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Kansas -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Records:

Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius papers

Call Number: RH MS 153

Transcripts of the diaries kept by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius documenting his surveys of the Red River, January 10, 1876 to January 24, 1876, and April 25, 1876 to June 30, 1876. The collection also includes the original diary of the second survey, a biography of Ado Hunnius, and two tintypes and print copies of Hunnius and his guide Billy Dixon.

Dates: 1876

Clipping books

Call Number: RH MS E105

Diary of Thomas J. Allen

Call Number: RH MS C84

Thomas J. Allen recorded his daily life, personal reflections, and some references to his occupation as a printer in this diary kept from 1854-1858. During this period, Allen lived in southern Wisconsin, Kansas Territory, and Ohio. Included in this diary is Allen's description of his travel to Kansas Territory via the Missouri River, beginning in St. Louis, through Kansas City, and ending in Wyandot (Wyandotte).

Dates: 1854-1858

Esther Clark Hill papers

Call Number: RH MS 85

Esther Mary Clark was born December 3, 1876 in a log cabin southeast of Chanute, Kansas. This collection consists of correspondence, poems, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1907 - 1914

James Findley Harrison diaries

Call Number: RH MS A7

Two diaries handwritten by James Findley Harrison in the mid and late 1860s. They give descriptions of his travels and eventual settling in Linn County, Kansas.

Dates: 1866 - 1870

John Brown letters

Call Number: RH MS P2

This collection consists of four letters from abolitionist John Brown.

Dates: 1856, 1859

Journal and correspondence.

Call Number: RH MS P60
Scope and Contents

Contains 15 letters from Harris' son, Andrew W. Harris, and one letter from Stephen Spear, both serving in the 8th Kansas Regiment during the Civil War.

Dates: 1855 - 1865

Lathrop Bullene family papers

Call Number: RH MS VLT A1
Overview Diary, January 17, 1857 to April 12, 1857; with a partial address and account book, circa 1854-1857? Account of Lathrop Bullene's journey to Lawrence in the Kansas Territory, starting from Richmond, Illinois. Various addressees, accounting notations, and itineraries are written at the front and near the end of the diary. The collection also includes a telegram sent by W.M. Johnson to Bullene after Quantrill's raid, reassuring Bullene that his family was safe, as well as Bullene's son William...
Dates: January 17, 1857-April 12, 1857; between 1854-1857; August 22, 1863; 1925

Letter to S. S. Cox from William Taylor

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P161

Letter to S.S. Cox dated Leavenworth, K.T. which discusses the Kansas constitution and lack of border incidents. Also dDescribes Kansas landscape.

Dates: July 31, 1859

Robert Atkins Tovey, Senior collection

Call Number: RH MS P185

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

Ronald D. Russell papers

Call Number: RH MS 1210

The Ronald D. Russell collection was assembled from 1952-2003 by Ronald D. Russell with the intent of donating the collection to the University of Kansas. The correspondence and date books in the collection pertain to Russell family affairs, day to day events, and topics on local, national and world events.

Dates: 1952 - 2003

Selections from Sarah Lindsey's Memorandum

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS E132

Selections from memorandum made by Sarah Lindsey whilst accompanying her husband, Robert Lindsey, on a religious visit to friends and others in the western hemisphere in 1858. -- Lawrence, Kan. : Watson Library, 1943.

Dates: 1943

Thomas Russell letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P139

Letter to "Dear father and mother". Describes arrival in Kansas.

Dates: between 1850 and 1859