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W.T. Sherman to Robert Campbell

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

A letter to Robert Campbell regarding the debt that Sherman, Ewing & McCook were trying to collect. As with similar correspondence, this letter conveys a sense of the legal and financial transactions that played a major part in the firm's business activities in the territory.

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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

The biggest share of this 8-page letter is devoted to comments on the weather and the environment, in and around Atchison, where Ingalls now had a law practice (for a time, he continued to live in Sumner). He missed some aspects of "Massachusetts weather," but overall he thought Kansas superior: "I have not had a cold in six months and but one or two since I came here . . . [and] The attacks of melancholy and despondency to which I was once a prey have also almost entirely disappeared." Ingalls also wrote of two arson fires--"a large grocery house" and "the steamer Hesperian," and the expected fate of the suspect then in custody.

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John Palmer Usher

Corwin, E.H.

This cabinet card represents John Palmer Usher,1816-1889, a lawyer from Indiana, who servers as U. S. Secretary of the Interior during President Abraham Lincoln's administration. Usher serves only two years, 1863-1865, before returning to private life. In 1865, he becomes the chief counsel for the Kansas Pacific Railroad; a position he held until his retirement in 1880. Usher, also, resumes his political career, when he moves to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1872, and is elected to one term as the town's mayor,1879 -1881. On April 13, 1889, at the age of seventy-three, Usher passes away at the University Hospital in Philadelphia after a lengthy illness. He is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, 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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Vern Miller getting on a motorcycle in Wichita, Kansas

This is a photograph showing Vern Miller getting on a motorcycle in Wichita, Kansas. Miller served as Attorney General for Kansas from January 1971 to January 1975.

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