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Edward Russell

This is a portrait of Edward Russell, a newspaperman and politician. He came to Kansas Territory in 1856, and located in Elwood, in Doniphan County, Kansas. Shortly after moving to Kansas, Russell started a newspaper that espoused the free-state side. In August, 1858, he lobbied Doniphan county citizens against the Lecompton Constitution. In that same year, Russell, D. W. Wilder and others founded a free-state paper. Russell later served in the Kansas legislature, and held several state offices.


Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children

Lamon, W. H.

Portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Cook and their three eldest children. He was the second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas. Photo taken by W. H. Lamon, Lawrence, Kansas.


George W. Martin certificate of appointment

United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)

This certificate appointing George W. Martin, Register of the Land Office at Junction City, Kansas. The certificate is signed by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior.


William Brown to Sarah Brown

Brown, William

This letter, written by William Brown from Lawrence, Kansas, was addressed to his sister, Sarah Brown, who was away at a teaching position in Massachusetts. William began by summarizing an editorial entitled ?A Military Quartette? that he said appeared in the Leavenworth Conservative newspaper the previous night. The editorial discussed the distinguished Civil War records of four partners of the Leavenworth law practice Ewing, Sherman, & McCook. William went on to discuss his position as a clerk at the state legislature and life in Topeka.

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