Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century
Found in 13 Records:
The Barber family is discussed, and special mention is made of one Thomas Barber, who was murdered in Lawrence. His story is recounted in a fictional work entitled, The Surveyor by Truman Nelson, a book about John Brown.
The collection contains 34 letters written by Marcus Junius Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members. The letters date from April 7, 1851 to April 28, 1862, and are arranged chronologically. Also included in the collection 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.
The Elliott family papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and memorabilia from a family that settled in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas soon after it opened for Euro-American settlement in 1854.
Historic Places in the vicinity of Lawrence, a talk given for Kansas Day program, at Round Table Women's Club, and to Kanwaka Women's Literary Society
Places mentioned in the talk include Hickory Point, Black Jack, Franklin, Fort Saunders, Fort Titus and Lecompton, Kansas.
The accounts in this collection relate to Reuben Randlett's experiences in the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas; his activities as a spy among the raiders; the Battle of Black Jack; the dissolution of the Free State legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856; and Randlett's captivity by William C. Quantrill in 1862. The collection also includes a photograph of Randlett.
A letter and photocopy from James Agnew Finley to his sister.
This collection of letters was apparently written by two sisters living in Lawrence from 1859 to sometime after 1863. The letters are written to their mother and brother who lived in Westinfield, Connecticut, and concern events in Lawrence prior to and during the Civil War.
This collection of papers primarily contains Kansan John L. Kilworth's incoming business correspondence, as well as materials from his schooling at the Lawrence Business College.
This collection consists of letters and notes from Samuel F. Tappan sent to William E. Connelley regarding Tappan's involvement with and recollection of the territorial border wars in Kansas. The letters were written a half-century after the fact.
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.
Memorandum of agreements made with certain parties by the Lawrence Bridge Company, 1864-1866.
This collection contains photographs of the Savage and Alford families of Lawrence, Kansas, as well as photographs of individuals from the Gilett, Cady, and Hauscomb families. Many of the images are portraits taken at Lawrence-based studios, but there are also more informal shots and images of the Savage family home in Douglas County. Most of the photographs are undated.