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Ada Remington and Remington family collection

Date: 1858-1979C

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 43611

Abstract: The Ada Remington and Remington Family Collection contains a variety of documents relating to abolitionist John Brown's legacy, particularly celebrating his achievements and reconstructing his log house. The records were created by Ada Remington and several other descendants of John Brown's family. Records include histories and reminiscences of the Kansas border wars and the Battle of Osawatomie by Emma Florella Adair Remington; records from a settlers' picnic honoring Charles C. Cuttler's birthday near Rantoul, Kan.; correspondence from John R. Brown to Samuel Lyle Adair dated 1865; military records relating to Major J. B. Remington; correspondence and papers of Chester Ward, a descendant of John Brown's father, Owen Brown, celebrating John Brown's legacy; correspondence of Ada Remington regarding John Brown's cabin, Osawatomie history, Brown's grave near Lake Placid, N.Y., and celebrating Brown's legacy. Other records document Brown family reunions.

Space Required/Quantity: 3.03 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Ada Remington and Remington family collection

Titles (Other):

  • Remington family collection
  • Collection

Scope and Content

Specific Contents Identified:

Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.

  • 1865-1979
  • Letter from Ella Towne to Ada Remington (John Brown's granddaughter), Feb. 23, 1941. Letter to Mary Buster, Emporia, from George Adair Fleming, Feb. 11, 1987. Diary/notebook belonging to Emma Adair Remington. Bill of sale to Jeremiah Remington for the purchase of a steam engine and lumber mill, March 1, 1867.
  • Organizational records of the Congregational Society, Osawatomie, 1858. Ledger of J. B. Remington, member of the 1893 Legislature, Chairman of Ways & Means Committee. Financial ledger of Ada Remington's household, 1925.
  • Reverand C. S. Addair account book, 1843-1862; Plum Creek School Register, 1917

Related Records or Collections

Associated materials: Associated materials in the Photographs collections.

Related materials: Samuel Lyle & Florella Brown Adair Family Collection, 1831-1921 (Manuscript Collection 161).

Index Terms


    Remington family
    Kansas -- History
    Osawatomie (Kan.) -- History
    Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898
    Brown, John, 1800-1859
    Remington, Ada Marian, 1879-1961
    Remington, Emma Adair (Emma Florilla Adair), 1847-1924
    Remington, Jeremiah Berger, 1838-1912
    Abolitionists -- Kansas
    Family reunions -- Kansas
    Osawatomie, Battle of, Osawatomie, Kan., 1856

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