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Letter, M. Stowell to Dear [Thomas W.] Higginson
Authors: Stowell, Martin
Date: November 19, 1856
This letter from Martin Stowell, written from Nebraska City, was sent to Thomas Higginson to keep him apprised of business and financial affairs. He also included information about the other members of his emigrant party, including a Mr. Dunning, who continually asked Stowell for whiskey money. For the most part, the members of his company were employed and hard at work. Stowell also mentioned Eastern supporters such as Mr. Nightingale from Groton and Mr. Newell from Littleton. He wrote briefly concerning Orville Chester Brown, whose house was destroyed during the battle of Osawatomie.

Keywords: Alcoholic beverages; Brown, Orville Chester, 1811-1904; Businessmen; Dunning, John; Emigrant aid companies; Emigrant aid companies - Free state; Finance; Firearms; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Immigration and early settlement; Livestock; Settlement; Stowell, Martin


Letter, A. Havington Shurtleff
Authors: Shurtleff, A. Havington
Date: 1857
This printed letter was written by A. Havington Shurtleff about traveling to Kansas Territory. He provided information about the committee's plans to sponsor emigrant companies and wrote twenty points about the group's travel to Kansas.

Keywords: Council Grove, Kansas Territory; Emigrant aid companies; Emigrant aid companies - Free state; Emigration and immigration; Immigration and early settlement; Land tenure; New York State Kansas Committee; Shurtleff, A. Havington


Boston Kansas Club No. 1
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: 1857
Information about a club formed in New England that for a short period of time encouraged emigration to Kansas during the spring of 1857.

Keywords: Boston Kansas Club; Boston, Massachusetts; Emigrant aid companies; Emigration and immigration; Immigration and early settlement; Kansas Frontier; Travel


Letter, James Redpath to Dear Sir [Thomas W. Higginson]
Authors: Redpath, James , 1833-1891
Date: February 5, 1857
James Redpath, a journalist who had spent some time in Kansas, wrote this letter to Thomas Higginson, an abolitionist and agent of the Massachusetts State Kansas Committee. Redpath began the letter with a vehement denouncement of Mr. Cutter, after Mr. Cutter allowed the Missourians to arrest him peacefully. Redpath was appalled that Cutter did not even fire a shot. He was obviously distraught, and he sought advice from Higginson on how he should proceed.

Keywords: Cabot, Samuel; Cutter, Calvin M.; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Immigration and early settlement; Redpath, James, 1833-1891


Information for emigrants to Kansas
Authors: National Kansas Committee
Date: February 16, 1857
This printed promotional literature from the National Kansas Committee was a typical example of settlement information that described soil, water, manufacturing, and other conditions in Kansas.

Keywords: Immigration and early settlement; National Kansas Committee; Settlement


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