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Activites of the Shawnee County, Kansas, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee

Activites of the Shawnee County, Kansas, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
Date: 1976
These five snapshots show various activites of the Shawnee County, Kansas, American Revolution Bicentennial Committee.

Benjamin and Richard Rush papers

Benjamin and Richard Rush papers
Creator: Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Date: 1791-1856
Originals and copies, sometimes also with typed transcripts, of letters written either by Benjamin Rush or his son Richard Rush, Esq. Topics include yellow fever epidemics in Philadelphia, news about family and friends/acquaintances, current reading, real estate and other property matters, religion and church, advice on health matters, legal and fiscal matters, publishing and writing, the American Revolution, the 1848 revolution in France and Major Poussin, politics and political careers, etc. Also with the papers are some court and legal documents from Richard Rush, engraved prints of Benjamin Rush, articles and other writings (often reprints) by Benjamin Rush or about Benjamin Rush, including an elegiac poem upon his death, and other related materials. Correspondents include Benjamin's wife Julia, former pupils, businessmen and lawyers, and other individuals.

Lafayette slippers

Lafayette slippers
Date: between 1775 and 1805
Pair of hand-sewn silk slippers with cotton lining and leather outsole. Worn by a young woman at a ball given in honor of Marquis de Lafayette in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1784. The Marquis was a notable figure during the American Revolution, fighting on the side of the Americans.

The original settlers and history of the Delaware Reserve

The original settlers and history of the Delaware Reserve
Creator: Green, Charles R.
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This item contains a thorough account of the original settlers and the history of the Delaware Reserve. Written by historian Charles R. Green, this item contains a rather detailed look at the area that had been occupied for some time by the Delaware tribe following their move West, which was necessitated by the increasing number of white settlers on the eastern coasts of the United States.

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