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Letter, J. W. Robinson to G.W. Collamore, Esq.
May 24, 1858
J. W. Robinson wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to George Collamore. Robinson sought to have up to $1000 worth of doors and sashes shipped to him in Manhattan, and offered to trade some of his properties in Quindaro, St. George, Ashland, and Pittsburg for them. He described all of these properties as good investments, not "paper cities".
Keywords: Ashland, Kansas Territory; Business enterprises; Collamore, George W.; Davis County, Kansas Territory; Land sales; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Pittsburg, Kansas Territory; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; Riley City, Kansas Territory; Robinson, John W.; St. George, Kansas Territory; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory
Authors: Robinson, John W.
Letter, J. W. Robinson to G. W. Collamore
June 6, 1858
J. W. Robinson wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to George Collamore, future mayor of Lawrence, regarding his need for doors, windows, and moldings. Robinson proposed a trade for the goods, which were to be shipped by steamboat, instead of monetary payment.
Keywords: Collamore, George W.; Domestics; Freight and freightage; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Robinson, John W.; Steamboats
Authors: Robinson, John W.
Letter, G. U. Parsons, Minister, and Benj. R. Edmonds, Clerk of Congregational Society, to the Committee on Church Extension of the General Association
March 19, 1858
Writing from Ogden, Kansas Territory, the authors stated that they had been voted an appropriation by the Congregational Union of New York to build a church but that had not received any of the money. However, their numbers had increased and they had received subscriptions to begin work. They needed additional money to finish the building and were requesting $200 from the committee. They described the advantages of Ogden being where the Smoky Hill and Republican rivers flowed into the Kansas, near Fort Riley, and with prospects for a railroad.
Keywords: Churches; Congregational Union of New York; Congregational churches; Edmonds, Benjamin R.; Ogden, Kansas Territory; Parsons, G. U.; Religion; Riley County, Kansas Territory
Authors: Edmonds, Benjamin R.; Parsons, G. U.
Letter, James Redpath to Sir
This printed form letter was written by James Redpath to the people of Boston asking for money for the people of Manhattan, Kansas in order to build a church, school, and library. Redpath had been appointed their agent to solicit this money. He included a list of references at the foot of the page.
Keywords: Boston, Massachusetts; Cabot, Samuel; Churches; Community life; Dana, Charles A.; Education; Howe, S. G. (Samuel Gridley), 1801-1876; Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Redpath, James, 1833-1891; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Thayer, Eli, 1819-1899; Webb, Thomas H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1801-1866; Williams, John M. S.
Authors: Redpath, James , 1833-1891
Photograph, Ellen Denison Goodnow
Ellen Denison Goodnow was the wife of Isaac Goodnow. They settled near Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas Territory. They were free state supporters and she is mentioned frequently in his diaries.
Keywords: Bushby & Hart, photographers; Cabinet photographs; Free state supporters; Goodnow, Ellen; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Photographs and Illustrations; Riley County, Kansas Territory
Authors: Bushby & Hart, photographers
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