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  The Prairie Star: A paper edited by the ladies of the Philomathic Literary Society, Volume 1st, Number 2nd
Author: Kansas Philomathic Institute
Date: January 31, 1857

A weekly handwritten literary publication produced from January through April 1857 by the Topeka-based Kansas Philomathic Institute (also known as the Philomathic Literary Society). The literary club, which included male and female members, met weekly to read aloud essays and poems, which then were collected, recopied, and published as The Prairie Star. Maria M. Martin, wife of Dr. Samuel E. Martin, edited the paper.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Samuel E. Martin Collection, #434, Folder 4
Item Number: 100194              Number of images: 22
Keywords: Community life; Kansas Philomathic Institute; Literature societies; Martin, Maria M. (Mrs. Samuel E.); Philomatic Literary Society; Poetry; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Women

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