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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 Charles...
Dates: 1902 - 1909
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.
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
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]
Call Number: RH MS 75
Overview This collection includes letters from William Clarke Quantrill to his mother, Caroline Clarke Quantrill, preceding and up to the raid of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of William W. Scott, editor of the Iron Valley Reporter and friend of Mrs. Quantrill, who attempted to help Mrs. Quantrill obtain the truth about her son. This correspondence consists of letters between Scott and people who allegedly had known...
Dates: 1855 - 1906
- Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Black Jack, Battle of, Black Jack, Kan., 1856. 1
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Osawatomie 1
- Guerrilla warfare 1
- Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century 1
- Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Lawrence Massacre, Lawrence, Kan., 1863 1
- Marais des Cygnes Massacre, 1858 1
- Osawatomie (Kan.) -- History 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements 1 ∧ less
- Brown, John, 1800-1859 4
- Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 2
- Brown, Frederick, 1830-1856 1
- Cleveland, Marshall 1
- Montgomery, James, 1814-1871 1