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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 letter...
Dates: May 14, 1854

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P429
Overview Edward Fitch came to Kansas in 1855 as a representative of the New England Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. This collection consist of letters of Sarah Fitch, Otis Wilmarth, Sarah's father, and also a short family history written by Sarah's daughter.
Dates: 1854-1870, 1928.

Manuscripts on Kansas History

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P7

Papers of Charles Robinson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 38
Overview The collection of correspondence, documents, and addresses of Charles Robinson, housed in the Kansas Collection, is mainly from the period 1854 to 1861. Robinson was a resident agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company and an advocate for the Free State, anti-slavery cause. There are items on the founding of the University of Kansas. There are also letters from Mrs. Robinson to F. W. Blackmar, the biographer of Governor Robinson.
Dates: 1836 - 1911

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