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Lawrence Massacre, Lawrence, Kan., 1863

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 records:

Account of killing of Larkin Milton Skaggs, a Quantrill raider

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P118
Overview Account of eye witness J. M. Henry of Lawrence who saw the killing of Skaggs; gives circumstantial account of capture and execution of Quantrill sic] raider.
Dates: 1915

Collection of George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry materials

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P132
Overview Biography of George Ellis written in 1953 by Howard C. Raynesford titled George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry. Ellis served as Lieutenant in the Kansas Infantry during the Civil War and was killed in battle. Ellis County and the town of Ellis in Kansas was named in his honor. Also included is a genealogy of the Ellis family, a photograph, and a photocopy of his military commission. Raynesford also gives a brief account of the...
Dates: 1862, 1953

Davis family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 817
Overview This collection, dating from 1880 to 1984, contains manuscript and published accounts of the family line of Hesper, Kansas pioneers Samuel Hunt Davis (1848-1938) and his wife Emma Stubbs Davis (1855-1942), whose Quaker family siblings and descendants figured prominently in the early history of Kansas, including the founding of Friends University at Wichita. Many of the accounts are written by the collection's donor, Mildred Davis Watson, a daughter of Samuel and Emma Davis and a long-time...
Dates: 1880 - 1984

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 84
Overview The Douglas County Historical Society was organized in 1933 by a group headed by Professor F. N. Raymond of the University of Kansas. This collection consists of manuscript and printed materials from a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the history of Douglas County, Kansas, from its territorial settlment period of the 1850s through much of the 20th century, deposited by the Douglas County Historical Society with the Spencer Research Library.
Dates: approximately 1789-1980s

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P429
Overview Edward Fitch came to Kansas in 1855 as a representative of the New England Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. This collection consist of letters of Sarah Fitch, Otis Wilmarth, Sarah's father, and also a short family history written by Sarah's daughter.
Dates: 1854-1870, 1928.

Elliott family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 338
Overview 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.
Dates: 1838 - 1976

Freeman Collection of Hesper, Kansas history records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 979
Overview This collection contains various histories of the community of Hesper in Douglas County, Kansas. Included are histories of the Hesper Academy and the Hesper Friends Church, as well as biographies of Davis family members who were early Hesper settlers and witnesses to William Quantrill's August 1863 raid on the nearby town of Lawrence.
Dates: 1912 - 1977

G. W. Paddock diary transcript

 Collection
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

Manuscript, "A Night of Terror"

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P241
Overview A night of terror. The recounting of events told by the widow of Duncan Allison, concerning Quantrill's Raid.
Dates: 1863

Newspaper clippings regarding Quantrill

 Collection — Volume 1-2
Call Number: RH MS E170
Overview Two volumes of mounted newspaper clippings collected by Watson Library staff from numerous publications circa 1863-1963, on the life of William Clark Quantrill and the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. Volume one contains newspaper articles on the James brothers, Frank and Jesse and volume two contains articles on survivors and reunions of the Raid on Lawrence
Dates: 1945 - 1952

Quantrill's raid reminiscence

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P467
Scope and Contents This is the reminiscence of R.H. Miller about Quantrill's raid, involving his house at 1101 E. 19th Street in Lawrence, Kansas. It was written by William Miller in 1913.
Dates: 1913

Richard B. Sheridan papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1468
Overview The Richard B. Sheridan collection contains correspondence, academic writings (both of Dr. Sheridan and other authors), newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, and University of Kansas course-related materials during his time as a professor at KU. A majority of the collection is centered around Dr. Sheridan's written works.
Dates: 1906 - 2005

Scrapbooks

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E77
Scope and Contents The scrapbooks treat the history of Lawrence and the University of Kansas in general. Some of the clippings are obituaries of local residents, or local current events, e.g, the demonstrations by the Lawrence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1963.
Dates: 1949-1965

Telegram from W.M. Johnson to Lathrop Bullene

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS P3
Overview Telegram informing Lathrop Bullene of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence and of the safety of his house and friends. Dated Leavenworth, Kansas, August 22, 1863, to Lathrop Bullene, New York, in care of Chaflin Mellen and Co.
Dates: August 22, 1863

Thomas Carney correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P299
Overview The collection contents include correspondence written to and from Governor Carney.
Dates: 1862-1865, 1874

Thomas Carney family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH VLT MS 1161
Overview Thomas A. Carney, 1824-1888, served as the second governor of the state of Kansas, and subsequently as the mayor of Leavenworth. The papers also include those of family members, especially his wife Rebecca Ann Canaday Carney. Their five sons were Edwin LeRoy, William Ware, Harry Canaday, Charles Thomas, and Frankie (died in infancy). There is correspondence, newspaper articles, mining certificates, land documents, speeches, and political memorabilia of the time.
Dates: 1832 - 1938

Typescript, "Quantrill's raid and its effects"

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P4
Overview Quantrill's raid and its effects. Address written for and delivered before judges and a committee of the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas for the Quantrill's Raid Contest, January 28, 1932. [Lawrence?] 1933.
Dates: January 28, 1932

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

William H. H. Whitney diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P780
Overview The 1865 diary of Lawrence, Kansas resident William H. H. Whitney, a twenty-five year old Civil War veteran of Vermont's 13th Infantry Regiment, chronicles his activities as a recent emigrant to Lawrence with his wife and young son. Whitney's many entries describe the weather, his work and social activities, the birth of his second son, and local events. Entries of special note include the 1865 sighting and capture of a participant in William Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre of 1863, a Lawrence...
Dates: diary entries: 1865; certificate: 1911