New England Emigrant Aid Company
Found in 5 Records:
Edward Fitch came to Kansas in 1855 as a representative of the New England Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. This collection consist of letters of Sarah Fitch, Otis Wilmarth, Sarah's father, and also a short family history written by Sarah's daughter.
The collection of correspondence, documents, and addresses of Charles Robinson, housed in the Kansas Collection, is mainly from the period 1854 to 1861. Robinson was a resident agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company and an advocate for the Free State, anti-slavery cause. There are items on the founding of the University of Kansas. There are also letters from Mrs. Robinson to F. W. Blackmar, the biographer of Governor Robinson.
This collection consists of microfilmed copies of the official records and correspondence of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, an organization founded to help individuals from the northeastern United States move to the newly opened Kansas territory in order to help the territory become a free state rather than a slaveholding state.