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Sketch of the Public Surveys in Kansas & Nebraska
Authors: Searl, Albert D.; Whitman, E. B.
Date: 1855
Indicates location of Fort Leavenworth. Indicates Native American inhabitation. At head of title: No. 1. Shows surveyed lands in eastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas. Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: Maps; Photographs and Illustrations; Surveyor General (see United States. Surveyor General); United States. Surveyor General


Certificate, Surveyor General to William H. Bayless
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: March 4, 1856
This certificate documented William Bayless' acquisition of pre-emption rights to land in Kansas Territory, which would then be distributed to incoming settlers.

Keywords: Bayless, William; Calhoun, John; Emigration and immigration; Kansas Territory; Land grants; Settlement; United States. Surveyor General


Letter, [Lucy B. Armstrong] to Dear Sir [Thomas Hendricks]
Authors: Armstrong, Lucy B.
Date: November 10, 1857
Lucy B. Armstrong, in this unsigned letter to Thomas Hendricks, Land Office Commissioner, requested that he take action on her behalf to secure her entitled plot of land, per treaties with the Wyandot tribe made on March 17, 1842 and Jan 31, 1855. Hendricks had previously told her that Wyandot lands were all claimed, and that she should apply for Shawnee lands, though at present her request had not gotten any attention. Her husband, John M. Armstrong, was the brother of Silas Armstrong, and deceased at the time of this letter, leaving her with 5 children. Both Silas and John were leaders of the Wyandot Nation.

Keywords: Armstrong, John M.; Armstrong, Lucy B.; Indian lands; Indian treaties; Shawnee Indians; United States. General Land Office; United States. Surveyor General; Wyandot Indians


Statement draft, Charles Robinson to the Register and Receiver for the Territory of Kansas
Authors: No authors specified.
Date: ca. 1857
In this unsigned draft, Charles Robinson presented the facts surrounding the circumstances of his ownership of a Quarter section of land, which had been contested by William H.R. Lykins, who had placed part of the Wyandotte reservation on the same section of land. Robinson stated that, at the time he came under ownership of the land, he filed the proper papers with the Surveyor General, and that at no time had he quit claim on this particular piece of land.

Keywords: Indian reserves; Land claim disputes; Lykins, William H. R.; Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; United States. Surveyor General; Wyandot Float


Map Showing the progress of the Public Surveys in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska To accompany Annual Report of the Surveyor General. 1857.
Authors: Calhoun, J. ; Wagner & McGuigan, Lith.
Date: 1857
Includes topographic features. Indicates locations of forts. Identifies Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe and Westport Road. Indicates Native American inhabitation. Shows boundary lines between Kansas and Nebraska and the southern boundary of Kansas. Upper right margin: Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 11 & Ho. Ex. Doc. No. 2 - 1st Sess. 35th Cong.At head of title: (3.) Link to scanned image at Wichita State University Libraries - Special Collections.

Keywords: Calhoun, J.; Forts; Land surveys; Maps; Surveyor General (see United States. Surveyor General); United States. Surveyor General


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