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John Hutchings correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P66


The first two letters are from Banks, who preceded Hutchings to Lawrence, and they describe Lawrence, the lawyers, and law practice in the area. The third letter written by W. B. West mentions Quantrill's raid and asks about job opportunities in Lawrence.


  • 1862 - 1863


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Hutchings, John

Hutchings moved to Lawrence in 1863 to form a law partnership with Elliott V. Banks.


1 folder (3 items)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Helen Crane Bennison, Kansas City, Missouri.

Separated Materials

A reprint of the original article can be found at RH C2327 in the Kansas Collection.


Bank's letter dated May 30, 1862, was published with commentary by Paul E. Wilson, in the Kansas Law Review, vol. 10, no. 2, December 1961.


Names mentioned in the Banks letter:

  1. Cobb, Nelson
  2. Bassett, Owen A
  3. Carpenter, Louis
  4. Christian, James
  5. Coe, John M.
  6. Fillmore, Lemuel
  7. Goodin, Joel K
  8. Hendry, James N.
  9. Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866
  10. Lowman, E. S.
  11. Montgomery, W. P.
  12. Riggs, Samuel Agnew, 1835-1920
  13. Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
  14. Russell, Sheldon C
  15. Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877
  16. Smith, George W.
  17. Thacher, Solon Otis, 1830-1895
  18. West, W.
  19. Young, Samuel A.
Guide to the John Hutchings Collection
John Hutchings correspondence
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John Hutchings Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P66, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States