Diary of Thomas J. Allen
Thomas J. Allen recorded his daily life, personal reflections, and some references to his occupation as a printer in this diary kept from 1854-1858. During this period, Allen lived in southern Wisconsin, Kansas Territory, and Ohio. Included in this diary is Allen's description of his travel to Kansas Territory via the Missouri River, beginning in St. Louis, through Kansas City, and ending in Wyandot.
- Allen, Thomas J. (Person)
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1 volume (+ 1 folder) ; 21 x 17 cm
Scope and Contents
Allen describes most fully his daily life in southern Wisconsin. His mention of Kansas Territory is limited to the journey there by riverboat, with brief commentary on the political climate. Allen leaves the Territory for Cleveland, Ohio, in Spring of 1858, having resided in Kansas Territory for only one year.
The content of this diary is written in separate sections, which are not written consecutively. Interspersed with diary entries are penmanship exercises, account records, and literary quotations.
Loose material, including 2 envelopes, calling cards, and a printed event invitation are shelved separately at RH MS P631.
RH MS C84
RH MS P631
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Carmen Valentino, November 2004
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<p>Diary of Thomas J. Allen, Kansas Collection, RH MS C84, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries</p>