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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 Railway Company bi-level auto cars, Phoenix, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bi-level auto cars, Phoenix, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 1970
This transparency shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bi-level auto cars transporting U. S. Mail trucks at Phoenix, Arizona.


Carmi William Babcock

Carmi William Babcock
Creator: Fassett's Gallery
Carmi William Babcock was an active free state supporter and early resident of Lawrence, Kansas Territory. He was a lawyer and a banker. He was the first postmaster and the second mayor of Lawrence. He was involved in Lawrence civic and social activities.


Charles H. Branscomb to New England Emigrant Aid Company, Expense Account.

Charles H. Branscomb to New England Emigrant Aid Company, Expense Account.
Creator: Branscomb, Charles H.
Date: January 1, 1855 - May 1, 1856
A typical expense report submitted by Charles H. Branscomb, general agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company in Kansas Territory, detailing his expenditures for 1855 and part of 1856. Among the expenses Branscomb listed were travel, postage, paper, and telegraph costs.


Emmett Fryman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Emmett Fryman video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Fryman, Emmett
Date: April 27, 2007
Emmett Fryman was inducted into the United States Army April 25, 1945, and served until May 16, 1946, in the APO 343, 8th U. S. Army. He trained a number of places and was then stationed in Yokohama, Japan, arriving there in September 1945. He was with the army of occupation. He worked in the Army Post Office (APO) while he was in the Army. He was born in Horton, Kansas, on April 23, 1914. He graduated from a Catholic high school. He started working for the United State Post Office in Horton in 1933. At the time he was drafted, he was married and had two children. He returned to the Horton Post Office when he got out of the military and worked there the rest of his career. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 27, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner

Esther E. Abbott to Lena Waage Gardner
Creator: Abbott, Esther E.
Date: August 6, 1912
A twenty-eight page letter written by Esther E. Abbott, Le Roy, Kansas, to Lena Waage Gardner, Los Angeles, CA. Esther writes about her father's death, events involving family members and friends; her election as postmaster in Le Roy, Kansas, and a fire that destroyed the Le Roy post office.


Fred Farnsworth

Fred Farnsworth
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
Fred Farnsworth worked for the U. S. Post Office and this image shows him in uniform. In 1894, he married Martha Van Orsdol Shaw, who had been recently widowed. Martha's first husband John also worked for the post office. After his death, Martha worked as a live-in care giver to Fred's mother shortly before her death. Information about Martha and Fred is contained in Martha's diaries, some of which are available on Kansas Memory. The Farnsworths lived in Topeka, Kansas.


Government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas

Government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Kirk, Jno. W. , Kansas City, Mo
Date: August 13, 1911
This postcard shows the government building and post office in Kansas City, Kansas. The postcard was sent to Clifford Fullen in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, United States Postal Service
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the United States Postal Service. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to postal law, Mother's Day telegrams and mail threats. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Highway 36, Marysville, Kansas

Highway 36, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: April 8, 1928
This is a view of a U. S. Mail delivery vehicle traveling on a muddy Highway 36 west of Marysville, Kansas.


Interior of post office, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas

Interior of post office, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1890-1910
This is a photograph of the interior of the post office at Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas, with a man and woman standing by the general delivery window and mailboxes.


J. H. Kagi to his father

J. H. Kagi to his father
Creator: Kagi, John Henry
Date: April 14, 1857
Having finally made and returned from his long-delayed trip to Nebraska City, Kagi writes his father from Lawrence, Kansas, where he had gone almost immediately "on business." Although he can't discuss the particulars for fear of "bribed P.M. [post master?] spies," Kagi makes some interesting observations about freestate "prospects" throughout the territory, which "look much more hopeful now than when I left." Kagi mentions some land investment opportunities and the expected arrival of Governor Robert Walker, who would not last long if he tried to enforce the "bogus laws."


James Goss video interview on experiences in World War II

James Goss video interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Goss, James B.
Date: 29 January 2007
Technical Sergeant Goss was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 947th Field Artillery Battallion. He was sent to the Philippines when they were still planning an invasion of Japan. However, that did not need to happen after they dropped the atomic bombs. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan. 29, 2007. He was born north of Troy on October 21, 1926. He used the G. I. Bill to attend Highland Community College for half a year. He then got a job working for the Post Office in Highland, where he worked the rest of his career. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Joseph Harrington Trego to Alice Trego

Joseph Harrington Trego to Alice Trego
Creator: Trego, Joseph H. (Joseph Harrington), 1823-1905
Date: January 24, 1858
Joseph Trego wrote from Sugar Mound, Kansas Territory, to his wife, Alice, at their family's home in Illinois. Trego described how, since the shelter being built around the mill equipment was not yet complete, the wind and rain interfered with their ability to work. Though the work was hard, he favored the milling business over other means toward income. Trego responded to a newspaper article from the Rock Island Advertiser that his wife had sent him, deeming their coverage of the Kansas troubles "sensational." He expected that Fort Scott would soon be destroyed by free state militiamen, as "Bourbon County Bandits" (proslavery supporters) had been harassing extensively free state supporters in the area. Despite all this disorder, the development prospects of Mound City, in Linn County, appeared favorable.


Joseph Harrington Trego to Alice Trego

Joseph Harrington Trego to Alice Trego
Creator: Trego, Joseph H. (Joseph Harrington), 1823-1905
Date: January 2, 1858
Joseph Trego wrote from his cabin near Sugar Mound, Kansas Territory, to his wife, Alice, in Rock Island, Illinois. Trego briefly updated her on the status of the mill enterprise before expressing more personal sentiments. He felt it had been a mistake not to bring her to the Territory, as he could not devote all of his energy to the tasks at hand for missing her. Trego also discussed the length of time it took her letters to reach him via the postal service.


Joseph Little Bristow

Joseph Little Bristow
Creator: Boyces Studio, Washington, D.C.
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
Joseph Little Bristow, a newspaper editor and publisher, U.S. Senator, and fourth assistant Postmaster General.


Kansas Centennial commemorative postage stamp ceremony, Council Grove, Kansas

Kansas Centennial commemorative postage stamp ceremony, Council Grove, Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Centennial Commission
Date: May 10, 1961
A photograph showing H. W. Brawley, deputy U. S. Postmaster General, speaking at a ceremony marking the first day mailing of the Kansas Centennial Commemorative postage stamp. The event took place at Post Office Oak in Council Grove, Kansas.


Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Postal Conference Convention in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Willard
Date: November 10, 1922
This is a panoramic photograph of the people attending the Kansas State Postal Conference-Convention held November 10, 1922, in Topeka, Kansas. They are posed on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol. There are a few women scattered throughout the crowd. There is a banner on the front row that says "Kansas RLCA Over 300% Gain 1922." RLCA stands for Rural Letter Carriers Association.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Letter carriers in Salina, Kansas

Letter carriers in Salina, Kansas
Date: 1886
This is a photograph of the first three letter carriers in Salina Kansas: George H. Rising [possibly F. S. Rising], Hartman Berg, and D. G. Stack.


Marcus J. Parrott to Samuel N. Wood

Marcus J. Parrott to Samuel N. Wood
Creator: Parrott, Marcus J., 1828-1879
Date: March 28, 1860
Marcus J. Parrott, the Kansas Territory's delegate to Congress, writes Samuel N. Wood from Washington, D.C., about several issues, including the establishment of mail routes and railroad matters. Regarding the latter, Parrott briefly states his views about pending legislation and possible outcomes.


Newspaper carrier wearing a dust mask, Ness City, Kansas

Newspaper carrier wearing a dust mask, Ness City, Kansas
Date: 1935
This is a photograph showing a Wichita Beacon newspaper carrier wearing a dust mask. He is standing beside his bicycle and holding a newspaper, most likely during a dust storm. Bovard's Furniture Store and the Post Office are in the background. There is an automobile parked in front of the Post Office.


People at a tent post office

People at a tent post office
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912
A large crowd of people posed by a tent post office, presumed to be in Seward County, Kansas. Also visible is a sign advertising the State Capital newspaper.


Post Office in Wichita, Kansas

Post Office in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: M-S News CO., Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1932 and 1935
This is a postcard showing the exterior of the post office located on Third Street between Main and Market Streets in Wichita, Kansas.


Post office, Manhattan, Kansas

Post office, Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Orr, S. C.
Date: Between 1908 and 1912
This photograph shows a mail carrier standing next to a horse-drawn Rural Free Delivery wagon in Manhattan, Kansas. In the background three men are visible standing in front of the United States post office. Signage for The Nationalist Job Printing and Post Office are also visible.


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