John Bayless papers
John Bayless was president of the Susquehanna Western Emigration Company, formed in Kirkwood, Broome County, New York, December 7, 1854. This collection consist of papers concerning Highland, Kansas, 1840-1872.
- 1840 - 1872
- Bayless, John, 1834?-1873 (Person)
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Biography of Bayless, John, 1834?-1873
John Bayless was president of the Susquehanna Western Emigration Company, formed in Kirkwood, Broome County, New York, December 7, 1854, for the purpose of settling a township of land in Kansas Territory and founding a corporate town. The town eventually founded was Highland, Iowa township, Doniphan County, Kansas. Additional biographical data concerning John Bayless can be found in Binghampton; its settlement, growth and development and the factors in its history, Lauyer, William S, ed, Century Memorial Publishing Company, 1900.
1 box (12 folders (160 items))
Scope and Contents
These papers include land transfers, correspondence concerning land settlement, description of the area, and tax receipts as inventoried below.
RH MS 133
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Mission Accounting Bank, 1954; and K. Sender from Bayless' granddaughter, Highland, Kansas, 1967
- Guide to the John Bayless Collection
- John Bayless papers
- kma, 1973; mg, 2004
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John Bayless Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 133 Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas