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Letter, Theodore [Hyatt] to Dear Brother [Thaddeus Hyatt]
Authors: Hyatt, Theodore
Date: March 27, 1860
This letter, written by Theodore Hyatt of New York, was sent to his brother Thaddeus, president of the National Kansas Committee. The main purpose of the letter was to keep Thaddeus informed about business dealings in Atchison, Kansas Territory. S.C. Pomeroy and Benjamin Stringfellow were attempting to attract the freighting business to Atchison through "inducements" in the form of town lots. However, the letter also discussed the current situation, since Thaddeus had been imprisoned in Washington D.C. for aiding John Brown and collecting funds to support the Brown family after John's death in 1859. Theodore briefly mentioned that he was "laying low" on that issue until he could collect all the funds obtained and pay it to Thaddeus.

Keywords: Atchison, Kansas Territory; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Hyatt, Theodore; Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891; Prisons; Russell, Majors, and Waddell; Town lots


Letter, Theodore Hyatt to Mrs. S. C. [Lucy] Pomeroy
Authors: Hyatt, Theodore
Date: April 12, 1860
Theodore Hyatt of New York wrote this letter to Lucy Pomeroy, the wife of S. C. Pomeroy, concerning business affairs and life in Atchison, Kansas Territory. He expressed his hope that the railroad troubles had been resolved, and thanked Mrs. Pomeroy for inviting Theodore Hyatt, Jr. to come visit the Pomeroy family in Kansas. The letter concluded with a brief mention of his brother, Thaddeus Hyatt, who was still imprisoned in Washington Jail. According to Theodore, Thaddeus "appears to enjoy his condition exceedingly" and is feeling better every day.

Keywords: Atchison, Kansas Territory; Hyatt, Thaddeus; Hyatt, Theodore; Pomeroy, Lucy Gaylord; Pony express; Railroads; Russell, Majors, and Waddell; St. Joseph, Missouri


Photograph, William H. Russell
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: c. 1860
Portrait of William H. Russell, proslavery man and businessman. In the winter of 1858-59 Russell, Alexander Majors, and William Waddell, in connection with John Jones founded the Leavenworth and Pike's Peak Express Company, a freight and stage company. It ran from Leavenworth to Denver, CO. The company operated until February, 1860, when it became Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company. In 1860, Russell along with his partners Majors and Waddell, created the first Pony Express. It covered 2,000 miles connecting St. Joseph, MO, with the state of California.

Keywords: Card photographs; Photographs and Illustrations; Pony express; Russell, Majors, and Waddell; Russell, William H (of Russell, Majors and Waddell); Willis Photography


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