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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Alfred and Edgar Huidekoper

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Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Date: September 20, 1858

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Coll. #386 Box 1 Folder 4

Unit ID: 2862

Abstract: Cyrus K. Holliday, founder and prominent citizen of Topeka, Kansas Territory, wrote to Alfred Huidekoper and Edgar Huidekoper, old associates from Meadville, Pennsylvania, to tell them of investment opportunities. He described rural claims, Town Act investments, and loans. He gave examples of large returns, including those gained by former governor Andrew H. Reeder. The time was ripe since Kansas' free statehood seemed certain, the land was titled, securities were assured, and financial difficulties had left some land and property owners with no option but to sell sacrificially. Holliday also confirmed the discovery of gold in western Kansas Territory (now Colorado). Note: Many of the lands discussed above had been granted to Native Americans by the U.S. Government following the passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830.

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Title (Main title): Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Alfred and Edgar Huidekoper

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 101703