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Battle of Black Jack list of participants and casualties

Battle of Black Jack list of participants and casualties
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: June 2, 1856
According to this document listing the participants and those "men wounded in the battle of Palmyra or Black Jack," son-in-law Henry Thompson was "dangerously wounded."


Free State Mass Convention!

Free State Mass Convention!
Creator: Abbott, James Burnett
Date: July 25, 1857
James B. Abbott, as secretary of the 10th district committee of the Free State party, prepared this broadside to advertise a meeting to nominate two Senators and seven Representatives for the Legislature. Abbott wrote that the district included the following precincts: "Fish's Hotel, Palmyra, Blanton, Willow Springs, Franklin, Lawrence, and Benicia." The meeting was to be held in Lawrence on July 25, 1857.


Julia Lovejoy

Julia Lovejoy
Creator: McKendree Art Gallery
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
A carte-de-visite of Julia Louisa Hardy Lovejoy (1812-1882). She and her husband, Charles Lovejoy, came to the Kansas Territory in March 1855.


Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas, Educational Convention

Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas, Educational Convention
Creator: Oakley, Walter
Date: March 17-18, 1857
This item described an education convention held by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas at Blue Mound, Kansas Territory. The purpose of the convention was to "found a University." L. B. Dennis was chosen as the chairman and Walter Oakley was the secretary. The document stated the need for the university and indicated that proposals had been received from the towns of Blue Mound, Prairie City, Centropolis, Topeka, Palmyra, and Lawrence. The proposal from Palmyra was accepted and they promised to provide eight hundred acres of land and to purchase $20,000 in "university stock." The institution founded by this convention was named Baker University and the town of Palmyra became Baldwin City. An association was set up to support the "erection and endowment" of the university.


Palmyra, Kansas

Palmyra, Kansas
Creator: J.H. Bufford's Lithography
Date: 1857
A map of Palmyra, Kansas Territory, showing streets, lots, and parks. Also featured is a small map of Palmyra's location in the county, with Baker University shown north of the town. Tribal land boundaries are also noted.


Plat book and complete survey of Douglas County, Kansas

Plat book and complete survey of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Armstrong, Albert W
Date: 1909
Atlas and complete survey of Douglas County Kansas, including township and town maps with land owners.


Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1921
Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, including a plat book of villages, cities and townships of the county. Compiled and published by George A. Ogle and Company, Chicago, Ill.


Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co,
Date: 1902
Standard atlas of Douglas County, Kansas, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county.


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