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Charitable Institutions

Charitable Institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals in charitable institutions to Kansas Governor John Martin. The Kansas Insane Asylum discusses Native American patients among others. The rest of the letters discuss admittance into institutions including the Soldier's Orphan Home and Reform School. In 1887, the Soldier's Orphan's Home in Atchison, Kansas opened for children of Union soldiers and sailors. In 1889, regulations were altered to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14.


Charities, State Board of

Charities, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Charities about various charitable institutions to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include establishing an Industrial Reformatory in Salina, coal storage for the Kansas charitable institutions, employed architects, reports, soldiers, expenditures, the Reform School, meetings, the Soldiers Orphan Home, the Insane Asylum, and concerns with the board. The Kansas State Industrial Reformatory (KSIR) came into existence in 1885 when Kansas Governor John Martin signed a bill that the State Legislature had passed, authorizing the purchase of land to be donated in order to build a reformatory. The site chosen for the new reformatory was Hutchinson.


Orphans Home, Soldiers'

Orphans Home, Soldiers'
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1888, are from Charles E. Faulkner, the superintendent of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, regarding the home's general affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. Faulkner discussed the establishment of a library in the home, the National Military Home and creating a tombstone dedication for a soldier, applications and requirements for admittance into the home, and reports.


Requests for information

Requests for information
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867-1868
These letters, spanning 1867 to 1868, are from government officials and other individuals regarding requests for information to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote asking for information on the education of soldiers' orphans, the cost of transporting a car from West Virginia to Topeka, Kansas, the statistics of Kansas production, and a proposed stage line from Council Grove, Kansas to Texas via the Little Arkansas River.


Soldiers' Orphan Home, Atchison

Soldiers' Orphan Home, Atchison
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886 to 1887, are from various individuals regarding the Soldiers' Orphan Home in Atchison, Kansas to Kansas Governor John Martin. They wrote applying to be either accepted into the home, a teacher, superintendent, or physician. The Soldiers' Orphan Home was established in Atchison, Kansas in 1886.


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