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Samuel L. Adair to Zu Adams

Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898

Samuel Adair, Osawatomie, Kansas, described the two slaves that he had encountered. One was an eight to ten year old boy that had been hired by a merchant from Kansas City. The other slave of which he was aware was a woman owned by an Indian interpreter named Baptiste. This item is from information collected by Miss Zu Adams in 1895. She was researching the topic of slaves in Kansas and contacted a number of early Kansas settlers requesting information about slaves brought to Kansas Territory. While all of the information she collected was based on reminiscences, it still provides useful information that is difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere. Miss Adams and her father F. G. Adams were employees of the Kansas State Historical Society and the information received was donated to that institution.

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Samuel L. Adair to Mary P. Green

Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898

In this letter, Samuel Adair thanks Mary P. Green for $35 sent by the ladies of La Salle County, Illinois. He indicates that he would try to distribute the money to "no unworthy person," and that it would help relieve the suffering in the territory. He indicates that things were comparatively quiet. He refers to a lack of cash if settlers are required to pay for their land soon, as he fells most would need to take out mortgages. He reports that those suffering the most are families who were sick or where the men were in prison. He expresses gratitude for the support received from the East.

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Abzuga (Zu) Adams diary

Adams, Abzuga (Zu), 1859-1911

This is the fourth diary in Abzuga (Zu) Adams' papers from November 19, 1908 to October 9, 1910. It contains family, domestic and work news with several entries about building the Memorial building in Topeka, Kansas. Zu Adams was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1859, and named after for her father?s mother who also went by the nickname Zu. As a child, she lived in various Kansas towns including Waterville, Wichita, and Topeka. In 1876, when Zu was seventeen, her father became Secretary of the Kansas Historical Society where she worked as his unpaid assistant. Later she was given a salary and the title of librarian. At the time of her father?s death in 1899, Zu and her late Father had hoped she would succeed him as secretary but when George Martin emerged as a candidate, Zu withdrew her candidacy. She worked as Martin?s assistant until her death in 1911. From her experience as a secretary, the diary contains sections of short hand unique to Zu and are left to interpretation by the reader. Zu never married, remaining in the family home and raising her younger brothers and sisters and Helen who she adopted in 1896.

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Minnie Klapp Harvey

Admire Studio

This is a photograph of Minnie Klapp Harvey, first cousin of Zelmah McGuire Pullins. Minnie was the bookkeeper at the dry goods store which later became Kneelands and G.W.Cleek's The Racket Store. Harvey is wearing black muslin sleeves with elastic at the wrists and above the elbows to keep her white blouse sleeves clean.

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Photographers Association of America

Anderson

A panoramic view of the 40th Annual Convention of the Photographers Association of America, meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Harvey Girls, Seligman, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls in front of the Havasu Harvey House in Seligman, Arizona. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, El Paso, Texas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This photograph shows the staff at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House, El Paso, Texas.

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Harvey Girls, Kansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls from Union Station in Kansas City, Kansas. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Harvey Girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows two Harvey Girls in Hutchinson, Kansas. The young women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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Harvey Girls, Hutchinson, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows a group of Harvey Girls walking along the tracks in Hutchinson, Kansas. The women served meals to travelers at the Fred Harvey hotels and restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway line.

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