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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.

Dates: 1906 - 1916

Statement regarding Kansas history in 1856 and later

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P142

Relates experiences with John Brown at the Battle of Black Jack and other events from May to August of 1856 including disbanding the Free State Legislature on July 4. A short character sketch of Roe is included.

Dates: May 20, 1925

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  • Language: English X
  • Names: Brown, John, 1800-1859 X
  • Subject: Black Jack, Battle of, Black Jack, Kan., 1856. X

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Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements 1
Bridwell, Arthur 1
Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930 1
Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891 1
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 1
Randlett, Reuben A., 1837- 1
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