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Aetna Insurance Company

Aetna Insurance Company
Creator: Aetna Insurance Company
Date: 1864 - 1870
Copies of Aetna Insurance Company fire policy records for insured properties in Lawrence and Baldwin, Douglas County and Osage County, Kansas. The records include amount insured; descriptions of the buildings including the date built, construction materials, fuel, lights, and size; businesses occupying the structures; present cash values; locations; specification of renewal; copy of endorsements; and assignments or transfers. Many of the buildings were located on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence.


Annual reports of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company to the State Corporation Commission

Annual reports of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company to the State Corporation Commission
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1945-1959
The Santa Fe railroad compiled and filed these reports by law with the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission.


Billings & Bryant to John Brown, bill of sale for horse wagon

Billings & Bryant to John Brown, bill of sale for horse wagon
Creator: Billings & Bryant,
Date: Between 1855 and 1859
The state of Iowa frequently served as a relatively safe haven for abolitionist John Brown and his followers during the late 1850s, and Iowa City was on the famous Lane Trail which carried many free-state activists and settlers to and from Kansas. This document, from "Billings & Bryant," indicates that the partners had received $100 from John Brown as payment "in full for a heavy Horse Waggon" that they agreed "to ship immediately to J B Iowa City, Iowa; care of Dr. Jesse Bowen." Bowen was a member of the Kansas Central Committee of Iowa who later lived in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory.


C. E. Blood to Hiram Hill, corporation tax bill and letter

C. E. Blood to Hiram Hill, corporation tax bill and letter
Creator: Blood, C.E.
Date: March 20, 1859
C. E. Blood wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Evidently, Hill had responded to Blood's previous letter with a list of his Manhattan properties. Blood had obtained the current values and tax rates for each lot while inquiring about the comparative value of the two men's town lots. A house had inadvertently been constructed on Hill's lot, instead of on the lot adjacent to his, as was intended, and Blood wanted to trade lots with Hill.


Catalogue of . . . The Property of the Kansas Central Committee, Lawrence

Catalogue of . . . The Property of the Kansas Central Committee, Lawrence
Creator: Kansas State Central Committee
Date: n.d.
The complete title of this undated inventory is a "Catalogue of Horses, Waggons [sic], Harnesses, &, the property of the Kansas Central Committee, Lawrence. Twenty-eight different horses or "spans" of horses are identified (e.g., "One Sorrell Colt"), along with four mules and forty harnesses, and seventeen wagons.


Certificate for town lots, Leavenworth, Kansas Territory

Certificate for town lots, Leavenworth, Kansas Territory
Creator: Leavenworth Association,
Date: October 17, 1854
The certificate, issued to Henry Miles Moore, secretary of the Kansas Territory's Leavenworth Town Association, details the town lots distributed to Moore as a town association shareholder. Moore holds four shares in the Leavenworth Association and is entitled to thirty-two town lots.


Charles H. Branscomb to New England Emigrant Aid Company, Expense Account.

Charles H. Branscomb to New England Emigrant Aid Company, Expense Account.
Creator: Branscomb, Charles H.
Date: January 1, 1855 - May 1, 1856
A typical expense report submitted by Charles H. Branscomb, general agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company in Kansas Territory, detailing his expenditures for 1855 and part of 1856. Among the expenses Branscomb listed were travel, postage, paper, and telegraph costs.


Charles Robinson account book

Charles Robinson account book
Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: December 1856 - April 1857
This cloth bound journal is identified as "Dr. Charles Robinson Account Book, 1856-1866." It contains only territorial entries for the years of 1856 and 1857. These entries include the following: S. W. Simpson to Joel Walker draft to purchase land for $500 and notes receivable to sell livestock to Thaddeus Hyatt . The understanding being that Hyatt shall not receive his certificate for shares note until he has placed upon the Kaw River a steamboat of 40 tons buthen,valued at $5000., and suitable to navigate that river.


Clarina Irene Howard Nichols, receipt

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols, receipt
Creator: Nichols, Clarinda I. Howard
Date: December 6, 1856
This receipt, given to Clarina Nichols by her audience in Naples, New York, declares that the thirty-six dollars she received after her speaking engagement was for Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. Nichols had been giving lectures on the free state cause as an agent of this emigrant aid company.


Commissary 1st Brigade Kansas Volunteers receipt, 1855

Commissary 1st Brigade Kansas Volunteers receipt, 1855
Creator: Hunt, George W.
Date: December 10, 1855
Receipt from the Commissary 1st Brigade Kansas Volunteers listing arms and equipment, along with their prices, allotted to James Abbott.


Connecticut Kansas Colony record book, 1856-1857

Connecticut Kansas Colony record book, 1856-1857
Creator: Connecticut Kansas Colony. Secretary
Date: February 18, 1856 through June 26, 1857
The Connecticut Kansas Colony, sometimes referred to as the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony, was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, with the intent that its members would migrate to Kansas Territory in the spring of 1856. This book identifies members of the colony. It also contains meeting minutes that record information about the activities of the colony (formation, the trip to Kansas, selecting a town site, etc.) through its decision to dissolve in favor of the Wabaunsee Company, which was charged with organizing the town of Wabaunsee, Kansas Territory. The record book's content, while not including information about the discussions of issues, contains a great deal of information about the formal actions of the colony. The early minutes contain mentions of the purchase of arms.


Constitution of the Kansas State Federation of Labor

Constitution of the Kansas State Federation of Labor
Creator: Kansas State Federation of Labor
Date: July 3, 1890
This constitution of the Kansas State Federation of Labor, adopted on July 3, 1890 in Topeka, Kansas, declares the purpose and functions of the organization. The KSFL sought to organize the many labor organizations of Kansas into a federated union in support of general labor concerns. Its members advocated for an eight hour work day, better working conditions, and other industrial and social reforms of interest to all workers.


Cow, sow and hen train

Cow, sow and hen train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: May 13, 1922
This circular, distributed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, announces the arrival of the "Cow, Sow & Hen" demonstration train at Osage City. The flyer identifies the speakers and topics and especially invites women to attend. Demonstration trains such as this one represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists, and manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. The railroad's Agricultural Development and Publicity Office managed the trains.


Cow, sow and hen train

Cow, sow and hen train
Creator: Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad
Date: 1923
This is a draft for a flyer advertising a "Cow, Sow, and Hen Train" to be operated by the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway in cooperation with the Texas State Agricultural College. It lists the places for the meeting and the people representing the college and the railroad. The flyer specifically invites women as speakers. The presentation will have something for women as well as boys and girls clubs, for a program of interest has been prepared by members of the college Extension Service.


Dairy, swine and poultry special

Dairy, swine and poultry special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: March 13, 1922
This is the itinerary for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad farm demonstration train on dairy, swine, and poultry. The list includes descriptions of railroad cars and equipment, program for each stop, purebred sire exchange, and the division of costs between the Kansas Agricultural College of Manhattan, Riley County, and the Santa Fe Railroad. Demonstration trains such as this one represent an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists, and manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. The railroad's Agricultural Development and Publicity Office managed the trains.


David Burge to Thomas Johnson, Slave Bill of Sale

David Burge to Thomas Johnson, Slave Bill of Sale
Creator: Burge, David
Date: May 24, 1856
This bill of sale was issued by David Burge to Thomas Johnson as a receipt for Johnson's purchase of an African American slave named Martha for $800. Thomas Johnson was a Methodist minister and the founder of the Shawnee Methodist Mission. Johnson County, Kansas Territory, was named for Thomas Johnson.


Daybook

Daybook
Creator: Emery, James S., 1826-1899
Date: July 4, 1856 through June 19, 1857
The account book entries record Emery's loss of personal property as a result of July, 1856, violence between free state and proslavery advocates. Emery also recordes his expenses for making repairs to his damaged law office.


Dr. Charles Robinson account book

Dr. Charles Robinson account book
Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: January 1858 - June 1859
This cloth bound journal, identified as "Account Book of Gov. Charles Robinson, January 1, 1858 to June 15, 1872," began with an "Inventory of Property belonging to C. Robinson," land and shares, as well as a list of people to whom he owed money. The inventory referred to Lawrence property, a "Wyandotte Float," and shares in the towns of Topeka, Quindaro, etc.


Dr. Charles Robinson account book

Dr. Charles Robinson account book
Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: August - September 1858
Robinson's August and September 1858 "Account Book" entries included several for the "Quindaro Company," which was being actively promoted and developed at this time. Specific items included reference to the purchase of "2 yoke cattle" for $150.00, "expenses of C.R. at Washington," and an itemized list of supplies and services for the infant river town.


Dr. Charles Robinson account book

Dr. Charles Robinson account book
Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: March 1858
Charles Robinson's March 1858 "Account Book" entries included land deals involving James Blood and another with Alfred Gray of Quindaro.


Edmund Burke Whitman to National Kansas Committee, expense sheet

Edmund Burke Whitman to National Kansas Committee, expense sheet
Creator: Whitman, E. B. (Edmund Burke), 1812-1883
Date: February 28, 1857 - August 14, 1857
This expense sheet, which was in account with E. B. Whitman, an agent of the committee, lists expenses and supplies sent to aid the free state inhabitants of Kansas. The items sent include (among others) wheat, oats, corn, beans, potatoes, garden seeds, bedding, and clothing.


Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill, Jr., expense sheet

Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill, Jr., expense sheet
Creator: Jones, Edmund
Date: November 8, 1855
This expense sheet, signed by Edmund Jones, was apparently written by Hiram Hill. It includes amounts received by Jones during his oversight of the construction of Hill's house in Lawrence, the amount paid to Jones and Mr. Johnson (the plasterer), and the balance. The last column shows Hill's total expense for materials, labor, and land.


Expense Account, N.E. Emigrant Aid Co.

Expense Account, N.E. Emigrant Aid Co.
Date: 1855-1856
This expense report of Charles H. Branscomb, general agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company in Kansas Territory, details his expenses for a 22 month period during 1855 and 1856. The last page shows the income he received.


Expenses of Trip for rescuing Dr. Doy

Expenses of Trip for rescuing Dr. Doy
Date: July 23, 1859
An accounting of the expenses (including supplies and cash advances) incurred in the rescue of Dr. John Doy, who had been arrested by Missouri authorities on January 25, 1859, for abducting slaves. Doy was freed from his cell in a St. Joseph, Missouri, jail on July 23, 1859, by a rescue party that included James Abbott.


For immediate release

For immediate release
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: January 2, 1945
This news release from the Boeing Airplane Company details the absence percentage for workers at the company's manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kansas.


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