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Authors: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: January 28, 1861
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from La Porte, Indiana to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Topeka, Kansas Territory. On his way to Washington, D. C. he planned to collect a debt. A friend had given him railway passes to Pittsburgh. The contrast between the quality of life in the northern states and Kansas Territory saddened Cyrus, who quoted a verse. He gave instructions to Mary concerning the livestock and farmland. In a postscript, he emphasized that she save the eyes of potatoes.
Keywords: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900; Holliday, Mary; Livestock; Poetry; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Travel
Photograph, John Greenleaf Whittier
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: c. 1860
Portrait of John Greenleaf Whittier, poet and Free-State supporter. In September, 1858, he published a poem in the Atlantic Monthly titled "Le marais Du Cygne", telling the story of the Marais des Cygnes massacre.
Keywords: Cabinet photographs; Charles Taber & Co.; Photographs and Illustrations; Poetry; Whittier, John Greenleaf
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