Phillip F. Schlee papers, 1748-1954
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Brief Description:

The Correspondence Series consists of 16 boxes.  Twelve boxes are organized in chronological order while two boxes are arranged in alphabetical order and two boxes are transcribed copies of the original letters and are organized in chronological order.

The Subject Series is contained in one box and the contents are arranged in alphabetical orders.  This series include information such as the Abijah and Lucy Adams Cady Family, custom forms, land deeds, merchandise lists, and information on the town of Tyingham, Massachusettus.

The Printed Materials are housed in five boxes.  Four of the boxes contain almanacs dating from 1779 to 1869.  Some of the almanacs included are the 1847 Brother Jonathan’s Almanac, The Cultivator’s Almanac and Cabinet of Agricultural Knowledge of 1840,  the 1851-1855 and 1863-1864 Middlebrook’s New England Almanacs, The Old Farmer’s Almanac of 1852 and 1869 and the 1787 copy of the Weatherwise’s Town and Country Almanack.

Other items in the Printed Materials include N. P. Willis’ book, Sacred Poems dated 1851, newspaper clippings reference to Market Prices of 1836-1869 and the Farmer and Mechanic Newspaper and the Niles’ Weekly Register.

The Oversize Series consists of a letters by Catherine Pinneo dated 1838 to 1839, a 1954 Agriculture Census Questionnaire, the Farm Field Stockman journals, and three newspapers: Current Events, The Scientific American, and The Youth’s Company.

Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at]
Created by: Schlee, Phillip F. (1950- )
Volume: 8.1 Linear Feet
Acquired: 09/20/2006.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged into four series by type of material: 1) Correspondence, 1748-1945, Undated; 2) Subject Series, 1823-1887; 3) Printed Material, 1779-1869, Undated; and 4) Oversize Series, 1838-1889, 1954.
Biographical Note for Schlee, Phillip F. (1950- ) : Phillip F. Schlee was born on March 10, 1950 at Pittsburg, Kansas.  He received a B. A. in History and a Minor in Music ifrom Pittsburg State n December 1973.  In May 1975, Schlee earned a M. M. in Music History from Pittsburg State and that same month he published The Isaac Standford Family history.  Schlee earned a Master's of Library Science from Emporia State University in May 1978 and shortly afterward moved to Manhattan, Kansas.  From 185 to 2006, Schlee was Guest Services Coordinator  in Housing and Dining at Kansas State University. It was during this time (November 2002) he started collecting letters in extension to his genealogy research.  The primary thing he looked for was genealogical information on the families mentioned in the letters.  In some cases, letters are the only source of information, e.g., births and marriages in the 19th Century.  Most of the letters were purchased on eBay. Schlee donated his collection to the Morse Department of Special Collections in 2006, when he left Kansas State Universty.
Access Restrictions: No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Creolesandpidgins,French-based(Other) [cpf]
German [ger]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Acquisition Notes: Phillip F. Schlee  Donation
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Phillip F. Schlee papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.