Lawrence Kansas Common Council minutes
This collection contains eight pages of the 1854 minutes of the Lawrence Common Council meetings regarding discussion of city boundaries, laws and rights of residents, and a list of jurors, documenting the founding of the town of Lawrence, Kansas.
- Lawrence (Kan.). Common Council (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The original manuscript is stored in the vault; a photocopy is available for use.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
1 folder (1 volume (8 pages)) : Handwritten, signed by Caleb S. Pratt, Clerk.
Scope and Contents
The minutes record discussion of city boundaries; laying out of the city; distribution of city lots, including lists of drawings for lots; laws concerning boarding houses, right of search and recovery of stolen items, firing in city limits, and cutting timber; salaries for officers of the council; election of a board of health; and a list of 50 jurors. Minutes for the following dates are included: Sept. 22, 1854; Sept. 26, 1854; Oct. 2, 1854; Oct. 3, 1854, E. D. Ladd, Clerk protein; Oct. 16, 1854; Oct. 17, 1854 Oct. 23, 1854; Oct. 30, 1854, signed by 0. A. Hanscom, Clerk.
RH MS P122
RH VLT MS P11
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Mrs. Joseph Wheeler, Benson, Vermont
- Guide to the Lawrence Kansas Common Council Collection
- Lawrence Kansas Common Council minutes
- kpz 8 February 1973; mg 2004
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Lawrence Kansas Common Council Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P122, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas