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Blue River ferries

Blue River ferries
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A history of the ferries and ferry companies that operated around Kansas's Blue River, more commonly known as the Big Blue.


Correspondence on the Lone Tree massacre, Meade County

Correspondence on the Lone Tree massacre, Meade County
Creator: Scott, Charles F., b. 1860
Date: 1931-1932
This is correspondence among Charles F. Scott, Harold C. Short, Frank Fuhr, Mrs. F.C. Montgomery and George A. Root. The correspondence focuses on the Lone Tree massacre, Meade County, 1874, where a group of United States Surveyors were killed by Indians.


Ferries in Kansas

Ferries in Kansas
Date: 1880-1935
Letters and notes to George A. Root concerning ferries and ferry companies that operated in Kansas. Included among the letters is a map of several ferry crossings near Shawnee County along the Kansas River and another map of ferries along the Neosho River.


George A. Root to Mr. Elliott of Coffeyville

George A. Root to Mr. Elliott of Coffeyville
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: February 22, 1933
In this letter to Mr. Elliott of Coffeyville, Kansas State Historical Society Curator of Archives George A. Root provides some brief information regarding Samuel Irvin. Root explains that Irvin "arrived in Kansas in 1837, and established at Highland a mission for the Iowa and Sac Indians. He is described as a man of slight build, and absolutely fearless."


Grant Harrington's Shawnee Baptist Mission correspondence

Grant Harrington's Shawnee Baptist Mission correspondence
Creator: Harrington, Grant W
Date: January 01, 1934-January 02, 1934
This correspondence focuses on Grant W. Harrington's work at the Shawnee Baptist Mission near Kansas City, Kansas. In particular, Harrington's goal was correct rumors regarding the Shawnee Baptist Mission. Harrington's letter of January 1, 1934, indicates that he was well-versed on the Shawnee Baptist Mission, and the many locations that had been proposed as the site of the once busy Mission.


Land warrant correspondence

Land warrant correspondence
Creator: Adams, Henry J.
Date: October 7, 1862
These two items deal with the manner in which warrants were handled by the General Land Office a number of years after the founding of that office. The first item is a signed document indicating that "Elizabeth Iron Sides is the Job Surveying heir of Thar-cah-mi-qui, a Shawnee Indian deceased, and that she is competent to manage her own affairs and dispose of her property." The document was signed by Shawnee Chief Charles Bluejacket and Shawnee Chief Eli Blackhoof, as well as Matthew King and Solomon Maden. The second item is a letter from Henry J. Adams to George A. Root of the Kansas Historical Society. In the letter to Root, Adams explains that warrants were typically handled in such a way "for many years following the organization of the Federal Land Office."


Republican River ferries

Republican River ferries
Creator: Strom, Peter T.
Date: 1933
These two letters from Peter Strom to George Root discuss the ferries and ferry companies that operated around the Republican River.


Reverend J.T. Crawford to George A. Root

Reverend J.T. Crawford to George A. Root
Creator: Crawford, Reverend J.T.
Date: January 20, 1934
In this letter to George A. Root of the Kansas Historical Society, Reverend J.T. Crawford discusses the location of the Shawnee Baptist Mission in Kansas. Rev. Crawford states that the Shawnee Baptist Mission "was located on part of what is now the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 5m in Township 12, Range 25 E Johnson County, Kansas." The accompanying newspaper entries were compiled by Grant W. Harrington, and sent to the Daughters of the American Revolution in January 1934.


Saline River ferries

Saline River ferries
Date: 1934
Two letters to George A. Root discussing the ferries and ferry companies that operated around the Saline River. The letters were written by R. Lynn Martin, Brookville, Kansas, and Mrs. A. M. Campbell, Jr., secretary for the Saline County Historical Society.


Shawnee County

Shawnee County
Creator: Root, George A. (George Allen), 1867-1949
Date: 1936
This is a map of Shawnee County, Kansas showing roads and trails, ferries, Indian villages, missions, towns, townships, cemeteries, Indian reservations, railroads, rivers and creeks, and other points of interest.


The Kiowa Trail

The Kiowa Trail
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1912 and 1913
This history of the Kiowa Trail was compiled from notes taken by George A. Root from interviews with J.T. Botkin. The trail was formed around 1871, with it's starting point being Wichita, running into Harper County, and ending in Barber County.


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