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Alfred Larzelere

Alfred Larzelere of Doniphan County was active in free state politics. He served as speaker of the Kansas House in 1859 and as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. He was also a member of the Free State Central committee.

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Thaddeus Hyatt

Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896

This is a daguerreotype of Thaddeus Hyatt, an abolitionist and vigorous supporter of the Free-State party in Kansas. He was president of the National Kansas Aid Committee in 1856 and appointed Mrs. Clarina Irene Howard Nichols as a relief agent for western New York. Hyatt was not only acquainted with John Brown but started a relief fund for the Brown family after his execution December 2, 1859. In 1860-1861 he was instrumental in organizing the Kansas Relief Committee to combat another economic crisis caused by the great of drought in 1860. In August 1861, Hyatt was appointed American consul at La Rochelle, France, where he served until 1865. His interest in Europe did not end with the termination of his position as consul, and thereafter he divided his time between the two continents, crossing the Atlantic a total of 43 times before his death. In England, Hyatt became a pioneer in the cement business, building what was said to be the first concrete house in London in 1874. In the later years of his life, Hyatt resided in the United States but maintained a summer home at Sandown, Isle of Wight, where he died July 25, 1901.

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Friendship train, Wichita, Kansas

Wichita Eagle

These five black and white photographs show the Southwest Friendship train in Wichita, Kansas. The eleven day cross country trip was organized by broadcaster and columnist Drew Pearson. He encouraged American citizens to donate nonperishable food and supplies to the people of post-war Europe. The train began in Los Angeles, California, and crossed through eleven states before reaching its final destination in New York City. Every state in the union including the territory of Hawaii made a contribution to the effort. In the first and second photograph, Irvin Farman from the Fort Worth Star Telegram is holding the Texas Flag. The gentleman from left to right are: E.A. Wier, general yard master of the Santa Fe, Wichita; S. Greenwood, trainmaster of the Santa Fe, Newton; Marlowe Fisher, state secretary of Lions Club; Roy Denton, city freight agent of Santa Fe, Wichita; and Ray Brown, circulation department of the Wichita Eagle. The third photograph shows from left to right: C.L. Davis, assistant general freight agent of the Santa Fe; Earl Weir, general yard manger Santa Fe; Roy Denton, city freight agent; H.A. Rupe, division freight agent of the Santa Fe. The fifth photograph shows Marcellus M. Murdock, publisher of the Wichita Eagle, at a ceremony honoring the event.

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William Hutchinson

Clinedinst

A portrait of William Hutchinson, a journalist and correspondent for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Democrat and Washington Republic, he covered events in Kansas from 1855 through the early 1860s. He settled in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Hutchinson served as secretary of the Kansas Central Committee and assisted with efforts to send emigrant parties and relief to Kansas Territory. He was first identified with the abolition or free-soil party, until the Republican party organized. Hutchinson was a member of the Wyandotte Constitution Convention and was an early and persistent advocate of temperance and other reforms.

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George Luther Stearns

Pach Brothers

George Luther Stearns lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and was a supporter of the free state cause. He was a member of the National Kansas Committee and president of the Massachusetts State Kansas Committee. He donated money to the antislavery cause, helped raise funds and arms, and lent his support to abolitionist John Brown for the raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

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William Frederick Milton Arny

W. F. M. Arny was active in numerous territorial Kansas activities, serving as an agent for the National Kansas Committee and as a delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention. He was a member of the 1858 territorial legislature and of the Topeka legislature. The identification on this photograph indicates that this is a disguise he used in Missouri in 1856.

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Notman Photo Co.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an ardent Northern abolitionist. He also served as an agent for the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee, procuring rifles, powder, cartridges and other materials for free state settlers in Kansas. He was from Worcester, Massachusetts, but he made a trip to Kansas in 1856.

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Joseph Pomeroy Root

Langhorne, photographer

Joseph Pomeroy Root was a resident of Wyandotte, Kansas Territory. He was involved in the free state cause, including recruiting members of the Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box and working for the National Kansas Committee. He served as the first Lieutenant Governor of the state of Kansas.

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Thaddeus Hyatt

Thaddeus Hyatt was an abolitionist and served as head of the National Kansas Committee in 1856. He was also involved in efforts to provide relief to settlers in 1860.

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Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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