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Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on August 24, 1877, from Peter S. Noble, accepts the position as Adjutant General. A follow-up letter from Peter S. Noble in regards to his appointment and states he is ready to be in Topeka when requested.


Appointments  Commissioners of deeds

Appointments Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
This folder on Appointments Commissioners of deeds comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This file contains several letters from individuals of different states such as, New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania requesting to either be appointed as Commissioner of deeds for the state of Kansas, recommending someone else for the appointment, or someone that resides within their city and county of said state. This is important because during the nineteenth-century Commissioner of deeds was vital in assisting with the acknowledgment of property located in a particular state. Furthermore, the Commissioner of deeds is unique to the United States. As of today, there are only four states in which still have a Commissioner of deeds, Kansas is not included.


Appointments  Federal

Appointments Federal
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863
This folder on Appointments Federal comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This file contains letters from potential prospects written to the governor concerning open appointments. There are also letters written to the governor from individuals on behalf of another person, recommending them for a position. First, is a letter from C K Holliday requesting the appointment of Governor of Dakota Territory. There is also a follow-up letter from C K Holliday again calling the governor's attention to appointing him the position as Governor of Dakota Territory. Next, is a letter from H. W. Martin requesting a position for Dr. Fletcher, that does not require him to go into the army.


Appointments  Military

Appointments Military
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
This folder on Appointments military comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. The first letter is from Reverend O. B. Gardner on February 23, 1863, accepting the appointment as Chaplain of the 9th kV. A letter recommending an individual for Quartermaster general. A letter to R. C. Anderson on March 10, 1863, from Reynard at Camp Henning, Fort Scott, relating to conflicts between Governor Carney and General Blunt along with other gossips. The following documents also pertain to recommendations of certain individuals or the individuals themselves for specific positions within the army, requests for promotions, and inquiries of positions available within the army.


Appointments  Miscellaneous [sic]

Appointments Miscellaneous [sic]
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
These letters, spanning 1863 to 1864, are from government officials and other individuals to Kansas Governor Thomas Carney regarding appointments to government offices. The correspondents wrote asking Carney for an appointment to government positions including Probate Judge, Judicial District Judge, director of the State Penitentiary, immigration agent, and any available positions. There are some signed petitions among the letters for the appointment of individuals.


Appointments  Notaries public

Appointments Notaries public
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
This folder on Appointments notaries public comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This record includes letters to the governor from multiple counties in Kansas, requesting certain individuals for the appointment of Notaries public in their said county between March 4th, 1863 and July 14th, 1864.


Appointments  State geologist

Appointments State geologist
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1864
This folder on Appointments State Geologist comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. First is a letter from W. Foster requesting that his name be sent to the senate as state geologist. This record also contains several petitions recommending Professor W. Foster or B. F. Mudge as State Geologist. Additionally, there is a letter from Professor W. Foster withdrawing his name for State Geologist and encloses a petition for Professor Mudge, February 2nd, 1864 to be appointed this position.


Architect, State

Architect, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These two letters, dated July 28th, 1885 and March 19th, 1887, are from Haskell Wood and George Ropes, both the State Architect, regarding the architecture of the Kansas State Capitol to Kansas Governor John Martin. Wood discussed what to do to fix the damage caused by storms on the North and East wings of the Capitol building. Ropes succeeded Wood in the State Architect position. Ropes discussed the Board of the State House Commission and asked Martin for protection from and to appeal to them.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885
These letters, spanning 1885, are from the Attorney General, S. B. Bradford, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include declaring cities, elections, case against Iowa, revoking of commissioners, cases, arrests, bills, the State Architect, Kansas State Penitentiary, and the Notary Public.


Claims, Indian Depredation, Commission to Examine, member

Claims, Indian Depredation, Commission to Examine, member
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter from R. W. Wood recommends Kansas Governor Harvey appoint D. D. Colley as one of the Commissioners to audit claims for damages by Native American raids. A letter from A. A. Moor suggests Thomas W. Bown as Commissioner. The following documents are applications from prospective candidates or people recommending specific applicants for the appointment as one of the Commissioners to investigate claims against the Native Americans.


Commissioner of deeds : California

Commissioner of deeds : California
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
An application from Edward Cadwalader to Kansas Governor Harvey for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in California. A separate submission from Frank V. Scudder of San Francisco, California, requests the Governor offer him the job.


Commissioner of deeds : Connecticut

Commissioner of deeds : Connecticut
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
An application from David G. Gordon of Hartford, Connecticut requests the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Connecticut.


Commissioner of deeds : England

Commissioner of deeds : England
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870
A letter on December 2, 1878, from Lieutenant E. Randall recommends Edwin Hughes of Liverpool, England for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for State of Kansas.


Commissioner of deeds : Florida

Commissioner of deeds : Florida
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter from W. C. Danelly requests Governor Harvey offer him the position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in Florida. Danelly explains that he has already secured the appointment as Commissioner for many states and is trying to acquire as many as possible. A separate submission from Joseph H Durkee applies for the opening as Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : Illinois

Commissioner of deeds : Illinois
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from William Andrews for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas at Chicago, Illinois. A document about the Appropriation Bill passed by Kansas Legislature to give funds towards the improvement and enlargement of the State Normal School. Additional letters are from other applicants requesting the Governor select them for the job.


Commissioner of deeds : Indiana

Commissioner of deeds : Indiana
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter from the State of Kansas Executive Department to tender Dudley H. Chase as Commissioner of Deeds in Indiana.


Commissioner of deeds : Indian Territory

Commissioner of deeds : Indian Territory
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
A letter from A. B. Bartlett asks Kansas Governor Harvey to employ William J. Buchan as Commissioner of Deeds of the Indian Territory.


Commissioner of deeds : Kansas

Commissioner of deeds : Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter from E. N. O. Clough asks for Kansas Governor Harvey to provide recommendations to his application to the Governors of other States for his appointment as Commissioner of Deeds. A follow-up letter from Clough encloses blank recommendations for the Governor's signature and seal.


Commissioner of deeds : Kentucky

Commissioner of deeds : Kentucky
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
A letter from George W. Hull requests Kansas Governor Harvey appoint him as the Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas residence in Kentucky. An application from J. H. H. Woodward for the position as Commissioner of Deeds. Accompanying Woodward's application are testimonials of him as a businessman and his character.


Commissioner of deeds : Louisiana

Commissioner of deeds : Louisiana
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
An application from Oren D. Bragdon for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas, residence in Louisiana. An application from John M. Cooney of New Orleans, Louisiana, along with an endorsement for his appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas. A letter from William F. Robb asks the length of the term in the office of Commissioners of Deeds as this information was not provided to him when he was tendered the position.


Commissioner of deeds : Maine, Maryland

Commissioner of deeds : Maine, Maryland
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter from James O'Donnell asks Kansas Governor Harvey for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in Maine. A separate application from James H. Buchanan for Commissioner of Deeds in Maryland, along with an endorsement of Buchanan's qualifications. The following documents are from candidates applying for the appointment as the Commissioner of Deeds in the State of Maine or Maryland.


Commissioner of deeds : Massachusetts

Commissioner of deeds : Massachusetts
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
An application from S. A. B. Abbott for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in the State of Massachusetts. A letter from the Secretary of Massachusetts writes to Governor Harvey on behalf of Albert W. Adams concerning his re-appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas within the State of Massachusetts. Additional correspondence is from other candidates applying for the position as Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : Michigan, Minnesota

Commissioner of deeds : Michigan, Minnesota
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
A letter on June 12, 1872, from William J. Waterman, requests his re-appointment as the Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas within the State of Michigan. An application on February 26, 1872, from Charles McReeves for the position as Commissioner of Deeds in Minnesota.


Commissioner of deeds : Missouri

Commissioner of deeds : Missouri
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from John R. Boas requests Governor Harvey appoint him as the Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in the State of Missouri the letter includes a recommendation for his appointment. A separate application from John Baxter for the position as Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : Montana, Nebraska

Commissioner of deeds : Montana, Nebraska
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from Seth Bullock requests Governor Harvey offer him the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Montana. In Bullocks' letter, he informs the Governor he can send endorsements and references. A letter from Edwin F. Warren applies for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Nebraska.


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