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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

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

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

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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