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Land settlement -- Kansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alan W. Farley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1017
Scope and Contents


Attorney. Notebooks of memoirs by Homer W. Wheeler, describing his life as an Army Scout; broadsides, newspapers, and handbills regarding the settlement of Kansas; along with a wide variety of other documents collected by Farley and relating the the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the American West in general. Also included is one of the two known copies of the "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (Shawnee Sun) newspaper (1841).

Dates: 1833-1966

Mary Griffith Hoops Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1028
Scope and Contents


Pioneer. Photocopy of a typescript memoir (1887) by Mary Griffith Hoops, published in the Marion Record in 1925, describing the settlement in 1864-1865 of her family in Marion, Kansas. Includes information on the early history of the area, life on the frontier, a meeting with Kit Carson, and a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail.

Dates: 1887

Territory of Kansas Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-757
Scope and Contents


Documents regarding territorial and early statehood-era Kansas, including land settlement brochures, U.S. Centennial Celebration programs (1876), and government proclamations and patriotic programs (1863-1873). Also a leaflet (1879) regarding the settlement of former slaves in Kansas, and a leaflet (1888) published by the Plainsville School Board denying that it was ordering history texts sympathetic to the Confederate cause.

Dates: 1856-1880