Leavenworth (Kan.) -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 records:
Call Number: RH MS P395
Overview 2 academic papers by Debora K. Brown.
Call Number: RH MS 555
Overview Colonel Daniel Read Anthony and Paul Egbert Havens were leading businessmen and public officials in the early history of Leavenworth, Kansas. Their families intersected through the 1897 marriage of Anthony's son, Daniel Read Anthony, Jr., and Havens' daughter Elizabeth. The Anthony collection consists primarily of career papers of Colonel Anthony, his son, and his grandson, Daniel Read Anthony III. The Havens papers are comprised largely of personal family correspondence.
Dates: 1837 - 1986
Clippings regarding the early settlement of the city and county of Leavenworth and of early Kansas governors
Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS C66
Overview Clippings, 1889-90, published in the Leavenworth Advertiser and Western Life, successor to the Leavenworth Advertiser.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined
Call Number: RH MS P830
Overview This six-page letter was written in the spring of 1874 from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by Ella Dewey Woart, daughter of John Woart, post chaplain at the fort. Having arrived at Fort Leavenworth with her parents the previous fall, Ella writes to her grandmother, describing the appearance of the fort, her family's quarters, her father's work, and the inhabitants at the fort and in the nearby town of Leavenworth.
Dates: May 19, 1874
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?
Call Number: RH MS P857
Overview This transcript of the diary of Methodist Episcopal minister George W. Paddock chronicles his journey from New York State to Kansas Territory in 1857 and his traveling ministry in the territory to 1861. Transcribed from Paddock's 149-page diary in holdings of the Kansas State Historical Society, it contains his descriptions of frontier life, the settlers and Native Americans to whom he preached, the many settlements which he visited, and hostilities in the territory's free-state conflict. ...
Dates: 1857-1861, 1901
Call Number: RH MS P813
Overview Josephine A. Few's grandfather, Dr. Samuel F. Few, emigrated from Virginia to Kansas Territory's town of Leavenworth in the early 1850s. These family papers contain several of his printed invitations to Leavenworth social events, a news clipping regarding the Few family farm near Leavenworth, and a letter from University of Kansas Professor E. H. S. Bailey regarding the water quality of the farm's mineral springs. Included are Josephine Few's descriptions of Dr. Few's ancestry and his life in...
Dates: 1868 - 1958
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
Call Number: RH MS P614
Overview A collection of seventeen letters written to the banking firm of Hussey, Dahler & Company from Leavenworth, Kansas businesses (primarily those engaged in banking and insurance), 1867-1870.
Dates: 1867 - 1870
Call Number: RH MS 27
Overview Humphrey was governor of Kansas, 1888-1892. This collection of correspondence and documents, which is arranged chronologically, covers the period from 1872 to 1906.
Dates: 1872 - 1906
Call Number: RH MS 49
Overview Business forms and legal documents related to business and professional interests of Arthur B. Havens, a real estate broker and collection agent in the early history of Leavenworth, Kansas. The papers include documents of the Kansas Immigration Society and communications from Leavenworth newspaperman Daniel Read Anthony and from Isaac Peckham Christiancy, a former Michigan senator and supreme court justice.
Dates: 1844 - 1911
Call Number: RH MS 802
Overview These family papers, which date chiefly from the early 1840s through the 1860s, emanated from the family line of the Reverend Stephen Pillsbury and his wife Lavinia (Hobart) Pillsbury of New Hampshire. Comprising the bulk of the collection is Lavinia Pillsbury's correspondence with her adult children and their correspondence with each other--several of whom were early Kansas settlers. Included are typed memoirs of their son Leonard Hobart Pillsbury, who fought in several major battles of the...
Dates: 1805 - 1924