This bloodstained map depicting the Mississippi River Basin was owned by David Starr Hoyt, an abolitionist murdered by pro-slavery forces near Lawrence, Kansas, in August 1856.
A bloodstained map, black ink on white paper, depicting the Mississippi River Basin, an area that includes contemporary Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. The map was reportedly owned by David Hoyt, an abolitionist who died supporting the cause.
A printed copy of the Christian Bible printed in 1869, containing the family history of Richard Collins. Blank pages between the Old Testament and the New Testament are filled in with the marriage, birth, and death dates of various members of Collins's family, including his ancestors and his descendants. The information is written in ink and pencil by at least two different hands. The book has been rebound in a tooled leather-covered cardboard cover. A red satin ribbon page marker is attached at the top edge of the spine.
A cabinet card photograph depicting a sepia toned image of three women standing behind a seated man. The seated man is holding a cane with his right hand. His left hand is resting on his knee and holding onto a hat. The woman on the left side of the photograph is wearing a dark colored dress and jacket with a white shirt and dark colored hat. She is holding a guitar with her right hand. The woman in the middle has her right hand resting on the shoulder of the seated man. She is wearing a dark colored dress. The woman on the right side of the photograph is wearing a light colored, patterned dress and a light-colored hat. She is holding two books in her hand. Printed on the card beneath the photograph is “O. S. Goff” and “Fort Custer, Mont.” The back of the card is blank.