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Abstract of census returns

Abstract of census returns
Creator: Undersigned Citizens of Kansas Territory, John Stroup (first signature),
Date: 1859
This 1859 abstract of census returns shows information at the township level for most Kansas counties. Some counties are listed without data. The census lists the number of voters in three different ways--the number of votes cast June 7, 1859; number of voters on June 7, 1859 who were under 6 month provision; and number of voters under 3 month provision. It also lists the number of inhabitants. The election on June 7, 1859, was to elect delegates to the Wyandotte constitutional convention.


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.


Albert Chapman Ellithorpe

Albert Chapman Ellithorpe
Date: Between 1861 and 1865
This black and white photograph shows Albert Chapman Ellithorpe wearing a military uniform, (1824-1907). A commander of Union forces during the Civil War, he recruited and organized with the 12th Illinois Cavalry. His duties quickly changed when President Abraham Lincoln appointed him in 1862, to serve as Lieutenant in the First Indian Home Guards Regiment. The volunteer infantry regiment, organized on May 22, 1862 in Le Roy, Kansas, was comprised of whites, refugee Creek and Seminole Indians, and African Americans. The regiment served mostly in the Indian Territory but ventured into Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. Lieut. Ellithorpe and his regiment fought in a number of battles and skirmishes from Prairie Grove to Willow Springs. He and his men also followed Confederate General Sterling Price through western Missouri. After the war, he engaged in the business of heavy contracting and the inventions of mechanical devices. One of the inventions that he is best known for is the air brake system used in elevators. On February 19, 1907, Albert Chapman Ellithorpe passed away at the age of eighty-three.


Albert D. Searl's surveying chain

Albert D. Searl's surveying chain
Date: between 1852 and 1855
Brass and steel surveying chain. Albert D. Searl used this chain to survey town sites in Kansas Territory. He came to Kansas from Massachusetts in 1854. He apparently was associated with S.C. Pomeroy, agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company that organized antislavery settlements in the territory. Searl laid out the city limits and streets of Lawrence, Kansas, in September 1854, and three months later conducted the first regular survey of Topeka. Later he surveyed Manhattan, Osawatomie, Burlington, El Dorado, and other Kansas towns.


Albert D. Searl's transit

Albert D. Searl's transit
Creator: Phelps & Gurley
Date: between 1845 and 1851
Solid brass Vernier transit on walnut tripod. Albert D. Searl used this transit to survey town sites in Kansas Territory. He came to Kansas from Massachusetts in 1854. He apparently was associated with S.C. Pomeroy, agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company that organized antislavery settlements in the territory. Searl laid out the city limits and streets of Lawrence, Kansas, in September 1854, and three months later conducted the first regular survey of Topeka. Later he surveyed Manhattan, Osawatomie, Burlington, El Dorado, and other Kansas towns.


An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. There are portraits, lithographic views and the History of Coffey County, Kansas; by Judge Burton L. Kingsbury, p. 9-11.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Burlington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Burlington, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: August 31, 1957
This photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Burlington, Kansas. It was located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District on mile post 41.6. The depot no longer stands.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Gridley, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Gridley, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 05, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Gridley, Kansas. The station is located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District, mile post 52.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lebo, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lebo, Kansas
Date: Between 1976 and 1978
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Lebo, Kansas. The wooden structure is painted with patriotic stars to celebrate the 1976 Bicentennial.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lebo, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Lebo, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: February 02, 1956
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Lebo, Kansas. The wooden structure is located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Second District, along mile post 93.8.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sharpe, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Sharpe, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: October 11, 1952
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company box depot in Sharpe, Kansas. The structure is built from rolling stock and located along the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District mile post 33.3


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Waverly, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Waverly, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: July 04, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Waverly, Kansas. The structure was located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District mile post 22.8.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's BN Jct box depot, Burlington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's BN Jct box depot, Burlington, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: 1959
This photograph shows the tracks of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's BN Jct. near Burlington, Kansas. A box depot is in the background. The tracks were part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Third District at milepost 62.2 and Burlington milepost 0.0.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shed depot, Hall's Summit, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shed depot, Hall's Summit, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: October 11, 1952
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shed depot and sign board in Hall's Summit, Kansas. The structure is located on the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Burlington District along mile post 28.2.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Hall's Summit, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Hall's Summit, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 05, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Hall's Summit, Kansas. In the background unidentified buildings are somewhat visible.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Sharpe, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Sharpe, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 05, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Sharpe, Kansas. The sign and tracks were part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division and the Burlington District.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Viva, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company sign board, Viva, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 05, 1959
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka an Santa Fe Railway Company sign board in Viva, Kansas. The sign and tracks were part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division at the Burlington District at milepost 46.9.


Bert Williams and Frank Adams, prisoners 8406 and 8988

Bert Williams and Frank Adams, prisoners 8406 and 8988
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 25, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, Bert Williams, prisoner # 8406 and Frank Adams, prisoner #8988. Bert Williams was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on January 8, 1898 from Coffey County, Kansas for burglary and lacerny. Inmate Frank Adams was received at the penitentiary on May 9, 1899 from Sedgwick County, Kansas for robbery. See also Unit ID 311255.


Bud Brown and Edward Bryant, prisoners 8027 and 8006

Bud Brown and Edward Bryant, prisoners 8027 and 8006
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 1, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, Bud Brown, prisoner #8027 and Edward Bryant, prisoner #8006. Bud Brown was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on February 20, 1897 from Lyon County, Kansas for burglary. Inmate Edward Bryant was received at the penitentiary on January 21, 1897 from Coffey County, Kansas for burglary.


Burlington, Kansas fair

Burlington, Kansas fair
Date: September 04, 1893-September 08, 1893
A poster advertising the Burlington, Kansas fair.


Burlington, Kansas flood

Burlington, Kansas flood
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
This is one of two photos of the September 14, 1926 flood waters of the Neosho River which inundated the business district of Burlington, Kansas. Palenske Created this photo with his Korona Panoramic View Camera, using 17-inch film. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Burlington, Kansas flood

Burlington, Kansas flood
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1926
This is one of two photos of the September 14, 1926 flood waters of the Neosho River which inundated the business district of Burlington, Kansas. Palenske created this photo with his Korona Panoramic View Camera, using 17-inch film. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Catfish, Burlington, Kansas

Catfish, Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1909
This photograph shows a general view of a man standing between two flat headed yellow catfish taken from the Neosho River in Burlington, Kansas. In the background a group of men are visibly standing.


Championship of Woman

Championship of Woman
Creator: Train, George Francis, 1829-1904
Date: 1867
This pamphlet contains excerpts from and/or newspaper accounts of thirty speeches that George Francis Train, a supporter of women's rights, gave in Kansas over a two week period in October and November of 1867. Train came to Kansas after participating in an excursion to the Rocky Mountains with approximately 200 newspapermen to hunt buffalo. Numerous Kansas women's suffrage supporters are mentioned in the booklet. Train gave speeches in Leavenworth, Lawrence, Olathe, Paola, Ottawa, Mound City, Fort Scott, LeRoy, Humboldt, Burlington, Emporia, Junction City, Topeka, Atchison, Wyandotte, and possibly other communities. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were also campaigning in Kansas and shared the podium and/or communicated with Train. Train was an author, speaker, and a celebrity for his eccentricity.


Chester Milton Cellar, World War I soldier

Chester Milton Cellar, World War I soldier
Date: 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Chester Milton Cellar, Company A, 108th Infantry, 27th Division.


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