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Cyrus K. Holliday diary

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Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Date: November - December, 1854

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: 2012-117

Unit ID: 226427

Summary: In this diary, Cyrus K. Holliday records his trip to Kansas Territory and his first impressions. Upon arrival in the territory, he stayed in Lawrence where he purchased interests in the town. Holliday makes several references to the first Congressional election and the three candidates. On December 6, he reported that he was the claimant to a new city site [probably Topeka], and Holliday was chosen president. The diary entries begin at the back of the booklet and proceed in reverse order (from right page to left page) toward the front. It is not always clear what the date is. For example, there is an entry for November 7 on pages 9 and 10 but the first date listed on page 4 is November 8. A complete, searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

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Title (Main title): Cyrus K. Holliday diary

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