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The Cuthbertson Family Diaries contain personal diaries of a long-time Girard, Kansas family with Scottish roots.

There are diaries from three individuals from the Cuthbertson Family: Mary Kirkwood; Jessie Smith Cuthbertson; and William C. Cuthbertson.

Mary Kirkwood (1858-1945) was born in Illinois in 1858 to native Scots, Matthew J. Kirkwood and his wife, Janet Craig Kirkwood. At an unknown date, the family moved to Girard, Kansas in southeast Kansas. Mary Kirkwood married Andrew W. Smith, and their daughter, Jessie Smith, was born in 1889 in Kansas. In 1924, Jessie Smith married Charles A. Cuthbertson, and their son, William C. Cuthbertson, was born in 1927. William Cuthbertson was a local historian and genealogist, and wrote several books of local history. Jessie Smith Cuthbertson died in 1975. William C. Cuthbertson died in 1986.

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Social Life and Customs


Family, Life Course, and Society

Size of Collection

3 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0142

Cuthbertson family diaries, 1874-1981

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