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Cyrus K. Holliday wrote to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, where he had stopped on his way to visit Governor Andrew H. Reeder at the Shawnee Indian Mission. Holliday hoped to make the growing Topeka the capital of Kansas Territory. In Lawrence, a hotel keeper had died and George W. Brown, editor of the Herald of Freedom, was ill. Despite mail-delaying winter storms further east, the weather continued mildly. Holliday described his financial investments and requested money for his trip to Meadville, more urgent as the birth of their first child approached.

Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: February 11, 1855

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Item Number: 2748
Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Coll. #386 Box 1 Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2748

Business and Industry - Lodging - Hotels
Business and Industry - Media/Communications - Newspaper - Herald of Freedom
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Entrepreneur
Collections - Manuscript - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz
Community Life - Community services - Economic development
Community Life - Town development
Date - 1854-1860 - 1855
Environment - Weather - Storms - Snow and blizzards
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 - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Governors - Reeder, Andrew H
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Children
Home and Family - Daily life - Health and Hygiene
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Home and Family - Family parties and reunions - Birthdays
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - American Indians - Missions - Shawnee Methodist Mission
People - American Indians - Tribes - Shawnee
People - Children
People - Notable Kansans - Brown, George Washington
People - Notable Kansans - Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
People - Notable Kansans - Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Historic sites - Shawnee Indian Mission
Places - Other States - Pennsylvania
Places - Other States - Pennsylvania - Meadville
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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