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Pre-emptions in Douglas County, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P446


A record of land claims made in Douglas County, Kansas, prior to May 1854 when the county was removed from Shawnee Native American territory and opened for settlement by Anglo-Americans. The record is arranged by township/range and includes an appended index to the names.


  • approximately 1854

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

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

This photocopy comes from a 1926 copy made of the original pre-emptions volume, the fourth copy made after the original was lost in Quantrill's raid on Lawrence in August 1863. A scanned copy in .pdf format is also available.

Physical Location

RH MS P446

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Douglas County Genealogical Society, January 1982

Guide to the Pre-emptions in Douglas County Collection
Pre-emptions in Douglas County, Kansas
Finding aid prepared by lt and jss, 1982. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2016.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Pre-emptions in Douglas County collection, RH MS P446, 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