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Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

Call Number: RH MS P131


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.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1916


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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.


1 folder (5 items)

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Physical Location

RH MS P131

Physical Location

RH MS-P P131

Guide to the Reuben A. Randlett Collection
Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter
Finding aid prepared by kpz, 16 February 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
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Finding aid written in English.
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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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States