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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

Anne E. Bingham reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P56
Overview Reminiscences of life on a farm near Junction City following migration west in 1869. Sixteen years on a Kansas farm, 1870-1886.
Dates: 1869, 1870-1886, 1921

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

D.C. Barrett correspondence with a manuscript biography of Samuel Ira Munger

 Collection
Call Number: RH VLT MS P4
Overview Correspondence with representatives of the American Settlement Company, a New York-based joint stock company, 1854-1856; with a manuscript biography of Samuel Ira Munger, dated January 1, 1877.
Dates: 1854-1856, January 1, 1877

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

Henry Martyn Dexter correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P18
Overview This collection contains letters to Horace James, dating from 1843-1845 and 1852-1857.
Dates: 1843-1845, 1852-1857

John Bayless papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 133
Overview John Bayless was president of the Susquehanna Western Emigration Company, formed in Kirkwood, Broome County, New York, December 7, 1854. This collection consist of papers concerning Highland, Kansas, 1840-1872.
Dates: 1840 - 1872

John Brown letters

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

Julius Gottlieb Papers

 Collection — folders: 1-4
Call Number: RH MS P316
Overview Handwritten travel narrative in German, typewritten German transcription, and typewritten English translation of Julius Gottlieb's journey from Bosen, Germany to Pleasanton, Kansas in 1884. Gottlieb wrote his narrative in 1885 and his daughter, Selma Kallis, made the transcription and translation at a later date. Kallis' translation includes explanatory footnotes. Also included in Gottlieb's papers are several items collected on his trip, such as a baggage claim check and a vaccination ticket,...
Dates: 1884-1885

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 Rev. Samuel Y. Lum, Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P5
Overview Letter of recommendation from Joseph Baldwin, clerk of the Calvanistic Congregational Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Rev. Samuel Y. Lum, Pastor, Plymouth Church, Lawrence on behalf of Mrs. Nancy Hunt (probably the wife of George W. Hunt, who had emigrated to Kansas Territory circa 1855). Dated Fitchburg, [Mass.], May 5, 1856.
Dates: May 5, 1856

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

MYgration stories: the oral histories of Hispanic immigrants in Kansas City, Kansas

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 565
Overview Project report, sound cassettes, and transcripts of interviews of thirty-one Hispanic and Latino immigrants to the United States, residing in Kansas City, Kansas. Interviews were conducted January-October, 2003.
Dates: 2003

Papers concerning Kansas Territory and Highland, Kansas

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 135
Overview The first papers of the collection, dating from the 1830s to 1855, cover William Patton's residence in Missouri and receipts for purchases of enslaved persons. The latter portion of the collection includes papers from related families and kinsmen: Summers, Renfro. and Pryor Plank.
Dates: 1834 - 1912

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

Personal papers of J. Neale Carman

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Call Number: PP 106
Overview Carman taught Romance Languages at the University of Kansas from 1918-1966. This collection contains correspondence, notes, maps, research and reference material, and manuscripts from Carman's career at KU, notably regarding populations with foreign language backgrounds in Kansas from the first Euro-American settlers to the mid-20th century.
Dates: 1918 - 1966

Records compiled by Nancy Hockett Redd

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Call Number: RH MS P346

Robert L. Gilbert papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P238
Overview Robert L. Gilbert immigrated to the United States from England in 1855 and arrived in Lawrence, Kansas later that year. This collection contains diaries, personal books, letters and official documents, and an autobiography, and photographs.
Dates: 1849-1973, predominantly 1849-1913

Samuel Knox business papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 22
Overview The correspondence in this collection is primarily concerned with land sales, in Kansas, Nebraska and other states, financial matters, excursion trips to the Western states, and immigration to Kansas and Nebraska. Knox's legal papers are also included. Among Knox's correspondents were soldiers fighting in the Civil War in Kansas and Illinois volunteer regiments, his family (including a family history), requests for information regarding land in Kansas and Nebraska, and responses to Knox's...
Dates: 1852 - 1888

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Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 2
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886 2
New England Emigrant Aid Company 2
Tovey, Robert Atkins 2
American Settlement Company (New York, N.Y.) 1