The Founding of Harman’s Station with An Account of the Indian Captivity of Mrs. Jennie Wiley and the Exploration and Settlement of the Big Sandy Valley in the Virginias and Kentucky, To Which is Affixed a Brief Account of the Connelley Family and Some of Its Collateral and Related Families in America - Signed

By: Connelley, William Elsey

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with black spine and cover titles, 16 by 24.6 cm, frontis, 177 pp., maps, illus. Some rubbing and wear at the extremities, especially the lower corners, and a couple of tiny splits at the front gutter. Tipped-in on the ffep is a slip of paper with a signed inscription from the author: “To J.S. McDanield, Esq., my friend of many years, with my compliments and esteem, Christmas, 1910.” Below that is a 1946 gift inscription and Christmas label. Tipped-in on the verso of the ffep is a typed, signed letter from the author. It talks about the long-term friendship of Connelley and McDanield and this book, “a brief account of the settlement of the Big Sandy River country of Eastern Kentucky, but the captivity of Mrs. Wiley is given and is quite an interesting incident in the progress of the English-speaking people in the conquest of the continent,” and “I believe it is as well made mechanically as any book I have seen from the press this year.” Connelley (1855-1930) was born in Kentucky but spent his adult life in Kansas as a teacher, county clerk, businessman and banker. In the 1890s, Connelley began researching and writing historical and biographical volumes that many believe “constitute the most authentic and comprehensive record of Wyandotte County” in north-eastern Kansas, on the Missouri border. Connelley authored fourteen major books on Kansas and Wyandotte history, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. From 1914 till his death in 1930, he was Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, who now hold the majority of his papers.

Title: The Founding of Harman’s Station with An Account of the Indian Captivity of Mrs. Jennie Wiley and the Exploration and Settlement of the Big Sandy Valley in the Virginias and Kentucky, To Which is Affixed a Brief Account of the Connelley Family and Some of Its Collateral and Related Families in America - Signed

Author Name: Connelley, William Elsey

Categories: Native American, History, American History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Torch Press: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3303