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A. B. Ferguson to Governor John St. John

A. B. Ferguson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Ferguson, A. B.
Date: August 18, 1880
This is a letter from A. B. Ferguson, Burlingame, Kansas, to Kansas Governor John St. John inviting the Governor to a Sunday School gathering the next day at Burlingame.


Aaron Lane Lanning

Aaron Lane Lanning
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: Between 1905 and 1910
This is a photograph of Aaron Lane Lanning who was born in Middlesex, New Jersey on November 3, 1845, the son of Ralph and Diana (Bendy) Lanning. Aaron came to Kansas in the summer of 1865 after he was discharged from the Army. He brought his parents and siblings to Mound City, Kansas, and it was here he married Sarah Emma Preston on November 3, 1867. Lanning settled in Melvern where he farmed, served as a township clerk, township trustee, county commissioner superintendent of the Maxon Presbyterian Sunday School, officer on the school board, and post commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Aaron and Sarah had five children and three of them were living when he died on March 12, 1935.


Aaron Lane Lanning's household expense ledgers

Aaron Lane Lanning's household expense ledgers
Date: May 01, 1926-December 31, 1933
Here are two household expense ledgers belonging to Aaron Lane Lanning, Melvern, Kansas. Early in his life, Aaron's parents moved the family to Jerseyville, Illinois where in April 1862, he joined the 122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to sergeant in 1864 and discharged in June 1865. After the war, Aaron, his parents and siblings settled in Mound City, Kansas. He married Sarah Emma Preston on November 3, 1867, and they eventually moved near Melvern, Kansas where he farmed. Aaron and Emma had five children.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a postcard showing Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning standing in front of their house near Melvern, Kansas.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
This is a photograph showing Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning standing in front of their house located near Melvern, Kansas.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning
Date: Between 1872 and 1874
This is a photograph of Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters Eva born January 12, 1869 and Hallie born February 5, 1871. Aaron Lanning was a farmer and the family lived near Melvern, Kansas.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning family

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning family
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph showing members of the Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning family. People in the photograph are identified as front row (left to right) Frank Athon, Lourah King, Oliver Green and Emma Athon; second row Pauline King, Aaron Lane Lanning, Sarah Emma Preston Lanning, Hallie Athon with a baby; third row Howard Athon, Eva Green, __________, Pauline Green.


Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters

Aaron Lane Lanning and Sarah Emma Preston Lanning with their daughters
Date: 1930
This is a photograph showing front row (left to right) Sarah Emma Preston Lanning and Aaron Lane Lanning; and second row (left to right) Pauline Lanning King, Hallie Lanning Athon, and Eva Lanning Green.


Aaron Lanning standing in front of his house near Melvern, Kansas

Aaron Lanning standing in front of his house near Melvern, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a photograph showing Aaron Lane Lanning standing in front of his house near Melvern, Kansas. He was born in Middlesex, New Jersey, November 3, 1845. Lanning came to Kansas in the summer of 1865 after he was discharged from the Army. He brought his parents and siblings to Mound City, Kansas, and it was here he married Sarah Emma Preston on November 3, 1867. Lanning settled in Melvern where he farmed, served as a township clerk, township trustee, county commissioner superintendent of the Maxon Presbyterian Sunday School, officer on the school board, and post commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Aaron and Sarah had five children and three of them were living when he died on March 12, 1935.


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.


Address to the Voters of Kansas

Address to the Voters of Kansas
Creator: Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
Date: September 25, 1867
The numerous authors of this pamphlet (Republicans) support the constitutional amendments to approve voting rights for blacks, for women, and to restrict voting rights to "loyal persons." They offer arguments for their position as well as criticizing the Democratic Party in Kansas for their opposition to these amendments. Forty five men signed the document, which was the result of a meeting in Lawrence. The following signed the document S. C. Pomeroy, Atchison; E. G. Ross, Lawrence; S. J. Crawford, Topeka; N. Green, Manhattan; Chas. Robinson, Lawrence; Geo T. Anthony, Leavenworth; Lewis Bodwell, Topeka; R. B. Taylor, editor Wyandotte Gazette; J. P. Root, Whandotte; James Rogers, Burlingame; S. Weaver, Editor Lecompton New Era; L. R. Elliott, Editor Atchison Daily Free Press; W. A. Starrett, Lawrence; Wm. Larimer, Jr., Leavenworth; John Ritchie, Topeka; John Ekin, Topeka; Sol. Miller, Editor White Cloud Chief; A. H. Foote, Lawrence; C. B. Lines, Wabaunsee; R. G. Elliott, Jefferson county; G. A. Crawford, Bourbon county; John Speer, Kansas Tribune; A. Low, Doniphan; R. W. Jenkins, Pottawatomie county; Ed. Russell, Leavenworth; J. H. Pillsbury, Editor Manhattan Independent; S. D. Houston, Manhattan; W. K. Marshall, Atchison; F. G. Adams, Kennekuk; P. L. Hubbard, Atchison; A. Hunting, Manhattan; J. B. Abbott, De Soto; Joseph Denison, Manhattan; T. H. Baker, Manhattan, H. W. Farnsworth, Topeka; I. H. Smith, Topeka; D. R. Anthony, Leavenworth; G. W. Higginbotham, Manhattan; John Pipher, Manhattan, R. L. Harford, Manhattan; Jas. Humphrey, Manhattan; Wm McKay, Manhattan; R. P. Duvall, Manhattan; Pardee Butler, Pardee; and L. F. Green, Baldwin City. Only the language restricting voting to "loyal" persons was passed in the election on November 5, 1867. Blacks and women were not given voting rights as a result of the 1867 election.


Aetna Insurance Company

Aetna Insurance Company
Creator: Aetna Insurance Company
Date: 1864 - 1870
Copies of Aetna Insurance Company fire policy records for insured properties in Lawrence and Baldwin, Douglas County and Osage County, Kansas. The records include amount insured; descriptions of the buildings including the date built, construction materials, fuel, lights, and size; businesses occupying the structures; present cash values; locations; specification of renewal; copy of endorsements; and assignments or transfers. Many of the buildings were located on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence.


Albert F. Beskow, World War I soldier

Albert F. Beskow, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
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 Albert F. Beskow, Company E, 353rd Infantry, transferred to Company K, 7th Infantry. Albert was killed in action on July 23, 1918.


Amy Rogers Athon

Amy Rogers Athon
Creator: Ford, Harry
Date: Between 1888 and 1890
This is a carte de visite showing Amy Rogers Athon. She was born November 21, 1868 in Illinois and died October 3, 1926 in Topeka, Kansas. Amy married Harry Lincoln Athon c. 1889. He was born February 19, 1865 in Illinois and died October 20, 1942 in Topeka, Kansas.


An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1879
This atlas was compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. It contains a History of Osage County, Kansas, by Hon. James Rogers. It contains portraits, Lithographs and a list of patrons.


Arthur B. Barnett and Willis Moore, prisoners 9054 and 7934

Arthur B. Barnett and Willis Moore, prisoners 9054 and 7934
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 27, 1901
This photograph shows inmates, Arthur B. Barnett, prisoner #9054 and Willis Moore, prisoner #7934. Arthur B. Barnett was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on October 4, 1899 from Oklahoma. Inmate Willis Moore was received at the penitentiary on November 26, 1896 from Osage County, Kansas. Both men were arrested for burglary.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no.3

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no.3
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 23, 1869
This time table is in two parts. The first part is the schedule for trains numbers 1 and 3 (west bound) and trains numbers 2 and 4 (east bound) between North Topeka and Burlingame, Kansas, showing arrival and departure times. The second part of the schedule is the rules for running trains.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1109

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1109
Date: May 29, 1929
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1109 at Burlingame, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1109

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #1109
Date: August 01, 1938
This black and white photograph shows steam locomotive #1109 of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company at Burlingame, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5003

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5003
Creator: Goebel, Charles, 1898-1987
Date: July 09, 1938
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5003, at Burlingame, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive, Burlingame, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive, Burlingame, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3458 at Burlingame, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's train crew, Burlingame, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's train crew, Burlingame, Kansas
Date: 1940
This photograph shows a train crew standing in front of a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive in Burlingame, Kansas. "Roy Pardee" and "Josh Jones" has been written on the back.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Osage City, Kansas
Date: Between 1912 and 1919
This photograph shows three men seated on the tracks in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Osage City, Kansas. In the background individuals are visible standing around the depot. The combination depot built between 1911 and 1912 is designed in the Mission Spanish Revival style and features a brick and stucco exterior. The one-story structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1989. The depot no longer provides rail service but houses the Osage County Railroad and Mining Museum.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe stock train on Alma Branch, Burlingame, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe stock train on Alma Branch, Burlingame, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Around 1942
This black and white photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway steam engine 1080 pulling a stock train possibly on the Alma Branch near Burlingame, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 20, 1873
This timetable was for the exclusive use of the employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and included the eastern, Arkansas Valley and Wichita divisions.


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