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Collection of George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P132
Overview Biography of George Ellis written in 1953 by Howard C. Raynesford titled George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry. Ellis served as Lieutenant in the Kansas Infantry during the Civil War and was killed in battle. Ellis County and the town of Ellis in Kansas was named in his honor. Also included is a genealogy of the Ellis family, a photograph, and a photocopy of his military commission. Raynesford also gives a brief account of the...
Dates: 1862, 1953

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

James William Denver papers and diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 19
Overview

Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1839 - 1912

The Kansas War and other matters [poem]

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P176
Overview

Poem about border wars in Lawrence, slavery and the Civil War, written by a soldier near Hardeeville, S. C. Location and date written in cryptogram. Typed transcript is available in the accession file.

Dates: 1863

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Brown, John, 1800-1859 2
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 2
Abbott, James Burnett, 1818-1897 1
Black Kettle, -1868 (Cheyenne chief) 1
Branson, Jacob 1