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J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing to James Griffing

Griffing, Jemima August (Goodrich)

J. Augusta (Goodrich) Griffing wrote from Hartford, Connecticut, to her husband, James Griffing, in Topeka, Kansas Territory. Mrs. Griffing was visiting family and friends in the East for the first time since her arrival in Kansas Territory in 1855. She reported on her trip from Owego, New York, to Hartford, and her decision to leave their young son, Johnny, in the care of Mr. Griffing's family in Owego. She described Johnny's behavior in some detail, and informed Mr. Griffing that she planned to start her trip back to Kansas Territory in October, 1859.

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June Chapman with students

This is a view of teacher June Chapman with two of her Tennessee Town Kindergarten students in Topeka, Kansas. This was the kindergarten for African American children sponsored by the Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon started the kindergarten in 1893 and served as pastor of the church from 1889-1920.

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Dunlap Academy and Mission School, Dunlap, Kansas

This photograph portrays the students and teachers of the African American school in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas. Dunlap was located in eastern Morris County and was established in May 1878. The colony was founded by Benjamin Singleton and the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association. This was the last colony Singleton founded in Kansas.

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Reception at the Nazareth Convent, Concordia, Kansas

This photo was taken on St. Joseph's Day during a reception at the Nazareth Convent, Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, Kansas. The group of young postulants are preparing to enter the chapel at the convent to celebrate accepting the habit of the Sisters of St. Joseph and becoming novitiates. A year later, again on St. Joseph's Day, they will celebrate their "first profession day" and take their vows. The girls on the steps in descending order are: Anna Herman, Julia Galen, Patricia McKenna, Marie Kelley; and Sisters Henrietta Bueche, Mildred Huber, Evangeline Thomas, Ovide Bertrand, Dympna Hamel, Elizabeth Belisle. Girls, left to right: Donna Rose Desilet, Connie Chaput, Ronalda Cote, Marcia Warthern, Anita Bissette.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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