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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
Item Number: 338
Call Number: B Thayer, Eli *4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 338
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - New England Emigrant Aid Company
Date - 1880s
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery - Abolition
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable People - Thayer, Eli, 1819-1899
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Photographs