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August Bondi Papers - Series 2 - Personal Reminiscences of August Bondi, Apr. 25, 1903.

Date: 1833-1872

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 449116

Summary: Autobiographical essay of the period from his birth in 1833 through 1872 in five chapters. In it, Bondi tells of his ancestors & other family members; his participation in the armed uprising in Vienna in March 1848 which led to the fall of the Metternich government; his emigration to the United States & residence in St. Louis; politics in Missouri; his experiences in and impressions of Galveston, Tex., and the Texas Gulf coast; his jobs; coming to Kansas & claiming land; encounters with slavery advocates; his friendship & participation with John Brown; Kansas territorial politics; fighting in Kansas Terr.; raids by Brown; his military service in Co. K, 5 th Kansas Cavalry, in eastern Arkansas & battles in which he participated; and his experiences after the Civil War.

These reminiscences were rewritten by Bondi's children and published as his Autobiography, 1833 - 1907 (Galesburg, Ill.: Wagoner, 1910) (Kansas State Historical Society Library [KSHS] call number K B B64). The portion pertaining to John Brown- chapter 2, p. 23, through chapter 3, p. 1-was serialized in the Salina Herald [3] in January and February 1884 (KSHS newspaper microfilm S 1561); later it was revised by Bondi-see Battle of Osawatomie Account, 10 Aug. 1906 (series D)--& published as "With John Brown in Kansas" in Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society (Kansas Historical Collections), vol. 8, pp. 275-89.

Arranged by chapter, thereunder by page number.

file 1: Chapter 1. 40.

folder a (#2): pages 1-20

folder b (#3): pages 21-40

file 2: Chapter 2. 40.

folder a (#4): pages 1-20

folder b (#5): pages 21-40

file 3: Chapter 3. 36.

folder a (#6): pages 1-18

folder b (#7): pages 19-36

file 4: Chapter 4. 40.

folder a (#8) pages 1-20

folder b (#9) pages 21-40

file 5 (folder 10): Chapter 5. 25.

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Title (Main title): August Bondi Papers - Series 2 - Personal Reminiscences of August Bondi, Apr. 25, 1903.

Part of: August Bondi papers.

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