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Books for Sale

Following is a list of books available for sale.
Prices can be obtained by contacting the Museum at:
email: museum@osagemission.org

History of
Neosho County

Volume I
Volume II

by W.W. Graves

These books are a two-volume History of Neosho County, Kansas written by W.W. Graves after years of research. Much of the history was obtained from interviews with old pioneers he knew personally. Mr. Graves came to Neosho County in 1881 and was editor of the St. Paul Journal for over 50 years.
Volumes I & II (1070-pages) contain the early history of Neosho County through 1949. These books are sold separately. The Index for both Volumes is contained in Volume II.

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by Sister Mary Paul
Fitzgerald, S.C.L., Ph.D.

Sister Mary Paul's book is cast against a background of Government Indian policy, missionary endeavor, and the customs of Indian life.
In the words of Paul C. Schulte, former Bishop of Leavenworth, "Sister Mary Paul has in her book given us a most fascinating account of the foundation and much of the life of the Osage Mission, as well as its gradual evolution and development into the present St. Paul, the great Catholic center of Southeast Kansas."

Annals of
Osage Mission

by W.W. Graves

From the Foreword in the words of W.W. Graves, "The history of southeast Kansas cannot be written without giving particular attention to the history of Osage Mission where civilization in Southeast Kansas first began. These annals have been compiled for the purpose of furnishing available compact data for writers and for the general information of the public. This data has been collected from hundreds of sources, including personal knowledge, interviews, books, pamphlets, manuscripts, old letters and newspapers, especially the St. Paul Journal, which not only carries a complete record back to August 1868, but contains many articles about earlier events."

Annals of
St. Paul:
The Swan Song for the
St. Paul Journal

by David W. O'Bryan

David O'Bryan's book is a continuation of the series started by W.W. Graves which included Annals of Osage Mission, Annals of St. Paul and Supplement to the Annals of St. Paul. It begins with excerpts from the July 2, 1936 issue of the St. Paul Journal and ends with the last issue of November 16, 1961.

Hope Cemetery

Addenda I
Addenda II
Addenda III

Compiled by
George M. Paine

Obituaries and Burial Records for Hope Cemetery at
Osage Mission, now St. Paul, Neosho County, Kansas
August 1869 - August 2000
Addenda I
Addenda II
Addenda III

St. Francis Parish

by Viola Schwind Gouvion

Listed are burials in the old Osage Mission Cemetery before September 14, 1868 and from that date forward to 2008 for St. Francis Cemetery. The book also contains obituaries and a map of St. Francis Cemetery.

Osage Mission
150 Years

by Mary Frances VanLeeuwen Casey

Published in 1997, this book contains 150 years of local history of the Osage, the Mission and the settlement and development of Osage Mission/St. Paul and its families.

Making Money With a Country Newspaper

by W.W. Graves

Written primarily for other editors, W.W. Graves wrote this book to inform, to enlighten, to encourage and to help. Published in 1926, this 90 page document gives the experience of one man as editor of a country town weekly newspaper.

Osage Mission - Neosho County Historical Society Cookbook

Published by our historical society, this cookbook provides more than recipes. The 300+ page book includes a brief history of the Osage Nation and the Osage Mission, food in the pioneer days, authentic Osage Indian recipes and lots of recipes and kitchen information - much of it provided by local families. There are historical inserts throughout the book, and some of the source material was provided with permission of noted Osage historian and author Louis Burns and Kansas historian Sister Leonilla Gouvian, C.S.J.. The book is an interesting and useful addition to any kitchen library.

In the Heart
of the Heartland
and Waking to Light: Poems of a Prairie Year

by Ida Fasil

Two chapbooks of poetry written by Ida Fasil, dedicated to all friends of the Osage Mission-Neosho County Historical Museum and to Dan L. Willson, her friend. Ida, from New England, taught with her husband in Connecticut, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Her many publications include six full-length collections of poetry and several chapbooks.

Highland View

by Sister M. Leonilla
Gouvion, C.S.J.,
R.N., B.A.

A story concerning the settlement and development of life in Southeastern Kansas, centered around the Gouvion-Steinbacher family.