Ada Remington and Remington family collection
Level of Description: Coll./Record Group
Material Type: Manuscripts
Call Number: Unavailable
Unit ID: 43611
Abstract: The Ada Remington and Remington Family Collection contains a variety of documents relating to abolitionist John Brown's legacy, particularly celebrating his achievements and reconstructing his log house. The records were created by Ada Remington and several other descendants of John Brown's family. Records include histories and reminiscences of the Kansas border wars and the Battle of Osawatomie by Emma Florella Adair Remington; records from a settlers' picnic honoring Charles C. Cuttler's birthday near Rantoul, Kan.; correspondence from John R. Brown to Samuel Lyle Adair dated 1865; military records relating to Major J. B. Remington; correspondence and papers of Chester Ward, a descendant of John Brown's father, Owen Brown, celebrating John Brown's legacy; correspondence of Ada Remington regarding John Brown's cabin, Osawatomie history, Brown's grave near Lake Placid, N.Y., and celebrating Brown's legacy. Other records document Brown family reunions.
Space Required/Quantity: 3.03 cubic feet
Title (Main title): Ada Remington and Remington family collection
- Remington family collection
Scope and Content
Specific Contents Identified:
Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.
- Letter from Ella Towne to Ada Remington (John Brown's granddaughter), Feb. 23, 1941. Letter to Mary Buster, Emporia, from George Adair Fleming, Feb. 11, 1987. Diary/notebook belonging to Emma Adair Remington. Bill of sale to Jeremiah Remington for the purchase of a steam engine and lumber mill, March 1, 1867.
- Organizational records of the Congregational Society, Osawatomie, 1858. Ledger of J. B. Remington, member of the 1893 Legislature, Chairman of Ways & Means Committee. Financial ledger of Ada Remington's household, 1925.
- Reverand C. S. Addair account book, 1843-1862; Plum Creek School Register, 1917
Related Records or Collections
Associated materials: Associated materials in the Photographs collections.
Related materials: Samuel Lyle & Florella Brown Adair Family Collection, 1831-1921 (Manuscript Collection 161).
Kansas -- History
Osawatomie (Kan.) -- History
Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Remington, Ada Marian, 1879-1961
Remington, Emma Adair (Emma Florilla Adair), 1847-1924
Remington, Jeremiah Berger, 1838-1912
Abolitionists -- Kansas
Family reunions -- Kansas
Osawatomie, Battle of, Osawatomie, Kan., 1856