- Incredible covers! I really enjoy seeing them! Kansas Territory
The white region in the center of this 1856 map shows the extent of the Kansas
Territory, which included much of present day Colorado.
This cover was sent from Topeka, K. T. to Mrs. C. M. Hamilton, Milton, Rock
County, Wisconsin. Catherine M. (Burdick) Hamilton
lived from 1818-1896.
This cover, sent from Leavenworth City, K. T. is addressed to the Honorable James W. Denver
(in Washington City, D. C.).
James W. Denver served as the 5th Territorial Governor of Kansas from
December 1857 to November 1858. This was during the struggle over
whether or not Kansas would be open to slavery. The city of Denver,
Colorado, is named after him.
The docketing on the left side of the cover indicates that the sender
was Col. A. J. Isacks, who served as the Attorney General of the
Territory of Kansas.