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The Boone Society Contributes to the Price-Loyles Collection

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The Boone Society contributed proceeds from the silent auction at the 2002 “Oregon-or-Bust” reunion to help Lindenwood University of St. Charles, Missouri, put toward the $350,000 purchase price for the “Price-Loyles Collection.” The Society’s donation was offered in honor of board member Ken Kamper, not only for his many years of Boone history research in Missouri, but also for his many years of dedicated service to the Boone Society.

This is an incredible collection for all Boone descendants and anyone interested in Boone history,” explains James Gladwin, director of the Boone home campus.

“The collection contains six generations of artifacts, all with clean provenance, all in the same house for 140 years, and all the items belonged to Boone granddaughters,” continues Gladwin. Some of the items are furniture, textiles, tools, china, silver, books, toys and incredible research materials, including personal correspondence, family pictures, journals, diaries, business and household records of more than 140 years of Boones in Missouri. Gladwin continues, “through these records, we have come to know personally this remarkable branch of Daniel’s family. After cataloging and archiving, these materials will be available to the public for research.”

Known as the Price-Loyles collection, it is to be housed at Boonesfield Village, located at the Boone Home in Defiance, MO.

Boonesfield Village includes the home of Daniel’s son Nathan, where Daniel lived at the time of his death in 1820. For more information, you may call Pam Jensen at 636/798-2005.” The collection begins with Daniel and Rebecca Bryan Boone’s son, Jesse Bryan Boone and wife Chloe Van Bibber Boone.

The last owner was Forestyne Loyles, the four-times great granddaughter of Daniel. Loyles and her ancestors lived in a Weston, Missouri, house that Theodore Warner bought in 1864. Theodore Warner was the grandson of Jesse Bryan Boone. “The house and its belongings were passed through generations of mothers and their daughters, which was unusual at that time,” explains Frances Feldhausen, curator of the collection.

“The collection should be ready for public visitors by the annual Candlelight Christmas Tours the first two weekends in December (Dec 6-7 & 13-14), 2002,” Gladwin said.