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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Dates: January 30, 1859

Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, who, accompanied by Mrs. Edward C. K. Garvey, had returned to Meadville, Pennsylvania to give birth to her second child. Meanwhile, Cyrus Holliday (who was Vice President of the upper territorial legislative body, the Council) had passed four bills, including one establishing Topeka as the Shawnee county seat. He bought new clothes for the session, since Lawrence had become more refined, with a new hotel. Holliday mentioned emigration to Pikes Peak, the Topeka bridge, trouble in L[i]nn county, and meeting three women, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. [Robert] Morrow, and Mrs. O'Donell (possibly Mrs. William O'Donnall) in Lawrence. He proposed that Liz, Mary Holliday's younger sister, return with her.

  • 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