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Documents about the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's work to bring Mennonites and other immigrant groups to settle on railroad land in Kansas. Seven documents are included: (1) Reminiscences of foreign immigration work, address by C. B. Schmidt at the Fourth Annual Convention of the Colorado State Realty Association held at Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 20 to 23, 1905; (2) Mennonites were lured to Kansas by shrewd immigration agents, article by Cecil Howes from the "Kansas City Times" Nov. 24, 1939; (3) A. L. Johnson's letter to Thos. Nickerson dated August 10, 1876, advising that the Mennonites who arrived in Kansas with Bishop Goddert are looking for land; (4) What has been done for the State to induce immigration - the results of the work of the A.T.&S.F. Railroad Co., and how a continued effort is made useless by an obnoxious prohibition law and its chief promoter, the State's own governor, from the "Topeka Commonwealth" by C. B. Schmidt, Gen'l European Agt., A.T.&S.F. R.R., July 23, 1881; (5) Kansas City, Topeka, Land Grant, Hutchinson to Dodge City, excerpts from "Die Santa Fe Und Sud-Pacific Bahn In Nord America" by Robert von Schlaginweit, Cologne, Germany, 1884; (6) Description of the Swedish settlement, Pawnee Rock, in the upper Arkansas Valley in Southwestern Kansas of the United States, by C. B. Schmidt; (7) Descriptive data relating to the Atchison land grant, brochure with map issued by the Land Commissioner of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, 1893.

Creator: Schmidt, C. B.
Date: 1876-1939

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Reminiscences of foreign immigration work by C. B. Schmidt and others - Front cover

Item Number: 317209
Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 789, Box 907.3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 317209

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