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Biographical circulars

Biographical circulars
Date: 1890-1899
This collection consists of biographical forms sent by F. G. Adams, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, to individuals whose names appeared in historically significant materials in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The responses are arranged alphabetically by last name. Biographical information may include full name, place and date of birth, place and date of settlement, present residence, place and date of death, official positions, and/or addresses of family members.


Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson
Creator: Hoogland, Edward
Date: July 6, 1856
Edward Hoogland, a resident of Tecumseh, KT who was visiting his family in New York, described a meeting with Governor Wilson Shannon in St. Louis concerning territorial politics. Hoogland displayed a pro-slavery perspective in his comments on Kansas affairs. He described efforts to encourage settlement in Kansas Territory, especially Tecumseh, and to promote economic development in the territory. He mentioned an acquaintance who hoped to establish a sawmill and a gristmill in the territory.


Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson
Creator: Hoogland, Edward
Date: January 21, 1857
Edward Hoogland, writing from Dundee, Yates County, New York, expressed his views on how to turn Tecumseh, Kansas Territory into a "flourishing" town. He suggested to Thomas N. Stinson, a Tecumseh resident that the town, if properly advertised, would be attractive to settlers not comfortable residing in free state towns like Topeka or Lawrence.


Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Edward Hoogland to Thomas Nesbit Stinson
Creator: Hoogland, Edward
Date: November 16, 1859
Edward Hoogland, writing from Tecumseh, Kansas Territory to Thomas N. Stinson, expressed his views on the prospects of completing a bridge over the Kansas River at Tecumseh. Hoogland and Stinson had been involved in an unsuccessful venture to finance and build a bridge at Tecumseh since 1857. Hoogland also proposed to Stinson a settlement of a debt that he owed to him for the acquisition of land.


Kansas Territory versus Henry Boyington for assault with intent to kill

Kansas Territory versus Henry Boyington for assault with intent to kill
Date: July 14, 1857 - July 15, 1857
These legal documents, including a summons, affidavit, and warrant, relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Henry Boyington for assault with intent to kill. On July 14, 1857, Edward Adams reported to Justice of the Peace Edward Hoogland that Henry Boyington had attempted to shoot Adams with a gun earlier that day and previously on July 8, 1857 in Shawnee County, Kansas. An arrest warrant for Boyington was issued on July 15, 1857.


Thomas Nesbit Stinson and Edward Hoogland, tenant agreement

Thomas Nesbit Stinson and Edward Hoogland, tenant agreement
Creator: Stinson, Thomas N. (Thomas Nesbit), 1818-1882
Date: March 17, 1856
Agreement in which Thomas N. Stinson agreed to rent twenty acres of land to Edward Hoogland in exchange for one-third of the crops produced on the land.


United States versus Henry B. Burges for perjury

United States versus Henry B. Burges for perjury
Date: June 4, 1855 - November 28, 1856
These court documents relate to the case of the United States vs. Henry Burges for perjury regarding testimony provided about fraudulent voting in the Third Council District of the Kansas Territory during the election of March 30th, 1855. Burges is accused of perjuring himself in an affidavit sworn before Justice of the Peace Cyrus K. Holliday on March 31, 1855. During this election for the first governing body of Kansas, pro-slavery Missouri residents crossed the Kansas border to cast illegal votes, resulting in the so-called Bogus Legislature of 1855. Burges was indicted on June 4, 1855 in Tecumseh, Kansas Territory.


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