William H. Leeman Collection

Collection Summary

Title: William H. Leeman Collection
Call Number: MS 2002-13
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Historical Collectible Auctions, 7-2002
Processed by: JLY, 7-2002; MN, 9-30-2011

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The William H. Leeman collection includes a photograph of Leeman and photocopied information regarding Leeman's life. 


William H. Leeman was born March 20, 1839. He arrived in Kansas in 1856 as part of the Massachusetts Immigrant Aid Society. On September 9, 1856, he became the youngest member of John Brown's "Volunteer Regulars." Leeman was killed October 17, 1859 at Harpers Ferry.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Photograph of William H. Leeman.
Box 1 FF 2 Photocopied information about William H. Leeman.