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Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 records:

Clipping scrapbooks compiled by Sara Robinson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E67
Scope and Contents

These clippings were collected by Sara Robinson, Charles Robinson's wife. The clippings treat the lives of Charles Robinson, John Brown, James H. Lane, and numerous others prominent in Kansas history. There is biographical information about Lawrence residents, local and regional history.

Dates: 1857 - 1894

Newspaper clippings regarding James Henry Lane

 Collection — Volume 1-2
Call Number: RH MS E85
Overview

These volumes are compilations by members of the Watson Library staff of newspaper clippings dated 1861-1959 about James Lane and his descendants.

Dates: 1939 - 1952

Old Sacramento; an account of the cannon reputed to have fired the first shot against slavery

 Collection — Volume 1-2
Call Number: RH MS D29
Overview

This is an account of the artillery piece originally captured by Col. Alexander Doniphan during the Mexican War. The cannon is reputed to have "fired the first shot" against slavery as well as in support of the cause. It is now on permanent deposit with the Douglas County Historical Society, Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1935

Papers of Charles Robinson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 38
Overview

The collection of correspondence, documents, and addresses of Charles Robinson, housed in the Kansas Collection, is mainly from the period 1854 to 1861. Robinson was a resident agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company and an advocate for the Free State, anti-slavery cause. There are items on the founding of the University of Kansas. There are also letters from Mrs. Robinson to F. W. Blackmar, the biographer of Governor Robinson.

Dates: 1836 - 1911