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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

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Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

Date: April 3, 1860

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: John James Ingalls Coll. #177 Box 1 Folder 2

Unit ID: 2978

Abstract: Ingalls devoted much of his April 3, 1860, letter from Sumner to the territory's agricultural prospects, which were still not particularly good: "Corn, pork, and hides" were Kansas's only exports, and they were not very profitable as prices were low. "Considerable attention," wrote Ingalls, "is being paid to the hemp crop" and the wheat seemed to be doing pretty well; various kinds of fruit also "flourishes. . . . I have never seen finer apples than the farmers across the river bring to market. . . . But little is raised in Kansas yet, though much attention is being given to 'orchardizing' this spring." Ingalls was actually considering a move to the Gold County (Colorado) for better business prospects.

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Title (Main title): John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102132