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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

Correspondence from Marcus Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS 554
Overview The collection contains thirty-four letters written by Marcus Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members. The letters date from April 7, 1851 to April 28, 1862, and are arranged chronologically.

Also included are, a brief handwritten statement by [Laurette?] Parrott [Irvin?] regarding the collection content, and an offprint of a published 1865 sermon by Phillips Brooks, delivered at the time of Abraham Lincoln's death.
Dates: 1851 - 1862

Daniel Vanderslice correspondence, receipts, and legal documents.

Call Number: RH MS 136
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business correspondence, receipts and legal documents from 1826-1907. Also included are architectural plans and instructions for the building of a schoolhouse and a manuscript plat of Highland, Kansas, dated 1855.
Dates: 1826 - 1907

James William Denver papers and diary

Call Number: RH MS 19
Overview Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.
Dates: 1839 - 1912

John A. Halderman correspondence and documents

Call Number: RH MS P57
Overview Halderman was private secretary to A. H. Reeder, 1st governor of Kansas Territory. The letters deal with early Kansas Territory and State politics and government, land values and taxes, and some personal affairs.
Dates: 1854 - 1894

John Bayless papers

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

Letter from Sara T. D. Robinson, Oakridge (Lawrence, Kansas), to Professor and Mrs. Charles G. Dunlap

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P610
Overview This letter from Sara T. D. Robinson (widow of Kansas Governor Charles Robinson), March 5, 1902, accompanies her transmittal of a copy of her husband's book, The Kansas Conflict, to Professor and Mrs. Charles Graham Dunlap of Lawrence, Kansas. Mrs. Robinson conveys supplementary information regarding communications between Secretary Frederick P. Stanton and her husband pursuant to Governor Robinson's refusal to confer commissions recommended by U.S. Senator...
Dates: March 5, 1902

Letter to Mrs. Wilder S. Metcalf, Lawrence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P44
Overview Discusses Judge Smith's nomination for governor under the Lecompton constitution.
Dates: between 1900 and 1914

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

Letter to Thomas Sherwood

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P152
Overview Letter addressed to "Friend Woodward", dated Squaws Leg City which discusses territorial legislature at Pawnee; describes incident between Stringfellow and Reeder
Dates: July 5, 1855

Letter to William Pierce, 1854

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P481
Overview Letter written by C.C. Andrews in Fort Leavenworth to his friend, William Pierce.
Dates: September 11, 1854

Memoir of early days in Kansas

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS 128
Overview Eldridge was active in the efforts to make Kansas Territory a free state. Formerly a Democrat, Eldridge joined the Kansas delegation at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Memoir of early days in Kansas, miscellaneous stock certificates, and account sheets, 1859-1898.
Dates: 1859 - 1898

Original typescript of Bleeding Kansas.

Call Number: RH MS 30
Overview Editor's copy of the manuscript, "Bleeding Kansas",
Dates: 1954

W.B. Spaulding letter to D. P. [Daniel Peterson] Woodbury

Call Number: RH MS P784
Overview This 2-page letter from W.B. Spaulding of Quincy, Illinois to his friend Daniel Peterson Woodbury of Weare, New Hampshire contains the writer's assessment of the Lecompton Constitution, framed in Lecompton, Kansas in 1857 by pro-slavery advocates for purposes of Kansas Statehood. Spaulding's views address President James Buchanan's support of the Lecompton Constitution and the resulting impact on Territorial Kansas and on the Buchanan presidency. Included is a letter with explanatory background...
Dates: April 17, 1858; accompanying background letter, April 10, 1974

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Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864 3
Bayless, John, 1834?-1873 2
Irvin, S. M. (Samuel Mcleary), 1812- 2
Acme Manganese Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Andrews, C. C. 1
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Boss of the Bay Mining Company 1
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875 1
Choctaw Nation 1
Cox, S. S., active 1859 1
Cummings, A. 1
Delaware Tribe of Indians 1
Delmonte Consolidated Mining Company (Leadville, Colo.) (Leadville, Colo.) 1
Democratic Party (Calif.) 1
Democratic Party (Kan.) 1
Denver, James William, 1817-1892 1
Denver, James William, 1863-1898 1
Denver, Louisa 1
Denver, Mary Louise 1
Dunlap, Charles Graham 1
Eldridge family. 1
Eldridge, Shalor Winchell, 1816-1899 1
Elliott, Robert Gaston 1
Gleed, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1856-1920 1
Halderman, John Adams, 1833-1908 1
Harris, Doris 1
Highland Academy (Highland, Kan.) 1
Iowa Point Hotel Company (Iowa Point, Kan.) 1
Manhattan and San Juan Silver Mining Company 1
Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864 1
Metcalf, Mary Crosier, -1914 1
Mix, Charles E. 1
New England Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Nichols, Alice, 1905-1969 1
Parrott, Marcus J. (Marcus Junius), 1828-1879 1
Riverside Tunnel and Mining Company 1
Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 1
Rogue River Tribe 1
Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877 1
Sherwood, Thomas, active 1855 1
Smith, George W. , 1806-1878 1
Spaulding, W. B. 1
Stringfellow, B. F. (Benjamin F.), -1891 1
Susquehanna Western Emigration Company (Kirkwood, N.Y.) 1
Taylor, William, active 1859 1
Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885 1
Tovey, Robert Atkins 1
Uncompahgne Mining Company 1
United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Great Nemaha Agency 1
Vanderslice, Daniel, 1799-1889 1
Walker, Robert John, 1909- 1
Walsh, Hugh S. 1
Whitfield, J. W. 1
Williams, Katharine, 1861-1937 1
Woodbury, Daniel Peterson, 1827-1913 1
Woodbury, Dorcas L., 1907-1980 1
Woodward, Frederica Bullene 1
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