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Eli Thayer

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Date: Between 1880 and 1885

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Thayer, Eli *4

Unit ID: 338

Summary: Portrait of Eli Thayer, 1819-1899, who in 1853-54 was a representative in the Massachusetts legislature and while there, originated and organized the New England Emigrant Aid Company. He worked to combine the northern states in support of his plan to send antislavery settlers into Kansas. Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, and Ossawatomie, Kansas, were settled under the auspices of his company.

Space Required/Quantity: 25.8x19.5 cm

Title (Main title): Eli Thayer


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