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"'Jap' Coberly," drawing by Myron A. Waterman

"'Jap' Coberly," drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: between 1890 and 1893
Pencil sketch of Jasper "Jap" Coberly (1845-1906) by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937). Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas. Coberly was a long-time resident of Fort Scott.


Abbie Bright miscellaneous items

Abbie Bright miscellaneous items
Creator: Bright, Abbie, 1848-1926
Date: 1870-1878
These documents comprise the miscellaneous series in the Abbie Bright collection. The series includes an undated drawing of the camp of the Fifteenth Regiment on Elk Fork; notes of W[illiam] Ross dated 1870 on frontier life in Kansas; and an 1878 land patent written out by J. A. Williamson, Washington, DC, to the late Philip Bright.


Achilles B. Wade

Achilles B. Wade
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
A portrait of Achilles B. Wade, a member of the first Legislative Council of Kansas Territory, known as the 'bogus' legislature.


Adolphus Dauphin Thompson

Adolphus Dauphin Thompson
Creator: Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: 1859
Sketch of Adolphus Thompson for illustration in Richard Hinton's book; John Brown and His Men. He was killed at Harpers Ferry. Two of his siblings were married to Brown's children.


Albert Hazlett

Albert Hazlett
Creator: Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: 1859
A pen and ink drawing of Albert Hazlett, who was one of John Brown's men. It was used as an illustration in Richard J. Hinton's book, John Brown and His Men.


Barclay Coppoc

Barclay Coppoc
Creator: Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: 1859
A pen and ink drawing of Barclay Coppoc used as an illustration in Richard J. Hinton's book John Brown and His men. Coppoc escaped from Harpers Ferry.


Buffalo Spring Ranch

Buffalo Spring Ranch
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 13, 1876
This pencil sketch of the "Buffalo Spring Ranch, Indian Territory, as seen from the north east" is taken form the Ado Hunnius diary.


Burnett's Mound

Burnett's Mound
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
A drawing of Burnett's Mound, Topeka, originally called Webster's Mound and possibly known as Knox's Mound.


Caldwell, Kansas

Caldwell, Kansas
Date: 1876
This pencil sketch of Caldwell, Kansas is taken from the Ado Hunnius dirary and depicts the Caldwell House Hotel from the north east end of the street.


Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary

Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 10 - 24, 1876
Carl J. A. "Ado" Hunnius kept this diary while visiting the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Indian Territory. The diary contains detailed information about the trip and sketches (drawn illustrations) of some of the things he saw during the course of his travels. A complete transcription is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Cartoon drawing

Cartoon drawing
Creator: Maguire, Gregory
Date: 2010
Drawing of the character Elphaba (a.k.a., The Wicked Witch of the West) rendered by Gregory Maguire. Elphaba appears in the novel entitled "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West," which was written by Maguire. He created this drawing in September 2010. That year, a member of the Library/Archives staff contacted the author to see if he would donate materials from the book or musical to the Kansas Historical Society. Maguire believed he had nothing of interest to donate, so he created this drawing of Elphaba, the main character of his novel, specifically for the society.


Cattle swimming a river

Cattle swimming a river
Date: Between 1870 and 1899
This black and white photograph shows an illustration of cattle swimming the Arkansas River at Wichita, Kansas.


Charles Plummer Tidd

Charles Plummer Tidd
Creator: Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: 1859
A pen and ink sketch of Charles Plummer Tidd used as an illustration in Hinton's book, John Brown and His Men. Tidd, a John Brown follower, escaped the Harpers Ferry raid and returned to Kansas.


Cheyenne Agency, Indian Territory

Cheyenne Agency, Indian Territory
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 16, 1876
This pencil sketch of the New Post of Cheyenne Agency, Indian Territory, is taken from the Ado Hunnius diary and depicts the post from "east of square." The drawing shows the post trader, C. S. store house, Adj. office, Q.M.[x]. House, and stables.


Cheyenne Indian drawing

Cheyenne Indian drawing
Creator: Northern Cheyenne
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This is a colored pencil drawing created by a Cheyenne Indian, possibly Wild Hog. The drawings may be related to the 1878 escape of a band of Northern Cheyenne from Indian Territory and their attempt to return to their homeland north of Kansas. The incident is commonly known as the Dull Knife raid and is regarded as the last major conflict between whites and Indians in Kansas.


Cheyenne Indian drawing

Cheyenne Indian drawing
Creator: Northern Cheyenne
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This is a colored pencil drawing created by a Cheyenne Indian, possibly Wild Hog. The item is a single sheet of paper with drawings on both sides. The tipi drawing appears on one side, the horse on the other. The drawings may be related to the 1878 escape of a band of Northern Cheyenne from Indian Territory and their attempt to return to their homeland north of Kansas. Six Cheyenne were confined to jail in Dodge City and charged with murder in 1879. The incident is commonly known as the Dull Knife raid and is regarded as the last major conflict between whites and Indians in Kansas.


Chief Burnt-All-Over, Cheyenne Indian

Chief Burnt-All-Over, Cheyenne Indian
Date: 1901
This is a drawing made by Burbank at the Old Darlington Indian Agency of Chief Burnt-All-Over. He received his name after after being severely burned during a Cheyenne attack of Fort Reno in 1874. The chief died in 1917. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Dangerfield Newby

Dangerfield Newby
Creator: Hinton, Richard J . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: 1859
Pen and ink sketch of Dangerfield Newby who was killed at the gate of the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.


Downer Station in Trego County, Kansas

Downer Station in Trego County, Kansas
Creator: Hunnius, Ado
Date: April 17, 1867
This pencil drawing shows a view of Downer Station looking west in Trego County, Kansas.


Drawing.  "The Last Proposal" by Myron A. Waterman.

Drawing. "The Last Proposal" by Myron A. Waterman.
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: 1902
"The Last Proposal." Pen and ink on paper by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937). Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


Drawing by Myron A. Waterman

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: 1893
Drawing by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937) of a man with a beard but no mustache. Proof for a illustration accompanying Albert Bigelow Paine's poem "The Organist" in the 1893 compilation by Paine and William Allen White titled "Rhymes by Two Friends." Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


Drawing by Myron A. Waterman

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: between 1880 and 1989
Pencil sketch by Myron A. Waterman of street scene. Flag on a tall, free-standing flagpole in right foreground. Drawn on the reverse of preprinted stationery for Charlie Fellows, a Toronto, Kansas based line repairer for the St. Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita Railroad. By Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937). Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


Drawing by Myron A. Waterman

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Pen and ink drawing by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937) of a child's face. Proof for a illustration accompanying Albert Bigelow Paine's poem "The Organist" in the 1893 compilation by Paine and William Allen White titled "Rhymes by Two Friends." Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


Drawing by Myron A. Waterman

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Pen and ink drawing by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937). Portrait of a young man. Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


Drawing by Myron A. Waterman

Drawing by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: 1893
Drawing by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937) of a woman walking alone towards a copse of trees in the distance. Proof of an illustration accompanying Albert Bigelow Paine's poem "The Organist" in the 1893 compilation by Paine and William Allen White titled "Rhymes by Two Friends." Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


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