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Reminiscences of life on a farm near Junction City following migration west in 1869. Sixteen years on a Kansas farm, 1870-1886.
This collection consists of orrespondence and documents involving Charles H. Branscomb, agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company in territorial Kansas, dating from 1853-1886. Correspondents or individuals mentioned in the letters include James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893), Amos Adams Lawrence (1814-1886), Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), Charles Robinson (1818-1894), John Pierce St. John (1835-19140, and Charles Sumner (1811-1874).
Correspondence with representatives of the American Settlement Company, a New York-based joint stock company, 1854-1856; with a manuscript biography of Samuel Ira Munger, dated January 1, 1877.
This collection consists of original letters and typed translations, with contextual notes, from Fahrländer family members and friends in both Germany and the United States to Hermann or Herman Fahrländer, who moved to the United States in the 1880s.
Typescript copy detailing the account of the emigration trip of Heinrich Block and his family from Russia to the United States and their life in the United States from 1813 to 1896. The account was gathered from Heinrich's son Peter H. Block's history and translated by Paulina Foote sometime between 1900 and 1973.
This collection contains letters to Horace James, dating from 1843-1845 and 1852-1857.
This collection includes a history of the Deitzler, Ditzler, or Dietzler family from their arrival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as a brief history of settlement of Germans in Pennsylvania. The collection also includes several photographs of Deitzler family members and locations significant to the family in Pennsylvania.
John Bayless was president of the Susquehanna Western Emigration Company, formed in Kirkwood, Broome County, New York, December 7, 1854. This collection consist of papers concerning Highland, Kansas, 1840-1872.
This collection consists of four letters from abolitionist John Brown.
Diary, January 17, 1857 to April 12, 1857; with a partial address and account book, ca. 1856-1857? Account of journey to Lawrence, starting from Richmond, Illinois. Various addressee, accounting notations, and itineraries are written at the front and near the end of the diary.
Photocopy of a translation of a letter written by Peder Nelson to his son-in-law in Norway describing settling and farming in Buchanan County, Missouri. The translation was made by Frank G. Nelson.
Letter of recommendation from Joseph Baldwin, clerk of the Calvanistic Congregational Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Rev. Samuel Y. Lum, Pastor, Plymouth Church, Lawrence on behalf of Mrs. Nancy Hunt (probably the wife of George W. Hunt, who had emigrated to Kansas Territory circa 1855). Dated Fitchburg, [Mass.], May 5, 1856.
This collection includes Lewis Timothy Litchfield's diary, 1854-1855, containing an account of his trip and settlement in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the second Emigrant Aid party, and a certificate presented to Litchfield from his English study at Cambridge High School in Massachusetts.
A paper presented to the Western Historical Society Conference, October 16-18, 1980.
Project report, sound cassettes, and transcripts of interviews of thirty-one Hispanic and Latino immigrants to the United States, residing in Kansas City, Kansas. Interviews were conducted January-October, 2003.
Includes a copy of "From Smaland, Sweden to Smolan, Kansas, Part II" written by Neva Entrikin for a Kansas history class at the University of Kansas in 1978.
The first papers of the collection, dating from the 1830s to 1855, cover William Patton's residence in Missouri and receipts for purchases of enslaved persons. The latter portion of the collection includes papers from related families and kinsmen: Summers, Renfro. and Pryor Plank.
This collection consists of microfilmed copies of the official records and correspondence of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, an organization founded to help individuals from the northeastern United States move to the newly opened Kansas territory in order to help the territory become a free state rather than a slaveholding state.
Carman taught Romance Languages at the University of Kansas from 1918-1966. This collection contains correspondence, notes, maps, research and reference material, and manuscripts from Carman's career at KU, notably regarding populations with foreign language backgrounds in Kansas from the first Euro-American settlers to the mid-20th century.
This item is a photocopy titled Experiences of My Youth and Later Life which is Heinrich Ratzlaff's reminiscence's of his family's immigration from Russia to near Fairbury, Nebraska. The paper describes travel conditions by way of Canada; and in Nebraska, the environment, crop prices, and living conditions. The Ratzlaff family were Russian Mennonites.
This collection consists of photocopied family correspondence from the 19th century, including family members who lived in New York City, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Kansas before, during, and after the United States' Civil War.
This collection includes letters written by Tovey to his wife Eliza, as well as a manuscript of Tovey's life in the Kansas Territory intended to help possible emigrants to the territory.
- Kansas -- Emigration and immigration 20
- Emigration and immigration 5
- Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861 5
- Kansas -- Description and travel 3
- Nebraska -- Emigration and immigration 3
- Highland (Kan.) -- History 2
- Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories 2
- Abolitionists 1
- Antislavery movements -- United States 1
- Autobiography 1
- Burlingame (Kan.) 1
- China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949 1
- Diaries 1
- Doniphan County (Kan.) -- History 1
- Family archives -- Kansas 1
- Farm life -- Kansas 1
- Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) 1
- Fort Riley (Kan.) 1
- Frontier and pioneer life 1
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas 1
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Jefferson County 1
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Missouri -- Buchanan County 1
- Geary County (Kan.) -- History 1
- German Americans -- History 1
- Germans -- United States 1
- Germany -- Description and travel 1
- Highland (Kan.) 1
- Hillsboro (Kan.) -- History -- Sources 1
- Hispanic Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Kansas 1
- Hispanic Americans -- Kansas -- Kansas City 1
- Human settlements -- Kansas 1
- Immigrants -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century 1
- Iowa -- Emigration and immigration 1
- Junction City (Kan.) 1
- Kansas -- History 1
- Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1854-1861 1
- Kansas -- Social conditions 1
- Kansas City (Kan.) -- Social conditions 1
- Land companies 1
- Land settlement -- Kansas -- Highland 1
- Land use -- Kansas 1
- Land use -- Kansas -- Lecompton 1
- Land use -- Nebraska 1
- Latin Americans -- Kansas -- Kansas City 1
- Lawrence (Kan) -- Description and travel 1
- Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century 1
- Mennonites -- Kansas 1
- Mennonites -- Nebraska 1
- Mexican Americans -- Kansas 1
- Mexican Americans -- Kansas -- Kansas City 1
- Missouri -- Emigration and immigration 1
- Oregon National Historic Trail 1
- Overland journeys to the Pacific 1
- Prohibition -- Kansas 1
- Randolph County (Mo.) -- History 1
- Real estate investment -- Kansas 1
- Russians -- Nebraska 1
- Slavery -- Kansas 1
- Slavery -- Missouri 1
- Smolan (Kan.) -- History 1
- Teachers -- Illinois 1
- United States -- Description and travel 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
- Voyages and travels 1
- Women artists 1
- Zeandale (Kan.) -- Description and travel 1 ∧ less
- Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 2
- Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886 2
- New England Emigrant Aid Company 2
- American Settlement Company (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Baldwin, Joseph (Resident of Fitchburg, Mass.) 1
- Barrett, D. C. 1
- Bayless, John, 1834?-1873 1
- Bingham, Anne E. 1
- Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893 1
- Block, Heinrich, 1813-1901 1
- Branscomb, Charles H. 1
- Brown, Jason, 1823-1912 1
- Brown, John, 1800-1859 1
- Brown, John, 1821-1895 1
- Bullene, Lathrop, 1826-1915 1
- Carman, J. Neale (Justice Neale), 1897-1972 1
- Dannevik, O. M. (Ole Mathias) 1
- Day, Orson 1
- Deitzler family 1
- Deitzler, Jefferson Minnig, 1828-1910 1
- Des Moines Valley Railroad Company 1
- Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890 1
- Dietzler, George Washington, 1826-1884 1
- El Centro, Inc. (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
- Entrikin, Neva 1
- Fablinger, Ellen Brown, 1854-1916 1
- Fahrlander family 1
- Fahrlander, Herman, 1863-1944 1
- Gilbert, Robert L., 1835- 1
- Gottlieb, Julius, 1868-1921 1
- Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church 1
- Hockett Redd, Nancy, 1938- 1
- Hockett-Hoggatt family 1
- Horton, Elizabeth 1
- Hunt, Nancy (Resident of Lawrence, Kan. ) 1
- Irvin, S. M. (Samuel Mcleary), 1812- 1
- James, Horace, 1818-1875 1
- Kallis, Selma Gottlieb 1
- Kansas Humanities Council 1
- Kliewer, Marion Waller 1
- Knox family. 1
- Knox, Ada 1
- Knox, Anson 1
- Knox, S. F. 1
- Knox, Samuel Miles 1
- Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855 1
- Litchfield, Lewis Timothy, 1838-1861 1
- Lum, Samuel Y. 1
- Mitchell, Bill 1
- Moses, Rebekah L. 1
- Munger, Samuel Ira 1
- Nelson, Frank G. 1
- Nelson, Peder 1
- New-York Kansas League. 1
- Oppenheimer, Robert, 1942- 1
- Park, Edward Amasa, 1808-1900 1
- Patrick, S. B. 1
- Patton family 1
- Patton, William (Pioneer) 1
- Pillsbury (Family : 1800?- : Pillsbury, Stephen) 1
- Plymouth Congregational Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
- Ramsey, Ginny 1
- Ratzlaff, Heinrich, 1848- 1
- Republican Party (Kan.) 1
- Seymour, John L., active 1843-1857 1
- Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. 1
- Susquehanna Western Emigration Company (Kirkwood, N.Y.) 1
- Tovey, Eliza Matthew 1
- Tovey, Robert Atkins 1
- Union Pacific Railroad Company 1
- Weston family. 1
- Weston, Mary Pillsbury, 1817-1894 1
- Youngson, John 1 ∧ less
- German 2