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  Narrative, Autobiography of Robert S. Gilbert
Author: Gilbert, Robert L.
Date: undated

Robert Gilbert, an Englishman who had immigrated to the United States and settled in Douglas County in 1855, recounted some events of his early life. This autobiography includes notes on his birthplace, education, profession, and journey to America, "the land of the free." After arriving in Douglas County, Gilbert would defend Lawrence with other free state men in the Wakarusa War.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS P238
Item Number: 101594              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Daily life; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Education; Emigration and immigration; England; Gilbert, Robert L.; Immigrants; Kansas Territory; New York; Transportation; Travel

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