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Sarah Brown to William Brown

Brown, Sarah

A letter written by Sarah Brown from Lawrence, Kansas, addressed to her brother, William Brown, who was in college in New York. The first part of her letter discusses the presence of the Kansas First in Lawrence. She describes the soldiers as "rough" and notes the proslavery attitude of the regiment, which leads them to abuse African Americans living in Lawrence. Sarah goes on to discuss her views on the need for immediate emancipation. She discusses family issues such as the death of her cousin and a scrapbook she was making with her sister, Mary. The last portion of the letter discusses Sarah's interest in botany and local plants. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

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Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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M.R. Brown to William Brown

Brown, Mary Ripley, d. 1878

A letter written from Lawrence, Kansas, by M.R. Brown, addressed to her son, William Brown, who was in college in New York. Brown begins by discussing the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. She discusses the 300 African Americans who had fled slavery and were now living in Lawrence, and the efforts of an African-American minister in the community. Brown expresses fear that Lawrence would be attacked by Missourians. She also gives news of Leigh R. Webber, a Kansas soldier who often wrote to members of the Brown family.

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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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James H. Buxton to D.L. Chandler

Buxton, James H.

A letter written by James H. Buxton from Lawrence, Kansas, addressed to Daniel L. Chandler, an army hospital steward who had cared for Buxton. James describes life in Lawrence with members of the John Stillman Brown family. He also mentions the removal of troops from Lawrence to Fort Riley and expresses his wish to live with Chandler after the end of the war.

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Lands in Kansas

Union Pacific Railway Company

This Union Pacific Railway Company pamphlet advertises cheap and affordable land in Kansas for purchase.

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Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.

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Lynn Seely Herbert

This black and white photograph shows Lynn Seely Herbert,(1822-1903), a teacher from Hiawatha, KS, from the book entitled "Annals of Brown County, Kansas" by Grant W. Harrington. Herbert, a native of Millsboro, Pennsylvania graduated from the Normal School in California, Pennsylvania with a certificate in teaching. Upon graduation he taught in the Pennsylvania communities of Fayette City, Uniontown and Pittsburgh before moving in 1870 to Hiawatha. In this northeastern Kansas town Herbert established a successful teaching career and was appointed in 1872, principal of the Hiawatha school system. Later he served as a school examiner. Actively involved in the community, Herbert held a life long membership in the fraternal organizations of the Masons and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He also held various appointed offices that included justice of the peace, census taker and police judge. For more than twenty years he was justice of the city of Hiawatha. On December 30, 1903, Herbert's life long dedication to the Hiawatha community came to a close when he died at the age of eighty.

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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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