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Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas

Dr. H. C. Perdue's Neosho County Advertiser, Erie, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1889
This pamphlet titled The Neosho County Advertiser was published by Dr. H. C. Perdue, M. D., in Erie, Kansas. It contains approximately 50 pages of descriptions of medical cures and other advertising. Descriptions of Dr. Perdue's Ague Cure and other medical treatments are on pages 2-28, and other advertisements are on pages 29-49, plus the inside and outside of the back cover. Besides information on Dr. Perdue's medical practice, there are numerous advertisements for drug stores. Drug stores listed in the advertisements (and their town locations, all in Kansas) include: Palace Drug Store, Erie; Ira Steinberger Drug Store, Erie; New City Drug Store, Erie; Dr. C. E. Steadman, Druggist, Osage Mission; I. N. Wherrett General Merchandise and Drugs, Vietsburg; M. Devine, Druggist, Osage Mission; Baldwin House Drug Store, Thayer; W. R. Kramer, Druggist, Chanute; John McCarthy, Druggist, Galesburg; and Mrs. Samuel Whelpley, Druggist, Morehead. Druggists listed as references for Dr. Perdue include Charles H. Eaton and J. T. Brown, both of Erie. Other businesses and professions advertised include attorneys, real estate agents, merchants, banks, doctors, clothing stores, millinery and dress making stores, grocery stores, jewelry stores, candy stores, cigar stores, meat markets, bakeries, livery stables, abstracters, tree nurseries, buggy harness stores, carpenters, hardware stores, fur dealers, barber shops, lumber companies, monument dealers, dry goods, dentists, hotels, and furniture stores.


Edmund Burke Whitman to Franklin B. Sanborn

Edmund Burke Whitman to Franklin B. Sanborn
Creator: Whitman, E. B. (Edmund Burke), 1812-1883
Date: December 14, 1858
After returning to Lawrence from a trip east, Whitman wrote Franklin B. Sanborn a mostly personal letter regarding the preparations for the winter and need to extend the loan owed to Sanborn--he had crops enough for subsistence but little cash. Near the end, Whitman commented briefly on the political situation, which was "quiet" at present, but "the difficulties in Linn & Bourbon Counties are renewed" and "J. B. is on the ground and engaged in 'Regulating.'"


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Blue Sky Department applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Blue Sky Department applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment at the Blue Sky Department. The Blue Sky Department was formed during the Progressive Movement to regulate businesses and prevent monopolies of industries in the State of Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to insurance. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance rates

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance rates
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to reduced insurance rates in Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Harry Turbet Taylor in the Taylor Abstract Title Company office in Larned, Kansas

Harry Turbet Taylor in the Taylor Abstract Title Company office in Larned, Kansas
Date: 1993
This is a photograph showing Harry Turbet Taylor working in the Taylor Abstract Title Company office in Larned, Kansas. Harry Turbet Taylor served as a B-26 Marauder pilot during World War II. After being discharged he started working with his father at the family business, Taylor Abstract and Title Company. It had been founded by his grandfather, Henry T. Taylor, in 1889. It was always located in the same building at 114 W 5th Street in Larned, Kansas and is still there.


Insurance Business Not State Business

Insurance Business Not State Business
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 9 and 12, 1915
This correspondence between H.H. Hackney and Governor Capper discusses a bill where Kansas would become part of the Insurance business. Both writers agree that the State should not become part of Insurance business; but the business needs regulation. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Insurance Commissioner Selection

Insurance Commissioner Selection
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 3, 1915
This file includes a resolution into the investigation to the insurance lobby in Topeka, Kansas. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Knights and Ladies Security Insurance, Topeka, Kansas

Knights and Ladies Security Insurance, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1892 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows two men holding signs promoting the Knights and Ladies Security Insurance Company, at the corner of Seventh and Kansas Avenue, in Topeka, Kansas. The fraternal organization, founded in 1892 in Topeka, Kansas, provided life insurance to individuals and promoted social services to the elderly, poor, disabled, and widows and orphans alike. In 1919, the company merged with the National American Association of Kansas City and became the Security Benefit Association. The company ceased as a fraternal organization in 1950 and became a life insurance company know as Security Benefit Life Insurance.


LaVerne Spears in parade, Rossville, Kansas

LaVerne Spears in parade, Rossville, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1965
LaVerne H. Spears was born on a farm near Wamego, Kansas, on September 20, 1906. He married Edna Vilven in 1927. They moved to Rossville, Kansas, in 1928. He was mayor from 1955-1965. He was elected to the Kansas State Legislature in 1964 and served for 10 years. He died December 15, 1991. In this photograph, he is advertising his Farm Bureau business on a parade float in Rossville, Kansas. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Lewis Taylor Hussey

Lewis Taylor Hussey
Date: 1905
This black and white photograph shows Lewis Taylor Hussey, (1866-1954). Hussey, a native of Ohio, came to Kansas at the age of two with his family and settled near the town of Williamsburg, Kansas. He later moved to Lyndon, Kansas, in 1889, where he established his professional career as an insurance adjuster. Actively involved in his community, Hussey organized the Osage Fire Insurance Company and he held a number of political offices from the city clerk of Lyndon to the deputy register of deeds of Osage County. He also served as Lyndon's mayor before making a political bid in 1904 for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Hussey represented the Thirty-Fifth district for one term before his appointment in 1905 as the state's oil inspector. When he stepped down from the position in 1909, he continued to serve the state through a number of key political posts. In 1915, Governor Arthur Capper appointed Hussey to the position of state fire marshal. In 1923 he became the chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission. Hussey's long and successful career as a public servant came to a close on December 29, 1954, when he passed away at the age of eighty-eight in Topeka, Kansas.


Men [and women] of Kansas

Men [and women] of Kansas
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: 1905
This volume is a collection of portraits of Kansas business owners, professionals, public officials, and politicians in 1905. Despite its title, this volume does include women also. The women included are physicians, osteopaths, and educators. The professions covered include: educators, clergy, lawyers, bankers, real estate, life insurance, lodge officials, architects, postmasters, physicians, dentists, artists, telephones, utilities, merchants, manufacturers, osteopathy, U.S. marshals, government officials, editors and publishers, railroads, military, and photographers. A name index begins on page 633 and it is also reproduced under Text Version below.


Palace Drug Store, Junction City, Kansas

Palace Drug Store, Junction City, Kansas
Date: Between 1887 and 1897
This photograph shows an exterior view of business buildings, including the Palace Drug Store, in Junction City, Kansas. A few men are visible standing in front of the buildings. Signs for other businesses pictured include the Tribune Printing Office; K. P. Railroad Land Office; A. C. Pierce Gent. Real Estate and Insurance Agent; Loans, Lands, and Abstracts; Furniture and Undertaking, and W. B. Teitzel and Company. Another sign above the entrance to the drug store reads, "Drugs, Chemicals, and Patent Medicines." This photograph is from the album "Views of Junction City" by Wheeler and Teitzel.


Regulation of Insurance Companies Investments Opposed

Regulation of Insurance Companies Investments Opposed
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 9, 1915
This letter from Charles H. Kirshner of Kansas City, Missouri addresses a proposed bill requiring insurance companies to invest portions of their reserve for policies written in that state. Kirshner finds this bill to be unfair to Kansas. Because more policies are written in other states than Kansas; Kansas will receive less money. Insurance companies will need to send more of their investments to states where more policies have been written. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Roadbuilding crew in Topeka, Kansas

Roadbuilding crew in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This black and white panoramic photograph shows a road building crew at the Security Benefit Association farm, Topeka, Kansas. There are two horses, fourteen men, and several pieces of equipment.


Russell State Bank reopening celebration in Russell, Kansas

Russell State Bank reopening celebration in Russell, Kansas
Date: February 10, 1951
Twenty-nine photographs showing the reopening celebration of the Russell State Bank after a remodeling project. The bank was located at 802 Main in Russell, Kansas.


Taylor Abstract Title Insurance in Larned, Kansas

Taylor Abstract Title Insurance in Larned, Kansas
Date: 1987-1993
Here are eight photographs showing the Taylor Abstrat title Insurance Company in Larned, Kansas.


Twenty-two Club

Twenty-two Club
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence from Carey J. Wilson, Superintendent of Insurance, and replies from Governor Capper's office regarding the Twenty-Two Club. The Twenty-Two Club was an insurance scheme where customers purchased fake health insurance benefits. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Wallace business directory, Wallace, Kansas

Wallace business directory, Wallace, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1900
This photograph shows a framed display board labeled, "Wallace, the Metropolis of Western Kansas. Directory of the thoroughly reliable business houses." There are 17 businesses advertised on the display, and many of the advertisement also contain photographs of the business buildings. Businesses listed include: Robert M. Auchard, Land, Loan and Insurance Agent; Peter Robidoux, Pioneer Merchant of Wallace; Felix T. Gandy, Real Estate Broker; Forker and McQuiston, Fresh and Salt Meats; Charles H. Musser, Sheet Metalware, Pumps, Stoves, Tinware, Iron pipe and fitting; Wallace County Register; Merchants Bank of Wallace; W. A. Oetzer, Druggist and Pharmacist; C. M. Henkel, Watchmaker and Jeweler; J. R. Hanger, Popular Barber Shop; B. I. Look and Company, Dry Goods and Clothing; A. J. Phillips, Fresh and Salt Meats; J. W. Dilworth, Grocery Headquarters; Law and Land Office; Dr. J. Haggart, Physician and Surgeon; Caufman and Coburn, Livery, Feed, and Sale Stables; and The Albany House.


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