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Emma Grimm of Sabetha, Nemaha County, wrote this letter to Governor Arthur Capper regarding the child labor law that prohibits the employment of children under the age of 14 in any mercantile establishment. Grimm believes that if children do not learn the value of work at a young age, "then they get stubern and want there own way and that does not work good." Her son Theodore had recently been let go from his job as a grocery delivery boy, which apparently upset him greatly. Theodore was mentioned by name in a letter by another Sabetha citizen, Ralph Tennal, dated December 2, 1917, and in Commissioner P.J. McBride's letter, dated December 8, 1917.
Creator: Grimm, Emma
Date: November 27, 1917
This letter would work particularly well with Ralph Tennal's letter dated December 2, P.J. McBride's response to Tennal dated December 8, and McBride's response to Grimm, dated December 12.
KS:11th:1.4:Child labor laws (2005)
Item Number: 211788
Call Number: Governor's Correspondence, Capper, Box 10, Folder 3, No. 9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211788
Business and Industry - Labor - Child labor
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Laborers, general
Business and Industry - Retail - Grocery stores
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Capper, Arthur
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1877-1930 (Kansas_Benchmark 1) - Child labor laws (Indicator 4) - Arguments against child labor legislation
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1877-1930 (Kansas_Benchmark 1) - Child labor laws (Indicator 4) - Examples of child labor
Date - 1910s - 1917
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Children
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Sabetha
Places - Counties - Nemaha
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters