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The United States of America
Authors: Unknown
Date: 1855
Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts and missions. Shows three proposed routes for a railroad to West Coast identified as Proposed Route For Pacific R. R. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Route. Shows Fremonts Route 1843. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Removed from unknown source with page numbers 7 and 8. Shows railroads, canals and state capitals. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); J. H. Colton & Co.; Maps; Native Americans; Railroads


Nebraska and Kanzas
Authors: J. H. Colton & Co.
Date: 1855
The map, published in 1855, showed the eastern portions of both Kansas and Nebraska. The Nebraska portion depicts the counties that had been established at that time. The Kansas portion included cities, various Indian reservations, and rivers.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Indian lands; Maps; Native Americans; Nebraska Territory


Circular, Informational Letter regarding Emigration to Kansas
Authors: Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Date: 1855
Edward Hale was the author of this printed letter describing the services provided by the [New England] Emigrant Aid Company and the conditions of settlement in Kansas Territory. Hale included information regarding cost of travel and settlement, conditions of land acquisition, job opportunities, and relations with local Indians. He also addressed the slavery question, and already mentioned occurrences of election fraud on the part of proslavery supporters, but concluded that, in his own opinion "there is no danger whatever for Kanzas".

Keywords: Business enterprises; Emigrant aid companies; Emigration and immigration; Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909; Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Libraries; Native Americans; New England Emigrant Aid Company; Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Settlement; Slavery; Thayer, Eli, 1819-1899; Travel; Webb, Thomas H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1801-1866; Williams, John M. S.


Narrative," A Twelve Months Practical Life in Kansas Territory, written by an actual settler"
Authors: Tovey, Robert Atkins
Date: ca. 1855
Robert Atkins Tovey wrote these pages so that "those who are going forth with their wives & children, their property, yea their all on earth should have the information covering the country to which they are making a Pilgrimage" from someone who has recently made the same journey. Broken up into chapters by subject, Tovey gave advice about the journey and settlement, provisions, land claims, soil, and weather, in addition to providing commentary about the current political situation and his disgust at the "Mob law" being imposed by the Missourians.

Keywords: African Americans; American Indians (see also Native Americans); Daily life; Election fraud; Free state perspective; Kansas Territory; Landscape; Missourians; Native Americans; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Settlement; Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877; Slavery; Slaves; Tovey, Robert Atkins; Transportation; Travel; Weather


Nebraska and Kanzas.
Authors: Unknown
Date: 1855
Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Identifies Route Explored for Pacific Railroad by Capt. Gunnison. Identifies Route Explored for Pacific Railroad by Lieut. Beskwith. Identifies route for a proposed railroad to the West Coast as Gov. Stevens' Route & Line of Proposed Pacific Railroad Updated railroad routes are shown on map; however, no changes show on Kansas portion of map. Indicates Native American inhabitation Removed from Colton's Atlas of the World with page number 50. Archaic spelling of Kansas. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); J. H. Colton & Co.; Maps; Native Americans; Railroads


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