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Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from Joseph Denison, the Kansas State Agricultural College president; J. W. Davidson, a Military Science professor at the college; and the U. S. War Department to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the Kansas State Agricultural College . The president wrote about the college's board of regents meetings. J. W. Davidson and the U. S. War Department wrote about supplying materials to the college and having the Ordinance Department be turned over to Davidson.


Applications: Miscellaneous posts

Applications: Miscellaneous posts
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from Kansas citizens to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding appointments to various government offices. The positions they applied to included detective, state marshal, surveyist, and any positions available for a veteran with military qualifications.


Appointment register

Appointment register
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
This document is from Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding appointments and other state affairs during his administration. Crawford wrote a list of names and dates of those who were appointed to various government offices. The dates range from January 1865 to April 1868, which are also the dates of Crawford's term as governor.


Autograph and State seal

Autograph and State seal
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
This document is from Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding his autograph and the state seal. The document has Crawford's signature on it as well as a stamp of the state seal. There is no date on it, but Crawford's term was January 9, 1865 to November 4, 1868.


B.F. Dawson to Colonel of the Second Kansas militia

B.F. Dawson to Colonel of the Second Kansas militia
Creator: Dawson, B.F.
Date: Between 1865 and 1866
This letter is from B.F. Dawson to the Colonel of the Second Kansas Militia, in Topeka, Kansas. The letter contains Dawson's recollections of the Battle of the Blue, which happened on October 22, 1864, in Jackson County, Missouri. Dawson wrote the letter in Topeka, Kansas.


Butterfield's Overland mail coach starting out from Atchison, Kansas

Butterfield's Overland mail coach starting out from Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: January 27, 1866
A drawing of a Butterfield Overland mail coach copied from Harper's Weekly, January 27, 1866.


Cheyenne County organization records

Cheyenne County organization records
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: April 01, 1886
In order for an unorganized county to be recognized by the state of Kansas, a certain number of householders/legal electors had to petition the governor. The governor would appoint a census taker. Initially, unorganized counties were required to document that they had at least 600 inhabitants in order to be recognized as a county by the state legislature. Over time the number of residents needed to organize a county changed to 1500 and later to 2500 residents. The census was submitted to the governor who then issued a proclamation indicating that the requirements had been met, appointing county commissioners and a county clerk, and naming a county seat. Not all of these documents are available for each county. Included in this file is Governor Martin's proclamation appointing county officials and designating Bird City as the temporary county seat.


Claims

Claims
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from Kansas company officials to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding various claims. The company officials wrote asking for instructions for the purchase of houses on Native American territory, about a bill for the payment and taxes of a claim, and asking for a signature to approve an account.


Colonel Samuel N. Wood and his son David Wood

Colonel Samuel N. Wood and his son David Wood
Date: Between 1865 and 1867
This photograph of Colonel Samuel N. Wood and his son David Wood was taken shortly after the Civil War. It has been so heavily manipulated that it looks more like a hand drawing than a photograph.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.


Correspondence, General

Correspondence, General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from government officials and other individuals regarding general correspondence to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about legislation, universities, the Paris Exposition, requesting interviews with Crawford, companies, the appointment of officials, and mining.


County affairs: Allen

County affairs: Allen
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from county officials regarding Allen County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The county officials wrote resignations from the sheriff and probate judge offices. Most individuals recommended others to fill their vacancy. Allen County was organized in 1856.


County affairs: Davis

County affairs: Davis
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from county officials regarding Davis County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Some county officials tendered their resignation as either sheriff or probate judge, while others discussed the appointment of a sheriff. Davis County was renamed to Geary County and was one of the first 33 counties organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855.


Criminal matters

Criminal matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from government officials regarding criminal matters to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The officials wrote about individual cases, pardons, hangings, and requisitions.


Daily journal of Elisabeth S. Morse, teacher at Delaware Baptist Mission

Daily journal of Elisabeth S. Morse, teacher at Delaware Baptist Mission
Creator: Morse, Elizabeth Stevens
Date: February 13, 1866-July 14, 1866
This item is the 1866 daily journal for Elisabeth S. Morse who taught at the Delaware Baptist Mission near Edwardsville, Kansas. While a number of entries are fairly brief, the journal contains interesting information on Morse's daily activities at the Mission.


Deaf and Dumb, Kansas Academy for the

Deaf and Dumb, Kansas Academy for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from the warden, professors, and board members of the Kansas Academy for the Deaf and Dumb to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the academy's affairs. They wrote either complaints about a professor, Joseph Mount, or to discuss board meetings. The academy opened in 1861 and was located in Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas.


Door Lock from Fort Hays, 14EL301

Door Lock from Fort Hays, 14EL301
Date: 1867-1889
This door lock was recovered in 1966 from excavations at historic Fort Hays in Ellis County by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The lock was made by the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company of New Britain, Connecticut, whose mark appears on both sides of the lock. Each side also bears a patent date of May 29, 1866. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and is a State Historic Site.


Electra J. Terry

Electra J. Terry
Date: 1866
Half cased ninth plate tintype portrait of Electra J. Terry, wife of Stewart Terry.


Fantasia on Lucy Long

Fantasia on Lucy Long
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
A guitar instrumental by Henry Worrall is included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only the "Fantasia on Lucy Long." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Federal government

Federal government
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from federal government agencies regarding to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford their affairs with Kansas. The government agencies included were the General Land Office, Treasury Department, Department of State, Department of Interior, Department of Education, and Attorney General's office. The agencies wrote about various topics, such as providing donations, Kansas finances, the Paris Exposition, legislation, and a treaty with the Wyandotte nation.


Group of Pawnee warriors and palace cars on the Union Pacific Railroad

Group of Pawnee warriors and palace cars on the Union Pacific Railroad
Creator: Carbutt, John, 1832-1905
Date: October, 1866
This is a stereograph showing a group of Pawnee warriors posed in front of palace cars on the Union Pacific Railroad in Nebraska. The photograph was taken by John Carbutt, Chicago, Illinois, under the auspices of the Union Pacific Railroad Company. The series of stereographs is titled Union Pacific Rail Road Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866.


Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children

Hugh A. Cook with his wife and children
Creator: Lamon, W. H.
Date: 1866
Portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Cook with three children and their dog. Cook was the second Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas. Photo taken by W. H. Lamon of Lawrence, Kansas.


Immigration

Immigration
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from government officials, organizations, newspaper companies, and other individuals to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding immigration. They wrote about various topics on immigration including personal opinions, receiving aid, legislation, relationships with European countries (i.e.- Germany), land, reports, labor, immigration agents, and requesting information.


Immigration

Immigration
Creator: Manhattan Independent
Date: January 6, 1866
This article advertises the many reasons that settlers should come to Kansas, including the pleasant climate and rich natural resources. The unnamed author also promises that immigrants who are willing to work hard can make a good living. The author seems convinced that Kansas will experience a population boom, as there is an abundance of "unoccupied land" ripe for the taking.


Index to official state matters

Index to official state matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
This document, spanning 1865 to 1868, is from Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Crawford wrote an index for various state matters including the penitentiary, state capitol, geological surveys, militia, mining, and schools. There are page numbers and fund amounts next to the state matters. The years, 1865 to 1868, also match Crawford's term as governor.


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