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John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
Date: Possibly between 1870 and 1892
A portrait of Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier.


John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier
Date: c. 1860
Portrait of John Greenleaf Whittier, poet and Free-State supporter. In September, 1858, he published a poem in the Atlantic Monthly titled "Le marais Du Cygne", telling the story of the Marais des Cygnes massacre.


Kansas Day for Kansas schools

Kansas Day for Kansas schools
Creator: Copley, L. G. A.
Date: 1882
A brochure of information and exercises for use in every Kansas school containing Kansas history, geography, poems, songs, and politics together with excerpts from the state constitution and a list of Kansas "firsts." Designed especially for January 29th.


"Lays of the Emigrants" lyrics

"Lays of the Emigrants" lyrics
Creator: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
Date: August 29, 1854
This item is subtitled, "as sung by the second party for Kanzas, on their departure from Boston." It contains words to two songs. The first of the songs was written by J. G. Whittier and named "The Kanzas Emigrants." The other song is T. B. H.'s "Song of the Kanzas Emigrants."


"The Freeman's Song" and "The Kansas Emigrant Song" lyrics

"The Freeman's Song" and "The Kansas Emigrant Song" lyrics
Creator: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
Date: 1854
These printed lyric sheets provide the words to "The Freeman's Song," which conveyed an anti-slavery message and to "The Kansas Emigrant Song" about the need for free state emigrants to populate the West.


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