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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. historic incorporation records

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. historic incorporation records
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: 1859-1968
These are railroad incorporation records that include the Atchison and Fort Riley Railroad Company (1859), Atchison and Pikes Peak Railroad Company (1859), Atchison and Topeka Railroad Company (1860), Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company (1864), Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company (1895). Includes charters and amendments for the AT&SF through July 1968. The file also contains 1866 railroad land grant documents from Kansas.


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.


Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association

Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: January 14, 1902
This is a charter for "The Brown County Kansas University Students' Association" filed in the office of the Kansas Secretary of State. The purpose of the organization was to maintain a scholarship at Kansas University for the benefit of students from Brown County. The charter includes the names of members Sara E. Greenfield, A. J. Eicholtz, Grant W. Harrington, Ida McKnight, Mabel McLaughlin, Edith Johnson, Stella W. Aten, Adele Baker, Scott Hopkins, and T. D. Smith.


Constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League

Constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League
Creator: Kansas Anti-Resubmission League
Date: 1896
This booklet contains the constitution and by laws of the Kansas Anti-Resubmission League. The objective of this league was to secure the nomination and election of officers within the state of Kansas who were committed to the maintenance and enforcement of the prohibition laws.


Constitution of the Sumner Company

Constitution of the Sumner Company
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: April 3, 1857
Constitution of the Sumner Company, written by John J. Ingalls. It was adopted April 3, 1857. There are 17 articles and states that the object of this company is to build upon and improve a town site, situated upon the Missouri River on section 20, township 6 south, range 21 east of the 6th PM. The town site is is named in honor of the Hon. Charles Sumner, Senator from Massachusetts.


East Abilene Town Company records

East Abilene Town Company records
Date: 1887-1900
The East Abilene Town Company was organized and incorporated in 1887 with L. A. Bigger of Hutchinson, Kansas as its president. M. A. Low was principal stockholder. The company originally purchased 445 acres of land which was platted into the first addition of the Kansas Town and Land Company to Abilene, Kansas. Mr. Bigger was also President of the Reno Town Company in which the Kansas Town and Land Company owned controlling interest. Materials include the company charter and bylaws, director's minutes, general correspondence, leases and land contracts, treasurer's statements and expense accounts, tax lists and certificates, legal documents, and ledger books.


George W. Hutchinson, Charter of the City of Lawrence

George W. Hutchinson, Charter of the City of Lawrence
Creator: Hutchinson, George W.
Date: c. 1857
This reports that a meeting was held to approve the charter of the city of Lawrence, Kansas Territory. The text of the charter was included. In addition, this report included a message from five citizens regarding reasons for establishing city government.


Material relating to Benjamin Singleton

Material relating to Benjamin Singleton
Date: 1874-1883
Materials belonging to Benjamin (Pap) Singleton consisting of business and family correspondence. Included are letters from two daughters living in Tennessee. There is also a letter of recognition from Kansas Governor John St. John written in 1879. This folder also includes the deed for the Dunlap property, incorporation papers for the Edgefield Real Estate Association, the Singleton Colony, and other business records relating to the Dunlap Colony. Minutes of the meeting of the Singleton/Dunlap Colony beginning on pages 46 and 52 include listings of the colonists. The document beginning on page 52 also includes the number of people in the family and the number of acres of land they had. A first person account of why Singleton became involved in colonization begins on page 55.


Missouri Fur Company records

Missouri Fur Company records
Creator: Missouri Fur Company
Date: 1812-1814
This ledger is part of the papers of William Clark, president of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Fur Company, discovered with the records of the U. S. Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency (Volume 30). The Missouri Fur Company explored the Missouri River region and traded with several Indian tribes. Included are the "Articles of Association of the Missouri Fur Company," dated January 24, 1812, and the meeting minutes and accounts payable/receivable of the Board of Directors. The ledger also contains the signatures of William Clark, Manuel Lisa and several members of the Chouteau family of St. Louis.


New England Emigrant Aid Company,  Act to Incorporate

New England Emigrant Aid Company, Act to Incorporate
Creator: Massachusetts. General Court
Date: February 21, 1855
The act of the Massachusetts legislature authorizing the creation of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, the successor to the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company.


Oddfellows Lodge of White Cloud, Kansas Territory

Oddfellows Lodge of White Cloud, Kansas Territory
Creator: Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Date: c. December 15, 1858
This document listed the names of those men who are becoming Charter members of the International Order of Odd Fellows' chapter in White Cloud, Kansas Territory. It also records which members have paid. According to the note on the bottom of the first page, the White Cloud Lodge was instituted on December 15, 1858.


Records of a settlers' organizaton on the south fork of the Nimeha [Nemaha]

Records of a settlers' organizaton on the south fork of the Nimeha [Nemaha]
Creator: Settlers of the south fork of the Nimeha
Date: April 07, 1855-August 11, 1855
These are the originals and a transcript of the laws, rules, resolutions, and regulations of the settlers of the south fork of the Nimeha [Nemaha]. Also included are meeting minute notes and names of members.


Rules and regulations of Frosts train

Rules and regulations of Frosts train
Creator: Frost, Elijah
Date: June 20, 1857
The rules and regulations for Frosts wagon train. The by-laws state the position of each member and their corresponding duties.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 225, Girard, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 225, Girard, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: November 1, 1982
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Camp 50, Girard, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to America to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 228, Ringo, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 228, Ringo, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: January 20, 1915
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Biser (translates to Pearl or Gem), Ringo, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: August 01, 1908
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Bratstvo Naprej (translates to Fraternity Upward), Yale, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas

Slovene National Benefit Society, lodge no. 9, Yale, Kansas
Creator: Slovene National Benefit Society
Date: August 1, 1907
A Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) lodge charter issued to Bratstvo Naprej (translates to Fraternity Upward), Yale, Kansas. The Society founded in 1904, offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene National Benefit Society provided immigrants with social, athletic and cultural activities, college scholarships, and community service projects. At one time, there were 15 lodges in southeast Kansas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.


Slovene Progressive Benefit Society, lodge no. 14, Yale, Kansas

Slovene Progressive Benefit Society, lodge no. 14, Yale, Kansas
Creator: Slovene Progressive Benefit Society
Date: November 24, 1924
A Slovene Progressive Benefit Society (Slovenska Suobodomiselna Podporna Zueza) charter issued to Lodge no. 14 in Yale, Kansas. The Society merged with the Slovene National Benefit Society (Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota) in 1941. The Society offered affordable life insurance to Slovenian immigrants. In the late 1880s and early 1900s, many Slovenians came to American to work in the southeast Kansas coal mines. The Slovene Progressive Benefit Society provided immigrants with social and cultural activities.


Stubbs Militia Company Constitution, By-laws, and Charter

Stubbs Militia Company Constitution, By-laws, and Charter
Date: April 16, 1855
The Stubbs militia company was organized on April 16, 1855, to protect Lawrence and the people of Kansas Territory. The constitution limited membership to 64 "rank and file" members and listed the duties of the various officers. The by-laws called for weekly drills, public parades once each three months, and indicated that prospective members had to be voted upon as well as paying ten dollars. Other expectations for members were detailed in the by-laws. The charter was the draft of a bill to be passed by the territorial legislature and listed the following as the incorporators of the Stubbs, a volunteer military company: Joseph Cracklin, A. Cutler, George F. Earle, John G. Crocker, Caleb S. Pratt, A. Gunther, and A. D. Searl. Although the document included the date of April 16, 1855, a date of 1858 was penciled above the title Constitution.


The Topeka Club

The Topeka Club
Creator: Topeka Club
Date: 1894
This booklet includes the charter, by-laws, rules, officers, and list of members of The Topeka Club. The Topeka Club was a gentlemen's social and literary club chartered in Topeka, Kansas, in 1892.


Union League of America history collection

Union League of America history collection
Date: 1862 - 1865
Materials from and about the Union League of America, for the Kansas state office and for some of the local councils. It includes letters, a list of rejected candidates for the League, meeting minutes for an 1863 meeting of the Humboldt Council in Allen County and related reports, and a record book for 1863 for the Wathena, Doniphan County chapter. There is also a history of the League in Kansas, written by D. W. Houston of Garnett, Anderson County, for the Kansas State Historical Society. Two charters are also included for the local councils of DeSoto and Junction City. The purpose of the organization was to promote loyalty to the "Union" during the Civil War.


Union Stock Yards Company records

Union Stock Yards Company records
Date: 1885-1915
Located in North Topeka, Kansas, the Union Stock Yards Company was organized and incorporated in 1885 with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company owning 131 or 310 shares of stock. The company operated until 1898, at which time C. F. Jilson (trustee for the CRI&P) acquired the deed. The CRI&P operated the business at a loss from 1898 to 1900, when it failed. In 1904, the CRI&P bought the remaining stock holders interest and transferred the land to the Kansas Town and Land Company. These records include the company charter, land contracts, livestock reports, correspondence, financial statements, and meeting minutes.


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