Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
William Hemsley Emory papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-1187
Overview: The bulk of the collection documents William Emory's service on the Mexican boundary survey in the years 1848 to 1858. Series I contains correspondence with members of the boundary commission, the American and Mexican Survey parties, and government officials. Correspondence for 1849-50 describes California during the Gold Rush and Forty-Niners on the Gila route. There are also other military records. Series II contains letters and other records from Emory's service in Kansas and in the Civil...
John White Geary papers
Call Number: WA MSS 212
Overview: The collection consists of the official papers of John Geary while governor of Kansas Territory, 1856-57, with some personal papers, 1855-71. The papers document Kansas during the Free State War and the building of the capitol.