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The William C. Cuthbertson Collection contains Cuthbertson’s personal research on the history of Crawford County, Kansas and, in particular, Girard. This collection includes genealogical information, correspondence, research notes, maps, photographs, publications, clippings, and miscellaneous items. William Charles Cuthbertson was born on July 9, 1927 in Girard, Kansas to Jessie Smith and Charles Albert Cuthbertson. He was a life-long resident of Girard and well-known for designing and constructing houses and quilts. He studied the history of Girard and Southeast Kansas and wrote two books on the subject. A third book covered his family history. He would often answer individuals who wrote to the Crawford Country Courthouse to learn about the area, or conducting genealogical research. Cuthbertson never married. He passed away on January 13, 1986 after several years of poor health.

Publication Date



Social Life and Customs

Size of Collection

4 linear feet

Dates of Collection

circa 1850-1986

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0143

Cuthbertson, William C., collection, circa 1850-1986

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