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1895 fire, Hays, Kansas

1895 fire, Hays, Kansas
Date: March 30, 1895
This photograph represents the aftermath that burned fifty-five buildings in Hays, Kansas on March 30, 1895.


A. A. Hamilton to Arthur Capper

A. A. Hamilton to Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: March 5, 1915
In this letter, A. A. Hamilton of Pittsburg, Crawford County, argues that Kansas does not need a child labor law. According to Hamilton, there should be limitations on the number of hours that children can work, but he does not see why able-bodied youth should be prevented from getting an after-school job. Attached to the letter is a clipping from the St. Louis Globe Democrat regarding child labor legislation. In 1915 the Industrial Welfare Act declared that minors could not be employed in any industry or occupation that may be detrimental to their welfare.


A. B. Ferguson to Governor John St. John

A. B. Ferguson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Ferguson, A. B.
Date: August 18, 1880
This is a letter from A. B. Ferguson, Burlingame, Kansas, to Kansas Governor John St. John inviting the Governor to a Sunday School gathering the next day at Burlingame.


A. B. Nettleton to Governor John St. John

A. B. Nettleton to Governor John St. John
Creator: Nettleton, A. B.
Date: November 08, 1880
A letter from editor A. B. Nettleton of the Minneapolis Tribune to Kansas Governor St. John seeking answers to several probing and relevant questions regarding the disposition and implementation of the recently adopted prohibition amendment.


A.B. Treadwell and Phillip Searls, prisoners 6949 and 9065

A.B. Treadwell and Phillip Searls, prisoners 6949 and 9065
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 25, 1905
This photograph shows inmates A.B. Treadwell, prisoner #6949, and Phillip Searls, prisoner #9065. A.B. Treadwell was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on May 14, 1894 from Lyon County, Kansas for burglary, escaping prison and larceny. Phillip Searls was received at the penitentiary on October 6, 1899 from Oklahoma for larceny. Varient spelling of his names includes Phillip Searls.


A. Barnes to Governor John St. John

A. Barnes to Governor John St. John
Creator: Barnes, A.
Date: August 22, 1880
A letter from A. Barnes of Junction City to Kansas Governor St. John. Barnes sends a list of speakers he would prefer attend the upcoming campaign and also references a controversial temperance article written by noted Kansas lawyer, Judge Humphrey.


A. C. Pettitt to Governor John St. John

A. C. Pettitt to Governor John St. John
Creator: Pettitt, A. C.
Date: May 22, 1880
In this letter, the State Executive Committee Chairman of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, speaking for the prohibitionists of his state, sends Kansas Governor St. John a hearty note of support for his efforts to suppress the "Liquor Traffic" in Kansas.


A. C. Pierce to Governor John St. John

A. C. Pierce to Governor John St. John
Creator: Pierce, A. C.
Date: November 10, 1880
A letter from A. C. Pierce of Junction City to Kansas Governor St. John in which Pierce comments on organizing the House and expresses doubt about candidates being considered for Speaker and Clerk.


A. Crabb to Governor John St. John

A. Crabb to Governor John St. John
Creator: Crabb, A.
Date: May 28, 1880
In this letter from Rev. Crabb of Omio, Kansas, he regrets not having a place where the Kansas Governor can present a temperance lecture and asks for statistical information related to intemperance to help his community battle the opposition.


A. Crabb to Governor John St. John

A. Crabb to Governor John St. John
Creator: Crabb, A.
Date: June 10, 1880
This letter from Reverend Crabb thanks Kansas Governor St. John for the temperance information sent him, and he pledges his support for the Governor in the upcoming election. Crabb has little doubt the prohibition amendment will pass. The letter was written in Omio, Kansas.


A. Cutler residence in Council, Grove, Kansas

A. Cutler residence in Council, Grove, Kansas
Creator: Anderson, Walt
Date: December 09, 1897
This photograph shows the Cutlers standing on the back porch of their home in Council Grove, Kansas.


A. D. Way to Governor John St. John

A. D. Way to Governor John St. John
Creator: Way, A. D.
Date: August 18, 1880
In this letter from Mound City, Kansas, Governor St. John is invited to be among the speakers at a grand temperance rally to be held September 5, in Linn County, Kansas.


A. E. Touzolin portriat

A. E. Touzolin portriat
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This is a portrait of A. E. Touzolin an official of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


A. G. Shears to Governor John St. John

A. G. Shears to Governor John St. John
Creator: Shears, A. G.
Date: May 31, 1880
This letter to Governor John St. John is from A. G. Shears. He is anxious to help the prohibition amendment cause and requests liquor statistics and supportive newspapers from Kansas Governor St. John to be used by county temperance unions. Shears is from Yates Center, Kansas.


A. G. Stacy to Governor John St. John

A. G. Stacy to Governor John St. John
Creator: Stacy, A. G.
Date: July 25, 1880
In this letter, the publisher of the Salina Herald notifies Kansas Governor St. John that prohibition information and advertisements will soon be mailed out. He asks the Governor to influence the Secretary of State to support the Herald, the only paper in Salina County supporting St. John.


A. H. Dahlston to Governor John St. John

A. H. Dahlston to Governor John St. John
Creator: Dahlston, A. H.
Date: October 19, 1880
A letter from A. H. Dahlston in which he laments that Kansas Governor St. John could not speak at Salemsburg's recent temperance meeting due to ill health.


A. Hood & Sons Implement Company, Columbus, Kansas

A. Hood & Sons Implement Company, Columbus, Kansas
Date: 1914
This is a photograph of the building which housed The A. Hood & Sons Implement Company, 116 West Pine Street, Columbus, Ks. In 2007, Jason & Lisa Hulvey purchased the building and the Evan's Drug Store business from Evan McNemar.


A. J. Arnold to Joseph Hebbard

A. J. Arnold to Joseph Hebbard
Creator: Arnold, A. J.
Date: August 11, 1892
In this brief but informative letter A. J. Arnold, a Topeka, Kansas, druggist, informs Joseph Hebbard, treasurer of the Farmer's Alliance, of his decision to switch his allegiance from the Democratic Party to the People's (Populist) Party. He is eager to "release the state of Kansas from the misrule of the Republican Party." While Arnold is confident that he has made the right decision, he also notes that many other Democrats are wavering. Consequently, Arnold has prepared a letter to the Democrats that expresses the benefits of supporting Populism; he asks Hebbard to read through the draft of this letter and provide comments. This enclosure is not with the original letter and has not been located.


A. J. Cogswell to Governor John St. John

A. J. Cogswell to Governor John St. John
Creator: Cogswell, A. J.
Date: April 28, 1880
In this letter from Silvara, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, A.J. Cogswell writes to Kansas Governor St. John asking for written sanction of "Abstinence from the use of alcoholic stimulants as medicine."


A. J. Eastman Drug Store, Burlington, Kansas

A. J. Eastman Drug Store, Burlington, Kansas
Date: 1897
This photograph shows an exterior view of the A. J. Eastman Drug Store in Burlington, Kansas. Also visible is the Pioneer Hardware and Implement Store. A few people are visible in front of the stores, and a carriage and a bicycle are also visible.


A. J. Jutkins to Governor John St. John

A. J. Jutkins to Governor John St. John
Creator: Jutkins, A. J.
Date: August 02, 1880
A letter from A.J. Jutkins to Kansas Governor St. John inviting him to speak at the Knights Templars Encampment convention in Lake Bluff, Illinois. All state governors have been invited to attend.


A. L. Coleman to Governor John St. John

A. L. Coleman to Governor John St. John
Creator: Coleman, A. L.
Date: September 10, 1880
In this letter, attorney A.L. Coleman of Sabetha, offers belated congratulations to Kansas Governor St. John on his nomination, pledging his support for prohibition. The letterhead is for Sargent & Coleman: Law, Loan, Real Estate, Collecting.


A. L. Coleman to Governor John St. John

A. L. Coleman to Governor John St. John
Creator: Coleman, A. L.
Date: August 10, 1880
In this letter, Kansas Governor St. John is requested to attend a "Grand rally" in Sabetha, Kansas, in order to "fully settle the Prohibition matter" in Northern Kansas. It is on letterhead for Sargent & Coleman, Law, Loan, Real Estate, Collecting, Insurance, and Tax-Paying Agency. The company was established in 1857.


A. L. Patchin to Governor John St. John

A. L. Patchin to Governor John St. John
Creator: Patchin, A. L.
Date: February 14, 1880
In this letter, Rooks County attorney A. L. Patchin requests Kansas Governor St. John extend his tour to address the people of Stockton, Kansas, on the subject of temperance.


A. M. Richardson to Governor John St. John

A. M. Richardson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Richardson, A. M.
Date: October 08, 1879
In this letter, A. M. Richardson of Lawrence, Kansas, questions the whereabouts of a box of temperance literature mailed to Kansas Governor St. John.


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