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Anne E. Bingham reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P56

Reminiscences of life on a farm near Junction City following migration west in 1869. Sixteen years on a Kansas farm, 1870-1886.

Dates: 1869, 1870-1886, 1921

Charles H. Branscomb papers

Call Number: RH MS P46

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).

Dates: 1853 - 1886

D.C. Barrett correspondence with a manuscript biography of Samuel Ira Munger

Call Number: RH VLT MS P4

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.

Dates: 1854-1856, January 1, 1877

Edward Everett Hale letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P960
Overview Single handwritten letter, written by Edward Everett Hale to Abbott Lawrence, regarding the formation of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and requesting Lawrence to consider financially backing the company. The company was formed soon after the creation of the Kansas and Nebraska Territories, with the intention of settlers from the northeastern states going to Kansas to settle and help it become a free state, rather than a slaveholding state. Folder also includes envelope in which...
Dates: May 14, 1854

Fahrländer family letters

Call Number: RH MS 1517

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.

Dates: 1881 - 1959

Heinrich Block papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P365

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.

Dates: [sometime between 1900 and 1973]

Henry Martyn Dexter correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P18

This collection contains letters to Horace James, dating from 1843-1845 and 1852-1857.

Dates: 1843-1845, 1852-1857

Jefferson Minnig Deitzler family papers

Call Number: RH MS P17

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.

Dates: 19th century

John Bayless papers

Call Number: RH MS 133

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.

Dates: 1840 - 1872

John Brown letters

Call Number: RH MS P2

This collection consists of four letters from abolitionist John Brown.

Dates: 1856, 1859

Julius Gottlieb Papers

 Collection — folders: 1-4
Call Number: RH MS P316
Overview Handwritten travel narrative in German, typewritten German transcription, and typewritten English translation of Julius Gottlieb's journey from Bosen, Germany to Pleasanton, Kansas in 1884. Gottlieb wrote his narrative in 1885 and his daughter, Selma Kallis, made the transcription and translation at a later date. Kallis' translation includes explanatory footnotes. Also included in Gottlieb's papers are several items collected on his trip, such as a baggage claim check and a vaccination...
Dates: 1884-1885

Lathrop Bullene diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A1

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.

Dates: January 17, 1857-April 12, 1857 and between 1856-1857

Letter from Peder Nelson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P362

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.

Dates: July 18, 1848

Letter to Rev. Samuel Y. Lum, Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P5

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.

Dates: May 5, 1856

Lewis Timothy Litchfield papers

Call Number: RH MS VLT B6

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.

Dates: 1854 - 1855

Mexican-Americans in Kansas: An overview

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P347

A paper presented to the Western Historical Society Conference, October 16-18, 1980.

Dates: 1900 - 1945

MYgration stories: the oral histories of Hispanic immigrants in Kansas City, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 565

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.

Dates: 2003

Neva Entrikin papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P400

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.

Dates: 1978

Papers concerning Kansas Territory and Highland, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 135

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.

Dates: 1834 - 1912

Papers of the New England Emigrant Aid Company

 Collection — Reel: 1-9
Call Number: RH MF 99

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.

Dates: 1854 - 1909

Personal papers of J. Neale Carman

Call Number: PP 106

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.

Dates: 1918 - 1966

Photocopy of Experiences of My Youth and Later Life

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P464

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.

Dates: 1941

Pillsbury-Weston family correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 233

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.

Dates: 1828 - 1896

Records compiled by Nancy Hockett Redd

Call Number: RH MS P346

Robert Atkins Tovey, Senior collection

Call Number: RH MS P185

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.

Dates: January 23 - December 17, 1854; approximately 1856

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Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 2
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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
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Carman, J. Neale (Justice Neale), 1897-1972 1
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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
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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
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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
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Seymour, John L., active 1843-1857 1
Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. 1
Susquehanna Western Emigration Company (Kirkwood, N.Y.) 1
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Tovey, Robert Atkins 1
Union Pacific Railroad Company 1
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