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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Certificate. Legislative Assembly, Territory of Kansas

Certificate. Legislative Assembly, Territory of Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Legislature
Date: January, 1860
According to this document, signed by the speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, the assembly owes $68 ("mileage and per diem") to Mark W. Delahay for "services rendered" as chief clerk from January 2 to January 18, 1860. It specifies that Delahay is to receive $4 per day for 17 days to repay the debt.


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, James Abbott as Brigadier General

Certificate, James Abbott as Brigadier General
Date: July 15, 1857
James Lane, from the Headquarters of the Kansas Volunteers free state militia, issued this certificate to appoint James Abbott (Brigadier General of the 1st Brigade) to organize people to protect the ballot boxes during the upcoming elections. Election fraud, in the form of multiple votes cast by pro-slavery men, was a constant concern of free state supporters.


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 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.


Certificate from Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry for Broer G. Gustafson, Lawrence, Kan.

Certificate from Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry for Broer G. Gustafson, Lawrence, Kan.
Date: 1923
This is a certificate, issued to Broer Gustaf Gustafson of Lawrence, Kansas, designating him as a registered optometrist. Mr. Gustafson owned and operated a jewelry store at 911 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence.


Certificate of Election for the Kansas State Historical Society

Certificate of Election for the Kansas State Historical Society
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1924
A certificate to Mrs. Lalla M. Brigham of Council Grove, Kansas informing her of her election to the board of Directors for the Kansas State Historical Society for a term of 3 years. The certificate is signed by William E. Connelley. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Certificate of Incorporation for the Singleton colony

Certificate of Incorporation for the Singleton colony
Creator: Singleton Town Company
Date: June 24, 1879
This certificate of incorporation laid out the details of the Singleton Colony's town company, including its purpose, term of duration, and number of directors. The document was signed by Benjamin Singleton, William Sizemore, A. D. DeFrantz, Fuel Williamson, George Wade, George Moon, John Elliott, Austin Dozier, John Davis, William Shrout, and John Wade. It was also notarized by Thomas Archer and certified by James Smith, Kansas Secretary of State.


Certificate of Membership for the Kansas State Historical Society

Certificate of Membership for the Kansas State Historical Society
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: 1893
This is a certificate of membership to the Kansas State Historical Society for John Malloy for year ending on January 17, 1893; and signed by secretary Franklin G. Adams and president Thomas A. Osborn. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Certificate of Service, Franklin L. Crane, Jr.

Certificate of Service, Franklin L. Crane, Jr.
Creator: Kansas Volunteers for the Protection of the Ballot Box
Date: December 11, 1855
Franklin L. Crane, Jr., son of a prominent citizen in Topeka, Kansas Territory, served as a private from November 27 to December 11, 1855, in defense of Lawrence. This certificate of service was signed by several people active in the free state cause, including James H. Lane and Charles Robinson.


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