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John Bayless papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 133

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1840 - 1872

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 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.

Extent

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.

Physical Location

RH MS 133

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Mission Accounting Bank, 1954; and K. Sender from Bayless' granddaughter, Highland, Kansas, 1967
Title
Guide to the John Bayless Collection
Subtitle
John Bayless papers
Author
kma, 1973; mg, 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4982935179
Preferred citation
John Bayless Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 133 Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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