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A.S. Harris to Thaddeus Hyatt

A.S. Harris to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Harris, A S.
Date: September 22, 1856
A.S. Harris wrote from New York to Thaddeus Hyatt regarding an article in the Journal of Commerce that dealt with the upcoming Presidential election and the strife in Kansas. The clipping was attached to the letter, and it included a rather lengthy attack on emigrant aid societies.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Andrew H. Reeder

Andrew H. Reeder
Portrait of Andrew H. Reeder, first governor of the Kansas Territory. Reeder was commissioned as governor on June 29, 1854, and took the oath of office on July 7, 1854. He arrived in the Kansas Territory on October 7, 1854, and served to April 17, 1855, and served again in a second term from June 23, 1855, to August 16, 1855.


Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855

Annals of Kansas, January - February, 1855
Creator: Wilder, Daniel Webster, 1832-1911
Date: January, 1855 through February, 1855
D. W. Wilder's "Annals of Kansas," published in 1886, provides a day-by-day chronicle of significant events in Kansas. These are digital images of Annals of Kansas entries for the territorial period of 1854-1861.


Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel, Syracuse, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1936
These series of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot and the Fred Harvey Sequoyah Hotel in Syracuse, Kansas. The facility designed by Louis Curtis opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972.


Augustus Wattles to Thaddeus Hyatt

Augustus Wattles to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Wattles, Augustus, 1807-1876
Date: December 3, 1860
This letter, written from New York by Augustus Wattles, was addressed to Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. The main focus of the letter was on two proslavery men--Captain Doake and General Clark--who persisted in mistreating free state settlers along the Missouri-Kansas border. The letter also referred to Charles Jennison and to James Montgomery, whose band of free state militiamen was still active even into 1860. Wattles vehemently maintained that free state forces were only organizing for their own protection, not for a great insurrection as the Missourians believed.


Charley Farmer

Charley Farmer
Creator: Williams Studio, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This is a cabinet card showing Charley Farmer as a young adult, who lived in Emporia, Kansas. As an adult he served in the Spanish American War. See also Unit ID 449827.


Charley Farmer

Charley Farmer
Creator: Stevenson, L. L.
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of Charles Farmer, who lived in Emporia, Kansas and served in the Spanish American War. See also Unit ID 449833.


Clarina Irene Howard Nichols to Thaddeus Hyatt

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Nichols, Clarinda I. Howard
Date: October 4, 1856
This letter, written from Elmira, New York, provides a neat outline of Clarina Nichols' goals and motivations. It deals with her speaking engagements on the situation in Kansas, her goals for the future, her family, and her belief that Susan B. Anthony would be a great help to the free state cause.


Clarina Irene Howard Nichols to Thaddeus Hyatt

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Nichols, Clarinda I. Howard
Date: October 15, 1856
This brief letter, written by Clarina Nichols from Elmira, New York, informed Thaddeus Hyatt of her successful speaking tour in Pennsylvania. She was also eager to hear more details about the National Kansas Committee's work in the territory.


Colton's Kansas and Nebraska map

Colton's Kansas and Nebraska map
Creator: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893
Date: 1863
An 1863 version of Colton's Kansas and Nebraska map, 1855. It shows the eastern portions of Kansas and Nebraska including rivers, creeks, trails, roads, railroads, forts, towns, and counties.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: October 17, 1856
Three days after the Pennsylvania state election, Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Monongahela House, a hotel in Pittsburgh, PA to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville. The election results were unofficial, and Cyrus hoped that John C. Fremont, republican presidential candidate, had won at least by a slim majority, if not by the expected large margin. Concerned about the November 4th national election, Cyrus anticipated fraud in Kansas Territory and prayed that the people would "do right." He mentioned the counties in which he had spoken; his next stop, Philadelphia; and his planned return to counties near Meadville.


Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away

Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: December 4, 1932
This brief article discusses the importance of decreasing water erosion, which has washed away approximately ninety percent of the productive soil in eastern Kansas. Two remedies which are suggested are terracing and the planting of blue grass sod (which will bind the soil together). Scientists at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) were experimenting with these two techniques.


Dorothy Umphrey

Dorothy Umphrey
Creator: Huffman, J. B.
Date: Between 1912 and 1919
This is a photograph of Dorothy Umphrey a resident of Iola, Kansas.


Edmund Burke Whitman to National Kansas Committee, expense sheet

Edmund Burke Whitman to National Kansas Committee, expense sheet
Creator: Whitman, E. B. (Edmund Burke), 1812-1883
Date: February 28, 1857 - August 14, 1857
This expense sheet, which was in account with E. B. Whitman, an agent of the committee, lists expenses and supplies sent to aid the free state inhabitants of Kansas. The items sent include (among others) wheat, oats, corn, beans, potatoes, garden seeds, bedding, and clothing.


Elias D. Porter to Thaddeus Hyatt

Elias D. Porter to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Porter, Elias D.
Date: November 27, 1856
Elias Porter, writing from Oriskany, New York, informed Thaddeus Hyatt, chairman of the National Kansas Committee, about a box of provisions sent to W. F. M. Arny, an agent with this committee. The letter includes an itemized list of the materials send to aid the free state settlers residing in Kansas.


Ethel Shaw

Ethel Shaw
Creator: Alvord, L. G. (Lystrom G.)
Date: Between 1912 and 1915
This is a photograph of Ethel Shaw as a young adult who lived in Emporia, Kansas. See also Unit ID 449836.


Ethel Shaw

Ethel Shaw
Creator: Alvord, L. G. (Lystrom G.)
Date: Between 1900 and 1904
This is a photograph showing Ethel Shaw as a girl standing on a chair, who lived in Emporia, Kansas. See also Unit ID 449837.


F.E. Shaw to Governor John Martin

F.E. Shaw to Governor John Martin
Creator: Shaw, F.E.
Date: March 26, 1886
F.E. Shaw, Sheriff of Atchison County, writes Kansas Governor John Martin of Topeka regarding striking railroad workers. Shaw states that he will protect the railroad property that belongs to the city and county if the railway company will supply men to do the work necessary to get the trains running. The railroad strike of 1886 occurred after reports of layoffs affecting Missouri Pacific workers in Texas reached the railroad engineers and shop workers in Kansas. Although the governor had been successful in negotiating the end of an earlier strike in 1885, problems continued and public support waned.


First Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory, Members and Officers

First Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory, Members and Officers
Date: July 2, 1855
This catalogue lists members and officers of the council and both houses of the first legislative assembly in Kansas Territory. It includes demographic information including how long each settler was in the territory, their political affiliations (most were pro slavery), and other remarks.


First Option Bank, Osawatomie, Kansas

First Option Bank, Osawatomie, Kansas
Creator: First Option Bank (Osawatomie, Kan.)
Date: Undated
This photograph is a reproduction of a photograph of the interior of First Option Bank in Osawatomie, Kansas.


Fred Shaw

Fred Shaw
Creator: Loomis, F. A.
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This is a photograph of Fred Shaw who was a resident of Emporia, Kansas.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Soldiers' Home

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Soldiers' Home
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Soldier's Home. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to hospital administration, affidavites and supplies such as coal needed for the Home. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, University of Kansas

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, University of Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the University of Kansas. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to student admissions, student grades, and school fund spending. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, teachers colleges

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, teachers colleges
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to teachers colleges. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to budgets and academic buildings. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


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