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  Letter, C. K. Holliday to Dear Mary [Holliday]
Author: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: February 8, 1861

Cyrus K. Holliday, president of the Atchison and Topeka Rail Road Company, visited Washington D. C. in February of 1861 for the purpose of obtaining a land grant from Congress. Cyrus wrote to his wife, Mary Holliday, who remained in Topeka, Kansas (Kansas Territory became a state shortly after he left, on January 29) with their two children, Lillie and Charlie. He described the weather and mentioned hearing Maryland congressman Henry Winter Davis speak. He expressed concern about financial difficulties, famine, and harsh weather in Kansas.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Collection, #386, Box 1, Folder 5
Item Number: 101550              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900; Holliday, Mary; Kansas Legislature; Railroad land grants; Topeka, Kansas; Washington, D.C.; Weather

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