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Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886


Found in 7 Records:

Amos Adams Lawrence correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P84

This collection contains the correspondence of Amos Adams Lawrence, treasurer of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. The letters, to and from Lawrence, date from 1846-1878.

Dates: 1846 - 1878

Charles H. Branscomb papers

Call Number: RH MS P46

This collection consists of correspondence and documents involving Charles H. Branscomb, agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company in territorial Kansas, dating from 1853-1886. Correspondents or individuals mentioned in the letters include James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893), Amos Adams Lawrence (1814-1886), Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), Charles Robinson (1818-1894), John Pierce St. John (1835-19140, and Charles Sumner (1811-1874).

Dates: 1853 - 1886

Mary Richards letters to her brother Giles Richards

Call Number: RH MS P802
Overview These two letters of 1836 were written by Mary Richards, aunt of Amos Adams Lawrence, for whom Lawrence, Kansas and Lawrence College (Appleton, Wisconsin) are named. Richards' letters are to her brother Giles Richards, a prominent Ohio pioneer in textile manufacturing. She writes of the Richards family of Roxbury, Massachusetts, describing their mother's declining health and death, their brother George's residency in Paris, activities of their brother-in-law Amos Lawrence and nephew Amos,...
Dates: 1836

Papers of Charles Robinson

Call Number: RH MS 38

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.

Dates: 1836 - 1911

Papers of the New England Emigrant Aid Company

 Collection — Reel 1-9
Call Number: RH MF 99

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.

Dates: 1854 - 1909

Reduced photostat copies of correspondence selected from letter books in the Massachusetts Historical Society

 Collection — Box 1
Call Number: RH MS D76

Correspondence selected from letter books in the Massachusetts Historical Society by Prof. Frank E. Melvin. Reduced photostats.

Dates: 1858 - 1868

William Lawrence letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P87

Letter addressed to "my dear Appleton", dated Milton, Massachusetts, October 15, 1940. The letter discusses the founding of Lawrence, and the naming of the town.

Dates: October 15, 1940

Additional filters:

Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861 3
Kansas -- Emigration and immigration 2
Abolitionists 1
Kansas -- Constitution 1
Land use -- Kansas -- Lawrence 1