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  Letter, P. R. Brooks, Lawrence, K. T. to his father
Author: Brooks, P. R.
Date: June 6, 1858

This letter described the land claim dispute between James Lane and Gaius Jenkins, which ended with Lane killing Jenkins. Brooks wrote that Jenkins was well respected, mentioned his widow and children and indicated that his funeral was well attended. He also made passing reference to the "Linn county tragedy."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Stanley Emery Collection, #339, Box 2, Folder Correspondence 1855-1859
Item Number: 100506              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Brooks, Paul R.; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Jenkins, Gaius; Land claim disputes; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Linn County, Kansas Territory; Marais des Cygnes Massacre; Violence; Violent deaths
 
 

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