Lawrence (Kan.) -- History
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Petition for [charter for] the city of Lawrence, February 12th, 1857, to the Legislative assembly for the territory of Kansas ... Lawrence, Kansas.
Petition to "the Honorable Members of the Legislature of the State of Kansas", Lawrence, February 15, 1869. Signed by "citizens and property holders of Douglas County, Kansas". Petition for an act of the legislature to allow the Douglas County Commissioners to build a dam across the Kansas River at Lawrence.
William Priestly and his wife, Ellen, settled in Lawrence, Kansas area in the early 1870s; together they had nine children. This collection contains family correspondence from 1890-1920, and some personal records, including Civil War quartermaster reports filed by William Priestly.
A certificate showing the weight of G. W. Berry's wagonload as officially weighed at Lawrence, Kansas by N.C.W. Sillett on June 13, 1867. On the reverse are brief handwritten notes for "Diamond Springs Station," a campsite on the Santa Fe Trail, as well as names and apparent directional information.
Reminiscences of Quantrill's raid upon the city of Lawrence, Kansas, thrilling narratives by living eye witnesses. Kansas City, Missouri, Isaac P. Moore, Printer and binder. Compiled and arranged by John C. Shea, the letters were originally written for the Chicago Times.
Margaret Thompson Henderson was born in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1905. Her 91-page scrapbook of news clippings from the early 1900s chronicles notable people, places and events in the history of Kansas, the Lawrence community, and the University of Kansas. Included are published poems, biographies, and obituaries of famous Kansans.
Sound recordings and photographic negatives of racial and student disturbances in Lawrence, Kansas, March, 1970 - May, 1970 recorded by Dennis Embry and Brian W. Miller.
This collection includes files on Lawrence, Kansas, and general Kansas subjects. It was compiled and maintained at the Lawrence Public Library Osma (Local History) Room.
These papers of Dr. Sylvester B. Prentiss, an early Lawrence, Kansas settler, contain handwritten autobiographical and biographical sketches of Dr. Prentiss and his second wife, Mary (Converse) Prentiss, as well as a portrait of Dr. Prentiss. Also included are news articles featuring reminiscences of early Lawrence and of the Coal Creek Library at Vinland, Kansas by Dr. Prentiss's third wife, Annie (Soule) Prentiss, who emigrated to Lawrence in 1855.
Carbon copy of a paper read before the Daughters of the American Revolution, February 17, 1933, by Hannah P. Oliver, Associate Professor of Latin, 1890, at the University of Kansas.
The content includes discussions of early Lawrence history and the following markers identified by location and description (see Container List).
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.
This volume, which is divided into 3 parts, provides information concerning the development and popularity of the rural cemetery movement (or "garden cemetery movement"); the history of Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas; and the relationship between Oak Hill and the rural cemetery movement.
Includes biography of John Christie Archibald who was among the first party of settlers to arrive in Lawrence.
Who killed our son? ; an account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of Harry Nicholas Rice
"Who Killed Our Son?" by Esther Christianson Rice is her account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of her son, University of Kansas student Harry Nicholas Rice, who was a victim of gunfire near the Lawrence campus on July 20, 1970.
Letter addressed to "my dear Appleton", dated Milton, Massachusetts, October 15, 1940. The letter discusses the founding of Lawrence, and the naming of the town.