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The Isaac Tharpe collection consists of personal correspondence, personal writings, account books, sermons, essays, photographs, legal documents, and other miscellaneous materials related to Isaac Tharp.

Isaac Tharp was born in 1837 in Ohio. Tharp married Abigail Adam Miller (b. 1840, d. 1928) around 1860. They moved from Bushnell, Illinois eventually settling in Monmouth, Kansas during 1865 and 1866. The Tharp family were homesteaders claiming land in the new state of Kansas. Isaac was a farmer, store owner, and Methodist Episcopal preacher. They had a total of eight children. Isaac Tharp died in 1883.

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Religion and Philosophy, Social Life and Customs

Size of Collection

.5 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0360

Tharp, Isaac, Collection, 1857-1933



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