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United States, Kansas

[Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewis, tracing showing the Mississippi, the Missouri for a short distance above Kansas, Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Winnipeg, and the country onwards to the Pacific].

[Lewis and Clark map, with annotations in brown ink by Meriwether Lewi...

Pen and ink. Author information provided by Prof. Donald Jackson, 1/12/1977. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. See also: pp. 97-103 of Allen's Passage through the garden... more

[Lampshade design with six views: "Kansas", "Jefferson City", "Erie R.R.", "New York", "Niagara", and "Water Works, Phila."]

[Lampshade design with six views: "Kansas", "Jefferson City", "Erie R....

Title devised by Library staff. Stamped on lower left: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889. (DLC/PP-1997:105). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

Map of a Reconnoissance between Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River, and the Great Salt Lake in the Territory Of Utah, made in 1849 and 1850

Map of a Reconnoissance between Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River...

Covers the Missouri River region between Fort Leavenworth and the Great Salt Lake. Relief shown by hachures. Showing cities and towns, rivers, plains, Indian tribal areas and topographical information. "The adj... more

Kansas. To those who desire that Kansas should be free ... Worcester, Nov. 22, 1854.

Kansas. To those who desire that Kansas should be free ... Worcester, ...

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 1.

Kansas from "Kanzas and Nebraska; the history, geographical and physical characteristics, and political position of those territories, etc"

Kansas from "Kanzas and Nebraska; the history, geographical and physic...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Kanzas and Nebraska; the history, geographical and physical characteristics, and political position of those territories, etc". The title and subject terms of th... more

Map of Nebraska and Kansas Territories, showing the location of the Indian Reserves according to the treaties of 1854

Map of Nebraska and Kansas Territories, showing the location of the In...

Presidential Messages to the Senate in the 35th Congress Transmitting Treaties and Other Papers Pertaining to Relations with the Pawnee Indians

Hon. M.P. Norton of Kansas

Hon. M.P. Norton of Kansas

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Gene... more

Hon. Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, Kansas

Hon. Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, Kansas

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Gene... more

Nebraska and Kanzas

Nebraska and Kanzas

Relief shown by hachures. Shows routes explored for Pacific railroad by Captain J.W. Gunnison and Lieutenant E.G. Beckwith; shows route for a proposed railroad to the West Coast as Governor Stevens' Route & lin... more

Hon. Samuel C. Pomeroy

Hon. Samuel C. Pomeroy

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Kansas; Sen. from Kansas; B. in Mass. 1816; D. in Mass. 1891; Mayor of Atchison, Kansas in 1859; Elected to U.S. Senate, served from 1861-73; resided in Was... more

Constitutional Convention, Topeka, Kansas Territory [Topeka]

Constitutional Convention, Topeka, Kansas Territory [Topeka]

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no, 1 (1855 Dec. 15), p. 16.

Kansas affairs. To the friends of free Kansas. National Kansas Committee Chicago, Dec. 1, 1856.

Kansas affairs. To the friends of free Kansas. National Kansas Committ...

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 5.

Who are the ruffians, murderers, and robbers in Kansas? [1856?]

Who are the ruffians, murderers, and robbers in Kansas? [1856?]

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 3.

Great Kansas meeting at St. Louis, Missouri / [from a photograph by Fitzgibbons].

Great Kansas meeting at St. Louis, Missouri / [from a photograph by Fi...

Crowd at public meeting on question of slavery in Kansas in front of the courthouse, St. Louis, Missouri. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 2, no. 40 (1856 Sept. 13), p. 209.

The "mustang" team

The "mustang" team

The abolitionist Republican presidential ticket and its supporters in the press are the targets of the cartoon. Candidate Fremont, wearing an emigrant's smock and carrying a cross (an allusion to his rumored Ca... more

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

The artist lays on the Democrats the major blame for violence perpetrated against antislavery settlers in Kansas in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Here a bearded "freesoiler" has been bound to the "Democr... more

Map of Eastern Kansas

Map of Eastern Kansas

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 established two new territories with a provision that settlers would decide whether they entered the Union as free or slave states. This legislation negated the 1820 Missouri Com... more

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians"

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians...

A bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. (See also "Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler... more

portrait from "The War in Kansas. A rough trip to the Border, among new homes and a strange people"

portrait from "The War in Kansas. A rough trip to the Border, among ne...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "The War in Kansas. A rough trip to the Border, among new homes and a strange people". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, cr... more

Kansas - Col. Sumner arriving at Constitution Hall.  Col. Sumner dispersing the people assembled before the legislative hall, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas - Col. Sumner arriving at Constitution Hall. Col. Sumner dispe...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 July 26 , p. 105.

Ho! For the Kansas Plains

Ho! For the Kansas Plains

Music cover showing Indian and settler with inset scene of battle between pro- and anti-slavery forces. Composer: Jas. G. Clark. LOT subdivision subject: Pre-Civil War. Title and other information transcribed f... more

Letter from Samuel May, Leicester, Mass., to Richard Davis Webb, June 10, 1856

Letter from Samuel May, Leicester, Mass., to Richard Davis Webb, June ...

May announces to Webb that he is sending an extensive series of pamphlets and reports. He says that Parker Pillsbury has returned home. He describes the New England Convention in Faneuil Hall and says that "Kan... more

To the public. The Committee appointed at a public meeting at Faneuil Hall, June 3, 1856 to raise funds for the aid of the free state settlers in Kansas, earnestly ask attention to the following statements ... Contributions to Patrick T. Jackson

To the public. The Committee appointed at a public meeting at Faneuil ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 62, Folder 17.

To the members of the National Kansas Committee. [1856].

To the members of the National Kansas Committee. [1856].

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 4.

Ho! For the Kansas plains

Ho! For the Kansas plains

An illustrated sheet music cover for an antislavery song, dedicated to abolitionist spokesman Henry Ward Beecher. The illustration features a roundel illustration of the burning of the Free State Hotel in Lawre... more

The buck chase of 1856

The buck chase of 1856

Democratic candidate James Buchanan, as a buck deer, crosses the finish line of a racecourse ahead of competitors Millard Fillmore and John C. Fremont. Spectators cheer in the stands behind. Fillmore appears a... more

Letter from S.P. Leland, Windsor, Ohio, to William Lloyd Garrison, Sept[ember] 7, 1857

Letter from S.P. Leland, Windsor, Ohio, to William Lloyd Garrison, Sep...

S. P. Leland writes William Lloyd Garrison following receipt of several copies of the Liberator, and asserts that the "people of the North" are quickly becoming prepared to "blow the sparks that are falling fro... more

The governor's mansion, Lecompton, Kansas Territory

The governor's mansion, Lecompton, Kansas Territory

Men on horseback outside a log building. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 1, no. 23 (1857 June 6), p. 356.

Conference of Kaw Indians (Kansas) with the United States Commission of Indian Affairs

Conference of Kaw Indians (Kansas) with the United States Commission o...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1857 Apr. 25. Reference copy may be in LOT 4391 F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Indians History 1857; Ind. tribes K... more

Sketches of Lecomptonism [no. 1]

Sketches of Lecomptonism [no. 1]

Four designs for magic lantern slides, images 1, 5, 4 and 7 showing the clearing of the first settlement, the devil introducing slavery into the colony, the devil flying away as slaves are freed and whites sett... more

Sketches of Lecomptonism [no. 2]

Sketches of Lecomptonism [no. 2]

Four designs for magic lantern slides, images 2, 3, and two unnumbered showing men standing on a platform before a crowd, the flag of the United States and a devil behind them, as a man below approaches them wi... more

To the people of Kansas [Regarding the distribution of relief clothing] ... E. B. Whitman, Gen.'l Agent K. N. Committee. Lawrence, October 22, 1857.

To the people of Kansas [Regarding the distribution of relief clothing...

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 9.

John Brown autograph letter to "Dear Friend and Other Friends", Osawatomie, Kansas, 10 & 13 September 1858

John Brown autograph letter to "Dear Friend and Other Friends", Osawat...

All is quiet now; has no need for [the whistles]. Urges him to get things into operation as soon as possible. Thanks him for draft of $50. Printed in F. B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 477-78... more

John Brown autograph letter to "Dear Friend and Other Friends", Osawatomie, Kansas, 10 & 13 September 1858

John Brown autograph letter to "Dear Friend and Other Friends", Osawat...

All is quiet now; has no need for [the whistles]. Urges him to get things into operation as soon as possible. Thanks him for draft of $50. Printed in F. B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 477-78... more

John Brown letter (copy) to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Lawrence, Kansas, 28 June 1858

John Brown letter (copy) to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Lawrence, Kansa...

Intends to leave at once for the neighborhood "of the late troubles." Urges him to carry out the proposed measures. Asks for a dozen whistles. Copy in Franklin Benjamin Sanborn's hand. Printed in O. G. Villard,... more

Kansas sketches

Kansas sketches

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 2, no. 64 (1858 March 20), p. 192.

Colton's Kansas and Nebraska.

Colton's Kansas and Nebraska.

Detailed map showing cities and towns, county boundaries, roads, and the railroad network. 1:1,140,480 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Map of the recently discovered gold regions in Western Kansas & Nebraska /

Map of the recently discovered gold regions in Western Kansas & Nebras...

Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean. 1. Showing the different surveyed routes from the Mississippi valley to the coast of Pacific Ocean, 2. the new established & proposed Post Routes, 3. the recently discovered gold, silver, and copper region in Kansas, Nebraska and Arizona.

General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississ...

Gold mines are indicated in yellow and silver mines in blue. Indicates post routes, "old trail," finished and unfinished railroads, and the proposed state of "Colona." Scale ca. 1:6,500,000. Relief shown by hac... more

[M.J. Parrott, Representative from Kansas, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-length portrait]

[M.J. Parrott, Representative from Kansas, Thirty-fifth Congress, half...

Illus. in: McClees' gallery of photographic portraits of the senators, representatives & delegates of the thirty-fifth Congress... Washington: McClees & Beck, [1859], page 310. Each item includes subject's orig... more

Albert C. Lee, Col. 7th Kansas Cav

Albert C. Lee, Col. 7th Kansas Cav

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Corresponding print is in LOT 4192. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information... more

Hon. E.G. Ross of Kansas

Hon. E.G. Ross of Kansas

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Hon. Ross. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

To the citizens of Philadelphia.

To the citizens of Philadelphia.

Presidential campaign document issued "by order of the People's City Committee of Superintendence" and dated Nov. 6, 1860.

Lowe, Hon. David Perly of Kansas

Lowe, Hon. David Perly of Kansas

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, glass side: D.P. Lowe, 4394, 2650 [crossed out], 2412 [crossed out]. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Co... more

Lucy Gaylord Pomeroy autograph letter signed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atchinson K[ansas], 23 January 1860

Lucy Gaylord Pomeroy autograph letter signed to Thomas Wentworth Higgi...

Warns him against trusting any "secret mission" to R[ichard] J[osiah] Hinton. Signed "Mrs. Samuel C. Pomeroy." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Destitution in Kansas. Appeal for help ... October 30, 1860.

Destitution in Kansas. Appeal for help ... October 30, 1860.

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 11.

James Montgomery autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], Mound City, Sim Co., Kans[as], 1 February 1860

James Montgomery autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginso...

Fears his duty to his family will keep him at home; suggests a substitute. Addressed to "Rev. Theo. Brown"; signed "Henry Martin." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Hon. E.G. Ross of Kansas

Hon. E.G. Ross of Kansas

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Sen. Ross. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Di... more

Map of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad and its connections published by the American Railway Review, New York.

Map of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad and its connections publishe...

Township map of northern Missouri and parts of Kansas and Illinois showing rivers, place names, railroads, and the land grant to the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad. Profile of the railroad is shown across botto... more

Appeal for Kansas sufferers! ... Daniel Foster, General agent of the N. E. Kansas relief committee [1860].

Appeal for Kansas sufferers! ... Daniel Foster, General agent of the N...

Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 20, Folder 10.

James Montgomery autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], Mound City, Sim Co., Kans[as], 1 February 1860

James Montgomery autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginso...

Fears his duty to his family will keep him at home; suggests a substitute. Addressed to "Rev. Theo. Brown"; signed "Henry Martin." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Modoc Indians in their new home. View through camp photographed by McCarty, Baxter Springs, Kansas

Modoc Indians in their new home. View through camp photographed by McC...

Photograph probably shows Modoc survivors of the Modoc War after their relocation to the Quapaw Indian Agency near Baxter Springs, Kansas. (Source: researcher M. Higgins) View no. 4. Title from item.

G. F. Warren autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], Lawrence [Kansas], 18 January [1860]

G. F. Warren autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], ...

Cautions him about writing to [James] Montgomery. Wrongly dated 1856. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

James Montgomery telegram to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], Leavenworth [Kansas], 10 February 1860

James Montgomery telegram to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], Leavenworth...

Is leaving St. Joseph [Mo.] with eight men. Signed "Henry Martin." On the same sheet is an answer ordering him to send the men back, written by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and signed T[heodore] B[rown]. Printed ... more

G. F. Warren autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], Lawrence [Kansas], 18 January [1860]

G. F. Warren autograph letter signed to [Thomas Wentworth Higginson], ...

Cautions him about writing to [James] Montgomery. Wrongly dated 1856. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Old John Brown's career illustrated

Old John Brown's career illustrated

Print shows five vignettes from the violent life of abolitionist John Brown, three related to "doing his Kansas work" and the fourth "commencing his Virginia work"; the fifth vignette, at center, labeled "The t... more

Albert C. Lee, Col. 7th Kansas Cav

Albert C. Lee, Col. 7th Kansas Cav

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: Gen. A L Lee. Corresponding print is in LOT 4192. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of... more

Huffman, F - State: Kansas - Year: [Blank]
Neaves, A J - State: Kansas - Year: [Blank]
Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

The second in a series of caricatures criticizing the secession of several Southern states from the Union during the last months of the Buchanan administration. Here the young nursery-rhyme shepherdess Bo-Peep ... more

McLaughlin, Jacob - State: Kansas - Year: [Blank]
W.W. Wright, Chf. Eng. & [...] Mil. RRds.

W.W. Wright, Chf. Eng. & [...] Mil. RRds.

Photograph showing William Wierman Wright (1824-1882), engineer, seated outdoors at a desk with map and drafting equipment. Wright was engineer and superintendent of Aquia Creek Railroad (1862-1863), head of th... more

Belden, D D - State: Kansas - Year: 1862

Belden, D D - State: Kansas - Year: 1862

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