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An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. There are portraits, lithographic views and the History of Coffey County, Kansas; by Judge Burton L. Kingsbury, p. 9-11.

Championship of Woman

Championship of Woman
Creator: Train, George Francis, 1829-1904
Date: 1867
This pamphlet contains excerpts from and/or newspaper accounts of thirty speeches that George Francis Train, a supporter of women's rights, gave in Kansas over a two week period in October and November of 1867. Train came to Kansas after participating in an excursion to the Rocky Mountains with approximately 200 newspapermen to hunt buffalo. Numerous Kansas women's suffrage supporters are mentioned in the booklet. Train gave speeches in Leavenworth, Lawrence, Olathe, Paola, Ottawa, Mound City, Fort Scott, LeRoy, Humboldt, Burlington, Emporia, Junction City, Topeka, Atchison, Wyandotte, and possibly other communities. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were also campaigning in Kansas and shared the podium and/or communicated with Train. Train was an author, speaker, and a celebrity for his eccentricity.

Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner

Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner
Creator: Abbott, Esther E.
Date: August 6, 1912
A twenty-eight page letter written by Esther E. Abbott, Le Roy, Kansas, to Lena Waage Gardner, Los Angeles, CA. Esther writes about her father's death, events involving family members and friends; her election as postmaster in Le Roy, Kansas, and a fire that destroyed the Le Roy post office.

George W. Collamore to Honorable William P. Dole

George W. Collamore to Honorable William P. Dole
Creator: Collamore, Geo. W
Date: April 21, 1862
A letter written to William P. Dole, Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, D. C., from George W. Collamore in Kansas. Collamore describes the horrible living conditions that the Creek and Cherokee have been living in since the war started, having their homes destroyed, their livestock chased off, and having little food, water, or shelter. Collamore pleads assistance be given. Opothleyahola and his daughter are also mentioned in the letter.

G. W. Robinson to Governor John St. John

G. W. Robinson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Robinson, G. W.
Date: July 26, 1880
In this letter, G.W. Robinson requests Kansas Governor St. John deliver an address at a temperance rally in Le Roy in early September. Robinson predicts "as large a harvest from as little labor as in any section of Kansas".

John Whitnah Leedy

John Whitnah Leedy
Creator: Downing, George
Date: Between 1893 and 1895
This formal portrait represents John Whitnah Leedy, 1849-1935, Civil War veteran from LeRoy, Kansas. Actively involved in the development of Kansas politics, he embraces Republican values until he changes, in 1872, to the Democrat party. In 1890 Leedy will change party affiliations once again by joining the People's Party; better know as the Populist party. Leedy is elected, in 1892, as a Populist to the Kansas Senate. A position he serves from 1893-1895. Recognized as a notable name in Kansas politics, he accepts the nomination of Kansas governor. Leedy is elected as a Populist and the fourteenth governor, in 1896, defeating Governor Edmund Needham Morrill. Leedy is a one term governor serving from January 11, 1897 to January 09, 1899. His administration is noted for establishing the School Textbook Commission, the State printing plant and the State grain commission.

John Whitnah Leedy house, Leroy, Kansas

John Whitnah Leedy house, Leroy, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This photograph represents the John Whitnah Leedy house in Leroy, Kansas. John W. Leedy was a Populist State Senator from 1893 to 1897, and Kansas Governor from 1897 to 1899. Standing at the left of the photograph is the eldest child of John W. and Sarah Leedy, Clara Romaine. To Clara's right in Margaret Amos, mother of John W. Beside her, is Sarah Leedy standing with her husband John W. and the Leedy's only son Boyd.

Le Roy Military Band, Le Roy, Kansas

Le Roy Military Band, Le Roy, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
A formal portrait of the members of the Le Roy Military Band of Le Roy, Kansas.

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Leroy, Kansas

Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, Leroy, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: Juy 16, 1962
This photograph shows the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in Leroy, Kansas. The one-story brick building with a overhanging tile roof was part of the Central Division, Coffeyville Sub. Division at milepost 384.40. The depot no longer stands.

Plat book, Coffey County, Kansas

Plat book, Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: North West Publishing Co.
Date: 1901
This atlas provides plat maps of each township within Coffey County, Kansas as of 1901. It includes the names of landowners, a patrons' directory, and detailed plats of all townships in the county.

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