed, James Willis  
  1891: Sept. 2
  1892: Apr. 7, 29
  1893: Feb. 7, 9; June 29; July 5; Aug. 29; Sept. 27 (2 letters);
  Oct. 7 (2 letters), 8; Nov. 30
  1894: Jan. 17 (3 letters); Mar. 5, 15; Apr. 12; May 16, 26; June 15;
  July 21, 23; Sept. 10, 15, 17 (2 letters), 25; Oct. 18; Nov. 12
  1895: Feb. 12, 20; July 24, 27; Aug. 2, 5, 7, 8, 20 (3 letters), 28;
  Sept. 21; Nov. 26, undated
  1896: Jan. 13, 20; Sept. 3; Nov. 17; Dec. 17
  1897: Mar. 17; May 5, 19, 29; June 4, 29; July 22; Aug. 2; Sept. 28;
  Oct. 19, 30; undated
  1898: Jan. 11, 15; Dec. 5, 19
  1899: Feb. 1; Apr. 6; Nov. 7
  1902: July 4, 7; Aug. 19
  1903: Jan. 31; Feb. 3, 12, 24 (2 letters); Apr. 14, 24; May 13, 15, 22, 23;
  June 13, 20 (2 letters); Nov. 12; Dec. 17 (2 letters); Dec. 22,
  Undated (4 letters)
  1904: Jan. 3, 23; Feb. 15, 16, 21, 24, 25; Mar. 8; Apr. 19; May 12, 19;
  June 15; July 2, 12 (2 letters); Aug. 16; Sept. 14, 19, 20, 26;
  Nov. 9, 17, 25; undated (12 letters)
  1905: Jan. 13; June 17; Aug. 14 (2 letters), 21, 26; Aug. 4
  1906: Apr. 5; May - ?; June 21; July 13; Aug. 11
  1907: Nov. 26; Dec. 16, 20
  1908: Jan. 20; Oct. 8, 28
  1909: Feb. 21; Mar. 6
  Undated
Glick, George Washington  
  1882: Nov. 26 (to Glick)
  1883: May 5; Aug. 24; Dec. 26
  1884: Jan. 18; Mar. 5; Apr. 30; Dec. 11
  1893: May 6
Godard, Aretas A.  
  1902: July 12
  1903: May 25; June 18; Dec. 14
Hamilton, Clad  
  1895: July 12
  1898: July 26; Aug. 24; undated
  1899: Mar. 11; July 20; Aug. 8
  1902: Aug. 5, 12
  1911: Mar. 14
Harrison, Benjamin  
  1897: Nov. 26
Haskell, Dudley C.  
  1882: Mar. 6; Nov. 29
Hay, John  
  1897: Nov. 9
  1900: Oct. 29
  1904: Feb. 29; Mar. 1; Apr. 1, 2; July 14
Hazen, Zachariah T.  
  1902: Apr. 15; May 21
Hoch, Homer  
  1907: Oct. 10
Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz  
  1906: Apr. 14
Howe, Edgar Watson  
  1893: Apr. 18
  1899: May 26
  1900: Feb. 5
  1902: Dec. 14
  1904: Apr. 24; Nov. 28
  1905: Sept. 10
  1906: Apr. 12
Howells, William Dean  
  1897: Mar. 20; Nov. 7
  1899: June 11
  1904: Feb. 7
Hudson, Joseph Kennedy  
  1883: Nov. 23
  1893: Aug. 24
  1894: Nov. 28
  1897: Dec. 26
  1898: Sept. 1
  1899: Apr. 17 (2 letters)
Humphrey, Lyman Underwood  
  1884: Jan. 27
  1888: July 9; Aug. 29
  1889: Mar. 23
  1890: Jan. 15; Feb. 14; July 10; Nov. 24
  1891: Jan. 17, 30
  1892: Dec. 2, 19
Huntington, George  
  1873: Aug. 24
  1891: Jan. 8
Huntington, Nettie  
  1872: Jan. 31
Hutchinson, William Easton  
  1902: Apr. 12
  1905: Oct. 6
Ingalls, John James  
  1883: Oct. 31
Ingalls, Sheffield  
  1906: Oct. 15
Ingersoll, Mrs. Robert J.  
  1904: Apr. 28
Jarrell, Myra Williams  
  1906: Jan. 3
Johnston, Lucy (Mrs. W.A.)  
  1904: Mar. 7
Johnston, William A.  
  1889: Dec. 21
  1902: June 24; Aug. 25
  1903: July 2, 18; Oct. 5, 19, 28; June 26; Nov. 3, 6; Dec. 3, 19
  1904: Feb. 5; Apr. 12, 23; May 9; Sept. 8, 26; Nov. 26
  1905: Sept. 25
  1906: Apr. 4
Keller, Henry C.  
  1888: Apr. 30; Nov. 16; Dec. 29
  1889: Oct. 28; Dec. 26
  1890: July 24
  1891: Sept. 23
  1892: Jan. 17; Feb. 5; Mar. 23; Apr. 13, 16, 23, 26, 28; May 11; Oct. 1, 30
  1893: Aug. 22; Sept. 15
  1894: Feb. 11; Apr. 10; July 12; Oct. 16; Dec. 20, 24; undated
  1895: Feb. 11; May 17, 24, 31; June 4, 19; Aug. 29; Oct. 12, 27
  1897: Aug. 11
  1898: June 20; Nov. 18; Dec. 5, 12
  1899: Feb. 25; Apr. 3; May 26; Dec. 28
  1902: Apr. 18
  1903: July 13; Aug. 22; Sept. 14; Nov. 13, 19; Dec. 1
  1904: Jan. 21, 26; Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 10; Dec. 24
  1906: Jan. 17, 30; Feb. 23; Mar. 6, 21
Kelley, E. E.  
  1893: Nov. 26
  1894: Jan. 27; Mar. 17; May 15
  Undated (1 letter)
Kelley, Harrison  
  1890: Jan. 18
Kelley, Harry E.  
  1897: June 21; Aug. 7
  1898: Mar. 30; May 4
  1902: Apr. 12
Lane, Ed. C.  
  1892: June 13
Larimer, James B.  
  1892: June 4
Legislature of 1874  
  1874: Jan. 20; Feb. 21
Leland, Cyrus, Jr.  
  1888: June 7
  1892: May 19
  1893: Feb. 15
  1902: July 21; Sept. 15 (2 letters); Nov. 4, 10
Lincoln, Robert  
  1902: July 3
Long, Chester I.  
  1892: June 21; Nov. 22
  1896: Nov. 27
  1898: Nov. 30
  1902: Apr. 12
  1905: Jan. 16; Mar. 29, 30; Apr. 9; June 5, 11; Sept. 14; Dec. 21
  1907: Feb. 21
  1908: Feb. 17
Lowe, Eldon  
  1895: undated
McCook, Gen. Alexander McDowell  
  1890: Jan. 6
MacLennan, Frank P.  
  1886: Apr. 23
  1890: July 30
  1893: Apr. 28
  1898: Mar. 19; Dec. 29
  1899: Feb. 20; Apr. 8; May 23
  1902: Feb. 19; Mar. 10; Apr. 18 (3 letters), 19 (2 letters), 20, 21, 22, 23,
  undated (2 letters); May 24; July 2, 14, 15, 26; Aug. 9; Nov. 11
  1903: Mar. 24, 26; June 12, 13, 15, 26; July 11; Aug. 5; Oct. 31; Nov. 24
McNeal, Thomas A.  
  1902: July 28; Dec. 24
Martin, George W.  
  1902: Apr. 12, 13; Aug. 1 (2 letters); Sept. 5
  1903: Mar. 31; Oct. 30; Dec. 4
  1908: Oct. 28
Martin, John A .
  1878: May 5
  1880: Aug. 9
  1885: Aug. 20; Mar. 23
Martin, John A. (continued)  
  1886: Nov. 11
   
Menninger, Dr. C. F.  
  1896: Apr. 17
Metcalf, Wilder  
  1902: Mar. 16, 29; May 24
  1903: Mar. 25; Apr. 4: May 2; Mar. 16; Nov. 16; Dec. 3
Moody, Joel  
  1890: July 7, 12, 21
  1891: Mar. 23
Moody, R. K.  
  1890: July 1
Moonlight, Thomas  
  1886: Dec. 29
Morrill, Edmund Needham  
  1890: Jan. 16, 22
  1892: Mar. 22
Moulton, Flora Garland  
  1889: Nov. 10; Dec. - ?
  1890: Mar. 28; Sept. 21
  1891: Aug. 11
  1892: Mar. 7; Oct. 13
  1896: June 27; Nov. 27
Mulvane, John R.  
  1899: July 24
  1902: Apr. 12
Murdock, Marshall Marcellus  
  1885: Sept. 20
  1889: Feb. 25; Mar. 23; Dec. 21
  1892: Feb. 12
  1896: June 1
  1902: Mar. 5; Apr. 17
  1903: Nov. 30
Murdock, Thomas Benton  
  1882: Sept. 2
  1883: Aug. 8
Murdock, Thomas Benton (continued)  
  1890: Oct. 25
  1899: Dec. 26
  1902: Apr. 12, 28; Aug. 2
Murdock, Victor  
  1894: Jan. 21
  1896: Feb. 14
  1897: Oct. 12
  1903: June 14
Nies, Abby Ware (Mrs. F. H.)  
  1939: Apr. 28
Oil  
  1903: July 19, 21, 17; Sept. 4, 22; Oct. 8; Nov. 12; Dec. 4, 28, 30
  1904: Feb. 25; Mar. 15; May 21; June 11, 19; Sept. 13; Oct. 13, 15;
  Nov. 24
  1905: Mar. 11, 20; May 11, 22; June 10
Paine, Albert Biglow  
  1894: Aug. 4
  1907: Feb. 16, 26; Apr. 4
  Undated (2 letters)
Palmer, David E.  
  1897: July 21; Aug. 10
  1902: Feb. 10; Dec. 17
  1903: Feb. 19; Mar. 12, 24; May 14, 15; June 11 (2 letters), 13, 20;
  Nov. 3, 9, 14; Dec. 1, 18, 27; undated
  1904: Jan. 8; Aug. 1, 5; Sept. 10, 19, 22, 23, 24
  1905: July 12, 30; Aug. 20
  1907: Aug. 19
Peck, George R.  
  1879: Dec. 3
  1886: Apr. 23
  1899: June 8
  1908: Oct. 16
Peters, Samuel Ritter  
  1889: Dec. 18
Plumb, Preston Bierce  
  1880: Oct. 11, 23, 24, 29; Nov. 10; Dec. 16
  1882: Jan. 3; July 13; Aug. 22; Sept. 4; Dec. 10, 23
Plumb, Preston Bierce (continued)  
  1883: Apr. 27
  1886: July 19
  1887: Jan. 8, 15
  1888: Feb. 18; Mar. 15; Dec. 20, 21
  1889: Apr. 5; June 3; July 9; Sept. 16; Dec. 6, 23, 28
  1890: May 17; June 10, 24; July 11
  1891: Feb. 21; Mar. 28; Apr. 30; May 16; June 29 (2 letters) Sept. 18, 29
  1893: Sept. 8
Politics  
  1870's - 1909
Pollock, John C.  
  1902: Apr. 14; May 30
  1903: Jan. 1; Mar. 16 (2 letters), 24
Populism  
  1897: Aug. 6 (2 letters)
Porter, Silas  
  1898: Dec. 28
  1905: July 18
Prentis, Noble Lovely  
  1873: Mar. 10; Apr. 19
  1874: Dec. 9
  1875: Mar. 5
  1876: Dec. 21
  1877: Nov. 26
  1878: Jan. 23; Mar. 13; Apr. 16; June 7
  1888: Jan. 10; May 11; June 18; July 18, 31; Aug. 29; Sept. 30;
  Oct. 5; Nov. 14, 27; Dec. 23
  1889: Jan. 2, 6; Feb. 24; June 11; July 3, 7, 26
  1890: Sept. 14; Dec. 6, 23
  1891: Dec. 20
  1893: Apr. 4
  1897: Dec. 17
  1898: Dec. 4
  1899: May 28
Quayle, W. A.  
  1890: June 23
Radges, Samuel  
  1902: Jan. 14; Oct. 26
Reid, Albert T.  
  1898: July 13
  1902: Oct. 15
  1904: Jan. 17
Riley, James Whitcomb  
  1891: May 14
  1892: Feb. 9
  1896: Sept. 21, 30; Oct. 8, 16; Nov. 14
  1897: Mar. 6; Apr. 17; May 24; Aug. 5
  1899: June 1
  1902: Apr. 12; Sept. 12
  1903: Feb. 5; Mar. 11
  1905: Sept. 25
  1906: Mar. 22
  1908: Mar. 18
Robinson, Albert Alonzo  
  1907: Nov. 17; Dec. 20
  1908: Jan. 1, 20
  1911: Jan. 10
Robley, Thomas, F.  
  1874: Jan. 20; Feb. 21
  1881: Jan. 25, 27, 31 (2 letters)
Roosevelt, Theodore  
  1900: Mar. 30
  1902: Apr. 2, 12, 17; May 22; Aug. 7; Sept. 10
  1903: Jan. 29; Feb. 6: Mar. 26; June 17; July 8, 26; Dec. 15, 16, 31
  1904: May 19, 27; July 23; Aug. 25; Sept. 15, 23; Oct. 4; Nov. 13
  1905: Jan. 3, 22; Aug. 31
  1906: Mar. 26
  1908: Dec. 26
  1909: Jan. 14
Root, Frank A.  
  1877: Apr. 9
Ross, Edmund G.  
  1870: Mar. 1
Rossington, William H.  
  1873: Apr. 7; Aug. 17
  1880: Nov. 5
  1882: Aug. 29
Rossington, William H. (continued)  
  1885: Mar. 13
  1899: Jan. 21
St. John, John P.  
  1879: Nov. 8, 21
  1882: June 14
Scott, Charles F.  
  1883: Dec. 30
  1886: June 21, 24
  1889: Jan. 5, 10, 21; July 26
  1890: Jan. 27; Feb. 18; May 29; June 31; Sept. 24; Oct. 1; Nov. 24;
  Dec. 23
  1891: Mar. 23, 30; Nov. 13; Dec. 13
  1892: Mar. 24; Apr. 5; May 19; June 1, 6, 17; Oct. 6, 10, 22, 25;
  Dec. 13, 15
  1893: Mar. 31
  1894: Sept. 30
  1897: June 14; July 6, 13
  1898: Mar. 7
  1902: Apr. 11, 12; July 10, 19; Nov. 6; Dec. 13
  1903: May 3, 19; July 18; Dec. 3
  1904: Undated
  1905: May 11
  1906: Mar. 10; Apr. 11, 14
  1907: Apr. 11; Nov. 29; Dec. 26
  1908: Feb. 10
   
Sharpe, Amasa Trowbridge  
  1890: Apr. 14; May 9, 16; June 10, 23, 26, 29; July 8, 16
Sheridan, Philip H.  
  1871: Nov. 27
Simpson, J. M.  
  1892: Aug. 9
Smith, James  
  1883: June 26
Smith, Sol  
  1880: Sept. 21
Snow, Francis Huntington  
  1886: Apr. 30
Snow, Francis Huntington (continued)  
  1891: May 8
  1896: Feb. 28; Apr. 13
Spanish American War  
  1898: July 26; Aug. 24
  1899: Mar. 11; July 20; Aug. 8
  Undated (1 letter)
Stanley, William E.  
  1899: Apr. 10, 15; Dec. 30
  1900: June 9
  1902: Feb. 4; Nov. 25
Steffens, Lincoln  
  1905: July 8
Stubbs, Walter Roscoe  
  1906: May 17
  1909: Aug. 23
Swayze, J. Clarke  
  1906: Nov. 5
  1908: Jan. 18
Taft, William H.  
  1908: June 15; Oct. 9
  1909: Dec. 3
  1910: Dec. 15
  1911: Mar. 2
Tarbell, Ida M.  
  1905: May 1; June 27; Oct. 27; Dec. 20
  1907: Aug. 17
  1908: May 20; Aug. 2
Taylor, H. L.  
  1892: Jan. 25
Topeka Country Club  
  1899: Jan. 21
Turner, E. J.  
  1890: Mar. 24
U. S. Pension Bureau  
  1902-1905
Usher, John P., Jr.  
  1890: July 7
Valentine, D. M.  
  1883: May 29
  1899: Aug. 2
Van Dyke, Henry  
  1905: Dec. 11, 26
  1907: Feb. 21
Walton, W. W.  
  1882: Sept. 9; Oct. 5
  1885: Apr. 17
Ware, Abby  
  1895: Dec. 28
  1896: Jan. 8
  1898: Jan. 15
  1902: Aug. 15; undated (3 letters)
Ware, Charles L.  
  1880: Nov. 10
  1883: Nov. 8
Ware, Amelia (Millie)  
  1902: Feb. 25; undated (1 letter)
  1906: Jan. 9
Ware, Eugene Fitch  
  1867: July 12; June 30
  1868: Jan. 17
  1876: Jan. 5
  1882: Nov. 26?
  1883: Dec. 29
  1885: Feb. 10; undated
  1888: Jan. 25; Nov. 27
  1889: Jan. 29; Aug. 25
  1890: Jan. 25; July 2, 23; Aug. 28
  1891: Apr. 29: June 7: July 12; Aug. 31; Sept. 7; Oct. 19;
  Nov. 3, 7, 18, 21
  1892: Feb. 10; Mar. 7; Apr. 25; July 24, 25; Sept. 24, 29; Nov. 21;
  Dec. 6, 10, 15
   
Ware, Eugene Fitch (continued)  
  1893: Jan. 3, 5, 8, 19; Feb. 8; Mar. 4, 6, 27, 28; Apr. 4, 20; May 9, 16, 30;
  June 19; Aug. 7, 15 (2 letters); Oct. 4, 20; Dec. 26
  1894: Jan. 19, 23, 29; Feb. 7, 16, 27; Mar. 2, 29; Apr. 5, 7, 9, 18, 21;
  May 12, 15, 21, 22; June 28; Oct. 15; Nov. 25, 26; Dec. 1 (2
  letters), 26
  1895: Feb. 21, 23; Mar. 7, 19, 10; Apr. 2, 29; May 21; June 12, 17;
  Aug. 15, 21; Oct. 2, 27; Dec. 7; undated
  1896: Jan. 30; Feb. 25, 26; Mar. 4, 9, 21, 24; Apr. 6, 11; May 16;
  June 1, 27; Aug. 12; Sept. 26, 27; undated
  1897: Jan. 9, 28; Feb. 8; Mar. 6; Apr. 27; June 26; July 17; Aug. 6;
  Sept. 14; Dec. 2, 16; Apr. 4
  1898: Mar. 10, 16; Nov. 6; Dec. 4, 7, 8, 12; May 4, 24
  1899: Jan. 25; Feb. 9, 15; Apr. 17, 24; July 22; Sept. 5, 8; Dec. 7;
  undated
  1902: Apr. 5; July 15, 25, 28, 31; Aug. 11; Nov. 17; Dec. 16, 20, 22;
  undated (3 letters)
  1903: Jan. 3; Feb. 6; Mar. 27; Apr. 4, 15, 23; May 22, 26; June 17, 19;
  July 8 (2 letters), 10, 15, 17, 18, 28: Oct. 29; Nov. 4 (2 letters),
  5, 6, 10, 11 (2 letters), 25; Dec. 2, 19, 28, 30
  1904: Jan. 13, 17, 21; Feb. 1, 25; Mar. 14; Apr. 1, 13, 20, 21; May 16, 31;
  June 1, 7 (2 letters), 9, 16, 18, 20; July 5, 9, 22; Aug. 8, 19, 24, 29;
  Sept. 27, 28; Oct. 1, 8; Nov. 6, 18; Dec. 5 (2 letters), 12, 22;
  Undated
  1905: Jan. 10; Feb. 25; Apr. 28; May 1; Sept. 16; Oct. 13, 16, 19 (3
  letters); Nov. 2, 13 (2 letters), 23, 26; Dec. 11
  1906: Jan. 2, 3, 20; Feb. 2, 12, 16; Mar. 31; Apr. 19
  1907: Feb. 13; May 15; July 12; Sept. 14, 23; Oct. 10; Dec. 3
  1908: Jan. 6; Feb. 15, 16; Mar. 16; July 15; Dec. 21
  1909: May 28; June 15; undated
  1910: Jan. 3; May 12; Sept. 17; Oct. 13, 17; Dec. 27
  1911: Jan. 11, 24, 29; Feb. 9, 22; May 30
  Undated (4 letters)
Ware, Eugene Huntington  
  1902: June 19; July 5, 14
  1906: Aug. 20, 1, 2, 11, 13; Feb. 6 (2 letters); July 27; undated
  1909: Aug. 19, 25, 30
Ware, Nettie (Nestie)  
  1902: Jan. 4; Mar. 19, 15; Apr. 20; May 16, 25; June 1, 6
Ware, Jennett H. (Nettie) (Mrs. Eugene Fitch)  
  1894: Apr. 30
  1895: Sept. 5
  1896: Jan. 1, 18; Sept. 23
Ware, Jennett H. (Nettie) (Mrs. Eugene Fitch) continued  
  1897: Dec. 25
  1898: July 29; Dec. 15
  1899: June 23; Oct. 22; Nov. 13
  1902: Feb. 12; May 20; July 4, 27; Aug. 2, 5 (2 letters), 31;
  June 9; undated (3 letters)
  1906: Feb. 3
Waters, B. J.  
  1890: Nov. 22
White, William Allen  
  1890: Dec. 26
  1897: Mar. 21
  1901: Nov. 20; undated
  1902: Jan. 9; Apr. 17; June 24; July 25; Aug. 1, 9; Sept. 8
  1906: Apr. 16
  1907: May 20; June 1
  1908: Dec. 23
  1909: Oct. 12; Nov. 9, 11, 15
  1938: Jan. 18; Nov. 8
  Undated (2 letters)
Wilder, Daniel Webster  
  1872: Nov. 20
  1873: Aug. 6, 10; Oct. 5
  1874: Feb. 26
  1875: Mar. 2; June 13, 19; Dec. 20, 27
  1876: Jan. 15; July 13; Sept. 1
  1877: Feb. 4, 30
  1881: Nov. 8
  1885: Sept. 25; Dec. 21
  1886: Feb. 9, 22; Apr. 15, 27; Oct. 18; Dec. 28
  1887: May 3; Sept. 1
  1888: May 10; Dec. 12
  1889: Sept. 7
  1890: Feb. 25; Mar. 3; May 27; June 4; July 7
  1891: Feb. 16; Sept. 3, 7; Nov. 3, 10
  1892: Feb. 23; Mar. 22; May 17; June 20; Dec. 21
  1893: Mar. 6, 14, 15; Apr. 4, 10; Nov. 20, 21
  1894: Apr. 5, 9; June 4; July 4, 1, 17, 19; Aug. 13; Sept. 5, 10, 20;
  Oct. 15
  1897: Jan. 7, 19; Mar. 2; Sept. 1
  1898: Jan. 27; Feb. 16; Aug. 8?
  1899: Jan. 1; Mar. 28, 30; Sept. 4; Dec. 5
  1902: Apr. 11, 15; May 25; Sept. 10, 12
Wilder, Daniel Webster (continued)  
  1903: Jan. 26; Mar. 1; Apr. 3; May 28
  1905: Feb. 10; Nov. 4; Dec. 2
  1906: Mar. 8; Apr. 12; June 8; July 25; Oct. 30
  1907: Jan. 14; May 30; Aug. 24, 25; Sept. 20, 29; Oct. 23;
  Dec. 11, 24
  1908: Feb. 16; Mar. 10; July 6; Dec. 29
  1909: Mar. 22; June 21; Aug. 1, 22, 25; Nov. 30; Dec. 6, 20
  1910: Sept. 30; Nov. 28
  Undated (52 letters)
Wilder, E.  
  1899: Jan. 19
Wilder, May E. (Mrs. D. W.)  
  Undated
Wilder, Webster  
  1898: June 14
  1899: Aug. 23; Sept. 9