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Episodes in Kansas history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P27
Overview

Episodes in Kansas history; three incidents included in The Gun and the Gospel. Lawrence? ca. 1896?

Dates: approximately 1896?

John Brown letters

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P2
Overview

This collection consists of four letters from abolitionist John Brown.

Dates: 1856, 1859

Letter addressed to Charles Kellogg, Topeka

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P73
Overview

The letter concerns personal real estate transactions and troubles along the Missouri-Kansas border between free state and pro-slavery partisans. Letter is written on back page of "Appeal of Kansas to the voters of the Free States" dated Topeka, July 4, 1856. This printed appeal concerns the contested election of 1856 and an appeal for Kansas to join the Union as a free state.

Dates: August 6, 1856

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

Robert Atkins Tovey, Senior collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P185
Overview

This collection includes letters written by Tovey to his wife Eliza, as well as a manuscript of Tovey's life in the Kansas Territory intended to help possible emigrants to the territory.

Dates: January 23 - December 17, 1854; approximately 1856

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

 Collection
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...
Dates: April 17, 1858; accompanying background letter, April 10, 1974

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