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The Amazon River : a student essay

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P649


This handwritten student essay on "The Amazon River," by Hugo Orlopp, was found in an April 20, 1888 edition of the Midland College (Atchison, Kansas) Messachorean . The Orlopp family resided in Atchison, Kansas in the 1880s, where Hugo's father, Oscar Orlopp, was a teacher.


  • Creation: between 1870 and 1888


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Biography of Hugo Orlopp

Hugo Orlopp, was born in 1870 at Columbus, Ohio to German emigrants Oscar and Emily Orlopp. By 1880, the Orlopps were residing in Atchison, Kansas, where Oscar Orlopp was a teacher, possibly at Atchison's Midland College--founded by German Lutheran immigrants in 1889. Hugo Orlopp married Estella H. Jansen in the early 1900s and practiced law in Atchison.


1 folder (1 leaf) ; 40 cm

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Scope and Contents

This undated student essay regarding the Amazon River was written by Hugo Orlopp, who by 1880 was living as a youth in Atchison, Kansas. At one point in his essay, Orlopp compares the river's width to the distance between Atchison and Topeka.

Physical Location

RH MS P649

Separated Materials

This essay was separated from the April 20, 1888 edition (vol. 1, no. 6) of the Messachorean (Atchison, Kans.: Midland College) shelved at RH D2365.

Guide to the "The Amazon River," by Hugo Orlopp
The Amazon River : a student essay
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"The Amazon River", by Hugo Orlopp, Kansas Collection, RH MS P649, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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