Joseph F. Smith letters
Three family letters written by Franklin County, Kansas settler Joseph F. Smith in the first year of his arrival in Kansas Territory and in the first two years of Kansas statehood. An emigrant from Iowa, Smith writes to his brother Alvin Smith of Ohio regarding the local weather, crops, prices of provisions, the threat of secessionists, and his hopes for purchase of land from the Native American reserve on which he works in winter months.
- 1860 - 1862
- Smith, Joseph F. , 1837?- (Correspondent, Person)
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Biography of Joseph F. Smith
Joseph F. Smith was born about 1837. He emigrated from Iowa to Kansas Territory in 1860, settling in the Centropolis Township of Franklin County, whose post office was at Minneola. Smith emigrated to Kansas Territory with his wife Sarah Jane and son William F. Smith, born December 19, 1859. He farmed, working in winter months on the local Native American reserve.
1 folder ; Items measure 25 x 38 cm.
Language of Materials
RH MS P788
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum, 1999.
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- Joseph F. Smith letters
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Joseph F. Smith letters, Kansas Collection, RH MS P788, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
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