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The Preston B. Plumb Letters digital collection consists of eight letters written by Plumb from 1884 to 1891. He wrote seven of the letters to “Cavaness”; the nature of the correspondence was about money Cavaness owed as well as more general matters. The other letter was written to Philip Morgan, American Minister to Mexico City, in which Plumb requested an escort for two female travelers.
Plumb was a Republican United States Senator representing Kansas from 1877 to 1891. He came to Kansas in 1855 as part of an exploring party. He became one of Emporia’s early leaders where he practiced law and established the Emporia National Bank in 1872, of which he remained president until his death in 1891.
Finding Aid to the Preston B. Plumb Letters