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The Prairie Star: A paper edited by the ladies of the Philomathic Literary Society, Volume 1st, Number 1st
Author: Kansas Philomathic Institute
Date: January 24, 1857



Keywords: Community life; Kansas Philomathic Institute; Literature societies; Martin, Maria M. (Mrs. Samuel E.); Philomatic Literary Society; Poetry; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Women

The Prairie Star: A paper edited by the ladies of the Philomathic Literary Society, Volume 1st, Number 2nd
Author: Kansas Philomathic Institute
Date: January 31, 1857

A weekly handwritten literary publication produced from January through April 1857 by the Topeka-based Kansas Philomathic Institute (also known as the Philomathic Literary Society). The literary club, which included male and female members, met weekly to read aloud essays and poems, which then were collected, recopied, and published as The Prairie Star. Maria M. Martin, wife of Dr. Samuel E. Martin, edited the paper.

Keywords: Community life; Kansas Philomathic Institute; Literature societies; Martin, Maria M. (Mrs. Samuel E.); Philomatic Literary Society; Poetry; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Women

The Prairie Star: A paper edited by the ladies of the Philomathic Literary Society, Volume 1st, Number 7th
Author: Kansas Philomathic Institute
Date: March 7, 1857

A weekly handwritten literary publication produced from January through April 1857 by the Topeka-based Kansas Philomathic Institute (also known as the Philomathic Literary Society). The literary club, which included male and female members, met weekly to read aloud essays and poems, which then were collected, recopied, and published as The Prairie Star. Maria M. Martin, wife of Dr. Samuel E. Martin, edited the paper.

Keywords: Community life; Kansas Philomathic Institute; Literature societies; Martin, Maria M. (Mrs. Samuel E.); Philomatic Literary Society; Poetry; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Women

Letter, G. W. Brown to Dear Sir & Brother
Author: Brown, George W (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: July 28, 1858

Writing on International Order of Oddfellows letterhead, George W. Brown of Lawrence informed his correspondent, apparently of White Cloud, Doniphan County, that he had enclosed an application for a subordinate lodge charter. The recipient of this letter might have been Sol Miller.

Keywords: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915; Clubs; Community life; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fraternal Organizations; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; International Order of Odd Fellows; Kansas Chief; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; White Cloud, Kansas Territory

Oddfellows Lodge of White Cloud, Kansas Territory
Author: International Order of Odd Fellows
Date: c. December 15, 1858

This document listed the names of those men who are becoming Charter members of the International Order of Odd Fellows' chapter in White Cloud, Kansas Territory. It also records which members have paid. According to the note on the bottom of the first page, the White Cloud Lodge was instituted on December 15, 1858.

Keywords: Clubs; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fraternal Organizations; International Order of Odd Fellows; White Cloud, Kansas Territory

Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of Tecumseh Lodge, No. 3, of the Independent Order of Good Templars of Kansas.
Author: Independent Order of Good Templars
Date: 1858

This lodge was located in the city of Tecumseh, Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Male and female members were allowed. The primary purpose of the organization was to oppose the manufacture, sale, purchase, or use of alcoholic beverages.

Keywords: Clubs; Community life; Daily life; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Independent Order of Good Templars; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory; Temperance; Women

Announcement of Masonic Festival
Author: Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Lawrence Lodge No. 6
Date: December 27, 1859

Announcement of a Masonic Festival to be held at Masonic Hall, Lawrence, Kansas Territory, for the public installation of the officers of Lawrence Lodge No. 6 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AFAM).

Keywords: Clubs; Community life; Fraternal Organizations; Freemasons; Lawrence, Kansas Territory

By-Laws of Tecumseh Lodge No. 15, A. F. and A. M., Tecumseh, K. T.
Author: Tecumseh Lodge No. 15, A. F. and A. M.
Date: 1859

The various types of freemasons groups are part of a secret international society. This lodge was located in Tecumseh, Douglas County, Kansas Territory.

Keywords: Clubs; Community life; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fraternal Organizations; Freemasons; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory

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Letter, G. W. Brown to Dear Sir & Brother
Authors: Brown, George W (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date:  July 28, 1858
Writing on International Order of Oddfellows letterhead, George W. Brown of Lawrence informed his correspondent, apparently of White Cloud, Doniphan County, that he had enclosed an application for a subordinate lodge charter. The recipient of this letter might have been Sol Miller.

Keywords: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915; Clubs; Community life; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fraternal Organizations; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; International Order of Odd Fellows; Kansas Chief; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; White Cloud, Kansas Territory


Oddfellows Lodge of White Cloud, Kansas Territory
Authors: International Order of Odd Fellows
Date:  c. December 15, 1858
This document listed the names of those men who are becoming Charter members of the International Order of Odd Fellows' chapter in White Cloud, Kansas Territory. It also records which members have paid. According to the note on the bottom of the first page, the White Cloud Lodge was instituted on December 15, 1858.

Keywords: Clubs; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fraternal Organizations; International Order of Odd Fellows; White Cloud, Kansas Territory


Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of Tecumseh Lodge, No. 3, of the Independent Order of Good Templars of Kansas.
Authors: Independent Order of Good Templars
Date:  1858
This lodge was located in the city of Tecumseh, Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Male and female members were allowed. The primary purpose of the organization was to oppose the manufacture, sale, purchase, or use of alcoholic beverages.

Keywords: Clubs; Community life; Daily life; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Independent Order of Good Templars; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory; Temperance; Women


Diary
Authors: Hubbell, Willard Orvis
Date:  February 1, 1859 - April 30, 1859
This three month excerpt from a personal diary probably was written by Willard O. Hubbell. The diary described Hubbell's routine daily activities as a twenty-five year old bachelor working as a tinner in Lawrence. Hubbell was active in fraternal organizations and frequently attended dances and other social gatherings.

Keywords: Clubs; Community life; Dance parties; Diaries; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fraternal Organizations; Freemasons; Lawrence, Kansas Territory


Announcement of Masonic Festival
Authors: Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Lawrence Lodge No. 6
Date:  December 27, 1859
Announcement of a Masonic Festival to be held at Masonic Hall, Lawrence, Kansas Territory, for the public installation of the officers of Lawrence Lodge No. 6 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AFAM).

Keywords: Clubs; Community life; Fraternal Organizations; Freemasons; Lawrence, Kansas Territory


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