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Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 44 records:

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

Letter from David Sterrett (Sterrettania, Erie County, Penn.) to his son Innis

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P612
Overview An 1856 letter from Sterrettania, Pennsylvania resident David Sterrett to his son Innis (David Brice Innis Sterrett), containing news of his other sons, including Andrew Jackson Sterrett of Leavenworth (Kansas Territory).
Dates: November 13, 1856

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

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: RH MS P610]
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 Captain Grover from Captain Sircoxy

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P828
Overview This letter, dated November 3, 1857, is from Delaware Chief John Sarcoxie (signed "Sircoxy" in the letter) to Joel Grover, a free-state loyalist of Kansas Territory whose property in the town of Lawrence was a station on the Underground Railroad. Citing their prior contract, the Delaware chief asks for Grover's payment of $600 to the Delaware Nation as agreed upon completion of the Quindaro Road (a stage road from the Underground Railroad town of Quindaro, Kansas to Lawrence, completed in...
Dates: November 3, 1857

Lewis Timothy Litchfield papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS VLT B6
Overview This collection includes Lewis Timothy Litchfield's diary, 1854-1855, containing an account of his trip and settlement in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the second Emigrant Aid party, and a certificate presented to Litchfield from his English study at Cambridge High School in Massachusetts.
Dates: 1854 - 1855

Manuscript with editorial markings of Governor Charles Robinson of Kansas

 Collection — Box 1
Call Number: RH MS 204
Overview Manuscript for Governor Charles Robinson of Kansas, by Don W. Wilson, with editorial markings. Published by the University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, in 1975.
Dates: 1975

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

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

Original typescript of Bleeding Kansas.

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

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

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

Pioneer life in Kansas

 Collection — Folders 1-2
Call Number: RH MS P114
Overview This collection consists of a single, three-page typescript reminiscence by Caroline Updegraff Parker, relating the experiences of her brother William W. Updegraff and her own family in Osawatomie, Kansas from 1855 to 1869, as well as a photograph of her brother William later in his life.
Dates: [between 1875-1910]

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

Statement regarding Kansas history in 1856 and later

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P142
Overview Relates experiences with John Brown at the Battle of Black Jack and other events from May to August of 1856 including disbanding the Free State Legislature on July 4. A short character sketch of Roe is included.
Dates: May 20, 1925

The weakness of Kansas Claims Associations: a ramification of their protectiveness

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P99
Overview Paper presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Seminar American History 306. Includes bibliography.
Dates: 1959

True history of the Kansas wars

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS D204
Scope and Contents True history of the Kansas wars: and their origin, progress and incidents.../ By 0. N. Merrill; illustrated with beautifully-colored engravings; also a portrait of the author.--Cincinnati: J. R. Telfer, 1856.
Dates: 1856

William Clarke Quantrill correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 75
Overview This collection includes letters from William Clarke Quantrill to his mother, Caroline Clarke Quantrill, preceding and up to the raid of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of William W. Scott, editor of the Iron Valley Reporter and friend of Mrs. Quantrill, who attempted to help Mrs. Quantrill obtain the truth about her son. This correspondence consists of letters between Scott and people who allegedly had known...
Dates: 1855 - 1906