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Alphabetical correspondence, L-N

Alphabetical correspondence, L-N
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The correspondents discussed various topics including newspaper/publication articles (i.e.- The Independent; Enterprise), government officials, congress, legislature, coal, farming, land, laws and policies, and requests for visits. There are also a few letters concerning the insane asylum. Due to the large amount of correspondence Kansas Governor G. W. Glick received from the public, the letters are divided and listed in alphabetical order.


Asylum for Imbecile & Idiotic Youth, Lawrence

Asylum for Imbecile & Idiotic Youth, Lawrence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters ranging from Dec. 11, 1883 to Jan. 3, 1884 are from H. M. Greene, Superintendent of the Kansas State Asylum for Imbecile and Idiotic Youth, and Geo. J. Barker, attorney, to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. They are discussing a shooting that took place in one of the rooms of the asylum. One letter is a description of the whole incident according to H. M. Greene. Both Greene and Barker are writing to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick to delay the governor's proclamation of this case.


Blind, Asylum for the

Blind, Asylum for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870 - 1871
A letter from W. W. Updegraff, Superintendent, reports the condition of the Institution since he took possession, he notifies the Governor there are no records or vouchers, there are thirteen pupils, and he is in the process of making an inventory. A letter from Updegraff acknowledges his appointment as the Superintendent for the Blind Asylum. A letter from members of the Kansas Senate informs the Governor of their observations of the Blind Asylum in Wyandotte. A letter from Thomas Plowman, a citizen of Leavenworth, writes to complain of the mistreatment of his son at the Blind Asylum.


Blind Asylum, superintendent of

Blind Asylum, superintendent of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1870
The documents in this file pertain to matters concerning the appointment of Superintendent of the Blind Asylum. A letter from Minister James Lawrence requests Kansas Governor Harvey to reappoint Sawyer's position as the Superintendent. A separate letter suggests the Governor make changes in the management at the Asylum. Many letters are regarding efforts to remove H. H. Sawyer as the Superintendent, however, there is also correspondence from individuals who support Sawyer and attest to his management. A petition from citizens of Wyandotte, Kansas, asks that Sawyer be reappointed in his present position. Additional documents are petitions to have another person appointed Superintendent.


Charitable and correctional institutions

Charitable and correctional institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on March 12, 1877, from Susan M. Leazenby, states she was unfairly discharged from her position at the Asylum and asks Kansas Governor Anthony if he can use his influence to obtain her another position. A petition on January 15, 1877, from signers, state that T. A. Stanley is a good man and has a good reputation. A letter on July 9, 1877, from A. H. Knapp, informs Governor Anthony, he is having published an account of the condition of the Kansas State Insane Asylum and discussing the circumstances and causes that led to his resignation. A letter from W. H. Pilkerton, asks if the Asylum in Topeka is complete and requests the appointment as Marshall.


Charitable and Correctional Institutions : Deaf & Dumb Asylum, Olathe

Charitable and Correctional Institutions : Deaf & Dumb Asylum, Olathe
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from individuals regarding the "Deaf and Dumb Asylum" in Olathe, Kansas to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Glick was establishing new management for the institution. Two of the individuals were parents who endorsed the current superintendent of the institution. S. B. Wilson endorsed himself for the position.


Charitable and Correctional Institutions : Insane Asylum, Topeka

Charitable and Correctional Institutions : Insane Asylum, Topeka
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding the Topeka Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. L. S. Webb wrote to Glick questioning the funding for the asylum. The other individuals were relatives of an inmate at the asylum, Arthur H. Webb, and wrote questioning the status of Webb. The Topeka Insane Asylum changed its name to the Topeka State Hospital and permanently closed in 1997.


Charitable Institutions

Charitable Institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals in charitable institutions to Kansas Governor John Martin. The Kansas Insane Asylum discusses Native American patients among others. The rest of the letters discuss admittance into institutions including the Soldier's Orphan Home and Reform School. In 1887, the Soldier's Orphan's Home in Atchison, Kansas opened for children of Union soldiers and sailors. In 1889, regulations were altered to admit all "dependent, neglected or abused children" between the ages of two and 14.


Charitable Institutions

Charitable Institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding multiple charitable institutions in Kansas to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. S. B. S. Wilson wrote to apply for the position of Superintendent of the "Deaf and Dumb" Asylum. Many letters endorsed Dr. V. W. Sunderlin for Superintendent of the Osawatomie Insane Asylum. Others also endorsed J. J. Thompson and J. W. Gossett for the same position. The final letters are from J. D. Sherrick applying for the position of Superintendent for the Topeka Insane Asylum.


Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees

Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file concern various matters related to the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. This description covers only a few documents in this file. A letter on February 5, 1877, from W. B. Slosson, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of State Charitable Institutions, writes about the employment of physicians in the Insane Asylum. A letter on February 17, 1876, from Edwin Knowles, accepts the appointment as a member on the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. A letter on January 15, 1878, from Edwin Knowles, informs Governor Anthony that he has written to Lander and states the Stewards Department at Osawatomie is being loosely conducted, and if he wanted, he could perform fraud.


Charities, State Board of

Charities, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Charities about various charitable institutions to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include establishing an Industrial Reformatory in Salina, coal storage for the Kansas charitable institutions, employed architects, reports, soldiers, expenditures, the Reform School, meetings, the Soldiers Orphan Home, the Insane Asylum, and concerns with the board. The Kansas State Industrial Reformatory (KSIR) came into existence in 1885 when Kansas Governor John Martin signed a bill that the State Legislature had passed, authorizing the purchase of land to be donated in order to build a reformatory. The site chosen for the new reformatory was Hutchinson.


Correspondence of George Huron concerning Boston Corbett

Correspondence of George Huron concerning Boston Corbett
Date: 1887-1913
Correspondence of George A. Huron who was appointed guardian of Boston Corbett after he was committed to an insane asylum in Topeka, Kansas. Corbett is known as the man who killed John Wilkes Booth following President Lincoln's assassination. Corbett escaped from the asylum in May 1888. This correspondence relates to Huron's guardianship of Corbett and matters of his estate following his disappearance and presumed death.


Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Olathe

Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Olathe
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from various individuals regarding the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in Olathe, Kansas to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many letters discuss the appointment of the steward/physician for the school. Another letter discusses the appointment of Miss Daggy to fill a teacher or supervisor vacancy. The Deaf and Dumb Asylum was founded in 1861 and changed to the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind in 1877. It still exists today as the Kansas State School for the Blind.


Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the Education of

Deaf and Dumb, Institution for the Education of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These two letters, dated November 6th, 1885 and May 5th, 1886, are from the superintendent, S. T. Walker, of the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb regarding the institution to Kansas Governor John Martin. One letter discusses Miss Daggy's application to fill a teacher or supervisor vacancy acknowledging that her application will be put on file. The other letter is an invitation to the graduation ceremony. The Deaf and Dumb Asylum was founded in 1861 and changed to the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind in 1877. It still exists today as the Kansas State School for the Blind.


Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, State Asylum for

Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, State Asylum for
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
This letter, dated February 1st, 1888, is from H. M. Greene, Superintendent of the Kansas State Asylum for Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, regarding asylum matters to Kansas Governor John Martin. Greene discussed a woman applicant for the asylum. Greene concluded that he rejected the application because she did not meet requirements for acceptance. The asylum opened in 1881 in Lawrence for children age fifteen and younger. The asylum's name changed eventually to Winfield State Hospital.


Insane Asylum, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These three letters, spanning February through May 1885, are from Republicans of Miami County, Kansas, F. W. Kash, and J. B. Murdock regarding the superintendent of the Osawatomie Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. The Republicans of Miami County, Kansas recommended Reuben Smith as superintendent, while F. W. Kash and J. B. Murdock recommended G. P. True as assistant superintendent. Martin appointed Reuben Smith as superintendent.


Insane Asylum, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from individuals working at the Kansas State Insane Asylum in Osawatomie to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The Superintendent, J. D. Sherrick wrote to Glick about the conditions of the asylum and endorsing P. G. Brewer as a physician. G. P. True thanked Glick for the appointment of the second assistant physician. The other letters are from A. K. Knapp, assistant physician, he wrote to Glick about visiting as well as specific patients including H. E. Montgomery, Anna L. Sharpe, and L. N. Beal.


Insane Asylum, Osawatomie, superintendent of

Insane Asylum, Osawatomie, superintendent of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
In this file a letter on March 16, 1878, from J. W. Ridge, agrees with the removal of John H. Smith as a member on the Board of Charities. A letter of application from Otis E. French, M. D., for the appointment as Superintendent at Osawatomie is also included. A letter on October 2, 1877, from G. H. Sutton, requests information on the requirements to make an application for the appointment of Superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Osawatomie. Additional letters also pertain to the appointment of Superintendent at the Osawatomie Insane Asylum.


Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the superintendent's office regarding the Osawatomie Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. Viana Emerson, Matron of the Asylum, wrote to maintain her position and Reuben Smith wrote accepting his position as superintendent. The final letter is from Smith's successor, A. H. Knapp, discussing the fulfillment of Martin's request in a previous letter. Osawatomie State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital established in 1863 and opened in 1866 in Osawatomie, Kansas. It has been named "Kansas Insane Asylum" and the "State Insane Asylum" but was officially changed to its present name in 1901.


Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie

Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from the trustees of the State Insane Asylum regarding general affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about the appointment of a trustee, with a signed petition, and legislation on appropriations for the asylum. The State Insane Asylum was established in 1863 and located in Osawatomie, Kansas.


Insane Asylum, State, Topeka

Insane Asylum, State, Topeka
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the superintendent's office regarding the Kansas State Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters discuss the admittance of individual patients including soldiers to the asylum. The Kansas State Insane Asylum was located in Topeka, Kansas.


Insane Asylum, Topeka

Insane Asylum, Topeka
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding the Topeka Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. J.D. Jones and the superintendent, B. D. Eastman wrote about a patient there: Mrs. Jones. B. D. Eastman also gave a statement of the coal shipped to the asylum. A. P. Tenney, succeeding superintendent, discussed certain individuals including Elizabeth Waters, D. O. McAlister, John D. Singler, Mr. Twine, A. H. Webb, and John Brown. Some of these individuals are patients while others are about getting positions at the asylum and issues with the State Board of Charities.


Insane Asylum, Topeka

Insane Asylum, Topeka
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1886, are from state officials and other individuals regarding the superintendent position of the Topeka Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. Letters recommend T. N. Thompson, George Gilmore, and Finley to the superintendent position. Martin appointed A. P. Tenney. The Topeka State Hospital (formerly the Topeka Insane Asylum) was a publicly funded institution for the care and treatment of the mentally ill in Topeka, Kansas, in operation from 1872 to 1997.


Insane Asylum, Topeka, superintendent of

Insane Asylum, Topeka, superintendent of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter in August of 1878, from Otis E. French, M.D., asks for Kansas Governor Anthony's influence in securing him the appointment as Superintendent of the Insane Asylum in Topeka.


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