Diary of Lewis Timothy Litchfield

Title: Diary of Lewis Timothy Litchfield
Description: This is an excerpt from the diary of Lewis Thomas Litchfield, written between 1854 and 1855. Litchfield writes about leaving Boston and travelling to Kansas with a party from the Emigrant Aid Society. He describes the pioneer camp established near the junction of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers, voting to name the settlement "Lawrence," and construction of the first building. Litchfield also mentions a burgeoning conflict between the Kansas settlers and the Missourians.
Date original: 1854-1855
Owning organization: Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Document Type: diary
Publication Statement: Lewis Timothy Litchfield Collection, RH VLT MS B6
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at: The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045, Phone: (785) 864-4334, E-mail: swilliam@ku.edu Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
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