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  Rules and Regulations, Eldridge House
Author: Eldridge, T. B.; Eldridge, Shalor Winchell, 1816-1899
Date: May 10, 1856

The Eldridge House (or hotel) was built in Lawrence, Kansas Territory by the New England Emigrant Aid Society. It was something of a headquarters for the free state movement and as such it was targeted for destruction by Sheriff Jones' proslavery posse, which sacked Lawrence on May 21, 1856, less than two weeks after this document was created. This pocket-sized card contained twelve "rules and regulations" for residents, including the admonition to "lock and bolt the door when you retire," a prohibition against "all kinds of Gaming," and the notice that "persons without Baggage are expected to pay in advance."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Collection, #415, Box 1, Folder 3
Item Number: 100222              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Boardinghouses; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Eldridge House; Eldridge, Shalor Winchell, 1816-1899; Eldridge, Thomas B.; Gaming restrictions; Hotels; Lawrence, Kansas Territory
 
 

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