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Address to the Voters of Kansas

Address to the Voters of Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 25, 1867
The numerous authors of this pamphlet (Republicans) support the constitutional amendments to approve voting rights for blacks, for women, and to restrict voting rights to "loyal persons." They offer arguments for their position as well as criticizing the Democratic Party in Kansas for their opposition to these amendments. Forty five men signed the document, which was the result of a meeting in Lawrence. The following signed the document S. C. Pomeroy, Atchison; E. G. Ross, Lawrence; S. J. Crawford, Topeka; N. Green, Manhattan; Chas. Robinson, Lawrence; Geo T. Anthony, Leavenworth; Lewis Bodwell, Topeka; R. B. Taylor, editor Wyandotte Gazette; J. P. Root, Whandotte; James Rogers, Burlingame; S. Weaver, Editor Lecompton New Era; L. R. Elliott, Editor Atchison Daily Free Press; W. A. Starrett, Lawrence; Wm. Larimer, Jr., Leavenworth; John Ritchie, Topeka; John Ekin, Topeka; Sol. Miller, Editor White Cloud Chief; A. H. Foote, Lawrence; C. B. Lines, Wabaunsee; R. G. Elliott, Jefferson county; G. A. Crawford, Bourbon county; John Speer, Kansas Tribune; A. Low, Doniphan; R. W. Jenkins, Pottawatomie county; Ed. Russell, Leavenworth; J. H. Pillsbury, Editor Manhattan Independent; S. D. Houston, Manhattan; W. K. Marshall, Atchison; F. G. Adams, Kennekuk; P. L. Hubbard, Atchison; A. Hunting, Manhattan; J. B. Abbott, De Soto; Joseph Denison, Manhattan; T. H. Baker, Manhattan, H. W. Farnsworth, Topeka; I. H. Smith, Topeka; D. R. Anthony, Leavenworth; G. W. Higginbotham, Manhattan; John Pipher, Manhattan, R. L. Harford, Manhattan; Jas. Humphrey, Manhattan; Wm McKay, Manhattan; R. P. Duvall, Manhattan; Pardee Butler, Pardee; and L. F. Green, Baldwin City. Only the language restricting voting to "loyal" persons was passed in the election on November 5, 1867. Blacks and women were not given voting rights as a result of the 1867 election.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, De Soto, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This photograph shows a man standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in De Soto, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding is no longer standing.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, De Soto, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1912
This photograph shows a group of men standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in De Soto, Kansas. In the foreground there are wagons along the wooden platform.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, De Soto, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, De Soto, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: June 23, 1957
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in De Soto, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern, Division, First District at milepost 11.1. The depot with clapboard siding is no longer standing.


At home, De Soto, Kansas

At home, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
View of a woman and two men in front of a large two-story wood-framed home in De Soto, Kansas.


Atlas map of Johnson County, Kansas

Atlas map of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Heisler, E. F
Date: 1874
The atlas has over one hundred representative views of residences and public buildings, together with personal sketches of old settlers of the county and those contributing views as well as detailed plat maps with landowners' names.


Baker & Co. funeral home and unidentified barber shop, De Soto, Kansas

Baker & Co. funeral home and unidentified barber shop, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows several people standing outside the Baker & Co. funeral home and barber shop in De Soto, Kansas. The town is located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas River and along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.


Baseball team, De Soto, Kansas

Baseball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
An informal group portrait of the De Soto, Kansas, baseball team. De Soto. The town is located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas river and along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1924
This is an informal portrait of the coach and members of the De Soto High School girls' basketball team in De Soto, Kansas. A girl is holding a basketball with "DHS 1924" written on it. Also visible are a parked car, buildings, and a bicycle in the background.


Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas

Basketball team, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1922
An informal portrait of the members of the girl's basketball team at De Soto High School in De Soto, Kansas. One girl holds a basketball labeled "D.H.S."


Change purse

Change purse
Date: between 1870 and 1895
Small half-round leather coin purse with metal snap frame. Interior is fitted with smaller fixed purse, creating a total of three compartments. Hinged nickel-plated metal frame with brass snap lock. This coin purse belonged to James Burnett Abbott, an early arrival in Kansas Territory. Abbott came to Lawrence with other New England abolitionists in 1854 and became involved in efforts to make Kansas a free state. He joined the militia and participated in the Battle of Black Jack and the 1856 defense of Lawrence. While agent to the Shawnee tribe, he led a party of them in the Price Raid of 1864. Abbott served in the first Kansas House of Representatives and later as a state senator.


Charles Beecraft family and home, De Soto, Kansas

Charles Beecraft family and home, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
View of the members of the Charles Beecraft family on their front porch in De Soto, Kansas. Also visible are a wooden swing and a cat.


Charles Kluss residence in De Soto, Kansas

Charles Kluss residence in De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1890 and December 31, 1909
The Charles Kluss residence in De Soto, Kansas.


Dancers and musicians, Abbott's Hall, De Soto, Kansas

Dancers and musicians, Abbott's Hall, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows a group portrait of dancers and musicians in Abbot's Hall in De Soto, Kansas. Built in 1865 by Major James B. Abbott, Abbott's Hall it was located at 83rd street and Peoria in De Soto, Kansas.


De Soto Creamery, De Soto, Kansas

De Soto Creamery, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
A view of the busy De Soto Creamery in De Soto, Kansas. Also visible are a streetlight, a parked automobile, many people either standing or seated in horse-drawn wagons and carriages in front of the Creamery, and several houses on the hill rising behind it.


De Soto Drug Store, De Soto, Kansas

De Soto Drug Store, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1939
These photographs show exterior views of the De Soto Drug Store in De Soto, Kansas. The left side of the building is occupied by the De Soto State Bank. The white rectangle near the top of the façade has a date for the building which possibly reads 1908. One picture shows the bank, drug store, and an unidentified house. The other picture shows a man standing in front of the drug store. A reflection in the store window shows a utility pole with wires connected to it. To the right of the drug store, just right of the small steps on the sidewalk, a small brief case or doctor's bag is visible on the sidewalk. At the far right of the picture is an object marked "Gasolene, Day-Night." It may be an early gasoline pump.


De Soto State Bank, De Soto, Kansas

De Soto State Bank, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This black and white photograph shows the De Soto State Bank and to the right an unidentified drug store in De Soto, Kansas. The town is located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas River and along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.


De Soto hotel, De Soto, Kansas

De Soto hotel, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1940
View of a small wood-framed hotel in De Soto, Kansas. Also visible are a man holding a fire hose, a parked truck and automobiles, and a brick commercial building to the right.


De Soto public school, De Soto, KS.

De Soto public school, De Soto, KS.
Date: 1903
This photograph shows an exterior view of the De Soto public school in De Soto, Kansas. The town is located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas river an near the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.


Dow family and home, De Soto, Kansas

Dow family and home, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
View of four members of the Dow family standing before their home on Delaware Street in De Soto, Kansas.


Drug store interior, De Soto, Kansas

Drug store interior, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1940
This photograph shows an interior view of an unidentified drug store in De Soto, Kansas. A man is partially visible in the back of the store. Several glass bottles are visible on shelves on the left side of the picture. A glass cabinet has a sign at the top which appears to read "The California Perfumes." Another sign on the back wall advertises "Monarch Mixed Paint." Visible just to the right of the man is a large glass bottle with the label "Drugs" on it. The sign on the glass display case in the foreground of the picture advertises "Tuxedo Junior Cigar, Absolutely Havana Filler" for a price of 5 cents. Many other items are visible on the shelves along the side of the store on the right side of the picture.


E. Beecroft & Son General Merchandise Store, De Soto, Kansas

E. Beecroft & Son General Merchandise Store, De Soto, Kansas
Date: 1903
This photograph shows a view of the E. Beecroft & Son General Merchandise Store in De Soto, Kansas. The town is located in Johnson County on the south bank of the Kansas River and along an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad line


Elizabeth Ann Watrous Abbott

Elizabeth Ann Watrous Abbott
Creator: Pomeroy, C.T.
Date: Between 1860 and 1880
Elizabeth Ann Watrous Abbott, the wife of James Burnett Abbott, was an early settler of Kansas who aided in the Free State cause.


Elizabeth Ann Watrous Abbott

Elizabeth Ann Watrous Abbott
Creator: Blanton, Traveling Photographer
Date: Between 1860 and 1880
Elizabeth Ann Watrous Abbott, the wife of James Burnett Abbott, was an early settler of Kansas who aided in the Free State cause.


Exterior view of Roberman's Laundry, De Soto, Kansas

Exterior view of Roberman's Laundry, De Soto, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
This photograph shows the exterior of Roberman's Laundry of De Soto, Kansas, with three persons standing outside.


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