The Life of Preston B. Plumb, 1837-1891: United States Senator from Kansas for the Fourteen Years from 1877 to 1891, A Pioneer of the Progressive Movement in America - Signed

By: Connelley, William Elsey

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Book Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with bright gilt spine and cover titles, 15 by 22.5 cm, top edge gilt, frontis portrait, vi [iii] 475 pp., 3 folding maps. Minor wear at the extremities only – a very nice copy. Inscribed and signed by the author on the ffep: “To J.S. McDanield, Chrismas 1913 / From his Friend, William E. Connelley.” Laid in is a typed, signed letter from Connelley to McDanield dated December 25, 1909. The letter, that must have been included with another gift book, talks about the author’s twenty-eight-year friendship with McDanield that started in Tiblow, Kansas (now Bonner Springs). “I rejoice that that friendshiphas never been broken.” This is a biography of Preston Bierce Plumb, a U.S. Senator representing Kansas from 1877 until his death in 1891. He was also a Union Army officer in the American Civil War. 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 Life of Preston B. Plumb, 1837-1891: United States Senator from Kansas for the Fourteen Years from 1877 to 1891, A Pioneer of the Progressive Movement in America - Signed

Author Name: Connelley, William Elsey

Categories: Biography & Autobiography, Political Science, History, American History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, Browne & Howell Company: 1913

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3304