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"A Twelve Months Practical Life in Kansas Territory Written by an Actual Settler"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P186
Overview This manuscript was intended to be published as a guide for emigrants to Kansas Territory. Tovey, who had come to the territory as an emigrant in 1854 from Albany, New York, used his own experience to provide what he believed to be useful information for potential emigrants on the land available and its natural resources. Also included are current prices for cattle, provisions, and medical assistance, the various Native American tribes, contemporary politics, and his personal view of the...
Dates: Approximately 1856

Carl Hunnius papers

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Call Number: RH MS 153
Overview Transcripts of the diaries kept by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius documenting his surveys of the Red River, January 10, 1876 to January 24, 1876, and April 25, 1876 to June 30, 1876, as well as the original diary of the second survey, a biography of Ado Hunnius, and two tintypes and print copies of Hunnius and his guide Billy Dixon.
Dates: 1876

Clipping books

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E105

Diary of Thomas J. Allen

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS C84
Overview Thomas J. Allen recorded his daily life, personal reflections, and some references to his occupation as a printer in this diary kept from 1854-1858. During this period, Allen lived in southern Wisconsin, Kansas Territory, and Ohio. Included in this diary is Allen's description of his travel to Kansas Territory via the Missouri River, beginning in St. Louis, through Kansas City, and ending in Wyandot.
Dates: 1854-1858

Esther Clark Hill papers

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Call Number: RH MS 85
Overview Esther Mary Clark was born December 3, 1876 in a log cabin southeast of Chanute, Kansas. This collection consists of correspondence, poems, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1907 - 1914

James Findley Harrison diaries

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Call Number: RH MS A7
Overview Two diaries handwritten by James Findley Harrison in the mid and late 1860s. They give descriptions of his travels and eventual settling in Linn County, Kansas.
Dates: 1866 - 1870

John Brown letters

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

Journal and correspondence.

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Call Number: RH MS P60
Scope and Contents Contains 15 letters from Harris' son, Andrew W. Harris, and one letter from Stephen Spear, both serving in the 8th Kansas Regiment during the Civil War.
Dates: 1855 - 1865

Lathrop Bullene diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A1
Overview Diary, January 17, 1857 to April 12, 1857; with a partial address and account book, ca. 1856-1857? Account of journey to Lawrence, starting from Richmond, Illinois. Various addressee, accounting notations, and itineraries are written at the front and near the end of the diary.
Dates: January 17, 1857-April 12, 1857 and between 1856-1857

Letter to S. S. Cox from William Taylor

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P161
Overview Letter to S.S. Cox dated Leavenworth, K.T. which discusses the Kansas constitution and lack of border incidents. Also dDescribes Kansas landscape.
Dates: July 31, 1859

Letters to Eliza Tovey

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P185
Overview Written to his wife, Eliza Tovey, the four letters describe Robert Atkins Tovey's journey from Albany, New York to Kansas Territory, including descriptions of the territory, contemporary politics, the rigors of establishing a land claim, and settling it in early Kansas.
Dates: January 23 - December 17, 1854

Ronald D. Russell papers

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Call Number: RH MS 1210
Overview The Ronald D. Russell collection was assembled from 1952-2003 by Ronald D. Russell with the intent of donating the collection to the University of Kansas. The correspondence and date books in the collection pertain to Russell family affairs, day to day events, and topics on local, national and world events.
Dates: 1952 - 2003

Selections from Sarah Lindsey's Memorandum

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E132
Overview Selections from memorandum made by Sarah Lindsey whilst accompanying her husband, Robert Lindsey, on a religious visit to friends and others in the western hemisphere in 1858. -- Lawrence, Kan. : Watson Library, 1943.
Dates: 1943

Thomas Russell letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P139
Overview Letter to "Dear father and mother". Describes arrival in Kansas.
Dates: between 1850 and 1859

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