Ella Dewey Woart letter to her grandmother
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Ella Dewey Woart letter to her grandmother


Creator:Woart, Ella Dewey, b. 1848?
Title: Ella Dewey Woart letter to her grandmother
Dates: May 19, 1874
Quantity: 1 folder
Abstract:This six-page letter was written in the spring of 1874 from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by Ella Dewey Woart, daughter of John Woart, post chaplain at the fort. Having arrived at Fort Leavenworth with her parents the previous fall, Ella writes to her grandmother, describing the appearance of the fort, her family's quarters, her father's work, and the inhabitants at the fort and in the nearby town of Leavenworth.
Language: English

Call Number:

RH MS P830

Repository: University of Kansas
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-7616
URL: http://spencer.lib.ku.edu/
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2007
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2019-01-22 11:08:20 -0600.

Biography of Ella Dewey Woart

Ella Dewey Woart was born about 1848 in New York State to John and Elizabeth Woart. Ella's father, a member of the clergy, served as a United States Army chaplain at various military posts before being ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as post chaplain in the fall of 1873. He remained at Fort Leavenworth until the spring of 1882.


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Woart, John, 1810-1893.


Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History
Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History
Woart family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Woart, Ella Dewey, b. 1848?, Letter to her grandmother, Kansas Collection, RH MS P830, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, William J. B. Burger, 2003


  • Folder 1 Letter from Ella Dewey Woart, Fort Leavenworth [Kansas] to her grandmother May 19, 1874
    (6 pages)