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Clarina Irene Howard Nichols, receipt

Clarina Irene Howard Nichols, receipt
Creator: Nichols, Clarinda I. Howard
Date: December 6, 1856
This receipt, given to Clarina Nichols by her audience in Naples, New York, declares that the thirty-six dollars she received after her speaking engagement was for Thaddeus Hyatt, president of the National Kansas Committee. Nichols had been giving lectures on the free state cause as an agent of this emigrant aid company.


Commissary 1st Brigade Kansas Volunteers receipt, 1855

Commissary 1st Brigade Kansas Volunteers receipt, 1855
Creator: Hunt, George W.
Date: December 10, 1855
Receipt from the Commissary 1st Brigade Kansas Volunteers listing arms and equipment, along with their prices, allotted to James Abbott.


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.


Francis Tomes and Sons to Thaddeus Hyatt, receipts

Francis Tomes and Sons to Thaddeus Hyatt, receipts
Date: August 22, 1856 - August 23, 1856
These two receipts, from Francis Tomes and Sons, New York, detail supplies acquired to benefit the free state cause. They include the prices of Bowie knives, Colt pistols, and other pieces pertaining to the use of firearms.


G.T. Bolman receipt

G.T. Bolman receipt
Creator: Bolman, G.T.
Date: November 1, 1878
This receipt lists items purchased from G.T. Bolman's store in Netawaka, Kansas, by U.S. Indian Agent H.C. Linn for the Potawatomi Agency in Kansas.


James M. Arthur receipt to Kansas Central Committee

James M. Arthur receipt to Kansas Central Committee
Creator: Arthur, James M.
Date: December 27, 1856
This receipt, signed by James M. Arthur and dated "Lawrence, December 27, 1856," reads as follows: "Received . . . Of Kansas Central Committee six U S. Breach loading Rifles and two U S Muskets one Box U S Caps and six Bullet molds for Rifles. Said arms to be returned on the order of said Kansas Central Committee."


John Brown to Martin Franklin Conway, receipts

John Brown to Martin Franklin Conway, receipts
Creator: Brown, John, 1800-1859
Date: October 18, 1858
This document consists of a four-page itemized listing (individuals' name and amount due) of the "notes" received by Martin F. Conway from "Captain John Brown." Conway endorsed the document at Lawrence, K.T., on October 18, 1858, and wrote, in part, "the said Notes to be safely kept or collected by me, as may, in my discretion, seem best."


Kansas Day Club records

Kansas Day Club records
Creator: Kansas Day Club
Date: 1900-1910
These records include vouchers, receipts, statements, menus, a mailing list, and related items from the first years of the Kansas Day Club.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home
Date: 1923-1938
This correspondence and miscellaneous papers concern the Carry A. Nation Home, a home for elderly women in Kansas City, Kansas, established by the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. A number of letter are to and from Mary E. Dobbs, Wichita, Kansas, who was the corresponding secretary for the WCTU. Also included are inquiries about working at the home, rulings and minutes of board meetings, copies of resident contracts, house rules, a "brief" history, and a receipt book. There is a printed copy of the 1923 constitution and by-laws for the Ingleside Home for Aged Women in Topeka, Kansas. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union financial records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union financial records
Date: 1910-1939
These financial records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union include pages from account books, ledger books, statements of payments due, receipts, pledge amounts, and detailed operating expenses. The KWCTU purchased prohibition publications from the Headquarters for Temperance Literature in Chicago and had a profit-sharing relationship with the White Ribbon Shoe Company in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in which the KWCTU received donations based on the number of shoe sales. The names of many women are contained within this material, including Dr. Emma F. A. Drake, Mrs. Sena Hartzell Wallace, Nellie E. Parker, Mrs. Cora Kershner, Miss Zoe Atchison, Mrs. J. L. Guthrie, Miss Belle Kearney, Mrs. Ola Watson, Mrs. Ladie Simonton, Rev. Mary Sibbitt, and Ollie May McCormick. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Mary Jones receipt to Kansas Central Committee

Mary Jones receipt to Kansas Central Committee
Creator: Jones, Mary
Date: June 15, 1857
This receipt, signed by Mary Jones of Lawrence, Kansas Territory, acknowledges a payment issued to her by James Blood of the Kansas Central Committee for "boarding and taking care of Mr. Leggs [Charles Legge?] destitute children." The total sum paid was $19.85, and included $1.80 for the children's use.


Military Order of the Loyal Legion financial and membership reports

Military Order of the Loyal Legion financial and membership reports
Date: 1886-1915
These documents are annual financial reports and monthly membership reports from the Kansas Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. Also included are receipts, membership materials, and speeches. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) was organized in 1865 following the death of Abraham Lincoln and the conclusion of the Civil War. It was a fraternal organization primarily composed of veterans and hereditary members to memorialize the events of the Civil War.


N. M'Cracken to William Hutchinson

N. M'Cracken to William Hutchinson
Creator: Morgan, J. F.
Date: November 27, 1856
Unlike most of the other receipts for money or merchandise saved by James Blood for the Kansas State Central Committee, this one is on a pre-printed form and issued by "N. M'Cracken" of Leavenworth for merchandise delivered to William Hutchinson at Lawrence, Kansas Territory. It is signed by J. F. Morgan, who evidently delivered the goods from Leavenworth to Lawrence and "received pay of J. Blood" on January 26, 1857.


Pay deduction

Pay deduction
Date: 1936
This black and white photograph shows a check stub with " Pay Deduction" in bold letters. The 1936 political advertisement urges voters to decided whether or not to support President Roosevelt's "New Deal" law because of the possibility of a 1% to 4 % pay deduction in wages.


Receipt, B. B. Newton to Thomas W. Higginson

Receipt, B. B. Newton to Thomas W. Higginson
Creator: Newton, B.B
Date: August 26, 1856
B. B. Newton, an agent with the Vermont State Kansas Committee, acknowledges receipt of twenty rifles from Reverend Thomas W. Higginson. Newont plans to transport these twenty rifles to the Vermont Colony in Kansas Territory. Higginson was an agent for the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee.


Receipt, D. A. Clayton, Jr. to G. W. Hutchinson and William Hutchinson

Receipt, D. A. Clayton, Jr. to G. W. Hutchinson and William Hutchinson
Creator: Clayton, D. A., Jr.
Date: July 25, 1856
D. A. Clayton, Jr., of Topeka, Kansas Territory, received and promises to deliver to G. W. and William Hutchinson of Lawrence $134.95 worth of articles: sugar, candles, pepper, mustard, cinnamon, and flour. Under Clayton's signature is a note indicating that the provisions were supplied to "Company B," which was under the command of H. A. Burgess.


Receipt, John P. Lovell to Thomas W. Higginson

Receipt, John P. Lovell to Thomas W. Higginson
Creator: Lovell, John P.
Date: August 20, 1856
This receipt from John P. Lovell, a manufacturer and dealer of guns and gun materials, is to Reverend Thomas W. Higginson, an ardent Northern abolitionist. Higginson was an agent for the Massachusetts Kansas Aid Committee, procuring rifles, powder, cartridges and other materials. The purchases on this receipt total $19.95. On the back of the receipt is a note stating that this purchase of twenty rifles was never actually paid, since it was a replacement for a previous shipment of rifles that were defective.


Receipt, Kansas State Central Committee

Receipt, Kansas State Central Committee
Creator: Colburn, Willard
Date: October 22, 1856
This receipt is signed by Willard Colburn and dated "Lawrence, October 22, 1856," for items (shirts, pants, quilts, etc.) received by the Kansas State Central Committee. In light of the receipts that precede this one in the same folder of documents, it might be assumed that the provisions and clothing listed here were intended for the Lecompton prisoners.


Receipt, Surgical Attendance

Receipt, Surgical Attendance
Creator: Robinson, John W.
Date: October 26, 1859
This receipt documented payment received by John W. Robinson of Manhattan, Kansas Territory, for "surgical attendance & adjusting fracture on adopted daughter [of Isaac Goodnow]." Goodnow was charged $16.00 for the doctor's services.


Receipt and memorandum concerning weapons and ammunition

Receipt and memorandum concerning weapons and ammunition
Creator: Miller, Joseph C.
Date: September 27, 1856
This receipt, which provides a detailed listing of revolvers, knives, cartridges, and other weapons and ammunition, declared that these weapons were "received of Chas. Robinson." The following page is a memorandum by Preston Plumb, who writes that he received the weapons and ammunition listed on the receipt in Iowa City, Iowa "on or about the 4th of September 1856." The weapons were to be delivered to J. M. Winchell in Kansas but were to be used for the "defense of Kanzas." Several hundred weapons were involved.


Receipt from Richter Furniture and undertaking for Coffin

Receipt from Richter Furniture and undertaking for Coffin
Date: 1893
This receipt, dated April 24, 1893, presents the bill for a coffin and services for Mrs. Louise Gongell, Louis Palenske's maternal grandmother. The bill includes $25 for the coffin and $23.85 for other unspecified services. The bill is stamped, paid by Louis Palenske on July 10, 1893. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


South Arkansas Valley Town Company records

South Arkansas Valley Town Company records
Date: 1887-1917
The South Arkansas Valley Town Company was organized and incorporated in 1887 to do business from Dodge City, Kansas. It was chartered to buy and sell land in the Bloom and Kingsdown townsites of Ford County on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway. W. C. Shinn, President of the Directors, purchased 382 shares of company stock in the name of C. F. Jilson (trustee for the CRI&P). The company was disbanded and the final dividend paid in 1906. These records include correspondence, land contracts, financial statements, town lot price lists, and assorted ledgers.


State of Kansas vs. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

State of Kansas vs. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
Creator: Kansas Supreme Court
Date: 1922-1927
Kansas Supreme Court case number 24.729 demonstrates how the State of Kansas as the plaintiff was represented by Charles B. Griffith attempted to eliminate the Ku Klux Klan as the defendant from Kansas. The State of Kansas claimed the Klan was a foreign corporation doing business in the state without permission under Kansas foreign corporation laws and was therefore breaking state law.


Steamboat Lebanon, bill of lading

Steamboat Lebanon, bill of lading
Creator: Smith & Haneley
Date: June 23, 1857
Bill of lading listing several items of furniture to be shipped by Smith & Haneley via the steamboat Lebanon from Cincinnati, Ohio to J. Cook & Co. in Tecumseh, Kansas Territory.


Tax receipts from the James Stanley Emery Collection

Tax receipts from the James Stanley Emery Collection
Date: 1861-1875
Tax receipts from the James Stanley Emery collection. James was born in Franklin County, Maine in 1826. Educated at Waterville College, he was admitted to the bar in New York in 1854. He was involved with the New England Emigrant Aid Company, coming to Kansas with the second party of immigrants, and generally in free state activities in Kansas to ensure that it became an anti-slavery state when it entered the Union. Through the following years, he worked in numerous states for the cause. Emery was a member of the Leavenworth constitutional convention and served on the Kansas Legislature in 1862 and 1863. He was a lawyer and worked as a journalist for the New York Daily Times. President Abraham Lincoln appointed Emery U.S. District Attorney for Kansas in 1864. In 1891 he was president of the Kansas State Historical Society. Emery died in Lawrence in 1899.


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