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Lines family papers

Call Number: RH MS P480

Scope and Contents

This collection consistes of materials relating to Charles Burrill Lines and his son, Edward C.D. Lines, early settlers of Wabaunsee, Kansas (also known as the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony); articles about Wabaunsee, one of which was written by the great granddaughter of E.C.D. Lines; and 13 issues of the Wabaunsee County Truth, 1925-1937.


  • Creation: 1867 - 1937


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 Charles Burrill Lines

Charles Burrill Lines, great-grandfather of Katherine Jackson (donor of the collection, was the president of the Connecticut Kansas Colony also known as the Beecher Bible & Rifle Colony when they left Connecticut to emigrate to Kansas in March 1856 to establish an anti-slavery settlement in Kansas at Wabaunsee (then spelled "Waubonsa"). He served in state government and was a regent of the University of Kansas from 1864-1867.


3 folders (17 items)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P480

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Katherine Burt Jackson, 3/83

Related Materials

See Also: RH E15 - for other issues of the Wabaunsee County Truth

Guide to the Lines Family Collection
Lines family papers
sfw 3/83 mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Lines Family Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P480, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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