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A Simmerwell [Simerwell] relative

A Simmerwell [Simerwell] relative
Date: Between 1860s and 1880s
Cased sixteenth plate tintype of a Simerwell relative who lived in Kansas City. Possibly a cousin of Sarah Simerwell who was related to Robert W. Simerwell. Robert Simerwell was a Baptist missionary to Native Americans. For a time he was located in Shawnee County, Kansas.


Education

Education
Creator: Simerwell, Sarah P.
Date: 1831-1867
In this letter, Sarah P. Simerwell, wife of Robert W. Simerwell, discusses her thoughts on the importance of education. In fact, she argues that education allows one to prosper throughout their life, regardless of their background. Most importantly, Simerwell includes her thoughts on the differences between the philosopher and the savage in order to reinforce her belief in the primacy of education.


John C. McCoy to Franklin G. Adams

John C. McCoy to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: McCoy, John Calvin, 1811-1889
Date: February 09, 1885
In this item, from John C. McCoy to Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, McCoy discusses his early experiences in Kansas. McCoy, who came to Kansas City in 1830 to perform missionary work with his father Isaac McCoy and mother Christiana McCoy, was an active figure throughout Kansas from 1830 until his death in 1889. In this letter to Adams, McCoy relates the details of people he came into contact with, including a number of Native Americans.


Robert Simerwell, Quarterly Statement to the American Baptist Publication Society

Robert Simerwell, Quarterly Statement to the American Baptist Publication Society
Creator: Simerwell, Robert, 1786-1868
Date: September 1, 1860 - December 1, 1860
This quarterly statement was written by Robert Simerwell, a missionary colporteur with the American Baptist Publication Society. It contains the dollar amounts for the number of books on hand, his salary for one month, and the amount from book sales, among other items.


Robert Simerwell, report to the American Baptist Publication Society

Robert Simerwell, report to the American Baptist Publication Society
Creator: Simerwell, Robert, 1786-1868
Date: October 1, 1860 - November 1, 1860
This report to the American Baptist Publication Society was written by Robert Simerwell, a missionary colporteur in Kansas Territory. It includes information about the number of families he visited, the number of miles he traveled, and the number of books he sold, as well as other pertinent information. The end of the report contains a note to Rev. B. Griffith that recounts his travels and his interactions with churches.


Robert Simerwell, report to the American Baptist Publication Society

Robert Simerwell, report to the American Baptist Publication Society
Creator: Simerwell, Robert, 1786-1868
Date: May 1860
Robert Simerwell, a missionary colporteur for the American Baptist Publication Society, sent this report to the national headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although he had been suffering with an illness, Simerwell still managed to distribute some religious literature. He was also planning on attending an organizational meeting for a church on Mission Creek, and he seemed encouraged by Kansan's eagerness to participate in Sunday School.


Robert Simerwell, report to the American Baptist Publication Society

Robert Simerwell, report to the American Baptist Publication Society
Creator: Simerwell, Robert, 1786-1868
Date: March 1, 1860 - April 1, 1860
Robert Simerwell, a missionary colporteur for the American Baptist Publication Society, made this report to the headquarters in Philadelphia. It includes a tally of the number of miles he traveled, the number of tracts and volumes he sold, and the number of families visited, along with other information about the religious lives of Kansas settlers. The bottom portion of the report contains a note from Simerwell to Rev. B. Griffith, dated April 2, 1860. In general, this report provides valuable information about the demand for religious supplies in Kansas Territory.


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