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Freight bill for George Collamore
Author: No authors specified.
Date: June 20, 1857

This bill documented the shipment of 21 cases of glassware from St. Louis, Missouri, to Quindaro, Kansas Territory, via the steamboat Oceana.

Keywords: Collamore, George W.; Commerce; Domestics; Freight and freightage; Missouri River; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory

Freight bill for George Collamore
Author: No authors specified.
Date: June 26, 1857

The bill documented the shipment of one box of merchandise and one bundle of "rockets", from St. Louis, Missouri, to Quindaro, Kansas Territory, via Pacific Railroad and packet [boat].

Keywords: Bailey, S.H.; Collamore, George W.; Commerce; Freight and freightage; Missouri River; Pacific railroads; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory

Freight bill
Author: No authors specified.
Date: August 27, 1857

This freight bill documented the shipping of goods from St. Louis, Missouri, on the steamboat Meteor, to the Port of Quindaro, Kansas Territory. Among the goods shipped were food and construction supplies.

Keywords: Andrew, Isaac W.; Freight and freightage; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats

Freight Bill
Author: No authors specified.
Date: August 29, 1857

This freight bill documented the shipping of goods from St. Louis, Missouri, on the steamboat Meteor, to the Port of Quindaro, Kansas Territory. Among the goods shipped were food and construction supplies.

Keywords: Andrew, Isaac W.; Freight and freightage; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats

Freight bill for George Collamore
Author: No authors specified.
Date: September 16, 1857

This bill documents the shipment of merchandise [possibly doors and windows] from St. Louis, Missouri, to Quindaro, Kansas Territory, on the steamboat Thomas E. Tutt.

Keywords: Collamore, George W.; Commerce; Freight and freightage; Missouri River; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory

Freight bill for George Collamore
Author: No authors specified.
Date: September 24, 1857

This bill documents the shipment of 2 cases of merchandise from St. Louis, Missouri, to Quindaro, Kansas Territory, on the steamboat Star of the West.

Keywords: Collamore, George W.; Commerce; Freight and freightage; Missouri River; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; Steamboats; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory

Leslie's Illustrated, Ship of the Plains at Sea.
Author: No authors specified.
Date: 1858

Illustration from an unknown publication, probably Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The scene depicts wagons crossing the prairies.

Keywords: Commerce; Immigration (see Emigration and immigration); Objects; Periodical illustrations; Photographs and Illustrations; Settlement; Transportation

Letter, I. T. Goodnow to My Dear Brother [Joseph] Denison
Author: Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894
Date: May 7, 1859

Isaac Goodnow wrote en route to New England from Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, to Joseph Denison in Manhattan. Goodnow told Denison to expect a shipment of 36 tons of lumber and building supplies to be brought on the steamboat "Gus Linn", which was build specifically to navigate the Kansas River. He also wished that Denison dispose of two yokes of steers, in order to pay on the College.

Keywords: Bluemont Central College; Business enterprises; Construction; Denison, Joseph; Freight and freightage; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Kansas River, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Steamboats

Freight bill for Daniel Vanderslice
Author: No authors specified.
Date: April 19, 1860

This freight bill gave notice to Daniel Vanderslice, Indian Agent in Doniphan County, Kansas Territory, of the arrival of a shipment of building materials at the Port of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Keywords: Construction; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Freight and freightage; Indian agents; St. Joseph, Missouri; Steamboats; Vanderslice, Daniel; White Cloud, Kansas Territory

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Letter, Sam Tappan to Mrs. [Ellen] Goodnow
Authors: Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913
Date:  June 29, 1855
Samuel Tappan wrote from Barker's Mission on the Shawnee Reserve in present-day Johnson County, Kansas Territory, to Ellen Goodnow, Isaac Goodnow's wife, near Manhattan. Tappan updated Ellen on the status of some misplaced luggage, providing a good description of local shipping and travel procedures. He praised the land of Kansas, " a glorious country to try 'men's soles' ". Tappan also described the recent scuffle between Governor Reeder and Benjamin Stringfellow, an incident which embodied the tension between anti and proslavery supporters.

Keywords: Freight and freightage; Goodnow, Ellen; Kansas Territory. Legislature - Pawnee/Shawnee Mission; Landscape; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Shawnee Mission; Stringfellow, Benjamin F.; Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913


Letter, Marc [Parrott] to Dear Father [Thomas Parrott]
Authors: Parrott, Marcus J., 1828-1879
Date:  July 28, 1855
Marcus Parrott, a lawyer and free state man, wrote to his father, Thomas Parrott, from the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Kansas Territory. Marcus told his father of his desire to purchase land and build a home in Leavenworth City, for which he asked his father to send money for lumber. He also mentioned business and referred to his role in the defense of Cole McCrea, a free state man who had killed Malcolm Clark in Leavenworth the past April. Marcus also mentioned his prospect of being nominated as Reporter to the Supreme Court, which he saw as good advertising only.

Keywords: Business enterprises; Freight and freightage; Johnson County, Kansas Territory; Kansas Territory. Judicial system; Lawyers; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; McCrea, Cole; Parrott, Marcus J., 1828-1879; Parrott, Thomas; Shawnee Mission; Timber


Letter, S. L. Adair to Rev. S. S. Jocelyn
Authors: Adair, Samuel Lyle
Date:  September 8, 1855
This long letter was written in Osawatomie to Jocelyn, who was Samuel Adair's contact with the American Missionary Association. The first three pages dealt with some disagreement over Adair's salary and support that was to be provided by the association, his efforts on behalf of religion, and prospects for a "union" church building that would be shared by several denominations. The last page discussed economic conditions in Kansas Territory and the difficulty of getting items to Kansas either via the Missouri River or by overland freighting from St. Louis. This appears to be a draft of a letter sent to Jocelyn.

Keywords: Adair, Samuel Lyle; American Missionary Association; Churches; Economic conditions; Freight and freightage; Jocelyn, S. S.; Lykins County, Kansas Territory (see also Miami County, Kansas); Miami County, Kansas (see also Lykins County, Kansas Territory); Missouri River; Osawatomie, Kansas Territory; Transportation


Circular, Information for Kanzas Immigrants, 1855
Authors: Webb, Thomas H. (Hopkins), 1801-1866
Date:  1855
Thomas Webb compiled the information in this circular not to "entice people to go to the Kanzas", but rather to "collect the best and most reliable information relative to the Territory, and furnish the same to those desiring it." The circular provides details about the logistics of the trip to Kansas: when and how it should be done, and what provisions to take, for example. It also includes information about subjects such as weather, farming, Indians, and employment, to name a few.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Circulars; Crops; Farmers; Freight and freightage; Land acquisition; Merchandise; Merchants; Native Americans; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Settlement; Timber; Transportation; Travel literature; Weather; Webb, Thomas H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1801-1866


Letter, Emily Kimball to Dear Sir [Thomas W. Higginson]
Authors: Kimball, Emily P.
Date:  December 18 - December 19, 1856
This letter was written to Thomas W. Higginson by Emily Kimball, a representative of the ladies of Oakham, Massachusetts. The letter included three dollars for freight on a shipment of supplies to Kansas. On the back of the letter was a note from N. Ayres, asking Higginson to inform the ladies of Oakham about why their contribution was not acknowledged in the circular.

Keywords: Freight and freightage; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Massachusetts; Relief


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