Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister - Page
Text Version

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

In this, his first extant letter from Kansas Territory, Oscar Learnard wrote his parents and sister in Vermont that Lawrence was now his "distant and strangely romantic retreat." This letter recorded Learnard's early impressions of "unfortunate abused Kansas." The situation was bad, but the reality of "Kansas affairs" was being distorted in the Eastern press. Learnard made reference to the bogus laws, the Free State movement, and the anticipated congressional investigation.

Creator: Learnard, Oscar E.
Date: April 6, 1856

Bookbag Text Version Share Print

Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister - p. 1Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister - p. 2Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister - p. 3Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister - p. 4

Oscar E. Learnard to his parents and sister - p. 1

Item Number: 3345
Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Coll. #415 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3345

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.