John Alexander Martin correspondence and photograph
This collection contains some correspondence of John Alexander Martin to and from various receipients, in addition to a photograph of Martin. The photograph is after the painting by Kleckner dating from 1889.
- Creation: 1875 - 1889
- Martin, John Alexander, 1839-1889 (Person)
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Biography of John Alexander Martin (1839-1899)
John Alexander Martin came to Kansas in 1857. In 1858 he began his journalistic career by purchasing the Squatter Soverign, a proslavery paper published in Atchison. He changed the name of the paper to Freedom's Champion and later to the Atchison Daily Champion, which he published until his death. A free state activist during the territorial era, Martin helped organize the Kansas Republican Party.
Martin held a variety of roles in Kansas government, including serving as secretary for the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention, serving in the newly-formed state senate in 1861, and as governor of Kansas from 1885-1889.
2 folders (8 items)
Language of Materials
RH MS P113
RH MS-P P113
- Guide to the John Alexander Martin Collection
- John Alexander Martin correspondence and photograph
- Finding aid prepared by lgg, 12 January 73. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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John Alexander Martin correspondence and photograph, Kansas Collection, RH MS P113, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas