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Governor Thomas Osborn immigration received correspondence

Governor Thomas Osborn immigration received correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1876
Governor Thomas Osborn compiled this series of correspondence on immigration issues from letters received while in office from 1873-1877. The letters address many aspects of immigration including the appointment of commissioners; immigration promotion; foreign immigration from Scotland, France, Wales, Europe in general, the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), and Germany. Domestic immigration is also addressed concerning immigrants from New England, Louisiana, and Tennessee (early Exodusters); and Indian lands.

Map of foreign settlements in Kansas

Map of foreign settlements in Kansas
Creator: Carruth, William Herbert, 1859-1924
Date: 1894
W. H. Carruth compiled this map of foreign settlements in Kansas. The map is included in the Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Vol. XIV. It shows the locations of foreign settlements of Germans (including Russian Mennonites); Scandinavians; French and Italians; Irish, Welsh and Scotch; and Bohemians and Hungarians.

Mary Elizabeth Murray Clyens

Mary Elizabeth Murray Clyens
Date: Between 1870s and 1890s
This sepia colored photograph shows Mary Elizabeth Murray Clyens, the mother of Populist reformer, Mary Elizabeth Lease. Clyens, an accomplished scholar and descendent of the Scottish Clan of Moray, arrived in America in June 1849, with her husband Joseph P. Clyens and two of their five children from Liverpool, England. The family eventually farmed in the Allegheny mountains of Pennsylvania.

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