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Hiram Bickerdyke, Julia A. Chase, and George Washington Martin Correspondence

Hiram Bickerdyke, Julia A. Chase, and George Washington Martin Correspondence
Creator: Bickerdyke, Hiram
Date: June 12, 1905-March 03, 1910
These items contain correspondence between Hiram Bickerdyke (son of Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke), Julia A. Chase (author of "The Straight of It"), and George Washington Martin (Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society). The primary concern of the letters is to correct the deficiencies Bickerdyke found in Chase's article on Indian raids near Salina, Kansas, in 1868.


Hiram Bickerdyke to James Bickerdyke

Hiram Bickerdyke to James Bickerdyke
Creator: Bickerdyke, Hiram
Date: March 31, 1902
In this letter to his brother James Bickerdyke, Hiram Bickerdyke describes Indian raids in 1868 on Salina, Kansas. According to Hiram, an article published regarding the incident, titled "The Straight of It," contained many inaccuracies which he hoped to correct. In fact, Hiram states that the article "at the Best is misleading in many of its statements which are made without any reference to the ability of any one being able to Prove some of them." During the period when the raid occurred, Hiram served as a scout for the U.S. military.


Hiram Bickerdyke to James Bickerdyke

Hiram Bickerdyke to James Bickerdyke
Creator: Bickerdyke, Hiram
Date: February 26, 1902
In this letter to his brother James Bickerdyke, Hiram Bickerdyke provides his recollections of the events surrounding a raid conducted by Native Indians on Salina in 1868, as well as the local response to the attack.


Hiram Bickerdyke to James R. Bickerdyke

Hiram Bickerdyke to James R. Bickerdyke
Creator: Bickerdyke, Hiram
Date: February 11, 1902
In this letter to James R. Bickerdyke, Hiram Bickerdyke comments on the article "The Straight of It," which was written by Julia A. Chase. Hiram also explains that he was a member of the group led by Saline County Sheriff S.R. Wagstaff and Governor Samuel J. Crawford that was created following the 1868 raid on Salina, Kansas.


Hiram Bickerdyke to James R. Bickerdyke

Hiram Bickerdyke to James R. Bickerdyke
Creator: Bickerdyke, Hiram
Date: March 21, 1901
This letter, from Hiram Bickerdyke to his brother James R. Bickerdyke, concerns "The Straight of It" article written by Julia A. Chase.


Julia A. Chase to George W. Martin

Julia A. Chase to George W. Martin
Creator: Chase, Julia A.
Date: June 15, 1908
In this letter to Mr. George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Julia A. Chase states that she has been looking over some papers and books from Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke and her family. In the letter, Chase explains that some of the material concerns the Indian raid on Salina, Kansas. In addition, she also states that the Hiram mentioned in the accounts is Hiram Bickerdyke, "Mother" Bickerdyke's oldest son.


Julia A. Chase to George W. Martin

Julia A. Chase to George W. Martin
Creator: Chase, Julia A.
Date: March 13, 1902
In this letter to George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Julia Chase relays the latest information she has received concerning the 1868 Indian raid on Salina, Kansas.


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