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Correspondence and miscellaneous items regarding the cannon "Old Sacramento"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P251


Includes material about the cannon called "Old Sacramento", and a cannonball believed to be one from the cannon which was presented to the University by Claude L. Darbe in 1960. The cannon ball was found on a farm by Bert E. Darbe in 1895, the site of the old town of Franklin. There is also a brief history on the cannon's use in a pro-slavery attack on Lawrence in the spring of 1856.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1961

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 folder (21 items)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P251

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Kansas Collection Accession Records

Guide to the "Old Sacramento" Collection
Correspondence and miscellaneous items regarding the cannon "Old Sacramento"
mg 7 January 1975 mg 2004
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Preferred citation
"Old Sacramento" Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P251, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States