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Rachel Garrison to Samuel L. Adair

Garrison, Rachel A.

Rachel A. Garrison, David Garrison's widow, writes from Yellow Springs, Ohio, with instructions to Samuel L. Adair to settle her family's affairs in Kansas Territory. She wants to try to hold on to her claim. She hopes to sell a wagon for $100 and to collect on a note for $40. Sometimes, she writes, she fells like returning to Kansas, despite her husband's death there. Her late husband, David Garrison, was killed in the Battle of Osawatomie, Kansas Territory, on August 30, 1856.

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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.

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Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children

Lamon, W. H.

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

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Kansas Relief Committee, newspaper article

Smith, I. N.

This article, published in the Haverhill, Massachusetts Tri-Weekly Publisher, lists the contributions collected by their local Kansas Relief Committee. A number of different churches in the area donated cash, and the committee also sent varied articles of clothing (listed in the article) to General S.C. Pomeroy of Atchison.

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Joseph H. Trego correspondence

Trego, Joseph H. (Joseph Harrington), 1823-1905

Joseph Harrington Trego was a physician and pioneer from Mound City. He came to Kansas in 1857 and became a "jayhawker." In this correspondence he talks of border warfare, formation of military units, politics, elections, crops, weather, military service in the Third Kansas Brigade Company D, 5th Kansas Cavalry, and life in Linn County, Kansas.

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Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Webber, L. R.

A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from "Steamer Robert Campbell Jr. near Liberty Mo.," is addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Webber describes how his fellow troops have become more experienced soldiers "who fight for liberty and law." He discusses the march from Fort Riley to Fort Leavenworth and conditions on the boat that was taking them further south. He also mentiones William Brown's new law position with former Kansas Territory governor Wilson Shannon.

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William Addison Phillips

Portrait of William Addison Phillips, an author, lawyer, journalist and politician. In 1857, Phillips attended the Constitution Convention at Topeka and the Free State Conventions at Centropolis, Lawrence, and Grasshopper Falls. He founded the town of Salina in April, 1858. In that same month and year, Phillips was nominated at the Topeka Free-State Convention under the Leavenworth Constitution to serve as a supreme court judge. He attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican State Convention at Lawrence in 1859. Phillips served in the Kansas Volunteer Regiments and rose to the rank of colonel. From March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 Phillips was an at large representative to the United States Congress and from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879 he represented the First District.

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Jehu and Mary Hodgson home located southwest of Harveyville cemetery

This two-story frame structure belonged to Jehu and Mary Hodgson. It was located near Harveyville, Kansas. In this photo, house appears to be vacant. The Hodgson house was built in 1857 and its owners were believed to be part of the Underground Railroad.

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Ezekiel and Mary Jane Colman's home in Douglas County, Kansas

This is a photograph showing Ezekiel and Mary Jane Colman's home in Douglas County, Kansas. It was called Colman's Retreat and was built in the 1860s. Ezekiel Andrus Colman, the son of Cyrus and Lydia Townsend Miles Colman, was born in Ashby, Massachusetts on August 10, 1814. He married Mary Jane Wendell on November 22, 1838 in Salem, Massachusetts. She was born October 16, 1817 in Salem, Massachusetts and her parents were Joseph Wendell and Mehitable Ludden. Before coming to Kansas, Ezekiel was involved in wallpaper manufacturing. Being ardent Abolitionists, the Colmans joined the fourth Emigrant Aid party and came to Kansas in 1854 and settled in Lawrence. For nearly two years, they lived on a farm three miles southwest of Lawrence, then moved into town to run a grocery store. In 1858, they purchased a farm in the Kanwaka community six miles west of Lawrence. Their farm house had a special room where they could hide slaves who were seeking freedom. The Colmans had fourteen children. Ezekiel Andrus Colman died December 11, 1898 in San Diego, California. Mary Jane died on October 17, 1905 at the age of 88 and is buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas.

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