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Letters received by Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, known by most as the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett moved to Kansas in 1878 and lived in a dugout near Concordia, Kansas. In 1887, Corbett was given the position of assistant doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka. However, when he brandished his pistol during a session of the legislative that same year, he was arrested and sent to the Topeka Asylum for the Insane.
Item Number: 307433
Call Number: Boston Corbett Coll. #318, Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307433
Collections - Manuscript - Corbett, Boston
Date - 1861-1869
Date - 1870s
Date - 1880s
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crimes - Murders
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Lincoln, Abraham
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Correspondence
People - Notable Kansans - Corbett, Boston, b. 1832
Places - Cities and towns - Concordia
Places - Counties - Cloud
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters