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An illustrated historical atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Bourbon 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. It has a History of Bourbon county, Kansas, by Col. James H. Brown, p. 9-12.


Augustus Wattles to William Hutchinson

Augustus Wattles to William Hutchinson
Creator: Wattles, Augustus, 1807-1876
Date: April 28, 1858
Wattles, writing from Fort Scott, Kansas Territory, describes the violence in the southern portion of Kansas Territory shortly before the Marais des Cygnes massacre.


Marmiton Creek census

Marmiton Creek census
Date: 1857
This document identifies the names and origins of the residents of Marmiton (Marmaton) Creek, which is a small branch of the Osage River near Fort Scott, Kansas. It lists the settlers who were free state or proslavery (or noncommittal) and the number of families who were in distress and needed relief aid. The first page lists the total number of settlers in each of the four categories (the proslavery residents outnumbered the free staters 47 to 33),and includes a brief description of the area and its prospects for development.


Standard atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1920
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.


Thomas Ewing, Jr., to W. R. Griffith

Thomas Ewing, Jr., to W. R. Griffith
Creator: Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896
Date: December 18, 1860
With regard to the "difficulties in Linn and Bourbon Counties," Ewing wrote William Riley Griffith of Marmaton, Bourbon County, regarding their shared belief that the Republican Party should not condone the violence perpetrated by James Montgomery and company. Ewing was hopeful that if Kansas was admitted soon, order would be restored. Ewing also makes several references to the administration of President-elect Abraham Lincoln.


William Riley Griffith

William Riley Griffith
Creator: Leonard, 613 Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS.,
Date: Between 1854 and 1861
A photograph of William Riley Griffith, a free state supporter who lived in Marmaton, Bourbon County. He was a delegate to the Topeka and Wyandotte Constitutional Conventions and was on the Free-State central committee.


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