Papers, 1859-1939 (bulk 1895-1911).


Ware, Eugene Fitch, 1841-1911. Papers, 1859-1939 (bulk 1895-1911).

Papers, 1859-1939 (bulk 1895-1911).

The collection ranges from personal correspondence to literary, legal, military, & U.S. commissioner of pensions communications and also includes clippings, letterpress & address books and personal diaries. Correspondence (1867-1911), diaries (1884-1908), military papers (1859-1888), memo & address books (1894-1909), court cases, certificates, and invitations relate to Eugene F. Ware's military career in Colorado, Dakota Territory, Iowa, Kansas, & Nebraska with the 1st Iowa Infantry Regiment and 4th & 7th Iowa Cavalry Regiments; his law practice in Fort Scott & other Kansas cities; his term as Kansas State senator (1879-83); and as pension commissioner (1902-5). Includes material on the Spanish American War and Topeka, Kan., floods (1903). Other topics include Fort Scott, autobiographical notes, poems & commentaries about poems, Kansas' quarter- and half-century of statehood celebrations, his nom de plume Ironquill, and controversy over his poem Dewey. Also included are clippings and other miscellaneous documents. The majority of personal correspondence is from 1904. During his last year as U.S. commissioner of pensions, Ware frequently wrote his wife, Jeannette, and his son, Gene, & daughter, Abby. Other correspondence includes letters written and received by his mother, Amanda, and his father, Hiram. Other correspondents include F.G. Adams, Arthur Capper, William Elsey Connelley, Charles S. Gleed, James W. Gleed, George Washington Glick, William Agnew Johnston, Chester I. Long, Preston B. Plumb, and Theodore Roosevelt.

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