Jump to Navigation

Frederick Law Olmsted to James B. Abbott

View at Kansas Memory

Creator: Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903

Date: October 7, 1855

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: James Abbott Coll. #252 Box 2 Folder 8

Unit ID: 6934

Abstract: Frederick Law Olmstead, a New York free state fundraiser and landscape architect, wrote to James B. Abbott to report he had ordered "the instrument" [howitzer cannon], and that it would be ready to ship in three days time along with its ammunition accessories (excepting powder). Olmstead wrote he would send instructions for its use separately, so that the howitzer may be used to "best effect," which he approximated as "equally effective with a simultaneous fire of 100 muskets" and "worth a dozen field pieces."

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): Frederick Law Olmsted to James B. Abbott


No Locators Identified

Index Terms

Creators and Contributors


Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102439