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Joel Grover diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH VLT MS A2
Overview Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston Co., New York, August 5, 1825; died in Lawrence, Kansas, July 28, 1879. This collection consist of a diary kept during the years 1857 and 1858 by Joel Grover, an early resident of Lawrence, Kansas. A transcription of the diary was completed in 1981.
Dates: 1857 - 1858

Letter to Captain Grover from Captain Sircoxy

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P828
Overview This letter, dated November 3, 1857, is from Delaware Chief John Sarcoxie (signed "Sircoxy" in the letter) to Joel Grover, a free-state loyalist of Kansas Territory whose property in the town of Lawrence was a station on the Underground Railroad. Citing their prior contract, the Delaware chief asks for Grover's payment of $600 to the Delaware Nation as agreed upon completion of the Quindaro Road (a stage road from the Underground Railroad town of Quindaro, Kansas to Lawrence, completed in...
Dates: November 3, 1857

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