Skip Redundent Navigation
Territorial Kansas Online 1854-1861 Explore Topics Territorial A-Z Map Lesson Plans  
Back to search results

Item Description
  Letter, Sam F. Tappan to Rev Thomas W Higginson
Author: Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913
Date: June 24, 1860

Samuel Tappan wrote this letter from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to Thomas Higginson of Worcester, Massachusetts. Tappan was leaving for Colorado in a week or two, presumably to meet some family members working the gold fields. He also mentioned Theodore Parker, a supporter of John Brown who had a terminal illness and passed away while in Italy. The Leavenworth Times had also mentioned his death, albeit briefly. Tappan also spoke of James Redpath's biography of John Brown, including a portion of the book that discussed a mail coach robbery in the summer of 1856.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Thomas W. Higginson Collection, #380, Box 1, Folder 8
Item Number: 101939              Number of images: 7
Keywords: Brown, John, 1800-1859; Colorado; Crime; Gold mines and mining; Higginson, Charles J.; Pikes Peak gold rush; Postal service; Redpath, James, 1833-1891; Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913; Violence
 
 

Transcript available

page 1
pg. 1
page 2
pg. 2
page 3
pg. 3
page 4
pg. 4
page 5
pg. 5
page 6
pg. 6
page 7
pg. 7

Full document metadata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The current URL is http://www.territorialkansasonline.org/~imlskto/cgi-bin/index.php?SCREEN=show_document&document_id=101939&S
CREEN_FROM=keyword&selected_keyword=Colorado&startsearchat=5.
This file was last modified September 12 2013 04:09:26 PM.