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Barclay's Business Directory of Leavenworth for 1859

Pierse, Allen

In addition to a listing of businesses and advertisements, the directory included the elected officials for the city of Leavenworth for 1858-59 and the newspapers published in Leavenworth. A few women are listed as owners of businesses. The information for the directory was compiled by Allen Pierse.


Marvin and Irene Davis, Rossville, Kansas

Marvin and Irene Davis from Rossville, Kansas, are reading a 4-H Journal together on April 17, 1958. Marvin was born February 19, 1910, in Rossville. Irene was born Irene Lasswell on September 22, 1912, at St. Clere. They married May 17, 1936. They were both involved in 4-H. Marvin was a farmer and stockman. Irene was a Rossville U.S. Postal Service clerk. Marvin died on September 14, 1991, and Irene died on February 27, 1996, both in Rossville. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Whizzo the Clown birthday club card

Paper membership card for the Birthday Club sponsored by Whizzo the Clown. Whizzo was a character created by Frank Wiziarde, a children?s entertainer in Kansas City, Kansas. He was best known for his children's television show that aired on local stations in Kansas City and Topeka from 1954 to 1987. Wiziarde was born in Westmoreland, Kansas in 1916 and soon joined his family?s traveling circus act. In the late 1940s Wiziarde transitioned to broadcasting, but merged the two professions to entertain children.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania of his journey to Kansas City to obtain a land warrant for Topeka and to attend the Free State Convention. Two of his articles had been published in The Herald of Freedom, a Lawrence newspaper, and he sent copies. Mentioning political difficulties, Holliday suggested that his wife wait until fall to travel to Kansas. He rented out his cabin in Topeka for profit. A deadly cholera epidemic at Fort Riley had ended.


George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer

Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915

George Washington Brown, editor of the Herald of Freedom newspaper, was one of seven free state leaders arrested on May 14, 1856 on charges of high treason and held prisoner by federal troops near Lecompton. G. W. Brown described the sack of Lawrence and the destruction of his printing press, commented upon the harshness of his prison conditions, and asked Eli Thayer to do anything in his power to help secure his release.


C. E. Blood to Hiram Hill

Blood, C.E.

C.E. Blood wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Blood told Hill that, by mistake, a house had been built on one of Hill's town lots. He offered to trade lots with Hill, maintaining that both were of equal quality and value, and told him that the house would serve as the printing office of a new newspaper, the Manhattan Statesman.


Roy Rogers coloring book

Whitman Publishing Company

Children's coloring book with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans featured on the front cover. Coloring book contains numerous pages featuring images of Roy and Dale conducting farm work. It was published by the Whitman Publishing Company in 1954 at the height of popularity of the "Roy Rogers Show." The show started in 1942 on radio before moving to television in 1951. The television show ended in 1957. The television show featured singer and actor ?King of the Cowboys? Roy Rogers and his wife ?Queen of the West? Dale Evans, as well his horse Trigger and dog Bullet. The show?s theme song ?Happy Trails? was written by Evans. Merchandising for the television show was targeted toward children. This coloring book was owned by Mildred Pray from Abilene, Kansas.


Robert John Walker, Proclamation : To the people of Kansas

Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869

Regards the examination of election returns, particularly Oxford Precinct, Johnson County.


William Hutchinson


A portrait of William Hutchinson, a journalist and correspondent for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Democrat and Washington Republic, he covered events in Kansas from 1855 through the early 1860s. He settled in Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Hutchinson served as secretary of the Kansas Central Committee and assisted with efforts to send emigrant parties and relief to Kansas Territory. He was first identified with the abolition or free-soil party, until the Republican party organized. Hutchinson was a member of the Wyandotte Constitution Convention and was an early and persistent advocate of temperance and other reforms.


Robert Simerwell, Quarterly Statement to the American Baptist Publication Society

Simerwell, Robert, 1786-1868

This quarterly statement was written by Robert Simerwell, a missionary colporteur with the American Baptist Publication Society. It contains the dollar amounts for the number of books on hand, his salary for one month, and the amount from book sales, among other items.

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