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Observations & experiences of C. W. Rust in Atchison Co. in 1855 [i.e. 1854-1856] : holograph

Creator: Rust, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1842-1933

Date: [written not later than 1909 June 12]

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Ms. Coll. 665

Unit ID: 446843

Biographical sketch: Retired public official; of Oakland, Calif.

Abstract: Experiences of Charles W. Rust and his father, Henry J. Rust, who settled 6 miles south of Atchison, Kan., on the military road in the winter of 1854/1855. Included is information on the pressing of Charles Rust's horse and mule by South Carolinians of Atchison; expedition of the Doniphan Bull Dogs to Slough Creek, 1856; pummeling of [Andrew J. G.?] Westbrook of Atchison by a "Yankee"; Grafton Thomason's mill and the death of his African American slave; Pardee Butler being tarred and feathered for insisting on the burial of the slave's body; and how A. S. Speck of Stranger Creek held his claim against Levi Bowles. The reminiscence mentions Dr. John Henry Stringfellow, P. P. Wilcox, Sheriff Eli Mason, and W. W. Hall.

Space Required/Quantity: 48 leaves ; 23 cm

Title (Main title): Observations & experiences of C. W. Rust in Atchison Co. in 1855 [i.e. 1854-1856] : holograph

Titles (Other):

  • Experiences of the author & father, H. J. Rust [1854-1856] [Original catalog card title]
  • Observations and experiences of C. W. Rust in Atchison Co. in 1855 [i.e. 1854-1856]
  • Experiences & observations of C. W. Rust in Atchison Co. in 1855 [i.e. 1854-1856]

Part of: Atchison County history collection.

Scope and Content

Locators:

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Subjects

    Atchison County (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century
    Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861
    Kansas Territory -- History
    Oakland (Calif.)
    Reminiscing in old age -- California -- Oakland
    Butler, Pardee, 1816-1888
    Rust, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1842-1933
    Rust, Henry J. (Henry Jackson), 1817-1863
    Thomason Grafton, 1816-1882
    Slavery -- Kansas Territory -- History
    Slaves -- Kansas Territory -- History
    Women slaves -- Kansas Territory -- History

Creators and Contributors


Notes

General Note: Title supplied by cataloger.

With: Letters: ALS, 1909 June 12-14, Oakland, Calif., to Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan., 2 items, transmitting the reminiscence and giving a brief autobiography & sketch of his father. In it Charles W. Rust attributes the rafting of Pardee Butler to the fact that he insisted on the burial of the body of Grafton Thomason's slave woman.