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Portrait of Eli Thayer, 1819-1899, who in 1853-54 was a representative in the Massachusetts legislature and while there, originated and organized the New England Emigrant Aid Company. He worked to combine the northern states in support of his plan to send antislavery settlers into Kansas. Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, and Ossawatomie, Kansas, were settled under the auspices of his company.

Date: Between 1880 and 1885

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Item Number: 338
Call Number: B Thayer, Eli *4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 338

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