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Lawrence Bank bank notes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P433


The collection contains four Lawrence Bank notes of three and five dollar denominations. These notes are imprinted with "The Lawrence Bank, Lawrence, Kansas" but were probably issued by the Lawrence National Bank, which was established in the 1860s. Imagery on the notes, which allowed the bearer to exchange the notes for cash, included a Native American woman holding a baby, a Native American man attacking a bison, and industrial scenes with a river barge prominent next to smoking factories.


  • Creation: 1860s?


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. The notes have been encapsulated in mylar and are quite fragile.


1 folder (4 items )

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P433

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Chris Larson, August 1981.

Guide to the Lawrence Bank Collection
Lawrence Bank, bank notes
Finding aid prepared by lt, March 1982. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Lawrence Bank bank notes, Kansas Collection, RH MS P433, 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