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Clark County map

Clark County map
Date: 1886
Clark County section township map from L.H. Everts "Official Topographical Map of Kansas."


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Independence to Ludell

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Independence to Ludell
Date: 1989-2001
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Ada and ending with Bunker Hill. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Independence, Industry, Ingalls, Iola, Jennings, Jewell, Johnson City, Kanopolis, Kanorado, Kansas City, Kincaid, Kingman, Kingsdown, Kinsley, Kirwin, LaCrosse, Lamont, Lancaster, Langdon, Larned, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lebanon, Lebo, Lenora, Leon, Leoti, Lerado, Levant, Lexington, Liberty, Lincoln, Lindsborg, Linwood, Longford, Longton, and Ludell.


Land sale document, Elizabeth Ironsides to James N. Big Knife

Land sale document, Elizabeth Ironsides to James N. Big Knife
Creator: Abbott, James Burnett, 1818-1897
Date: May 09, 1862
This item indicates that Shawnee Indian Elizabeth Ironsides sold 80 acres of land to James N. Big Knife of Lexington, Kansas, on May 9, 1862. The sale of the land and the transfer of the warrant for the land was witnessed by H.A. Burgess, interpreter Matthew King, Indian Agent James Burnett Abbott, and one other man.


Map of Johnson County

Map of Johnson County
Creator: Edwards, John P.
Date: 1886
The map illustrates the subdivisions of Johnson County along with a business directory listing the names and occupations of its citizens by township.


Martin Stowell to Thomas W Higginson

Martin Stowell to Thomas W Higginson
Creator: Stowell, Martin
Date: October 27, 1856
Martin Stowell, from Nebraska City, Nebraska, is writing to Reverend Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Stowell and other members of his company from Massachusetts had been driven out of Kansas Territory. Fortunately, none of them had been placed under arrest. Stowell had just returned from Lexington, Kansas Territory, and writes that he had "left Brown there in as comfortable circumstances as I could." The identity of Brown is unclear. The "Plymouth men" in Lexington had stolen their flour and tools which they had hidden in a neighbor's haystack. Stowell inquires about the news revolving around the upcoming Presidential election and other news from the East.


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Richard J. Hinton to Thomas W. Higginson

Richard J. Hinton to Thomas W. Higginson
Creator: Hinton, Richard J. (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901
Date: November 6, 1856
This letter from Richard J. Hinton was written from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, who was a radical abolitionist and agent of the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee. The letter is filled with information about the struggle for Kansas Territory. Hinton mentions the trials of the free state prisoners at Lecompton and Governor Geary's order to arrest other free state figures. Colonel Titus is also threatening to help the U. S. troops arrest free state men. Apparently a Captain Homes [sic] from New York had become so frustrated that he had collected several followers and was determined to administer his own brand of justice. Hinton does not completely approve of such action, claiming that while it is understandable, it is "not generally beneficial to our cause." Hinton had experienced some personal troubles as well, when some thieves who claimed to be free state men carried off the belongings of his company, which was settled at Lexington, Kansas Territory. The letter concludes with updates about the various men in his company.


Testimonies of Nathaniel Parker, Horace L. Dunnell, Hinton S. Dunnell, Alexander MacArthur, James Hall, Jerome Hazen, and Charles Henry Caulkins

Testimonies of Nathaniel Parker, Horace L. Dunnell, Hinton S. Dunnell, Alexander MacArthur, James Hall, Jerome Hazen, and Charles Henry Caulkins
Creator: Hyatt, Thaddeus
Date: December 5, 1856 to December 7, 1856
These testimonies, presumably taken by Thaddeus Hyatt of the National Kansas Committee, include personal information about each settler, such as their age, occupation, etc. They describe their experiences in Kansas Territory and their involvement in border warfare and skirmishes with pro-slavery settlers. Each account is descriptive and provides tremendous detail about their individual experiences. The testimonies of MacArthur, Hall, and Hazen are combined into one, with this group testimony split into two separate sections.


United States versus William Brown for contempt

United States versus William Brown for contempt
Date: 1860
These legal documents relate to the case of the United States vs. William Brown for contempt. A warrant was issued for Brown's arrest on March 6, 1860 by the U. S. District Court, Kansas Territory, Second District, in Lecompton, Kansas Territory. A bond was issued for Brown on March 27, 1860.


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