David Overmyer correspondence ; speeches, article ; biographical essay [microform], 1879-[1971] (bulk 1879-1907).


Overmyer, David, 1847-1907. David Overmyer correspondence ; speeches, article ; biographical essay [microform], 1879-[1971] (bulk 1879-1907).

David Overmyer correspondence ; speeches, article ; biographical essay [microform], 1879-[1971] (bulk 1879-1907).

Correspondence and speeches of David Overmyer as well as a biographical essay with descriptive information about his scrapbooks & other records by his daughter Grace Overmyer and a copy of a newspaper article about his 1906 Kansas attorney general campaign. Included in the correspondence are letters from William Jennings Bryan, Benjamin Harrison, Nelson Appleton Miles, Mary Elizabeth Lease, George Glick, William J. Stone, John Clark Ridpath, William Alexander Harris, and Jasper R. Monroe. Overmyer wrote to both the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad and the Union Pacific Railway. Subjects include political & legislative issues in Kansas, 1880-1906; the Kansas Democratic Party, Democratic politics nationally, & Democratic National Conventions; railroads, specifically the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Co.; prohibition; suffrage; populism; and the Topeka Elks lodge.

0.2 ft (26 items) on partial microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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