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Brooks, Paul R.


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Letters regarding Lawrence, Kansas history

Call Number: RH MS P812

These two letters, solicited by Lawrence, Kansas resident Paul R. Brooks, are from Samuel Newell Simpson and Samuel C. Smith--two of Kansas Territory's earliest settlers in the free-state cause. Simpson recounts his participation in the Battle of Franklin in 1856. Smith [a member of the New England Aid Company's first party of emigrants to Kansas Territory] comments on the Territory's political events of 1856.

Dates: 1903