Clarke, Sidney, 1831-1909
Found in 4 Records:
This collection contains scattered correspondence, clippings, etc, of Kansas U.S. Congressmen collected over the years by various individuals.
Letter to Colonel Taylor commenting on Senator Lane's and Congressman Clark's stands on Negro suffrage
Letter from Colonel Taylor, dated Lawrence, Kansas, which discusses business transactions but does not specify particulars. Comments on Senator Jame Henry Lane and Congressman Sidney Clarke's stands on Negro suffrage.
Sidney Clarke was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts on October 16, 1831. He was the editor and publisher of the Southbridge Press from 1853 to 1857. He emigrated to Kansas in 1858 and settled at Shawnee. He became a member of the state legislature in 1862 and was a United States Representative at Large, 1865-1871. The collection includes three letters to Charles Lanman, editor of Dictionary of the U.S. Congress (1858), and a portrait of Clarke at RH MS-P P226.