Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter
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.
- 1906 - 1916
- Randlett, Reuben A., 1837- (Person)
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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)
RH MS P131
RH MS-P P131
- Black Jack, Battle of, Black Jack, Kan., 1856.
- Brown, John, 1800-1859
- Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930
- Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861
- Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century
- Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
- Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements
- 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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Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter, Kansas Collection, RH MS P131, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas