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Authors: Clark's Daguerreotype Rooms, No. 59 Court Street, Boston.
Date: c. 1860
Portrait of Edward Payson Fitch, a native of Massachusetts, who arrived in Kansas Territory in 1854. He was member of the third group of settlers sponsored by the New England Emigrant Aid Company. On August 21, 1863, he was killed in his house by one of Quantrill's raiders. The daguerreotype was made by Clark's Daguerreotype Rooms, No. 59 Court Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
Keywords: Daguerreotypes; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fassett's Gallery; Fitch, Edward Payson; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations
Photograph, Jeremiah Root Brown
Authors: No authors specified.
Jeremiah Root Brown was the brother of Florella Brown Adair and the half brother of John Brown. He did not settle in Kansas but tried to support his relatives who lived here during the territorial era.
Keywords: Adair, Florella Brown; Brown, Jeremiah; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Daguerreotypes; Ohio; Photographs and Illustrations
Photograph, David Rice Atchison
Authors: Whitehurst, Jessie H.
David Rice Atchison was a proslavery leader from Missouri. He represented that state in the U.S. Senate from 1843 to 1855. He was involved in various aspects of the territorial conflict, allegedly riding with the raiders who sacked Lawrence in 1856. The town of Atchison and Atchison County were named for him.
Keywords: Atchison, David Rice, 1807-1886; Daguerreotypes; Missouri; Photographs and Illustrations; Proslavery supporters; Whitehurst, Jessie H.
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