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Charles H. Branscomb papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P46
Overview

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

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

Papers of the New England Emigrant Aid Company

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

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

Robert Atkins Tovey, Senior collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P185
Overview

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