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Anna Bayha

Anna Bayha
Creator: Le Clear Studio
Date: 1932
This is a photograph of Anna Bayha who taught domestic economy at Kansas State University. A note on the photograph indicates she was from Wheeling, West Virginia. The photo was taken by a Michigan photography studio.


Belinda C. Miles to Lewis Allen Alderson

Belinda C. Miles to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1832-1834
These six letters were written to Lewis Allen Alderson from his sister-in-law, Belinda C. Miles. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry

Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry
Date: 1859
Illustration showing soldiers bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Burying dead insurgents after Harpers Ferry insurrection

Burying dead insurgents after Harpers Ferry insurrection
Creator: Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper
Date: 1859
A sketch of the dead Harpers Ferry insurgents being buried.


C. G. Taylor to Lewis Allen Alderson

C. G. Taylor to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 1832-September 1833
These two letters were written to Lewis Allen Alderson by his friend C. G. Taylor. In one of the letters, Taylor addresses Alderson's sister, Belinda C. Miles. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


C. Whipple [Aaron.D. Stevens] to Jenny Dunbar

C. Whipple [Aaron.D. Stevens] to Jenny Dunbar
Creator: Stevens, Aaron D.
Date: October 7, 1859
The last of three "love letters" written by Aaron D. Stevens, alias Charles Whipple, to a girl he apparently had only recently met. He desperately desired a closer relationship. It was dated October 7, 1859, "near Harper's Ferry." (He had been writing for at least a month and had not received a letter from her.) Stevens rode with John Brown in Kansas, participated in the Harpers Ferry raid on October 18, 1859, and died on the Charlestown gallows in the spring of 1860.


Canteen

Canteen
Date: between 1861 and 1864
Wooden drum canteen, taken by Union Captain John C. Collins from a Confederate soldier during the Battle at Laurel Creek, West Virginia, on February 15th, 1864. Collins commanded the 14th Kentucky Infantry's companies B, H, and G during this battle. The inscribed initials SAA are probably those of the soldier who originally owned this canteen. After the war, Collins moved to Richland, Kansas, with his wife. They farmed and had nine children.


Capt. Cook brought out of jail

Capt. Cook brought out of jail
Date: 1859
An illustration of Captain John Cook, a John Brown follower, being brought out of jail and surrounded by soldiers.


Carry Amelia Nation

Carry Amelia Nation
Creator: Nation, Carry Amelia Moore, 1846-1911
Date: Around 1900
A view of temperance leader Carry Amelia Nation, 1846-1911, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas on an elevated lecture platform addressing a large crowd of people in Wheeling, West Virginia.


Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia,  for trial

Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial
Date: 1859
An illustration showing Harpers Ferry prisoners being carried from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial.


Catherine B. Dart to Lewis Allen Alderson

Catherine B. Dart to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1832-1833
Several letters written by Catherine B. Dart to Lewis Allen Alderson and his wife, Lucy. Lucy died in February 1833. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Charles Arbuckle to Lewis Allen Alderson

Charles Arbuckle to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 1831-August 1832
These four letters are from Charles Arbuckle to Lewis Allen Alderson. Arbuckle writes from Alderson's hometown of Lewisburg, West Virginia. In the letters, Arbuckle encourages Alderson to propose to Miss Lucy B. Miles, whom Alderson marries the day after he graduates from the University of Ohio in 1832. Arbuckle states that "an amiable woman next to religion is man's greatest consolation" but he seeks to remain a bachelor himself. Arbuckle also attended the Staunton Convention leading up to the election of 1832. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia, where John Brown's trial was held.

Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia, where John Brown's trial was held.
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Post card showing the court house in Charles Town, W. VA. Where John Brown's trial was held.


Engine house at Harpers Ferry

Engine house at Harpers Ferry
Date: 1859
Illustration showing the interior of the engine house, just before the gate was broken down by a storming party. Col. Washington and his associates as captives, held by Brown as hostages at Harpers Ferry.


Hall of Enshrinement program, Charleston, West Virginia

Hall of Enshrinement program, Charleston, West Virginia
Creator: National Track and Field Hall of Fame
Date: August 30, 1974
A program for a National Track and Field Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony held August 30, 1974 in Charleston, West Virginia. Among the enshrinees are Glenn Cunningham and Jesse Owens.


Harper's Ferry, at the time of John Brown's raid

Harper's Ferry, at the time of John Brown's raid
Date: 1859
A newspaper illustration of Harpers Ferry, at the time of John Brown's raid.


Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry
Date: Unknown
Sketch of Harpers Ferry; Old John Brown's fort


Hezekiah Chilton to Lewis Allen Alderson

Hezekiah Chilton to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: June 20, 1834
A letter written by Hezekiah Chilton to his colleague Lewis Allen Alderson. Chilton was writing from the salt region of West Virginia known as the Kanawha Salines to his friend in Greenbrier County. Chilton encourages Alderson to join him in his religious pursuits. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Horlick's Malted Milk Jar from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Horlick's Malted Milk Jar from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1920-1950
This malted milk jar was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Horlick's Malted Milk was meant to be served hot. It was manufactured by James and William Horlick at Racine, Wisconsin. The jar was manufactured by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Co., of Wheeling, West Virginia. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Hugh Caperton to Lewis Allen Alderson

Hugh Caperton to Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Caperton, Hugh (1781 - 1847)
Date: October 23, 1831
A letter addressed to Lewis Allen Alderson from Virginia congressman Hugh Caperton, who thanks Alderson for the hospitality shown by his father. Both Alderson and Caperton were from Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


I. S. C. Griffin to Lewis Allen Alderson

I. S. C. Griffin to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: July 17, 1834
A letter written by I. S. C. Griffin to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


I. W. Patton to Lewis Allen Alderson

I. W. Patton to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1831-1832
These three letters were written to Lewis Allen Alderson by I. W. Patton in Chillicothe, Ohio. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Spencer, Martha L. Campbell
Date: 4 March 2006
Second Lieutenant Spencer enlisted in the Army as a Nurse in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 42nd General Hospital. Interviewed by Loren Pennington on Mar 4, 2006, Spencer talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


J. W. McClung to Lewis Allen Alderson

J. W. McClung to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: August 1, 1829
A letter written to Lewis Allen Alderson from his friend J. W. McClung. Alderson was studying at the University of Ohio in Athens at the time, and McClung wrote seeking information on classes, expenses, and necessary qualifications. McClung claims his current tutor, Reverend John H. Hendren, is a most strict teacher. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


James Remly to Lewis Allen Alderson

James Remly to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: December 3, 1834
A letter written by prominent Baptist preacher James Remly to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


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