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Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company

Agreement with the Lapland Exhibit Company
Creator: Bull, Niels
Date: May 17, 1893
This is an exclusive contract between Niels Bull, his wife Margarita Bull, their six year old son Morten Bull of Singsaas, Herred, Norway, and the Lapland Exhibit Company of Chicago, Illinois, by P. H. Coney, President and Superintendent, and Emil Arner, Vice-President and Manager. The Bull family agrees to work, exhibit, and perform in native costume at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois or elsewhere in the United States of American for the Lapland Exhibit Company. Their family pay rate was 12 kroners per day. The contract was canceled October 31, 1893. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. Emil Arner may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 227115.


Disposition of baseball contract for Ed Wilson of Topeka

Disposition of baseball contract for Ed Wilson of Topeka
Date: August 01, 1951
This contract disposition form dated August 1, 1951, was used in a minor league baseball player transaction involving Topekan Ed Wilson. Under its terms, the contract rights to Wilson's services were assigned mid-season by the Paris (IL) Lakers of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League to the Fulton (KY) Railroaders of the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League. Wilson's minor league career spanned the period 1948-1953. Besides the Paris and Fulton clubs, he played for minor league teams in Miami (OK), Topeka, Iola, and Hannibal (MO). In the 150 minor league games for which his pitching statistics are available, he compiled a 56-32 record, with a 3.62 ERA. Digital reproduction of the form was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Exhibit contract for the World's Columbian Exposition

Exhibit contract for the World's Columbian Exposition
Date: April 12, 1893
This is a contract, written in Swedish, by representatives of Lapland (the Sami people) allowing them to exhibit and perform at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. One of the people signing the contract was Emil Arner, who may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 318789.


Garden City Sugar and Land Company Lease

Garden City Sugar and Land Company Lease
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 17, 1915
This file includes a letter and lease for the Sugar and Land Company in Garden City, Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Isaac T. Goodnow property records

Isaac T. Goodnow property records
Date: Between 1858 and 1895
Series of personal property records belonging to the Isaac T. Goodnow collection. Isaac Goodnow was an early resident of Manhattan, Kansas, and was a free-state supporter. He was a delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention and was one of the founders of Bluemont Central College. Included in these documents are land deeds, mortgages, assessment lists, and lot lists.


Julia Wright's teaching contract

Julia Wright's teaching contract
Date: September 3, 1904
This is Julia Wright's teacher's contract for a term of five school months. She taught in Norton County and was paid $35.00 per month. In 1906, she married Edward Ray Sloan, who later served three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1923 to 1929.


Land contract between the Union Pacific Railway Company and Alice Moore

Land contract between the Union Pacific Railway Company and Alice Moore
Date: January 12, 1893
Land contract made between the Union Pacific Railway Company and Miss Alice Moore of Arapahoe County, Colorado. Moore bought 160 acres in Wallace County, Kansas, from the railroad for $880.


Minor league baseball contract offered to Ad Lindsey

Minor league baseball contract offered to Ad Lindsey
Date: January 19, 1923
This is a minor league baseball contract offered in 1923 to Adrian (Ad) Lindsey by the Salina Millers, a team in the Class C Southwestern League. Lindsey was on the Salina roster in 1922, but records indicate he played in Montreal during the 1923 season. A native of Oklahoma, Ad Lindsey moved to Kansas in his youth and was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Kansas, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He played minor league baseball not only in Salina and Montreal, but also in Bartlesville and Wilkes-Barre. During WWI, he was a teammate of Grover Cleveland Alexander on the 342d Field Artillery baseball team (see Kansas Memory Item Number 225688). Lindsey, however, is better known as a football player and coach. He captained the KU football team in 1916 and was twice named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team. At the close of WWI, he was a member of the Eighty-Ninth Division football team that won the American Expeditionary Forces championship. Lindsey would later become the head football coach at KU (1932-38), after serving in a similar capacity at Bethany College (1922-26), and the University of Oklahoma (1927-31).


Ted Worthington minor league baseball contract and related documents

Ted Worthington minor league baseball contract and related documents
Date: 1954-1956
These documents from 1954-56 pertain to the minor league baseball career of Ted Worthington, then of rural Lecompton, Kansas. His original contract was issued by the St. Joseph team of the Western Association; its terms for the 1955 season called for a $200 monthly salary and a $1,000 signing bonus. Before the 1955 season started, contract rights to his services were optioned to Binghamton (NY), Monroe (LA), and finally to the McAlester Rockets of the Class D Sooner State League in Oklahoma. Worthington, a left-handed pitcher, played for the Rockets in both 1955 and 1956, compiling a 5-10 record, with an ERA of 4.92. Following his professional career, he played semi-pro baseball and fast-pitch softball, and was active in Suburban League youth baseball. A long-time resident of Tecumseh, Worthington worked 36 years for Santa Fe Railroad. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Woman's Kansas Day Pawnee Rock records

Woman's Kansas Day Pawnee Rock records
Creator: Woman's Kansas Day Club
Date: 1907-1912
These records include correspondence, ledgers, contracts, pamphlets, certificates, a poster, and newsclippings relating to the Woman's Kansas Day Pawnee Rock.


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