Henry J. Shombre collection
Scope and Contents
This collection also includes two photostatic copies of newspaper articles from an "Extra" edition of the Richmond Palladium (IN) printed August 29, 1856 and made from originals owned by Marguerite Hill. The newspaper reprinted two letters, one sent by John Hunt to the newspaper and another sent to J.L. Harris from "Dave," in which they describe the fighting in Kansas at the Battle of Fort Titus and the death of Captain Shombre. Along with the newspaper articles, the collection also contains clippings of Kate Milner Rabb's Indianapolis Star column, "A Hoosier Listening Post". Ranging from June 19 to July 2, 1934, Rabb's columns contain transcriptions of the letters from the Richmond Palladium and entries from Shombre's diary.
- Shombre, Henry J. (Person)
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Information found within collection.
"A Forgotten Hero." Lawrence Daily Journal World (KS), January 24, 1913. Accessed October 21, 2017. https://newscomwc.newspapers.com.
Ancestry.com. "Henry J. Shombre." U.S. School Catalogs, 1765-1935. Accessed October 21, 2017. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Historic Lecompton. "Battle of Fort Titus." Accessed October 24, 2017. http://www.lecomptonkansas.com/fort-titus.
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
- Henry J. Shombre collection
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