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The first 11 volumes are out of print. They are available on microfilm through interlibrary loan. Volumes 12 to 17 are available for purchase for $5 per volume through the Museum Store. Many articles are available online.

Volumes XII through XVII

Tables of Contents

Microfilm Reel list including Tables of Contents for Volumes I through XI

Vol. XII, 1911-12

Whiting, Albe B. "Some Western Border Conditions in the 50's and 60's." 12 (1912): 1-10. Presidential address by an early settler in area northwest of Fort Riley commenting primarily on Indian raids.

Calderhead, William A. "The Service of the Army in Civil Life After the War." 12 (1912): 14-24. Contributions to all aspects of society made by Union veterans.

Webster, John Lee. "The West: Its Place in American History." 12 (1912): 25-36. President of Nebraska Historical Society comments on the "Great West," history, and the role of state historical societies.

Hull, O. C. "Railroads in Kansas." 12 (1912): 37-52. General comments on significance to regional development, statistics, and brief histories of seventeen companies.

Fitz, Leslie A. "The Development of the Milling Industry in Kansas." 12 (1912): 53-59. First grist and sawmill built by an Indian, Matthias Splitlog, at Wyandotte in 1852; with discussion of contributions by C. B. Hoffman and other early millers.

Webster, Edwin H. "Fifty Years of Kansas Agriculture." 12 (1912): 60-64. Includes graph juxtaposing acreage, income, per bushel value, and yield of wheat and corn from 1862-1911.

Shoup, Earl Leon. "Indian Missions in Kansas." 12 (1912): 65-69. Pre-territorial missionary contributions to future state development; role of Isaac McCoy, Thomas Johnson, and others.

Hill, Charles E. "Progressive Legislation in Kansas." 12 (1912): 69-77. Many positive laws enacted during first decade of century, but not "strikingly original" to Kansas.

Carruth, W. H. "Universities of Fifty Years Ago and the University of Kansas To-Day." 12 (1912): 77-87. European and American influences on KU at time of its founding with status report on university in 1912.

Lyman B. Kellogg. "The Founding of the State Normal School." 12 (1912): 88-98. By first principal of Emporia teachers college, opened in February 1865.

Byers, O. P. "Personal Recollections of the Terrible Blizzard of 1886." 12 (1912): 99-117. Includes accounts by several western Kansans followed by brief remarks on blizzards of 1856 and 1887.

Parker, John D. "Earthquake in Kansas." 12 (1912): 121-131. Comments on most severe which occurred in April 1867, with accounts of less serious earthquakes of 1875, 1877, 1895, and 1906.

Spencer, Rev. Joab. "The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Kansas--1854 to 1906." 12 (1912): 135-182. Origins of the "Church South" organized in 1845 and its subsequent work in Kansas.

Gowing, Clara. "Life Among the Delaware Indians." 12 (1912): 183-193. Gowing worked at the Baptist Mission school on Grinter crossing, 1859-1864.

Landrum, Charles Hanford. "A History of the Kansas School Fund." 12 (1912): 195-217. Use and misuse of monies raised for support of public schools through sales of school lands and the continued need for new legislation governing its disposal.

Baskett, James Newton. "A Study of the Route of Coronado Between the Rio Grande and Missouri Rivers." 12 (1912): 219-252. Includes map of route from New Mexico to Junction City area.

Smith, E. D. "Jedediah S. Smith and the Settlement of Kansas." 12 (1912): 252-260. Famous trapper/trader in Kansas area during 1820s.

Himes, George H. "Crossing the Plains." 12 (1912): 261-269. Notes on overland journey of Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Prentiss Whitman to Oregon in 1836.

Hannahs, Harrison. "General Thomas Ewing, Jr." 12 (1912): 276-282. Ewing's Civil War experience from 1862 through 1864.

Hamilton, Clad. "A Colonel of Kansas." 12 (1912): 282-292. Henry C. Lindsey, Civil War veteran, captain in 18th Kansas (1867), and colonel in 22nd Kansas during Spanish-American War.

McGonigle, James A. "First Kansas Infantry in the Battle of Wilson's Creek." 12 (1912): 292-295. By a lieutenant in Company H during August 1861 battle near Springfield, Missouri.

"Diary of Chauncey B. Whitney." 12 (1912): 296-302. Interesting daily record kept by one of Col. George Forsyth's scouts at Beecher Island (September 1868) and April 22, 1912, letter from L. H. Carpenter, captain in 10th Cavalry that rescued besieged troops.

Ferguson, Samuel W. "With Albert Sidney Johnston's Expedition to Utah, 1857." 12 (1912): 303-312. Ferguson, recent West Point graduate, spent some time in Kansas before moving with Johnston's dragoons against Mormons.

Thoburn, Joseph B. "Indian Fight in Ford County in 1859." 12 (1912): 312-329. Major Earl Van Dorn's expedition from Camp Radziminski (Indian Territory) and engagements with Comanche in western Kansas.

Shindler, Henry. "The First Capital of Kansas." 12 (1912): 331-337. Despite designation of Pawnee as first territorial capital, Fort Leavenworth was first seat of government established when Andrew Reeder arrived there in October 1854.

Moore, Ely, Jr. "The Naming of Osawatomie, and Some Experiences With John Brown." 12 (1912): 338-346. Son of special agent to Indians (1853) and later early Lecompton official, argues that "Brown's brain was unbalanced."

Beach, James H. "Mother Smith, of Ellis." 12 (1912): 347-352. Early 20th century call for more attention to women's history and focus on "Mrs. Smith" who first came to Kansas, with her children, in 1870.

Cole, Fannie E. "Pioneer Life in Kansas." 12 (1912): 353-358. Author settled on farm north of Topeka with her parents in 1855.

Martin, George W. "A Chapter from the Archives." 12 (1912): 359-375. Secretary of KSHS discusses history of money and banking, with emphasis on territorial period.

Carr, E. T. "Reminiscences Concerning Fort Leavenworth in 1855-'56." 12 (1912): 375-383. Author removed to Kansas from New York in 1855 to work as carpenter at fort.

Byers, Otto Philip. "The Conception and Growth of a Kansas Railroad." 12 (1912): 383-387. J. P. Usher, secretary of interior under Lincoln, originated idea for McPherson, Texas & Gulf in mid-1880s.

Goodrich, DeWitt C. "The Exodus to Kansas in 1855." 12 (1912): 388-396. As a boy of 10, author was part of migration from Eastern and Middle Western states.

Abbott, Francis A. "Some Reminiscences of Early Days on Deep Creek, Riley County." 12 (1912): 392-396. Author removed from cotton mills of Lowell, Mass., in 1855.

"Women in Office." 12 (1912): 396-401. List of women having held local offices by county and city.

McAllaster, O. W. "My Experience in the Lawrence Raid." 12 (1911-1912): 401-404. Lawrence journalist at the time of Quantrill's 1863 raid.

"Kansas Chronology." 12 (1912): 404-426. Major happenings through 1911, grouped by month.

"Some of the Lost Towns of Kansas." 12 (1912): 426-490. Brief history of many ghost towns followed by extensive list of "Extinct Geographical Locations."

Vol. XIII, 1913-14

Morgan, Perl Wilbur. "George Washington Martin." 13 (1914): 1-18. Biographical sketch of Martin (1841-1914), an early settler, journalist, and secretary of State Historical Society.

Gleed, Charles Sumner. "Eugene Fitch Ware." 13 (1914): 19-71. Followed by additional comments by W. E. Connelley, C. E. Cory, and J. S. West on life and work of Fort Scott author, journalist, and politician.

Wynkoop, Edward E. "Edward Wanshear Wynkoop." 13 (1914): 71-79. Civil War service in Kansas and Colorado, and subsequent career as Indian agent to Cheyennes and Araphaoes.

Johnston, George Whittier. "Biographical Sketch of John Nelson Holloway." 13 (1914): 80-90. A teacher who removed to Kansas in 1866 and wrote one of the early state histories.

Austin, Edwin A. "The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas." 13 (1914): 95-125. Includes biographical sketches of many early justices.

Topeka Movement." 13 (1914): 125-249. Reprints many documents, speeches, and official records of this free-state movement, 1855-1857.

Sanborn, Franklin B. "Some Notes on the Territorial History of Kansas." 13 (1914): 249-265. Comments on papers of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, free-state leader, followed by letters of T. J. Marsh, pertaining to territorial election of 1857, and Col. James Montgomery.

Connelley, William E. "The Lane Trail." 13 (1914): 268-279. Route to Kansas through Iowa and Nebraska established by James Lane in 1856 for free-state settlers, with detailed maps.

Dickson, Charles Howard. "The True Story of the Branson Rescue." 13 (1914): 280-298. Jacob Branson, a free-state settler of Douglas County, was arrested by Sheriff Jones in November 1855; his rescuers included S. N. Wood and J. B. Abbott.

Rice, Cyrus R. "Experiences of a Pioneer Missionary." 13 (1914): 298-318. Author recounts his work and acquaintances in Kansas Territory while serving as Methodist Episcopal missionary to Pottawatomies, 1855-1860.

Stone, Rev. Hiram. "Memoirs of a Pioneer Missionary and Chaplain in the United States Army." 13 (1914): 319-344. Protestant Episcopal missionary in and around Leavenworth, 1856-1868.

Spear, Stephen Jackson. "Reminiscences of the Early Settlement of Dragoon Creek, Wabaunsee County." 13 (1914): 345-363. Removed from Iowa to establish Kansas farm in September 1857.

Laurent, Louis Charles. "Reminiscences by the Son of a French Pioneer." 13 (1914): 364-373. As a small boy in 1859, author settled with his family in Topeka, where his father, a French immigrant, established a store; followed by biographical sketch of Abram B. Burnett (ca. 1811-1870), Pottawatomie chief who died near Topeka.

King, Joseph B. "The Ottawa Indians in Kansas and Oklahoma." 13 (1914): 373-378. Author raised among Ottawas (removed to Kansas in 1836) where his father, of French-Chippewa descent, was an interpreter.

Ellis, Aderson Nelson. "Some Reminiscences of the Frontier." 13 (1914): 379-392. Army surgeon on Kansas frontier, 1868-1873; followed by Ellis' account of interview with Cochise, famous Apache chief.

Stillwell, Leander. "Woodson County Courthouse." 13 (1914): 408-415. Comments on early history of county.

Connelley, William E. "National Aspects of the Old Oregon Trail." 13 (1914): 415-423. Impact of trail on nation's development.

Villard, Oswald Garrison. "Historical Verity." 13 (1914): 423-429. On interpreting early history of Kansas.

Greene, Albert R. "What I Saw of the Quantrill Raid." 13 (1914): 430-451. Author was with a company of 9th Kansas Cavalry which ineptly pursued guerillas after Lawrence raid.

Gleed, Charles Sumner. "The Rehabilitation of the Santa Fe Railway System." 13 (1914): 451-468. Brief history of AT&SF from 1893-1912.

Swehla, Francis J. "Bohemians in Central Kansas." 13 (1914): 469-512. Author immigrated to U.S. as small boy in 1854 and ultimately helped settle Bohemians in Wilson Township, Ellsworth County, in the 1870s.

Ruppenthal, Jacob C. "The German Element in Central Kansas." 13 (1914): 513-533.

Burgess, Henderson L. "The Eighteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and Some Incidents Connected with its Service on the Plains." 13 (1914): 534-538. Burgess, a 19-year-old Olathe resident, joined 18th Kansas for service against Plains Indians in July 1867.

Walker, George M. "Reminiscences of an Old Civil Engineer." 13 (1914): 539-544. Walker moved to Kansas in 1857 where he did work for a number of railroad companies.

Vol. XIV, 1915-1918

Lee, Thomas Amory. "Alfred Washburn Benson." 14 (1918): 4-22. Judge Benson (1843-1916) of Ottawa was a local official, legislator, and district court judge before his appointment to U.S. Senate in 1906.

Stephens, Kate. "Judge Nelson Timothy Stephens." 14 (1918): 23-58. Sketch of Stephens (1820-1884) who was important in establishment of University of Kansas law school by his daughter with length quotes from speeches and other writings.

Sanborn, Victor Channing. "Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, A.B., 1831-1917." 14 (1918): 58-70. Followed by "Personal Reminiscences" by W. E. Connelley of the New Englander who was "one of the early friends of Kansas," as well as a friend, supporter, and latter biographer of John Brown.

Smith, F. Dumont. "Senator E. F. Porter, Founder of the State Manual Training Normal School, at Pittsburg." 14 (1918): 75-80. State senator from 1901-1917 who backed legislation to establish what later became Pittsburg State University.

"Some Ingalls Letters." 14 (1918): 94-122. From a young John J. Ingalls in Sumner, K.T., to his father, 1858-1861.

Morrall, Albert. "Dr. Albert Morrall: Proslavery Soldier in Kansas in 1856." 14 (1918): 123-142. Came to Kansas in 1856 with military company from South Carolina.

Shields, Clara M. Fengel. "The Lyon Creek Settlement." 14 (1918): 143-170. Focuses on German colony in Marion, Dickinson, and Geary counties located first in 1857; later settlers came from Wisconsin and directly from Germany.

Lyman, William A. "Origin of the Name 'Jayhawker,' and How it Came to be Applied to the People of Kansas." 14 (1918): 203-207. Different opinions regarding origin of this well-known, one time infamous, epithet.

Moody, Joel. "The Marais Des Cygnes Massacre." 14 (1918): 208-223. With map showing route Hamilton took as he gathered free-state victims of Linn County atrocity, May 19, 1858.

Tannar, A. H. "Early Days in Kansas: The Marais Des Cygnes Massacre and the Rescue of Ben Rice." 14 (1918): 224-234. Author settled in Linn County in 1857.

Gardner, Theodore. "The First Kansas Battery: An Historical Sketch, With Personal Reminiscences of Army Life, 1861-'65." 14 (1918): 235-282. Author had settled near Lone Star, Douglas County, 1855; includes maps showing battery's service from Kansas City to Chattanooga.

Greene, Albert Robinson. "Campaigning in the Army of the Frontier." 14 (1918): 283-310. Author served with Co. A, 9th Kansas Cavalry; he focuses on events of late 1862 including action at Cane Hill and Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

"Statement of Capt. J. A. Pike Concerning the Quantrill Raid." 14 (1918): 311-318. Commander Co. K., 9th Kansas Cavalry, who came under attack for his failure to engage guerrillas after raid.

"The Civil War Diary of John Howard Kitts." 14 (1918): 318-332. Service in the 11th Kansas; entries cover period August 23, 1862 - October 16, 1864.

Walker, George M. "Eleventh Kansas Cavalry, 1865, And Battle of Platter Bridge." 14 (1918): 332-340. Includes map of Indian battle area in what is now Wyoming.

Vincent, Frank. "History of Salt Discovery and Production in Kansas, 1887-1915." 14 (1918): 358-378. Ellsworth, Rice, Reno, Kingman, and Harper counties embrace major rock salt deposits.

Gable, Frank M. "The Kansas Penitentiary." 14 (1918): 379-437. Construction began at site (later Lansing) south of Leavenworth in 1864.

Connelley, William E. "Notes on the Early Indian Occupancy of the Great Plains." 14 (1918): 438-470. Covers many different peoples from early Caddoan occupancy through early 1800s.

Zimmerman, Mark E. "The Ground-House Indians and Stone-Cist Grave Builders of Kansas and Nebraska." 14 (1918): 471-487. Early report on archeological record of "mound builders" who once inhabited what is now northeastern Kansas.

Connelley, William E. "The Prairie Band of Pottawatomie Indians." 14 (1918): 488-570. Includes detailed map of their current (1918) Jackson County reservation and official roll of allottees.

"Letters Concerning the Presbyterian Mission in the Pawnee Country, Near Bellvue, Neb., 1831-1849." 14 (1918): 570-784. Most by missionaries John Dunbar, Samuel Allis, George B. Gaston, and Timothy E. Ranney.

Platt, Mrs. E. G. "Some Experiences as a Teacher Among the Pawnees." 14 (1918): 784-794. Sister of Rev. G. B. Gaston, joined him as mission teacher in Platte country.

Morehouse, George Pierson. "Diamond Springs, `The Diamond of the "Plain.'" 14 (1918): 794-804. Some history of this southwestern Morris County community on Santa Fe Trail since 1825.

Vol. XV, 1919-1922

Graham, I. D. "Major General James Guthrie Harbord: An Appreciation." 15 (1922): 7-13. Chief of staff for General Pershing's AEF, Harbord moved to Kansas at age 13 (1879) and graduated from KSAC in 1886.

Morehouse, George P. "Kansas as a State of Extremes, and Its Attitude During This World War." 15 (1922): 15-28. A subjective KSHS presidential address discussing positions such as pacifism and "peace-at-any-price policy."

Grinnell, George Bird. "Bent's Old Fort and Its Builders." 15 (1922): 28-91. Famous trading post on Arkansas River west of present Kansas/Colorado border established by William and Charles Bent in 1828.

Connelley, William E. "Religious Conceptions of the Modern Hurons." 15 (1922): 93-180. The Hurons, or Wyandots, removed to Kansas in 1843; includes maps showing reservation and allotments (1855), and discussion of "Wyandot and Shawnee Indian Lands in Wyandotte County."

Connelley, William E. "Kansas City, Kansas: Its Place in the History of the State." 15 (1922): 181-191. Focus on William Walker and Wyandot Nation.

Francis, Clara. "The Coming of Prohibition to Kansas." 15 (1922): 192-227. From first territorial prohibitory laws to constitutional prohibition of 1880.

Harrington, Grant W. "The Genesis of Prohibition. Or, How `The Woman Whom Thou Gavest to be With Me' Did It." 15 (1922): 228-231. Margaret Newland Greever, the "Mother of Prohibition" in Kansas.

Swanson, Nina. "The Development of Public Protection of Children in Kansas." 15 (1922): 231-278. Her 1922 University of Kansas master's thesis, includes bibliography of relevant statutes.

Hess, Edith. "State Regulation of Woman and Child Labor in Kansas." 15 (1922): 279-333. Her 1922 University of Kansas master's thesis.

Craik, Elmer LeRoy. "Southern Interest in Territorial Kansas, 1854-1858." 15 (1922): 334-450. His 1922 University of Kansas doctoral dissertation.

Kriegh, Lieut. McKinley W. "A Summary of the Achievements of American Expeditionary Force in France, 1917-1919." 15 (1922): 451-456. Author, a native Kansan, was in France with Corp of Engineers.

Lee, Thomas Amory. "Early History of the Kansas Department, American Legion." 15 (1922): 457-481. Organized on May 10, 1919, Kansas department had 347 posts and 25,000 members by December 1921.

Doran, Thomas F. "Kansas Sixty Years Ago." 15 (1922): 482-501. Reflections on life of his family in Council Grove community during early 1860s.

Bingham, Anne E. "Sixteen Years on a Kansas Farm, 1870-1886." 15 (1922): 501-523. With her husband Charles, author built farm southeast of Junction City; she reminisces about many aspects of farm life.

Doster, Frank. "Eleventh Indiana Cavalry in Kansas." 15 (1922): 524-529. Doster's first experience with state that he would later adopt involved him as part of military escort in Little Arkansas peace conference of 1865.

"Battle of the Arikaree." 15 (1922): 530-547. Two personal accounts of "The Beecher Island Fight" of September 1868 by Scouts John Hurst and Sigmund Shlesinger.

Harris, Harry Jasper. "My Story." 15 (1922): 553-572. Curious reminiscence of territorial settlement near Osawatomie.

Byers, Oliver P. "Early History of the El Paso Line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway." 15 (1922): 573-578. Reminiscence of railroad construction in southwest Kansas during late 1880s.

Morgenstern, William. "The Settlement of Bessarabia, Russia, By the Germans." 15 (1922): 579-590. Early 19th century migration; many of these people and their descendents removed to Russell County in 1878.

Lowell, James H. "The Romantic Growth of a Law Court." 15 (1922): 590-597. Some early (1850s) legal history with special attention to Holton, Jackson County.

Lowell, James H. "The Battle of the Spurs." 15 (1922): 598-599. "Underground Railroad" incident involving John Brown, north of Horton, January 1859.

Vol. XVI, 1923-1925

Connelley, William E. "Daniel W. Wilder, The Father of Kansas History and Literature." 16 (1925): 1-21. Biographical essay of pioneer journalist whose Annals were a monumental contribution to Kansas historiography.

Connelley, William E. "The Lane-Jenkins Claim Contest." 16 (1925): 21-176. Famous territorial land dispute between James H. Lane and Gaius Jenkins led to death of latter at hands of former; mostly reprints of letters and legal documents.

Berryman, Rev. Jerome C. "A Circuit Rider's Frontier Experiences." 16 (1925): 177-226. Memoir, completed in 1868, covering ministry in Missouri, Arkansas, and at Shawnee Mission in Kansas (1840s).

"Letters from the Indian Missions in Kansas." 16 (1925): 227-271. Correspondence from Methodist missionaries William and Thomas Johnson, Jerome C. Berryman, and others (1831-1845).

"The Expedition of Major Clifton Wharton in 1844." 16 (1925): 272-305. Journal kept during march by dragoon regiment from Fort Leavenworth to Pawnee village on Platte River; includes map of expedition's route.

Seabrook, S. L. "Expedition of Col. E. V. Sumner Against the Cheyenne Indians, 1857." 16 (1925): 306-315. Based on recollections of S. Gunther, a soldier in Sumner's command.

Raber, Charles. "Personal Recollections of Life on the Plains From 1860 to 1868." 16 (1925): 316-341. Raber worked as a teamster in Kansas and throughout the region.

Fouquet, L. C. "Buffalo Days." 16 (1925): 341-352. Frenchman, who settled in Wichita area in 1870, recounts his hunting experiences in series of letters (1922) to W. E. Connelley.

Haupt, William Henry. "History of the American Church, Known in Law as the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the State of Kansas." 16 (1925): 353-402. History of diocese from 1837-1869.

Harrington, W. P. "The Populist Party in Kansas." 16 (1925): 403-450. Important and often quoted study (originally his 1924 master's thesis, University of Kansas) by a former Populist.

Godsey, Flora Rosenquist. "The Early Settlement and Raid on the `Upper Neosho'." 16 (1925): 451-463. Lyon County settlement in 1855 and 1856 "free-state" raid on Neosho Rapids. See also: "Letter of John C. Van Gundy to William E. Connelley." 17 (1928): 593-601.

Zimmerman, Mark E. "The Pawnee Americans." 16 (1925): 463-475. Archeological evidence reflecting on Pawnees of northeastern Kansas and Southeastern Nebraska.

Thompson, Thomas E. "Early Days in `Old Boston'." 16 (1925): 479-487. Recollections of short-lived Howard (later Chautauqua) County town of 1870s.

Botkin, J. T. "Justice was Swift and Sure in Early Kansas." 16 (1925): 488-493. Story of two legal hangings and one lynching in Linn County in 1860s.

Botkin, J. T. "Concerning a Day When Cowboys Were Cowboys." 16 (1925): 393-396. Recollections of working cattle in southwest Kansas, 1883.

Badger, Gordon A., ed. "Recollections of George Andrew Gordon." 16 (1925): 497-504. Story of buffalo hunting on Plains in 1846.

Lapham, Amos S. "Looking Backward." 16 (1925): 504-514. Early history of Chanute, Neosho County, early 1870s.

Griffith, G. W. E. "The Battle of Black Jack." 16 (1925): 524-528. Recollections of John Brown's 1856 victory over Captain Pate and pro-slave company in southern Douglas County.

Sharp, Mamie Stine, ed. "Home-Coming Centennial Celebration at Council Grove, June 27 to July 2, 1921." 16 (1925): 528-569. Program events and comments on people and events associated with this early Santa Fe Trail town.

Gable, Frank M. "Memoirs of a Pioneer of Kansas." 16 (1925): 576-581. Experiences of settlers in Leavenworth County, 1850s.

Gardner, Theodore. "Andrew H. Reeder, First Territorial Governor." 16 (1925): 582-585. Sketch of his brief tenure (1854-1855) and subsequent flight, disguised as "wood chopper," from territory.

Denison, W. W. "Battle of Prairie Grove." 16 (1925): 586-590. December 1862 engagement involving 11th Kansas Infantry, in which Denison served, and General James G. Blunt.

Aaron, Madeleine. "The Audubon Society of Kansas and the Election of a State Bird." 16 (1925): 597-606. Society organized in 1908 to protect many local species; western meadow lark was chosen by school children on Kansas Day 1925.

Mitchell, W. A. "Historic Linn." 16 (1925): 607-657. Series of valuable articles, first published in La Cygne Weekly Journal, on people and events significant in history of Linn County, with emphasis on 1850s.

"Official Roster of Kansas, 1854-1925." 16 (1925): 658-745. Complete listing of territorial and state officials, plus Indian agencies and agents "Affecting Kansas" from 1805-1925.

"Indian Treaties and Councils Affecting Kansas." 16 (1925): 746-772. Notes including dates, places, and participants, 1541-1873.

Vol. XVII, 1926-1928

Connelley, William E. "Wild Bill--James Butler Hickok." 17 (1928): 1-27. A defense of Hickok's actions in shooting of D. C. McCanles at Rock Creek station on the Oregon Trail in Nebraska.

Dick, Everett. "The Long Drive." 17 (1928): 27-97. History of cattle drives and industry from its Spanish origins through the 1880s.

Connelley, William E., ed. "Life and Adventures of George W. Brown, Soldier, Pioneer Plainsman and Buffalo Hunter." 17 (1928): 99-138. Brown's recollections of life as buffalo hunter around Dodge City in 1870s and 1880s, followed by his account of "Kansas Indian Wars."

Callahan, James P. "Kansas in the American Novel and Short Story." 17 (1928): 139-188. Includes Kansas authors and works about Kansas area from first Spanish incursions through early 20th century, with bibliography.

Montgomery, Mrs. Frank C. "Fort Wallace and Its Relation to the Frontier." 17 (1928): 189-283. Important study of this western most Kansas installation, 1865 to 1878.

Thompson, W. F. "Peter Robidoux: A Real Kansas Pioneer." 17 (1928): 283-290. Includes reproduction of letter by Robidoux describing his early business ventures in Wallace, Kansas, in 1868.

Morse, Mrs. O. E. "Sketch of the Life and Work of Augustus Wattles." 17 (1928): 290-299. New Englander who settled in Linn County and was an active free-stater.

Christensen, Thomas Peter. "The Danish Settlements in Kansas." 17 (1928): 300-305. Danes came to Kansas as early as 1850s and settled in virtually every county but their numbers were never large; less than 3,000 in 1910.

Haney, E. D. "The Experiences of a Homesteader in Kansas." 17 (1928): 305-325. Haney took claim in Smith County in 1871.

Simons, W. C. "Lawrence Newspapers in Territorial Days." 17 (1928): 325-339. First papers were Herald of Freedom and Kansas Free State, October 1854.

Byers, O. P. "When Railroading Outdid the Wild West Stories." 17 (1928): 339-348. Focuses on Kansas Pacific, construction of which began in 1863.

West, J. S. "Early Days in Drywood: The Folks, Their Customs and Many Anecdotes of the Pioneer Life in Bourbon County as the Distinguished Jurist Recalls Them." 17 (1928): 352-361. Judge West removed to Kansas in 1869.

Connelley, William E., ed. "John McBee's Account of the Expedition of the Nineteenth Kansas." 17 (1928): 361-374. McBee's account of the 1868-69 campaign in regiment led by former Governor Samuel Crawford; with lengthy quote from Custer's "Wild Life on the Plains."

Denison, William W. "Early Days in Osage County." 17 (1928): 375-383. Denison's father moved his family to claim near Burlingame in 1855; comments on Civil War service and Kansas GAR.

Myers, C. Clyde. "Salem: A Town That Bloomed, Then Faded." 17 (1928): 384-409. Jewell County community established early in 1870s, followed by additional history of county.

Ross, Edith Connelley. "The Old Shawnee Mission." 17 (1928): 417-435. Mission had been established near present Turner, Wyandotte County, in 1828 before move to Johnson County in 1838.

Smith, William E. "The Oregon Trail Through Pottawatomie County." 17 (1928): 435-464. Includes detailed map of route.

Ross, Edith Connelley. "The Bloody Benders." 17 (1928): 464-479. Infamous German family that settled (and committed murders) in Labette County in 1871.

Root, George A. "Reminiscences of William Darnell." 17 (1928): 479-513. Darnell moved to Kansas farm near Louisburg at the age of 10 in 1855.

Ross, Edith Connelley, compiler. "The Quivira Village." 17 (1928): 514-534. Includes information on and photos of early archeological investigations of Coronado site in Rice County.

Jones, Horace. "Quivira--Rice County, Kansas." 17 (1928): 535-546. Jones was head of 1927 archeological exploration of site.

Zimmerman, Mark E. "Circular Shrines in Quivira, and the Jehovah of the Ohio Mound Builder." 17 (1928): 547-558. Report on examination of these shrine ruins with drawings to illustrate findings.

Berryman, J. W. "Early Settlement of Southwest Kansas." 17 (1928): 561-570. General comments by early settler in region delivered in KSHS presidential address, 1926.

Reinbach, Edna. "Kansas Art and Artists." 17 (1928): 571-585. Reference to early instruction in art and listing of nearly 140 artists, with brief biographical information on many.

Connelley, William E. "Origin of the Name of Topeka." 17 (1928): 589-593. From Pawnee or Caddoan Indian word Tapage.

Connelley, William E. "The Treaty Held at Medicine Lodge: Between the Peace Commission and the Comanche, Kiowa, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Prairie Apache Tribes of Indians, in October, 1867." 17 (1928): 601-606.

Roach, Mrs. S. T. "Memoirs of Frontier Days in Kansas: Barber County." 17 (1928): 606-617. With her father (S. A. Ferguson), mother, and 3 siblings, author arrived at Medicine Lodge in March 1874.

"Governor George M. Beebe." 17 (1928): 618-623. Biographical sketch of Kansas' last territorial governor who was just 24 when he took office.

Campbell, C. E. "Down Among the Red Men." 17 (1928): 623-691. Author, formerly a regular army officer, served at Kiowa and Comanche, Wichita, and Cheyenne and Arapahoe agencies from 1872-1886.

Morrison, T. F. "The Osage Treaty of 1865." 17 (1928): 692-708. Treaty, which is reprinted here, was signed at present Shaw, Kansas; includes some history of Osages to treaty.

Smith, Alice Strieby. "Through the Eyes of My Father: Fragments of Council Grove Frontier History." 17 (1928): 708-718. C. H. Strieby had come first to Council Grove in 1857 where he worked as a blacksmith.

Clark, Olive A. "Early Days Along the Solomon Valley." 17 (1928): 719-730. As a young girl in 1867, author came to north central Kansas with her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Lee, Thomas Amory. "Colonel A. M. Harvey." 17 (1928): 734-743. Biographical sketch of this Topeka attorney, Populist lieutenant governor (1897), and Spanish-American War veteran, followed by Harvey's essay "Hamilton and Jefferson and the American Constitution" (744-787).

Graham, I. D. "The Kansas State Board of Agriculture: Some High Lights of History." 17 (1928): 788-813. Traces its roots to Kansas State Agricultural Society founded in 1857; Board official created by legislature in 1872.

Lockart, Donald. "Early History of Elk Falls." 17 (1928): 842-845. Located and platted in southern Elk County in 1869; story originally published in Howard Courant, July 21, 1927.

Brininstool, E. A. "The Rescue of Forsyth's Scouts." 17 (1928): 845-851. Accomplished by Col. Lewis H. Carpenter and his 10th "Colored" Cavalry, September 1868.

Gardner, Theodore. "An Episode in Kansas History: The Doy Rescue." 17 (1928): 851-855. In 1858, Dr. John Doy (Lawrence) had been charged by Missouri court with "abducting" slaves.

Ferril, Will C. "The Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry in the Black Hills in 1865." 17 (1928): 855-858. Jim Bridger worked as scout for expedition.