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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Dates: December 3, 1854

Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday, the founder of Topeka, Kansas Territory, wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He told her of his planned trip up the Kansas River, his pleasure in the people of Kansas Territory, and a Thanksgiving dinner he attended. Unwilling to return to Pennsylvania, Holliday expressed desire that Mary come to Kansas Territory and described the construction of a friend's sod-covered "mansion," one such as Clarina I. H. Nichols, a lecturer and writer, inhabited.

  • Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
  • Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
  • Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
  • Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday