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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

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Date: Between 1850 and 1855

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Holliday Cyrus Kurtz *9

Unit ID: 7773

Summary: A formal portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday (1826-1900), of Topeka, Kansas. Holliday came to Kansas Territory in 1854 from Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was an agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company, one of the founders of Topeka, and was the first president of the Topeka Town Association. He was very active in territorial political activities, including the Topeka movement, he was a delegate to the Topeka Constitutional Convention, and served in the Kansas State Senate in 1861. Holliday was also the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, and served as one of the railroad's directors for nearly 40 years.

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Title (Main title): Cyrus Kurtz Holliday


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General Note: Daguerreotype in cool storage box 6

Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102937