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Isaac Maris to F. G. Adams

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Creator: Maris, Isaac

Date: July 22, 1895

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: History Slaves

Unit ID: 3457

Abstract: Isaac Maris was responding to a request for information about slaves in Kansas Territory. He provides the names of several families who had slaves and describes the escape of one female slave and her child with indirect references to the underground railroad. This item is from information collected by Miss Zu Adams in 1895. She was researching the topic of slaves in Kansas and contacted a number of early Kansas settlers requesting information about slaves brought to Kansas Territory. While all of the information she collected was based on reminiscences, it still provides useful information that is difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere. Miss Adams and her father F. G. Adams were employees of the Kansas State Historical Society and the information received was donated to that institution.

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Title (Main title): Isaac Maris to F. G. Adams

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102314