ISAAC SMITH KALLOCH
(July 10, 1832 – December 9, 1887) served first in Rockland, Maine, then at the
Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston. He ran into problems with the liquor interests
and allegations of sexual improprieties. He later moved to New York and onto
Kansas, where he founded Ottawa University and the First Baptist Church of
Leavenworth, Kansas. Moving once again, he became minister of the Metropolitan
Temple Church in San Francisco and the Workingman’s Party mayor of the city
(1879 – 1881). He was shot in the street
by an angry newspaper editor. His son,
Milton, later shot dead the assassin. The
public sympathized with Kalloch and elected him the 18th Mayor of
One-page, 7 ¾ x 10, ALS Leavenworth, October 2nd, 1860, Kalloch writes to an unknown recipient offering his lectures. “I have some engagements to lecture in the East during the coming winter which I would like to extend.
“The subject of one of the lectures will be Kansas, considered with reference to her history, condition, prospects, resources, but not to her politics.
“I have other lectures upon which various subjects of a popular nature which I would deliver if preferred. Is there a society in your community that would like to hear one of these? Or any number of responsible gentlemen who wish to communicate with me?
“My terms will depend something upon expenses of travel and somewhat upon the ability and receipts of the society but will be no far from $5000 without other expenses.
“Yours very truly
Toning, some foxing and attached to card stock.
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