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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.


Catherine B. Dart to Lewis Allen Alderson

Catherine B. Dart to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1832-1833
Several letters written by Catherine B. Dart to Lewis Allen Alderson and his wife, Lucy. Lucy died in February 1833. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Charles Lewis to Lewis Allen Alderson

Charles Lewis to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: August 19, 1830 - May 22, 1832
Several letters addressed to Lewis Allen Alderson from his brother-in-law Charles Lewis. Alderson was studying at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881. Notes from his sister, Polly Alderson Lewis, are included in the letters.


Charles T. Sherman to Lewis Allen Alderson

Charles T. Sherman to Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Sherman, Charles Taylor, 1811-1879
Date: June 20, 1831
In the letter to Lewis Allen Alderson, Charles Taylor Sherman, the oldest brother of General William Tecumseh Sherman and Senator John "The Ohio Icicle", explains to Alderson that he believed that Native Indians owned the best land in the state of Ohio. However, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was beginning to change that, as it required most Native Indians to move to the newly created Indian Territory that was located west of the Mississippi.


Ebenezer Buckingham to Lewis Allen Alderson

Ebenezer Buckingham to Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Buckingham, Ebenezer
Date: March 06, 1832
A letter from Western Theological Seminary student Ebenezer Buckingham to his friend Lewis Allen Alderson. In the letter, Buckingham discusses friends of his who were studying to be missionaries to the Native Indians, as well as his own desire to devote his time to the missionary vocation.


G.W. Kelly to Creigh, Arbuckle, and Lewis Allen Alderson

G.W. Kelly to Creigh, Arbuckle, and Lewis Allen Alderson
Creator: Kelly, G.W.
Date: February 23, 1831
In this letter to his friends, G.W. Kelly describes life at the Andover Theological Seminary in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition, Kelly discusses the Indian Removal Bill which was being deliberated by the United States Congress at time, as well as its effect on the students and faculty at Andover Theological Seminary. The letter also addresses turmoil in Europe at the time, including the execution of students in Warsaw, Poland, the Marquis de La Feyette's troubles in France, and the death of Latin American military hero Simon Bolivar.


George Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson

George Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: March 5, 1829-July 16, 1831
Two letters written by George Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


I. S. C. Griffin to Lewis Allen Alderson

I. S. C. Griffin to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: July 17, 1834
A letter written by I. S. C. Griffin to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


I. T. Irwin to Lewis Allen Alderson

I. T. Irwin to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: June 15, 1832
Letter from I. T. Irwin to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


J. G. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson

J. G. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: July 18, 1860
Letter written by J. G. Alderson to his cousin, Lewis Allen Alderson. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Jane C. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson

Jane C. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1830s
Letter written by Jane Creigh Alderson to her uncle, Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Jasper M. Franklin to Lewis Allen Alderson

Jasper M. Franklin to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: March 16, 1831
A letter written by Jasper M. Franklin and Sarah Franklin to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Jehu Lewis Shuck to Lewis Allen Alderson

Jehu Lewis Shuck to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 28, 1834
Letter addressed to Lewis Allen Alderson from Jehu Lewis Shuck, who later became the first American Baptist missionary in China. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


John H. Linn to Lewis Allen Alderson

John H. Linn to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: March 3, 1831-May 24, 1831
Three letters from John H. Linn to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


John M. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson

John M. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: December 1831-August 1832
Several letters written by John Marshall Alderson to his uncle, Lewis Allen Alderson. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


John Steele to Lewis Allen Alderson

John Steele to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1828-1833
Several letters written by John Steele to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Joseph B. Miles to Lewis Allen Alderson

Joseph B. Miles to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: October 1832-March 1833
Several letters written by Joseph B. Miles to his brother-in-law, Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Joseph L. Baker to Lewis Allen Alderson

Joseph L. Baker to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: October 7, 1834
A letter written by Joseph L. Baker to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


L. W. Allen to Lewis Allen Alderson

L. W. Allen to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: December 1833-February 1834
Several letters written by L. W. Allen to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


L. W. Allen to Lewis Allen Alderson

L. W. Allen to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: August 28, 1835
Letter written by L. W. Allen to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson

Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: December 1831-November 1832
These three letters are from Lawson Wilson in Lincoln County, North Carolina, to his friend, Lewis Allen Alderson, a student at the University of Ohio in Athens. In his letters, Wilson reminisces about time spent in Athens and seeks news about his old acquaintances. Wilson states that "Nullification has been making a great noise in the South," regarding the ability of individual states to abolish federal laws, particularly relating to tariffs and slave laws in South Carolina. He also mentions that the gold mines in the region are making "a great bustle" and congratulates Alderson on his recent marriage. Alderson moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


M. G. Margrave to Lewis Allen Alderson

M. G. Margrave to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 26, 1834
Letter from M. G. Margrave to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Polly Lewis  to Lewis Allen Alderson

Polly Lewis to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: January 19, 1830 - August 19, 1831
Four letters addressed to Lewis Allen Alderson from his sister Polly Alderson Lewis. Alderson was studying at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881. Notes from his brother-in-law, Charles Lewis, and his other sister, Patsey Alderson Feamster are included in the letters.


S. Jones to Lewis Allen Alderson

S. Jones to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: May 1834-October 1834
Several letters written by S. Jones to Lewis Allen Alderson. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Thomas C. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson

Thomas C. Alderson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 20, 1834
Letter written by Thomas Creigh McCleary Alderson to his uncle, Lewis Allen Alderson. Lewis Allen Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


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