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Vegetarian Kansas Emigration Company Bibliography

Image of map showing the location of Vegetarian Colony, Twp 26 South, Ranges 17 & 18 East, Allen Co. 1906 plat mapVegetarian Kansas Emigration Companyand Octagon Settlement Company

Allen County Historical Society. "131 Years Later, 1856-1987." Gaslight 9 (July 1987): 3. (K/906/-AL5/v. 9/no. 3).

Blackmar, Frank W. "Octagon Settlement Company." Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History. Chicago, IL: Standard, 1912. (Reel: MF 194, pp. 380-381).

Clubb, Henry S. "Octagon and Vegetarian Society." [Lawrence] Herald of Freedom. May 3, 1856. [1 p.]. (Reel: L 190).

"A Colony of Vegetarians Was Established in Kansas in 1856." Topeka Daily Capital. Oct. 1, 1911. [1 p.]. (Reel: T 162).

Colt, Miriam D. Went to Kansas: Being a Thrilling Account of an Ill-Fated Expedition to that Fairy Land, and Its Sad Results. Watertown, NY: Ingalls and Co., 1862. (K/978.1/C72).

Dana, C.W. [Vegetarian Settlement Company Constitution and Octagon Settlement Company] In The Garden of the World, Or the Great West, 225-226. Boston, MA: Wentworth and Co., 1856. (917.7/D19/pp. 225-226).

Duncan, L. Wallace and Charles F. Scott. [Vegetarian Colony.] In History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas,13-14. Iola, KS: Iola Register, 1901. (Reel: LM 412, no.1, pp. 13-14).

"Early Settlement a Tragic Failure: Eastern Colonists Find Rugged Frontier Too Tough for Them." Iola Register Centennial Editon. May 30, 1955. [2 pp.]. (Reel: I 317).

Fitzgerald, Daniel C. "Octagon City, Allen County." In Ghost Towns of Kansas: A Traveler's Guide, 130-133.  Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1988. (K/978.1/F576g/pp. 130-133).

Gambone, Joseph G. "Kansas-A Vegetarian Utopia: The Letters of John Milton Hadley, 1855-1856." Kansas Historical Quarterly 38 (Spring 1972): 65-87. (SP/906/K13q/v. 38/no. 1/p. 65).

__________. "Octagon City." American History Illustrated 10 (August 1975): 10-15. (973.05/Am31/v. 10/no. 5/p. 10).

Hickman, Russell K. "The Vegetarian and Octagon Settlement Companies." Kansas Historical Quarterly 2 (November 1933): 377-385. (SP 906/K13q/v. 2/ no. 4).

__________. "The Vegetarian Kansas Emigration Company." Kansas Magazine (1950): 19-22. (K/050/K13/1950/p.19).

Holbrook, Stewart H. "Science Fails Idealism." In Dreamers of the American Dream, 45-51. New York, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1957. (BB/H696d/pp. 45-51).

__________. "The Vegetarians of Octagon City." Woman's Day (December 1949): 58-59, 116-117, 119. (640.6/W84/v. 13/no. 3/p. 58).

__________. "Trouble at Putney." In The Yankee Exodus: An Account of Migration From New England,103-107. New York, NY: MacMillan Company, 1950. (973/H696/pp. 103-107).

Lowe, Sharon. "Vegetarian Colony is Remembered." Humboldt Union. July 8, 1987. [1 p.]. (Reel: H 1999).

Luchetti, Cathy. "Miriam Davis Colt." In Women of the West, 79-87. St. George, UT: Antelope Island Press, 1982. (BB/L963/pp. 79-87).

McGrew, Audrey Z. "Forgotten Colony: Neosho Valley Facts and Legends." Humboldt Union. Aug. 25, 1949. [1 p.]. (Reel: H 675).

Morrison, T.F. "The Vegetarian Colony." In History of Neosho County, 258-267. (K/978.1/-N35/G788/v. 1/pp. 258-267).

Octagon Settlement Co. The Octagon Settlement Company, Kanzas, Containing Full Information for Inquirers. New York, NY: Fowler and Wells Co., 1856. (K/325.1/Pam.v.1)

O'Shaughnessy, Lynn. "House on Bluff is Reminder of Tragic Vegetarian Colony." Kansas City Times. [2 pp.]. (Reel: 1559).