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John James Ingalls papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 43

Overview

This collection of papers from a 19th century Kansas politician contains correspondence dating primarily from the 1880s and 1890s and concerning United States Senate business. There are also invitations and calling cards, possibly collected by Mrs. Anna Louisa (Cheesbrough) Ingalls.

Dates

  • 1859 - 1902

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of John James Ingalls (1833-1900)

J. J. Ingalls lived in Atchison and served as a United States Senator from Kansas during the years 1873-1891. He was an attorney, lecturer, and author. For a biography of Ingalls, see Burton J. Williams, Senator John James Ingalls, Kansas' Iridescent Republican (Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 1972).

Brief chronology of Ingalls' life:

1833
Born December 29 in Middleton, Massachusetts
1855
Graduated from Williams College
1857
Admitted to Massachusetts bar
1858
Arrived at Sumner, Kansas in October
1859
Member of the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention [constitution under which Kansas entered the Union as a state]
1860
Secretary of Kansas Territorial Council; moves to Atchison, Kansas
1861
Secretary of Kansas State Senate
1862
Member of Kansas State Senate
1864
Judge Advocate with rank of major and lieutenant colonel to Gen. G. W. Deitzler, Kansas Volunteers
1865
Married Anna Louisa Cheesbrough
1873-1891
U.S. Senator; President pro-tempore
1900
Died August 16 in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 document case) : 148 items

Physical Location

RH MS 43

Physical Location

RH MS A2

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RH MS VLT P386

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RH MS VLT B10

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RH MS VLT AK1

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RH MS Q80

Other Finding Aids

NUCMC: MS 65-1957

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchases and gifts, 1952-1972.

Related Materials

John J. Ingalls papers, 1833-1900, Ms. Coll. 177, Kansas Historical Society, State Archives.

Records of the Committee on Rules and Administration and Related Committees, 1825-1988. Committee on Privileges and Elections, 1871-1946. National Archives and Records Administration.

Title
Guide to the John James Ingalls Collection
Subtitle
John James Ingalls papers
Author
Finding aid prepared by lgg, 14 June 1974. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1945392507
Preferred citation
John James Ingalls papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 43, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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