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Letter from Sara T. D. Robinson, Oakridge (Lawrence, Kansas), to Professor and Mrs. Charles G. Dunlap

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P610

Overview

This letter from Sara T. D. Robinson (widow of Kansas Governor Charles Robinson), March 5, 1902, accompanies her transmittal of a copy of her husband's book, The Kansas Conflict, to Professor and Mrs. Charles Graham Dunlap of Lawrence, Kansas. Mrs. Robinson conveys supplementary information regarding communications between Secretary Frederick P. Stanton and her husband pursuant to Governor Robinson's refusal to confer commissions recommended by U.S. Senator James Lane.

Dates

  • March 5, 1902

Creator

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Biography of Sara T. D. Robinson

Sara Tappan Doolittle (Lawrence) Robinson was born on July 12, 1827 at Belchertown, Massachusetts to Myron and Clarissa (Dwight) Lawrence. On October 30, 1851, she married Charles Robinson. They emigrated to Kansas Territory in 1854, where her husband was elected governor under the Topeka Constitution of 1855, arrested for treason in 1856, and later acquitted. Sara Robinson's book titled Kansas; its interior and exterior life was published in 1856. When Kansas achieved statehood, Charles Robinson was again elected governor and served one term. His book titled The Kansas Conflict was published in 1892. Charles Robinson died in 1894. Sara Robinson died at their family home of Oakridge, near Lawrence, Kansas, on November 15, 1911.

Extent

1 folder (1-page letter)

Scope and Contents

This one-page letter from Sara Tappan Doolittle Robinson (widow of Kansas Governor Charles Robinson) was written at her family home of Oakridge (near Lawrence, Kansas) on March 5, 1902 as an accompaniment to a copy of her husband's book, The Kansas Conflict, which she sent to Professor and Mrs. Charles Graham Dunlap. The Dunlaps were residents of Lawrence, Kansas, where Professor Dunlap taught English literature at the State University. In her letter, Mrs. Robinson provides supplementary information related to the book's 18th chapter, describing communications between her husband and Secretary Frederick P. Stanton pursuant to Governor Robinson's refusal to confer commissions recommended by U.S. Senator James Lane. She also notes with regret certain omitted photographs in the particular edition of The Kansas Conflict which she obtained for the Dunlaps.

Physical Location

RH MS P610

Related Materials

Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911, Sara Tappan Doolittle Robinson letters, 1850-1909, Kansas Collection, RH MS P141, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911, Sara Tappan Doolittle Robinson scrapbooks, 1857-1894, Kansas Collection, RH MS E67, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911, In memoriam, by Sara T. D. Robinson, Kansas Collection, RH P822, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894, [Letter to] Hon. F. P. Stanton, Acting Governor of Kansas Territory, Kansas Collection, RH R7, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Dunlap, Charles Graham, Personal papers of Charles G. Dunlap, University Archives, PP155, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Separated Materials

This letter was separated from the following book on March 1991. It was found at page 463 at the end of chapter 18:

Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894, The Kansas Conflict, Kansas Collection, RH C8316, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Title
Guide to the Sara T. D. Robinson, Oakridge (Lawrence, Kansas) letter
Subtitle
Letter from Sara T. D. Robinson, Oakridge (Lawrence, Kansas), to Professor and Mrs. Charles G. Dunlap
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/5085324266
Preferred citation
Letter from Sara T. D. Robinson, Oakridge (Lawrence, Kansas), March 5, 1902, to Professor and Mrs. Charles G. Dunlap, Kansas Collection, RH MS P610, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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