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Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P131

Overview

The accounts in this collection relate to Reuben Randlett's experiences in the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas; his activities as a spy among the raiders; the Battle of Black Jack; the dissolution of the Free State legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856; and Randlett's captivity by William C. Quantrill in 1862. The collection also includes a photograph of Randlett.

Dates

  • 1906 - 1916

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Reuben A. Randlett

Reuben A. Randlett was very active in the Kansas Free State movement during the territorial era and was involved in the defense of Lawrence from pro-slavery border raiders.

Extent

1 folder (5 items)

Physical Location

RH MS P131

Physical Location

RH MS-P P131
Title
Guide to the Reuben A. Randlett Collection
Subtitle
Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter
Author
Finding aid prepared by kpz, 16 February 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/6177474442
Preferred citation
Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter, Kansas Collection, RH MS P131, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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