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Clipping scrapbooks compiled by Sara Robinson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E67
Scope and Contents

These clippings were collected by Sara Robinson, Charles Robinson's wife. The clippings treat the lives of Charles Robinson, John Brown, James H. Lane, and numerous others prominent in Kansas history. There is biographical information about Lawrence residents, local and regional history.

Dates: 1857 - 1894

Correspondence between Oscar G. Richards and William E. Connelley

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P136
Overview Richards and William Connelley corresponded about Kansas territorial history. Richards, who participated in the border wars between Kansas Territory and Missouri (1854-1861), recounted the events for Connelley, a historian. The letters, dated 1902-1909, were written approximately 50 years after the events. Connelley and Richards were specifically interested in detailing the border war involvement of Richards himself as well as James Lane, John Brown, William Quantrill, and Governor...
Dates: 1902 - 1909

Eugene Fitch Ware collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 154
Overview

The correspondence is almost exclusive between Ware and William E. Connelley. They discuss their various research and publications, personal and business matters, and on Kansas and national politics.

Dates: 1899 - 1911

Interview with William E. Connelley

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E71
Overview

Elias Snyder, son of Ely Snyder, interview with William E. Connelley on the Marais des Cygnes Massacre, May 19th, 1858; William C. Quantrill; John Brown on the Snyder Claim; James Montgomery; Marshall Cleveland, and the last of the Jayhawkers. Lawrence, Kan., 1942.

Dates: 1942

Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P131
Overview

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

Pioneer life in Kansas

 Collection — folders: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS P114
Overview

This collection consists of a single, three-page typescript reminiscence by Caroline Updegraff Parker, relating the experiences of her brother William W. Updegraff and her own family in Osawatomie, Kansas from 1855 to 1869, as well as a photograph of her brother William later in his life.

Dates: [between 1875-1910]

Samuel Lyle Adair papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P1
Overview

Account of the life of Frederick Brown by Samuel Lyle Adair and printed endorsement voucher, dated Leavenworth, KS.

Dates: 1863, ca. 1857

Statement regarding Kansas history in 1856 and later

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P142
Overview

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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