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Documents--Ritchie

box KTWU Sunflower Journeys 2002 - Episode 1510A - The Ritchie House

box A FRIENDSHIP FORMED IN TURBULENT TIMES--Brown and Ritchie left deep and lasting footprints in Topeka history, by Steve Fry

box "OLD RITCHIE CEMETERY" FALL 2001

box Southwest Topeka Cemetery Resting Place Of Black Soldiers, by Dick King

box Book--John Ritchie: Portrait of an Uncommon Man

Separate sections of the book can be found below

box Ritchie/Shelledy Family History: Our People Who Came To Kansas Territory in 1855 (Compiled And Written By Mary Evelyn Ritchie) (PDF version here)

box JOHN RITCHIE’S CIVIL WAR: A Documentary History. by Bryce Benedict

box Wrecking Slavery from the Kansas Territory: The "Topeka Boys" as Saboteurs, 1855-1861

box Account of the death of Deputy U.S. Marshal Leonard Arms (PDF)

box Terrible Homicide –"The Kansas Record" (Topeka) Monday Morning April 28, 1860

box Public Meeting in Lawrence "Kansas State Record" Saturday, May 5, 1860

box A Just Judge "Kansas State Record" April 28, 1860"

box The Story of the Killing of Leonard Ames - The Topeka "Capital" - July 30, 1881

box Lewis Bodwell's Account of Assisting Slaves Containing Description of the Ritchie House (PDF) "The Kansas Telephone" (Manhattan, Kansas) August 1893

Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher: The Early Years, Part 1, by Russell K. Hickman

Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher: The Early Years (Conclusion)
, by Russell K. Hickman

box Excerpts that reference John Ritchie from William G. Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas", 1883, A. T. Andreas, chicago, IL

box Mrs. H. C. Root's Paper on the Life of John Ritchie April 27, 1903

box Major Harrison Hannahs account of John Ritchie and Washburn University from the Rome, N.Y. Daily Sentinel dated February 27, 1911

box The Ritchie Lime Kiln, an article from the Topeka Daily State Journal written by Lloyd Sieber on Saturday, June 4, 1921

box Mary Margaret Ritchie Wright's recollections of her grandfather John Ritchie

box Narrative Report for Evaluating Eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places and/or the Register of Historic Kansas Places (PDF version here)