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Boston Corbett correspondence

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Date: 1866-1888

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Boston Corbett Coll. #318, Box 1

Unit ID: 307433

Summary: Letters received by Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, known by most as the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett moved to Kansas in 1878 and lived in a dugout near Concordia, Kansas. In 1887, Corbett was given the position of assistant doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka. However, when he brandished his pistol during a session of the legislative that same year, he was arrested and sent to the Topeka Asylum for the Insane.

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Title (Main title): Boston Corbett correspondence

Scope and Content

Portions of Collection Not Separately Described:

  1. Folder 1. 1866
  2. Folder 2. 1868
  3. Folder 3. 1869
  4. Folder 4. 1876
  5. Folder 5. 1878
  6. Folder 6. 1879
  7. Folder 7. Undated, circa 1880s
  8. Folder 8. 1880
  9. Folder 9. 1881
  10. Folder 10. 1882
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