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

Item Description
  Letter, E. Nute to Mr. [Amos Adams] Lawrence
Author: Nute, Ephraim
Date: March 4, 1857

Transcription of a letter from the Amos Adams Lawrence Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. In a letter marked "private", Ephraim Nute wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Amos A. Lawrence in Massachusetts. Nute responded to Lawrence's suggestion that the college sit on the "broad table land on Mt. Oread or Capitol hill"; he supported the idea but feared that issues surrounding the land title would compromise the plan. Nute agreed with Lawrence about the importance of establishing schools, but he also concerned that the current political situation was not conducive to it, as the Territorial government was in the hands of "usurpers". He felt that "only one life now stands between us and the reopening of the civil war."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: History, University of Kansas, #651, Box 1, Folder 1
Item Number: 102493              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Bogus legislature; Border disputes and warfare; Land claims; Land titles; Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886; Mount Oread; Nute, Ephraim; Proslavery supporters
 
 

Transcript available

page 1
pg. 1
page 2
pg. 2

Full document metadata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The current URL is http://www.territorialkansasonline.org/~imlskto/cgi-bin/index.php?SCREEN=show_document&document_id=102493&S
CREEN_FROM=keyword&selected_keyword=Lawrence,%20Amos%20Adams,%201814-1886&startsearchat=0.
This file was last modified September 12 2013 04:09:26 PM.