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Authors: Wood, Bradford R.
Date: May 20, 1856
This circular by the New York State Kansas Committee announced the departure of another party to Kansas and described how the emigrants would be traveling to Kansas. It also provided information about how to join the party.
Keywords: Barnes, William, 1824-1913; Circulars; Emigrant aid companies - Free state; Emigration and immigration; Immigration and early settlement; Kansas Frontier; McGowan, M.; New York State Kansas Committee; Railroad companies; St. Louis, Missouri; Steamboats; Travel literature; Wood, Bradford R.
Broadside, Chicago and Burlington Railroad "Iowa and Kanzas Spring Arrangement", 1856
Authors: No authors specified.
This 1856 advertisement for the Chicago and Burlington Railroad presented its new seasonal schedule, or "Spring Arrangement", which included maps and information about the company's routes from Chicago to Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, and connection with stagecoach lines in Kansas.
Keywords: Emigration and immigration; Illinois; Iowa; Maps; Missouri; Railroad companies; Railroads; Stagecoaches; Transportation; Travel
Atchison and St. Joseph Rail Road!
Authors: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: July 28, 1857
This advertisement announces a meeting of stockholders in Atchison on August 8, 1857.
Keywords: Atchison County, Kansas Territory; Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad; Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891; Railroad companies
Letter, S.C.S. [most likely Samuel C. Smith] to "Doctor" [Robinson]
Authors: Smith, Samuel C.
Date: January 11, 1858
This letter, dated Lawrence, January 11, 1858, most likely from Samuel C. Smith, mentions many of the Free State Party's main actors and issues at this critical time in Kansas politics. He described the activities of the Legislature, which assembled in Lawrence in January, and devotes considerable attention to the machinations of the "villain" Jim Lane.
Keywords: Allen, Lyman; Babcock, Carmi William; Conway, Martin Franklin; Deitzler, George W.; Free State Party; Jones, John Tecumseh (Tauy); Kansas Territory. Legislature; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866; Larzalere, Alfred; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth Constitution; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864; Militia; Montgomery, James, 1814-1871; Plumb, Preston B., 1837-1891; Railroad companies; Railroad legislation; Railroad promotion; Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- ); Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Smith, Samuel C.; Temperance movement; Thacher, Timothy D., 1831-1894; Vaughan, Champion
Letter, Andrew J. Dorn to Sir [Charles E. Mix]
Authors: Dorn, Andrew J.
Date: January 14, 1858
Andrew J. Dorn, U.S. Neosho Agent, wrote from Kansas Territory to Charles E. Mix, Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The letter concerned a land purchase agreement he had heard about between an unnamed railroad company and the Osage Indians. Dorn felt that the Indians had been swindled, and he was reporting the incident to the government. He was concerned that this incident might set a precedent for companies buying large plots of Indian land, which would lead to skyrocketing prices and a scarcity of land.
Keywords: Chapman, J.B.; Dorn, Andrew J.; Ham, M.M.; Indian Affairs, Commissioner of; Indian lands; Land acquisition; Mix, Charles E.; Neosho, Kansas Territory; Osage Indians; Railroad companies; United States. Commissioner of Indian Affairs
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