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Kansas Historical Collections - Volume IV, 1886-1888

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Table of Contents

Embracing the Fifth and Sixth Biennial Reports

Contents: 1-4.

Annual Meetings, 1887: 5-7.

Fifth Biennial Report: 7-109.

Sixth Biennial Report: 111-520.

Goodnow, Isaac T. "Personal Reminiscences and Kansas Emigration." 4 (1888): 244-253. Details group he was with and happenings around his claim near Manhattan.

Lester, H. N. "Colonization of the Upper Arkansas Valley in Kansas." 4 (1888): 262-265.

Painter, J. S. "Southwest Kansas." 4 (1888): 281-286. Contemporary account of recent settlement.

Swensson, C. A. "The Swedes in Kansas." 4 (1888): 287-288. Recollections of initial settlers in central Kansas.

Humphrey, James. "The Country West of Topeka Prior to 1865." 4 (1888): 289-297. Comments mostly on the Fort Riley environs.

McCoy, John C. "Survey of Kansas Indian Lands." 4 (1888): 298-311. Personal reminiscences by surveyor John McCoy who helped his father Isaac McCoy establish reservation boundaries in the 1830s.

Abbott, James B. "The Rescue of Dr. John W. Doy." 4 (1888): 312-323. Details Doy's capture, along with fleeing slaves, and Doy's rescue from a St. Joseph jail.

Moody, Joel. "Alvar Nunez Cabe‡a de Vaca." 4 (1888): 332-350. Presents contemporary understanding of the de Vaca party's travels through present-day southwestern U.S. in the time before Coronado.

Phillips, W. A. "Kansas History." 4 (1888): 351-359. Recounts national events contributing to "Bleeding Kansas."

Lowe, Perceival G. "Kansas, as seen in the Indian Territory." 4 (1888): 360-366. From the perspective of Lowe, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

Simpson, Benjamin F. "Governor James A. Martin." 4 (1888): 367-372. An eulogy.

"Governor Geary's Administration." 4 (1888): 373-374. Biographical sketch of John White Geary.

"President Pierce's Message, 1856." 4 (1888): 374-385. Concentrates on territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

"Correspondence of Governor Wilson Shannon." 4 (1888): 385-403.

"Correspondence of Governor Geary." 4 (1888): 403-519.

"Executive Minutes of Governor John W. Geary." 4 (1888): 520-742.

"Executive Minutes of Daniel Woodson, Acting Governor from March 11, 1857, to March 31, 1857, Inclusive." 4 (1888): 742-745.

General Index. 4 (1888): 747-808.

Chronological Index. 4 (1888): 809.