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Samuel Clarke Pomeroy letters

Call Number: RH MS P121


The letters were written during the time Pomeroy was senator and deal with the following topics: biographical information for the Congressional Directory; requests for publications to be sent to individuals; and a reference letter. The majority of the letters concern moving the U.S. Land Office from Independence, Kansas, to Neodesha. In later correspondence he refutes charges by D. R. Anthony that he bought votes or received compensation from Neodesha and resents the committee set up to investigate his dealings.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1873


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Biography of Samuel Clarke Pomeroy.

Samuel Clarke Pomeroy was the leader of the first party of New England Emigrant Aid Company to arrive at Lawrence, He was active in the Free State Movement; fought against the Lecompton Constitution; was mayor of Atchison; elected to U.S. Senate in 1861; re-elected in 1867; defeated in 18?3 due to an investigating committee.


3 folders (38 items)

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Physical Location

RH MS P121

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase. Delta Book Company.

Guide to the Samuel Clarke Pomeroy Collection
Samuel Clarke Pomeroy letters
kpz 7 February 1973 mg 2004
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Samuel Clarke Pomeroy Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P121, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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