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Carte du chemin de fer Athison, Topeka et Santa Fe, aves ses ramifications

Carte du chemin de fer Athison, Topeka et Santa Fe, aves ses ramifications
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1884 and 1894
This advertising circular and map published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad is written in French. It promotes immigration and land development in the Arkansas River Valley in the State of Kansas. One side of the brochure describes the territory and the advantages of further development of three million acres of land. The reverse side has a map of the central portion of the United States, from New York City on the East coast to Colorado and New Mexico. An itinerary describes how to travel, by railroad, to the Arkansas River Valley, from twenty-seven cities in the East and Midwest. Etchings of the Cow Creek valley in Rice County, Kansas, and the Arkansas River valley at Great Bend, Kansas, accompany the map.


Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis
Date: 1928
Charles Curtis in 1928 during his political campaign to become United States Vice President, under soon to be elected, President Herbert Hoover.


Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac T. (Isaac Tichenor), 1814-1894
Date: August 4, 1856
Isaac Goodnow wrote from Rhode Island, as he was traveling on the East Coast, to his wife in Kansas Territory, reporting on his efforts to fundraise for the creation of a college in the Territory. Goodnow thought he should "be able to put the college, through right, by staying East long enough." He made mention of contribution amounts he had garnered already, and was sending the cash home.


Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Stephen French, Jr.

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Stephen French, Jr.
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac T. (Isaac Tichenor), 1814-1894
Date: December 16, 1854
Isaac Goodnow wrote from East Greenwich, Massachusetts, to Stephen French Jr. Goodnow communicated his excitement of having decided to emigrate to Kansas Territory the coming March, inspired by a conversation with Eli Thayer two weeks before. His motivations were varied, as he expressed his desire to see that slavery was prohibited in the Territory. However, he also mentioned that emigration to the Territory was a good way to get rich, and hoped that the climate there would be more suitable for his ailing wife, Ellen.


Massachusetts and New England Emigrant Aid Companies, list of subscriptions to stock

Massachusetts and New England Emigrant Aid Companies, list of subscriptions to stock
Creator: New England Emigrant Aid Company
Date: May 1854 - June 1855
This volume includes lists of subscribers to shares of stock in the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company and the New England Emigrant Aid Company. The reports list the name of the subscriber, place of residence, number of shares, total value of shares, and when the subscriber paid for the shares. Subscribers included Amos A. Lawrence, Eli Thayer, Charles Francis Adams, Moses Kimball, and Charles Robinson. The volume also includes a list of donors to the company.


New England Emigrant Aid Company, Annual Meeting Minutes

New England Emigrant Aid Company, Annual Meeting Minutes
Creator: New England Emigrant Aid Company
Date: March 5, 1855 - May 29, 1860
Proceedings of the New England Emigrant Aid Company stockholders meetings. The meetings typically involved the election of officers, a treasurer's report, consideration of resolutions, and an assessment of the company's prospects in Kansas. The minutes for the first meeting of the New England Emigrant Aid Company (March 5, 1855) included the corporation by-laws.


New England Emigrant Aid Company special meeting minutes

New England Emigrant Aid Company special meeting minutes
Date: 1855
Official proceedings of a special meeting of the New England Emigrant Aid Company in Boston, Massachusetts.


Notes by the Way

Notes by the Way
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac T. (Isaac Tichenor), 1814-1894
Date: July 3, 1851 - July 18, 1851
Three small notebooks kept by Isaac Tichenor Goodnow while on summer vacation from teaching at the Providence Seminary in Rhode Island. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Postcards from various state hospitals

Postcards from various state hospitals
Date: Unknown
Twenty-four colored postcards showing state hospitals from various states, including California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.


Robert Allyn to Isaac Tichenor and Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow

Robert Allyn to Isaac Tichenor and Ellen Douglas Denison Goodnow
Creator: Allyn, Robert, 1817-1894
Date: October 11, 1855
Robert Allyn wrote from Providence, Rhode Island, to his friends Isaac and Ellen Goodnow in Kansas Territory. Allyn, like Goodnow an educator, updated the couple on the construction of a new local Academy. He also reacted to news he had heard of political conditions in K.T., having found that "the papers are full of dreadful things about you horrid abolitionists in Kanzas", and asking him, "How do you contrive to live under the Missouri laws?" Showing himself to be a staunch Abolitionist as well, Allyn provides his own strong opinions and insights regarding the Kansas troubles. Allyn also advised that "getting up a few. . .free schools" would prompt a great rush of emigration from the Northern States to the Territory


Seth Padleford to James B. Abbott

Seth Padleford to James B. Abbott
Creator: Padelford, Seth
Date: September 15, 1855
Seth Padelford wrote from Providence, Rhode Island, to James Abbot in Hartford, Conneticut. Padelford confirmed receipt of Abbott's telegraph the day before, and sent him a check for $100 in support of the free state cause.


Souvenir Spoon from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368

Souvenir Spoon from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368
Date: 1891
This small souvenir spoon was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Kaw Mission. The spoon has "HELENA MONT" etched into the front of the bowl. On the back are the sterling silver marks for Gorham Silver (later Gorham Manufacturing Co.) of Rhode Island and New York in addition to the word "COPYRIGHTED." Also on the back are the etched initials "AGH," thought to be those of Anna Goddard Huffaker (Mrs. Homer Carpenter). Anna was the daughter of Eliza Ann Baker Huffaker and Thomas Sears Huffaker, director of school at the Kaw Mission. In 1891 she attended the wedding of her brother in Helena, Montana. The site, now called the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951.


Toy train

Toy train
Creator: R. Bliss Manufacturing Co.
Date: between 1896 and 1900
Toy train with engine and two cars. Wood wrapped with chromolithographic paper. "M.K.T. Flyer" on the engine and "Lincoln Park Railroad" on the cars. Cars have removable tops and contain animal blocks. Given as a Christmas present to Irwin E. Smith (1893-1978) by his mother in 1896. Irwin was three years old at the time, and was living on a farm near Labette, Kansas with his widowed mother and two sisters. The MKT Railway ran about a mile from the farm. Made by the R. Bliss Manufacturing Company of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


William Beh, testimony

William Beh, testimony
Creator: Hyatt, Thaddeus
Date: Around 1857
This testimony, presumably from the Journal of Investigations in Kansas, was most likely recorded on paper by Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. This particular testimony is a very brief account of William Beh's experiences during the turbulent times of 1856 and 1857. It includes information about his claim on the south fork of Pottawatomie Creek and his involvement in the militia as a member of Capt. Samuel Anderson's company. He also requests aid, because he has been sick for three or four months.


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