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Albert Howell Horton correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 151


Collection of correspondence written to Horton between 1868 and 1892. The correspondence primarily reflects Horton's legal career.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1892


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Horton, Albert Howell

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Horton came to Kansas in 1860. He began to practice law in Atchison. From 1861 to 1866 Horton was District Judge of the Second District. He was a presidential elector in 1868, U.S. attorney for Kansas, 1869-1873, State Representative from Atchison County, 1873-1875, State Senator, 1876, and Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1877-1895. In 1895 Horton resigned from the Supreme Court to practice law. He died in 1902.


1 box (142 items)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence comprising one manuscript box includes letters written to Horton between 1868 and 1892. The correspondence primarily reflects Horton's legal career. There is correspondence with jurists, feminists, President Benjamin Harrison, Senator Preston B. Plumb, and other political figures. There is considerable correspondence regarding judicial appointments Horton received and did not receive, and the politics of the period in Kansas and the nation.

Physical Location

RH MS 151

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift. Henry Ford, 1973.


Names included in correspondence: Baker V. Stewart. Anderson, Joseph Alexander, 1834-1892 Blackwell, H. B. Brewer, David J, 1837-1910 Cleveland, Grover, Pres. U.S, 1837-1908 Graves, Charles B. Graves, Hattie S. Guthrie, W. W. Hallowell, J. R. Harrison, Benjamin, Pres. U.S, 1833-1901 Hudson, Joseph Kennedy, 1840-1907 Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1841-1915 Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 Jackson, Frances M. W. Johns, Laura M. Legate, James T. Martin, George Washington, 1841-1911 Munford, Morrison Osborn, S. J. Plumb, Preston B, 1837-1891 Rice, John H. Canfield (D. B.) and Co, Philadelphia. Kansas Equal Suffrage Association.

Guide to the Albert Howell Horton Collection
Albert Howell Horton correspondence
lgg 7 October 1973 ; mg 2004
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Albert Howell Horton Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 151, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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