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Date: 1886
Bisque doll with blond hair wearing a tan dress and stockings, leather shoes, and two beaded necklaces. Marked "166 2" on back of shoulders. Belonged to Helena Olivia Lassen (1878-1969) of Atchison. Her father emmigrated from Denmark in 1865, and the doll was sent to her by relatives still in Denmark when she was eight years old. The clothes were sewn by a relative in Denmark, and the necklaces were added by Helena.

Governor Thomas Osborn immigration received correspondence

Governor Thomas Osborn immigration received correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1876
Governor Thomas Osborn compiled this series of correspondence on immigration issues from letters received while in office from 1873-1877. The letters address many aspects of immigration including the appointment of commissioners; immigration promotion; foreign immigration from Scotland, France, Wales, Europe in general, the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), and Germany. Domestic immigration is also addressed concerning immigrants from New England, Louisiana, and Tennessee (early Exodusters); and Indian lands.

Kansas and Colorado

Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1877
This Kansas Pacific Railway pamphlet is printed in Swedish and is directed at Swedish emigrants. The item promotes agriculture, land sales, and settlement to Swedish emigrants in the area around Saline and McPherson Counties, Kansas. The subtitle reads: A concise description of the land, its livestock and agriculture in the vicinity of the Kansas Pacific railroad.

Lars Larsen correspondence

Lars Larsen correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: October 13, 1917-November 20, 1917
This correspondence concerns Lars Larsen, a civilian cook who worked at the officer's mess facility at Camp Funston, Kansas. Larsen, a native of Denmark, was arrested on September 21, 1917, and charged with being an agent for the German government. Kansas Governor Arthur Capper asks General Leonard Wood, the commander at Camp Funston, to conduct a "prompt investigation" and advise him of its findings so that he may report them to the U.S. Secretary of State.

Sailing Vessel, NY, NY Harbor, Danmark, Pehr Ugland

Sailing Vessel, NY, NY Harbor, Danmark, Pehr Ugland
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 31, 1919
As Captain James Hughes' transport ship, the USS Zeelandia came into New York Harbor, July 31,1919, he photographed this sailing vessel, the Pehr Ugland, Denmark. Hughes and the rest of the soldiers on the Zeelandia were returning from the Army of Occupation duty in Europe at the end of World War I. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

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