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Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various republican officials, under the previous governor St. John and others involved in Kansas politics, who are requesting or recommending candidates for Democratic Kansas Governor G. W. Glick's Adjutant General position. A. H. Green, J. G. Lindsay, J. J. Mohen, Col. J. V. Pierce, and Maj. L. Pritchard were those highlighted for the position. Each person sent a letter for candidacy and each person had recommendations from others. Thomas Moonlight became the Adjutant General for Kansas Governor G. W. Glick.


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1893
Letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey about the appointment of Adjutant General. There are letters from individuals writing to the Governor to request General J. N. Roberts be appointed as Adjutant General. In addition, a petition from African American citizens requests Governor Humphrey appoint S. M. Lanham, Clerk in the Adjutant Office, the position as Adjutant General of Kansas. Adjutant General is the highest-ranking official in the State and is subordinate to the Governor. Adjutant is also a member of the Governor's Cabinet and advises the Governor on military and emergency management matters.


Agricultural College Board of Regents

Agricultural College Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on July 20, 1877, from N. A. Adams states he has heard that Lieutenant Governor Salter will resign and requests his successor be well educated, informed, and practical. A letter on August 18, 1877, from Thomas Ryan, recommends John G. Woods as a suitable person as a member of the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College. A petition on March 1, 1878, to have James Lawrence of Beloit, Kansas, reappointed as Regent of the Agricultural College at Manhattan. A letter on March 11, 1878, from J. H. Pillsbury, recommends James Humphrey for Regent of State Agricultural College. Additional documents also pertain to similar matters regarding the Agricultural College Board of Regents.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
The documents in this file are letters and petitions to Kansas Governor John Martin regarding appointing positions within the Kansas State Agricultural College. Other letters are applications from individuals for a position at the Agricultural College.


Alfred Gray miscellaneous writings and certificates

Alfred Gray miscellaneous writings and certificates
Creator: Gray, Alfred, 1830-1880
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
Miscellaneous writings and certificates from the Alfred Gray collection. Alfred was an early settler of Quindaro, in present-day Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was established by the New England Emigrant Aid Company in order to bring to Kansas abolitionists and others who wanted Kansas to become a free state. Gray remained in Kansas throughout his life. A resident of Wyandotte and Topeka, he served as the first Secretary to the Board of Agriculture. Gray County in southwest Kansas was named for him.


All-State Player semi-pro baseball certificates

All-State Player semi-pro baseball certificates
Creator: National Baseball Congress of America
Date: July 01, 1947-July 31, 1956
These All-State Player certificates were issued to Topekan Harland Coffman for his performance during the state semi-pro baseball tournaments held in Wichita in 1947, 1954, and 1956. Each year, 16 players who competed in the state semi-pro tournament were honored by being named to the all-state team. Coffman was a member of the Topeka Decker Oilers, a perennial contender for the state semi-pro baseball title in the 1940s and 1950s. Harland's father 'Pooch' (also known as Al and Vern) was the long-time manager of the Decker Oilers. Other family members who played with the team were Harland's brother Burton, and his uncles Ed and Junior Coffman. Between 1948 and 1953, Harland Coffman pitched for several minor league teams. In the 158 minor league games for which his statistics are available, he achieved an overall record of 62-46, with an ERA of 3.19. The National Baseball Congress of America was also the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress. 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.


All-State team semi-pro baseball certificate

All-State team semi-pro baseball certificate
Date: 1948
This certificate was presented to Charles (Chick) Gordon in recognition of his selection to the 1948 All-State Baseball Team at the state semi-pro baseball tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Gordon participated in the tournament as the starting right-fielder for the Topeka Decker Oilers, the team that won the state championship that year. He was one of 16 players named to the All-State team by the National Baseball Congress of America, the tournament sponsor. Digital reproduction of the certificate was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


A.L. Phillips Teaching Certificate, state of Kansas

A.L. Phillips Teaching Certificate, state of Kansas
Creator: Kansas
Date: 1879
This teaching certificate, labeled "Public Schools of the State of Kansas State Certificate", was awarded to Miss A.L. Phillips of Salina, Kansas on October 1, 1879. It was signed by members of the State Board of Education. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence

Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence
Creator: Huntoon, Andrew Jackson, d. 1902
Date: 1860-1863
Andrew Jackson Huntoon was a physician who came to Kansas in 1857, settling south of Topeka in Williamsport, Shawnee County. In 1861 he enlisted with the 5th Kansas Cavalry volunteer regiment, serving as assistant surgeon and surgeon of that group, seeing service along the Missouri border and in Arkansas. After mustering out he settled in Topeka, where he died in 1902. This collection consists primarily of letters to or from Lizzie, Huntoon's friend and later wife. Some of the content describes Indian affairs and military matters. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Anna Hittle souvenirs

Anna Hittle souvenirs
Date: 1900-1903
This series of high school souvenirs are from Jackson County, Kansas. Included with the souvenirs is a program and a merit certificate.


Applications: Penitentiary, Kansas State

Applications: Penitentiary, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1868
These letters, spanning January through March 1868, are from government officials and Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the appointment of the warden for the Kansas State Penitentiary. They wrote to either recommend others or apply for the position. The Kansas State Penitentiary was located in Leavenworth County, Kansas.


Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas

Appointment of William H. Bush to postmaster at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas
Creator: Post Office Department
Date: February 02, 1869
These are appointment papers for William H. Bush from the Post Office Department. He was named the Post Master at Pond Creek, Wallace County, Kansas.


Appointments

Appointments
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875, 1876
The documents in this file pertain to appointments in the State of Kansas. A letter on June 8, 1875, requests Joseph S. Bidcan as the Justice of the Peace for Woodson County, Kansas. A petition from citizens of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas, recommends J. C. Tousley as Justice of the Peace for their township. Additional letters are from individuals accepting the position designated to them by Kansas Governor Osborn.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company stock certificate

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company stock certificate
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1883
This is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company stock certificate. At the monthly director's meeting held, August 7, 1883, in Boston, MA, they approved issuing certificates of stock from number A.1 issued August 1, 1883, forward. The directors decided that certificates would be signed by the Assistant Secretary, countersigned by the Assistant Treasurer, and certified across the left end by the Comptroller. The shares were valued at $100 each and they were issued in the State of Kansas.


Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #854

Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #854
Creator: Big Harvey Oil & Gas Company
Date: Aug. 1, 1917
This is stock certificate #854 for Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company in Newton, Kansas. It was issued to William Hutchinson.


Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #861

Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company stock certificate #861
Creator: Big Harvey Oil & Gas Company
Date: Aug. 1, 1917
This is stock certificate #861 for Big Harvey Oil and Gas Company in Newton, Kansas. It was issued to B. E. Eatinger.


Birth record for Beatrice Ramos, born in San Francisco del Rincon, Mexico on May 29, 1929

Birth record for Beatrice Ramos, born in San Francisco del Rincon, Mexico on May 29, 1929
Date: 1929
This is a birth record for Beatrice Ramos, who was born in San Francisco del Rincon, Mexico on May 29, 1929. Her family immigrated to the United States in July of that year. Beatrice married Vincent Escobar in Topeka, Kansas, on October 30, 1948. (The couple's wedding portrait is Kansas Memory record no. 89850). She was active in Topeka's Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, and Fiesta Mexicana. Beatrice Escobar died in Topeka on October 13, 2013.


Bluemont Central College records

Bluemont Central College records
Date: 1855-1869
Series of records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection relating to Bluemont Central College and its successor, the Kansas State Agricultural College, in Manhattan, Kansas. Goodnow was a land agent for the college from 1867-1873.


Boston Corbett's pension documents

Boston Corbett's pension documents
Date: 1880-1886
Pension documents belonging to Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett moved to Kansas in 1878 and lived in a dugout near Concordia, Kansas. In 1887, Corbett was given the position of assistant doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka. However, when he brandished his pistol during a session of the legislative that same year, he was arrested and sent to an insane asylum. In 1888, he escaped and his whereabouts remained unknown until his presumed death. The pension certificate, dated September 30, 1882, cited "chronic diarrhea, scurvy, and rheumatism" as the reason for his disability which he contracted while imprisoned during the Civil War.


Boston Corbett's personal documents

Boston Corbett's personal documents
Date: 1855-1886
Personal documents belonging to Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett moved to Kansas in 1878 and lived in a dugout near Concordia, Kansas. In 1887, Corbett was given the position of assistant doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka. However, when he brandished his pistol during a session of the legislative that same year, he was arrested and sent to an insane asylum. In 1888, he escaped and his whereabouts remained unknown until his presumed death. Documents include his Y.M.C.A. membership cards, signed checks, baptism certificate, a hatmaker's traveling card, and his naturalization certificate dated June 19, 1855.


Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company stock certificate

Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company stock certificate
Date: February 13, 1875
This stock certificate entitles H. B. Cullum, receiver for the First National Bank in Topeka, Kansas, to 165 shares in capital stock of Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
This file contains several letters related to a variety of topics such as recommendation letters, inquiries regarding appointments, requests for protection, donations, as well as other matters. Included in this file is a letter from A. N. Carpenter of Galesburg, Illinois informing Kansas Governor St. John that he has sent a small donation to the State, he requests the Governor to accept the Art and hopes that it proves satisfactory and beneficial. Accompanying these letters is a copy of the Preamble and Resolution adopted by the Legislature to the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States over municipal corporations existing under the laws of the several states.


Certificate appointing James S. Emery as a Justice of the Peace for the First District, Kansas Territory

Certificate appointing James S. Emery as a Justice of the Peace for the First District, Kansas Territory
Creator: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: November 8, 1854
Kansas Territorial Governor Andrew Reeder issued this certificate appointing James S. Emery as a justice of the peace for the Kansas Territory's First District. The boundaries of the First District are described in the document based on various geographic landmarks. The district includes the town of Lawrence and runs along the south side of the Kansas River to the Missouri state line. Its southern boundary is the Santa Fe road.


Certificate, Claim Debt of Kansas Territory

Certificate, Claim Debt of Kansas Territory
Creator: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: June 14, 1859
This certified that, due to his losses, Orville C. Brown was entitled to receive one thousand dollars from the Treasurer of the Territory of Kansas. This document, claim #273, was signed by H. J. Stricker, auditor. Apparently it was never paid, since the portion of the document pertaining to payment remained blank.


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.


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