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English to Kansas: a bibliography

An exterior view of the two story native limestone villa of George Grant, the founder of the English community of VictoriaBasye, Ruby. "Merry Men of England Wrote History on the Prairies of Western Kansas." Hutchinson News-Herald. Feb. 10, 1957. [1 p.]. (Reel: H 2477).

Birch, Brian P. "Popularizing the Plains: News of Kansas in England, 1860-1880." Kansas History. (Winter 1987-88): 262-274. (SP/906/K13qh/v. 10/no. 4).

Bond, Catherine. "Letters from Bunker Hill, Kansas to Relatives in Lancashire, England."  In her Invisible Immigrants. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1972. (325.73/Er44/pp. 219-225).

Bristow, John T. "English in Nemaha County." Memory's Storehouse Unlocked. Wetmore, KS: Author, 1948. (K/978.1/-N34/B776).

Chapman, William J. "The Wakefield Colony." Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society. Topeka, KS: KSHS, 1908. (Reel: LM 936).

"English Colony Follows-Early History of Ellis County and Hays City." Hays Daily News. Feb. 16, 1958. [ 1 p.]. (Reel: NP 1171).

"Englishman Surprised at Pleasant Life on Kansas Plains at Victoria in 1877." Hays Daily News. Feb. 17, 1957. [ 1 p.]. (Reel: H 211).

Forsythe, James L. "English Colony at Victoria, Another View." Kansas History. (Autum, 1989): 175-184. (SP/906/K13qh/v. 12/p. 175).

Hooper, Virginia S. They Had a Good Time While It Lasted, Runnymede, Kansas, 1889-1894. Santa Clara, CA: Author, 1968. (K/978.1/-H23/Pam.v.1/no. 8).

Photograph of John Fenton Pratt and George Lee somewhere in England, ca. 1879-1880.Keckeisen, Sara E. "Cottonwood Ranch: John Fenton Pratt and the English Ranching Experience in Sheridan County, Kansas." Kansas History. (Spring, 1991): 37-43. (SP/906/K13qh/v. 14/no. 1/p. 27).

Madden, John. "The English Colony." Marion Review. Oct. 3, 1934. [1 p.]. (Location: 34-04-01-02).

__________. "The English Colony in Marion and Chase Counties. Florence Bulletin (2nd). Oct. 11, 1934. [ 1 p.]. (Reel: NP 4303).

Mayfield, Lydia. "Little England Once on Kansas Prairie." Wichita Eagle (3rd). Feb. 17, 1957. [1 p.]. (Reel: W 1721).

Miller, Nyle H. "An English Runnymede in Kansas." Kansas Historical Quarterly. 41 (Spring 1975): 22-62 and 183-224. (SP/906/K13q/v. 41/no. 1-2).

N.A. "British Cement Friendship With Americans Here." Topeka Daily Capital. Sept. 22, 1922. [2 pp.]. (Reel: T 229).

Rickards, Colin. Bowler Hats and Stetsons: Stories of Englishmen in the Wild West. London, UK: Ronald Whiting and Wheaton, 1966. (BB/R421).

Rowlinson, Don D. "English Settlement in Sheridan County, Kansas: The Cottonwood Ranch." Kansas History 12 (Autumn 1989): 160-165. (SP/906/K13q/v. 12/no. 3).

Smith, Ida L. "A History of the National Group Settlements in Republic County, Kansas." Master's thesis, Fort Hays State College, n.d. (Reel: LM 22).

Taylor Blanche M. "The English Colonies in Kansas." Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church. (March 1972): 17-35. (283.05/P946/V. 41/no. 1/p. 17).

Twell, Norman. The British Settlement at Studley. N.p.: Author, 1953. (K/325.1/Pam.v.2/no. 7).

Winther, Oscar O. "The English and Kansas, 1865-1890." The Frontier Challenge: Responses to the Trans-Mississippi West. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1971. (973.04/C548/p.235-273).