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[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

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

[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.

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.

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. 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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Thanksgiving proclamation ... I appoint, Thursday the 27th day of November next, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God ... given under my hand and seal of the State at Topeka, this 29th day of October, 1862. ... C. Robinson. [Topek

Thanksgiving proclamation ... I appoint, Thursday the 27th day of Nove...

Thanksgiving proclamation. 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 12.

The destruction of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, and the massacre of its inhabitants by the Rebel guerrillas, August 21, 1863

The destruction of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, and the massacre of i...

Print shows Rebel troops killing the citizens of Lawrence, Kansas, and setting fire to the buildings. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, no. 349 (1863 September 5), p. 564.

The ruins of Lawrence, Kansas / sketched by a correspondent.

The ruins of Lawrence, Kansas / sketched by a correspondent.

Print shows ruins of buildings in Lawrence, Kansas, following attack by William Quantrill and his Confederate raiders. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, no. 351 (1863 September 19), p. 604.

Map and profile of first 40 miles of Union Pacific Rail Road Eastern Division extending west from boundary between states of Missouri and Kansas,

Map and profile of first 40 miles of Union Pacific Rail Road Eastern D...

Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, vegetation, roads, and railroads in Kansas, from Kansas City to Lawrence. Scale 1:63,360. Across bottom of map: Profile of line. LC Railroad maps, 589 Descript... more

Map of Kansas and Nebraska.

Map of Kansas and Nebraska.

Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, location of the land grant railroads and indicating the 10-, 20-, & 25-mile limits of grants. Shows land offices and the Surveyor General's office. Scale 1:1,140... more

U.S. Reports: The Kansas Indians, 72 U.S. (5 Wall.) 737 (1867)

U.S. Reports: The Kansas Indians, 72 U.S. (5 Wall.) 737 (1867)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 72; Wallace Volume 5; December Term, 1866; The Kansas Indians

Scenes and incidents of the Great Indian Council, at Medicine Lodge Creek, Kansas / from sketches by our special artist, Jas. E. Taylor.

Scenes and incidents of the Great Indian Council, at Medicine Lodge Cr...

Seven illustrations depicting events during peace negotiations between Native Americans and representatives of the U.S. government. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1867 Nov. 23, p. 153.

U.S. Reports: Smith v. Cockrill, 73 U.S. (6 Wall.) 756 (1868)

U.S. Reports: Smith v. Cockrill, 73 U.S. (6 Wall.) 756 (1868)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 73; Wallace Volume 6; December Term, 1867; Smith v. Cockrill

[The Kansas row]

[The Kansas row]

Cartoon shows a Puritan rolling up his sleeves to fight a Cavalier (with features strongly resembling Senator Stephen Douglas), who is kicking African Americans in Kansas back across a fence into Missouri and s... more

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