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Episodes in Kansas history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P27

Overview

Episodes in Kansas history; three incidents included in The Gun and the Gospel. Lawrence? ca. 1896?

Dates

  • approximately 1896?

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.

Extent

1 folder (49 leaves. Holograph. Separately titled episodes.)

Scope and Contents

Published in The Gun and the gospel, early Kansas and Chaplain Fisher. Chicago, Kenwood Press, 1896. Three episodes, "Exciting Chase After a Fugitive Slave", "The Lawrence Massacre, August 21, 1863", and "Shot at in the Pulpit, but Missed", are narrated by Fisher, who was a participant in each of the incidents. The first episode relates Fisher's involvement in the efforts to rescue a fugitive slave, Charlie Fisher, who lived in Leavenworth, from slavecatchers. The second episode relates the author's recollections of Quantrill's raid. The third episode recalls an attempt on Fisher's life while preaching a sermon at Olathe, Kansas. Each of these episodes was included in Fisher's autobiography, The Gun and the Gospel (1896).

Physical Location

RH MS P27

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Burton J. Williams, July, 1965. >

Title
Guide to the Hugh Dunn Fisher Collection
Subtitle
Episodes in Kansas history
Author
lgg 28 June 1972 mg 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1023890793
Preferred citation
Hugh Dunn Fisher Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P27 , Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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