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This testimony of James Holmes is a portion of the Journal of Investigations in Kansas, a collection of personal stories recorded by Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. Mr. Holmes had studied agricultural chemistry before entering Kansas Territory, and his initial reason for emigrating was his desire to undertake agricultural experiments. He had also intended to join with Clubbs Vegetarian Settlement, which was located on the Neosho River near the north line of the Osage Reserve. He goes into detail about the Neosho valley and its vegetation, mineral deposits, etc. The rest of his account deals with his involvement in the free state militia and his role in defending Osawatomie.

Creator: Hyatt, Thaddeus
Date: December 8, 1856

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Item Number: 2593
Call Number: Thaddeus Hyatt Coll. #401 Box 1 Folder 5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2593

Agriculture - Crops
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Farmers
Business and Industry - Services - Real estate
Collections - Manuscript - Hyatt, Thaddeus
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Charitable - Relief - Kansas National Committee
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Environment - Natural resources
Environment - Weather - Droughts
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Land
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - American Indians - American Indian Movement
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Daily life - Farm chores
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Service - Militias
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Journal
People - American Indians - Indian lands
People - American Indians - Tribes - Osage
People - Notable People - Brown, John, 1800-1859
People - Notable People - Clubb, Henry S., 1827-1922
People - Notable People - Hyatt, Thaddeus
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Osawatomie
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Miami
Places - Other States - Missouri
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Places - Regions - Neosho Valley
Places - Rivers - Neosho
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Journal

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