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Brittendall family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1120
Overview

Clarence Brittendall (b. 1872) wrote from Okeene, Oklahoma Territory to Rilla Stone (1876-1954), Brookville, Saline County, Kansas, as he made improvements on his homestead claim from the Cherokee Strip land run in September 1893. The two exchanged letters until their marriage in November 1894. This collection consists of their correspondence as well as family history notes by Caroline Dean and Bessie Dutton. Most of the letters are accompanied by photocopied transcripts.

Dates: 1893 - 1994

T.D. Heed letter to his sister, Susanna Mercy Heed

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P783
Overview This photocopy is of a July 1, 1867 letter from merchant Thomas Dougherty Heed, written from Fort Harker, Kansas, a military post along the Santa Fe Trail in Ellsworth County. Heed, a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, addresses his 3-page letter to his sister, Susanna Mercy Heed of Bucks County, describing the traffic on the Santa Fe Trail, the Indian threat, buffalo herds, and the local gambling and violence. Included is a photocopy of an 1867 promotional circular issued by the Kansas...
Dates: July 1, 1867