Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P256-F1b

Description: Judge T. Botkins

Date of origin: September 1965

Type: Print

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16



[front] SEPT 1965 Judge Botkin
[back] D-2 [circled] 2 1/2 X 3 1/4 [??]9C
[note taped on all 4 sides to photo] Judge Theodosius Botkin Kans. State Hist. Soc.
[note] Judge Theodosius Botkin, a participant of the Seward County Seat War and bitter enemy of Col. Sam Wood. It was the threat to Botkin’s [Botkinss with ‘ over 1st s] life that brought about the shooting of Sheriff Sam Dunn in the canyons south of Springfield. Photo courtesy Jack Best. [photo courtesy Jack Best is underlined]


Miscellaneous Info.:

Photo is a picture of a photo of Judge Botkins. He has a full beard and moustache with a coat on.

Other Info.: Photo has a square of yellow tape marks on back.

Related to:

Subject: Colonel, Sam Dunn, Sam Wood, Seward County Seat War, Sheriff, Springfield, Theodosius Botkin,