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Clipping scrapbooks compiled by Sara Robinson

Call Number: RH MS E67
Scope and Contents These clippings were collected by Sara Robinson, Charles Robinson's wife. The clippings treat the lives of Charles Robinson, John Brown, James H. Lane, and numerous others prominent in Kansas history. There is biographical information about Lawrence residents, local and regional history.
Dates: 1857 - 1894

Clippings regarding John Brown

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS E148
Overview abolitionist : clippings / compiled by University of Kansas
Dates: 1936

Correspondence between Oscar G. Richards and William E. Connelley

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P136
Overview Richards and William Connelley corresponded about territorial history in Kansas. Richards, who participated in the border wars (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, James Lane, John Brown, William Quantrill, and Governor Robinson, mostly in Lawrence and Lecompton, Kansas and the...
Dates: 1902 - 1909

Eugene Fitch Ware collection

Call Number: RH MS 154
Overview The correspondence is almost exclusive between Ware and William E. Connelley. They discuss their various research and publications, personal and business matters, and on Kansas and national politics.
Dates: 1899 - 1911

Interview with William E. Connelley

 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.
Dates: 1942

Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

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

John Brown letters

Call Number: RH MS P2
Overview This collection consists of four letters from abolitionist John Brown.
Dates: 1856, 1859

Mary Chesley Killam letter

Call Number: RH MS P855
Overview This 7-page transcript of an undated letter from Mary Chesley Killam is a descriptive memoir of her pioneer years in Lawrence, Kansas from 1855 to 1863. Writing to a newspaper near her native village of Barnstead, New Hampshire, she recalls the appearance of Lawrence when she and her husband first arrived, incidents involving abolitionist John Brown as a frequent guest of their hotel, and pro-slavery attacks on free-state Lawrence, including William Quantrill's Lawrence massacre of August 1863.
Dates: between 1880 and 1889

Oscar Eugene Learnard family papers

Call Number: RH MS 36
Overview This collection consists of copied and original correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other related materials regarding the life of Oscar Eugene Learnard, his family, and the early history of Lawrence, Kansas.
Dates: 1850 - 1943

Pioneer life in Kansas

 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]

Samuel Lyle Adair papers

Call Number: RH MS P1
Overview Account of the life of Frederick Brown by Samuel Lyle Adair and printed endorsement voucher, dated Leavenworth, KS.
Dates: 1863, ca. 1857

Samuel N. Simpson letter

Call Number: RH VLT MS P16
Overview A letter from S.N. (Samuel Newell) Simpson of Lawrence, Kansas to John Brown in Boston Massachusetts dated November 18, 1859, two weeks before Brown’s execution. Simpson sent a circular about the establishment of Monumental College in Kansas and a letter of explanation. The circular is the first edition, and second known copy of the solicitation for funds to establish a college in Kansas.
Dates: 1859

Statement regarding Kansas history in 1856 and later

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P142
Overview Relates experiences with John Brown at the Battle of Black Jack and other events from May to August of 1856 including disbanding the Free State Legislature on July 4. A short character sketch of Roe is included.
Dates: May 20, 1925

"The New Work" manuscript

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS P12
Overview This collection is a single 8-page manuscript by "An American" commentating on John Brown, his activities preparatory to the raid on the armory at Harper's Ferry, and Franklin B. Sanborn's part in Brown's plans. This article does not seem to be complete.
Dates: circa 1861

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