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Board of Trustees, Charitable Institutions

Board of Trustees, Charitable Institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from or about the Board of Trustees for the State Charitable Institutions to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The subjects of the letters include the appointment of persons to the board, resignations, board meetings, and board responsibilities. Additionally, subjects include cases regarding individuals in the Kansas State Insane Asylum.


Charitable and correctional institutions

Charitable and correctional institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on March 12, 1877, from Susan M. Leazenby, states she was unfairly discharged from her position at the Asylum and asks Kansas Governor Anthony if he can use his influence to obtain her another position. A petition on January 15, 1877, from signers, state that T. A. Stanley is a good man and has a good reputation. A letter on July 9, 1877, from A. H. Knapp, informs Governor Anthony, he is having published an account of the condition of the Kansas State Insane Asylum and discussing the circumstances and causes that led to his resignation. A letter from W. H. Pilkerton, asks if the Asylum in Topeka is complete and requests the appointment as Marshall.


Cities and towns

Cities and towns
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file relate to various matters concerning cities and towns in the State of Kansas. A letter on August 7, 1877, from C. M. Kellogg, advises that the Justice of Peace of Clay Center resigned without letting anyone know until the county Attorney attempted to file a case. A letter on April 2, 1878, from W. B. Townsend in relation to the endorsement of J. W. Niles of Graham County. A letter on March 11, 1878, from John H. Edwards, introduces S. P. Ronnther of a Colony located in Graham County and states he will be in Topeka to request aid for his colony. A telegraph on August 22, 1877, informs Kansas Governor Anthony the public peace and citizens of Galena are in danger by a mob and requests help to maintain the order.


Counties,  Decatur - Harper

Counties, Decatur - Harper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on February 12, 1877, from J. L. Peck, regards the organization of Decatur County. A letter of resignation on August 15, 1877, from W. R. Kimmins as Probate Judge of Edward County and recommends S. T. Reed for consideration. A letter on June 1, 1878, from John G. McNeal, requests Governor Anthony to appoint a Public Notary to the County of Harper. A letter on April 17, 1878, from W. R. Kirkpatrick about the organization of Harper County and requests Governor Anthony to please send a written statement. Two petitions from citizens of Harper County to Kansas Governor Anthony to appoint specific individuals as officers of their county.


Counties, Kingman

Counties, Kingman
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on April 20, 1878, from W. R. Brown, states he has heard Judge Buffington, the current Probate Judge of Kingman County, is resigning and requests the appointment. A letter of resignation on April 23, 1878, from P. Buffington as Probate Judge and recommends J. H. Boss to fill the vacancy. A letter on October 28, 1877, from George Filley, informs Governor Anthony he has examined and recorded a full record of how the bonds were destroyed, some time ago, and is now anxiously awaiting his opinion. A petition from citizens of Kingman County request George E. Filley as Notary Public of their county.


Counties, Labette - Montgomery

Counties, Labette - Montgomery
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A report from the Board of County Commissioners, certify that Wade H. Pritchard, County Surveyor of Labette County, Kansas died on November 26, 1877, creating a vacancy in the office of Surveyor. In the report by the Board of County Commissioners, they recommend George Thornton as the successor. A letter of resignation from H. A. Parmelee as County Surveyor on November 12, 1878. A letter on January 25, 1877, from Carry Oaks regarding the abolishment of the Fiscal Agency of New York. A letter on January 31, 1877, in relation to a comprise contract between County Commissioners and the holders of the County Railroad Bonds. A petition for the appointment of Jonathan Harris as Sheriff of Marion County. A letter on August 9, 1877, from H. D. Morgan, requests a copy of the petitions from Marion County asking for the appointments of Howe and Harris as Sheriff. The following documents pertain to similar matters of resignation, appointments, and concerns relating to counties in and around Labette and Montgomery, Kansas.


Counties, Norton - Ottawa

Counties, Norton - Ottawa
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
This file includes a letter of resignation in March of 1887 from O. H. Todd as Surveyor of Osage County, Kansas. A letter on September 11, 1878, from Thomas Beaumont regards the property belonging to John Landis and his murder. In a letter on April 9, 1878, G. P. Crosby tenders his resignation as County Surveyor of Ottawa County and recommends D. R. Crosby to fill the duties of the office. A petition on April 9, 1878, requets to have D. R. Crosby as County Surveyor.


Counties, Russell and Smith

Counties, Russell and Smith
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on November 1, 1878, from Will D. Jenkins, encloses a petition signed by county officials and voters of Smith County, to appoint W. H. Nelson as Probate Judge. A letter from E. Stevens, Smith County Clerk, certifies that John C. Harlan, Probate Judge, died on October 29, 1878. A letter on October 8, 1877, from J. J. A. Dixon states the Probate Judge of Russell County has resigned and recommends A. L. Vovrhis. A letter of resignation on October 9, 1877, from George Landis as Probate Judge of Russell County.


County affairs: Chase

County affairs: Chase
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These two letters, dated April 11, 1868, are from J. B. Smith and W. R. Brown, county officials, regarding Chase County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Smith wrote resigning as probate judge and recommending A. S. Howard as his successor. Brown wrote recognizing Smith's resignation and validating Smith's choice of successor. Chase County was organized in 1859.


County Affairs, Chautauqua County

County Affairs, Chautauqua County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
This letter dated January 6, 1886 is from the Chautauqua County, Kansas Clerk, A. C. Hilligoss, regarding the office of coroner to Kansas Governor John Martin. Hilligoss wrote to certify the vacancy of coroner due to the resignation of the former coroner, Daniel S. Gray, and the unqualified elected candidate, J. A. Calvert. Hilligoss recommends Dr. W. F. Sheek for the appointment. Chautauqua County was organized on June 1, 1875.


County affairs : Cherokee County

County affairs : Cherokee County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of resignation on November 16, 1869, from Amos Sanford for the Office of Probate Judge. A petition from supporters requesting Frank McDowell, a resident of Cherokee County, be assigned as Probate Judge. A petition to have C. M. Waterman selected as the Probate Judge of Cherokee County. The following documents are other petitions on behalf of certain people or from individuals recommending specific people for the appointment as Probate Judge.


County affairs: Clay

County affairs: Clay
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
This letter, dated April 15, 1868, is from Thomas Sherwood, the Chair of the Clay County Kansas Board of Commissioners, regarding the county's affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Sherwood wrote requesting the governor to appoint W. H. Fletcher as the new probate judge to replace M. H. Resline, who resigned. Clay County was organized in 1866.


County affairs : Cloud County

County affairs : Cloud County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A petition on January 4, 1872, to have A. A. Carnahan appointed as the Probate Judge of Cloud County, Kansas, recently made vacant by the resignation of Judge John Fowler. A letter of resignation from John Fowler to Kansas Governor Harvey on April 5, 1869, for the Office of Probate. Another petition requesting the Governor appoint Samuel Doran as Probate Judge for Cloud County.


County affairs: Davis

County affairs: Davis
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from county officials regarding Davis County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Some county officials tendered their resignation as either sheriff or probate judge, while others discussed the appointment of a sheriff. Davis County was renamed to Geary County and was one of the first 33 counties organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855.


County Affairs, Jefferson County

County Affairs, Jefferson County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning April 1888, are from the offices and residents of Jefferson County regarding the county surveyor to Kansas Governor John Martin. There are three letters. O. Hosford wrote his resignation from the county surveyor. The other two letters are also signed petitions from the Board of Jefferson County Commissioners and county clerk offices choosing Thomas Riggs to succeed Hosford. Jefferson county was one of the original 33 counties created by the Territorial Legislature. It was organized on March 27, 1856 and named for Thomas Jefferson.


County Affairs, Lincoln County

County Affairs, Lincoln County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning February through March, 1886, are from the Lincoln County, Kansas surveyor and clerk regarding the county surveyor to Kansas Governor John Martin. D. L. Hollingsworth wrote his resignation from the county surveyor. The county clerk, H. H. Gilpin, verifies the vacancy and suggests the appointment of John M. Brunt as the successor. Lincoln county was founded on October 4, 1870 and named for President Abraham Lincoln.


County affairs : Linn County

County affairs : Linn County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1870
A letter notifying Kansas Governor Harvey Judge Underhill has resigned as Probate Judge of Linn County and recommends John C. Quinn as the successor. A letter of resignation from D. Underhill as the Probate Judge for Linn County. A petition requesting J. F. Harrison be appointed as Linn County Surveyor.


County affairs : Lyon County

County affairs : Lyon County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter of resignation from W. K. Biggs tenders his position as Probate Judge of Lyon County and recommends Philip M. Foote. A letter from Philip M. Foote writes to Governor Harvey to apply for the appointment of Probate Judge. A petition from citizens of Lyon County asks that Foote be appointed to fill the vacancy of Probate Judge. Additional letters are from individuals recommending specific people to fill the vacancy in the Office of Probate Judge.


County affairs : Marion County

County affairs : Marion County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter of resignation from the current Probate Judge, A. J. Greenway. In the letter Greenway, asks the Governor to appoint C. O. Fuller.


County Affairs, Miami County

County Affairs, Miami County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1887, are from the residents and offices of Miami County, Kansas regarding the county surveyor to Kansas Governor John Martin. The resignations of two county surveyors, R. Boyd and J. E. Wright, are included. Other letters are from residents endorsing candidates and from the county clerk's office with signed official petitions appointing the county surveyor, J. E. Wright. J. E. Wright's resignation, two years later in 1887, is included. Miami County was originally named Lykins County when created as one of the original 33 by the Territorial Legislature in 1855. The county was not organized until April 2, 1857.


County Affairs, Nemaha County

County Affairs, Nemaha County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Nemaha County, Kansas regarding county affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. Letters discuss the resignations from, vacancies in, and appointments to the positions of county treasurer, coroner, surveyor, and probate judge. Endorsements and signed official petitions are among the letters. Nemaha County was organized on April 4, 1858 and named for the Nemaha river.


County affairs : Neosho County

County affairs : Neosho County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter of resignation on March 16, 1869, from Solon E. Marston, tenders his position as Neosho County Surveyor. A petition from residents of Neosho County request to have Samuel Winfield appointed as the successor to fill the vacancy.


County Affairs, Pawnee County

County Affairs, Pawnee County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Pawnee County, Kansas regarding the county sheriff and coroner to Kansas Governor John Martin. B. L. Keeney wrote his resignation from the county sheriff. Signed petitions appoint M. D. Pennyworth as the successor. Another signed petition appoints W. M. Rhea to the county coroner position which was vacant from the removal of J. B. Ingles. Pawnee County was organized on November 4, 1872 and named for the Pawnee Indians.


County Affairs, Phillips County

County Affairs, Phillips County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Phillips County, Kansas regarding the county surveyor to Kansas Governor John Martin. Jacob Poppen wrote his resignation from the county surveyor. William B. Stubert and F. R. Weeks both have endorsements and signed petitions for their appointment. Phillips County was organized on July 26, 1872 and named for William Phillips, a free-state resident who was tarred and feathered in Leavenworth County in 1855, forced to leave, and killed a year later by ruffians.


County Affairs, Russell County

County Affairs, Russell County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Russell County, Kansas regarding county affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. Letters discuss the resignations from, vacancies in, and appointments to the positions of coroner and probate judge. Russell County was organized on July 18, 1872 and named for Captain Avra P. Russell, Second Kansas Regiment, killed at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in December, 1862.


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