Edward Everett Hale letter
Single handwritten letter, written by Edward Everett Hale to Abbott Lawrence, regarding the formation of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and requesting Lawrence to consider financially backing the company. The company was formed soon after the creation of the Kansas and Nebraska Territories, with the intention of settlers from the northeastern states going to Kansas to settle and help it become a free state, rather than a slaveholding state. Folder also includes envelope in which letter was sent.
- Creation: May 14, 1854
- Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 (Person)
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Biographies of Edward Everett Hale and Abbott Lawrence
Edward Everett Hale was a noted Unitarian clergyman and literary figure from 19th century Massachusetts. Abbott Lawrence, a prominent 19th century businessman, diplomat, politician, and philanthropist, provided funds to the New England Emigrant Aid Company, to the extent that settlers named the town of Lawrence after the Lawrence family.
Language of Materials
RH MS P960
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, 2017.
- Guide to the Edward Everett Hale Collection
- Edward Everett Hale letter
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Edward Everett Hale letter, RH MS P960, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas