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Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, Kansas
Date: 1875
A photograph showing Broadway Avenue, looking north in Abilene, Kansas.


A - D

A - D
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
The documents in this file address various topics related to the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the topics in this file. A letter on December 2, 1875, from H. M. Aller, introduces three individuals to Kansas Governor Osborn and states that he vouches for these men's financial and social integrity. A letter on March 26, 1875, from James Brown, informs the Governor a re-survey was made by the order of the Secretary of the Interior in 1871. In the letter, Brown states the southeast corner of Kansas is 20 miles below Boston and hopes the Governor will issue a proclamation extending the jurisdiction of the State of Kansas. A letter on January 7, 1875, from W. P. Campbell, writes to Governor Osborn relating to the consolidation of the fifth, seventh, and ninth Judicial District.


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter from J. C. Jones of Junction City, Kansas, asks to organize a regiment at Junction City. A letter on October 3, 1874, from Cochran B. Taylor in relation to supplies. Additional correspondence is from S. Wolf and Bro. of Leavenworth, Kansas to C. A. Morris, Adjutant General, regarding prices of blankets. A telegraph on July 6, 1876, from Kansas Governor Osborn to H. T. Benson states he has obtained an order for one thousand improved guns.


Agricultural College : Board of Regents

Agricultural College : Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1877
A letter on March 22, 1875, from H. P. Don, informs Kansas Governor Osborn that he signed a petition in connection with other members of the Kansas Senate and House asking that J. Lawrence be appointed as Regent of the State Agricultural College. A letter on December 17, 1875, from Jacob Minter concerning the appointment of Regent.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873, 1875
A letter on February 8, 1873, from Secretary of the Agricultural College, R. D. Parker, gives a list of Regents and their terms in office. In the letter, Parker states that there is a vacancy and recommends ex. Governor James H. Harvey for the position. A letter on January 16, 1875, from J. A. Anderson, forwards a letter from Professor Kedzie. A letter on March 13, 1875, from Burt L. Kingsburg, requests a delay in the appointment of Regent until after the annual meeting in April.


Appointments

Appointments
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875, 1876
The documents in this file pertain to appointments in the State of Kansas. A letter on June 8, 1875, requests Joseph S. Bidcan as the Justice of the Peace for Woodson County, Kansas. A petition from citizens of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas, recommends J. C. Tousley as Justice of the Peace for their township. Additional letters are from individuals accepting the position designated to them by Kansas Governor Osborn.


Arbor Day in Topeka, Kansas

Arbor Day in Topeka, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1875
This a photograph of Arbor Day activities at 8th & Jackson streets on the Statehouse grounds in Topeka, Kansas. Over 800 trees were planted on the statehouse grounds to commemorate the occasion; however, only a few lived through the summer.


Asa Maxson Fitz Randolph

Asa Maxson Fitz Randolph
Creator: Knight, J. Lee
Date: 1875
This is a carte de visite showing Asa Maxson Fitz Randolph who served as Kansas Attorney General from January 11, 1875 to January 8, 1877.


Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed

Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed
Creator: St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
Date: August 21, 1875
This is a general order from E. C. Devereux of the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad announcing the appointment of W. H. Bancroft as the Assistant Superintendent.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1875
A letter on September 9, 1874, from Kansas Governor Osborn, encloses papers to A. L. Williams, Attorney General, that were presented to him in the case of securing a judge for the 6th Judicial District. A letter on November 24, 1875, from James McDermott shares facts regarding the Justice of Peace election for J. D. Manner and P. B. Smith. A separate letter on December 13, 1875, from James McDermott, states he has applied to the County Clerk for a certificate of vacancy of the Justice of Peace.


Auditor, State

Auditor, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1875
A letter on April 8, 1874, from Daniel W. Wilder, Kansas Auditor, states that Y. C. Collins, Treasurer Clerk, refuses to allow an examination of the Treasury. In the letter, Wilder says he refuses to count the money in the State Treasurers' office and requests that the Treasurer and Clerk not to be notified if it is counted. Another letter from Wilder on May 14, 1874, states the law requires an examination at least once a month without previous knowledge of the party being examined.


August Schulz diary

August Schulz diary
Date: 1872-1878
This diary was written by August(us) Schulz, who resided in McPherson County, Kansas. The diary describes the work and events that took place on the family farm in Canton Township, McPherson County. Schulz and his wife Luisa were born in Germany, according to the 1880 U. S. census. Augustus's age was listed as 54 and Luisa was 58. The first two pages of content labeled 1872 and 1873 are in German. They have four children, The two girls were Agnes, 24 years old, and Ottilie, age 16. The two boys were Alexander (23) and Hugo (20). In 1880 they were all living at home. Schulz provides details about the crops he is planting and several entries describe planting several hundred trees. The diary also mentions establishing land claims for the older children.


A view of the Dodge City,  Kansas, business district in 1875

A view of the Dodge City, Kansas, business district in 1875
Date: Between 1874 and 1876
This black and white photograph shows the Dodge City Kansas business district : Chas Rath & Co. General Outfittings, Long Branch Saloon, and Geo. M. Hoover's Wholesale Wines, Liquors, & Cigars.


A. W. Johnson and Isabella Johnson to Robert S. Wickizer

A. W. Johnson and Isabella Johnson to Robert S. Wickizer
Creator: Johnson, A. W.
Date: March 24, 1875
In this letter to his cousin, A. W. Johnson relates news from his homestead near Osage Mission, Neosho County. Johnson describes the grasshopper plague in vivid terms, and also mentions how the recent hard times in Kansas should not discourage emigration into the state. In fact, he goes so far as to state that now is the time to come, since land is cheap and the spring weather is "deliteful[sic]." Johnson also states, however, that the price of corn is high, and that high prices on goods make it difficult for him to support his family.


Barbara Ketchum

Barbara Ketchum
Date: 1875
Mounted tintype portrait of Barbara Ketchum, daughter of Lewis Ketchum a Wyandotte Indian.


Bird's Eye View of Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1875
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Great Bend, the county seat of Barton County. Great Bend is located on the Arkansas River and the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The Courthouse is visible in its own "square." The image also shows the business district, churches, a school, and residences but no buildings are identified. Street names are given. This lithograph was done fairly early in the town's existence. The image was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Blind Asylum : trustee

Blind Asylum : trustee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873-1877
A letter on March 6, 1875 from R. C. Bates, asks to be appointed as Trustee of the Blind Asylum in place of S. Wood.


Blind, Institution for the

Blind, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875 - 1876
A letter on March 21, 1875, from David Gordon, accepts the position as trustee of the Institution of the Blind. A letter on March 6, 1876, from George H. Miller, asks if the old Board of Trustees will meet to close the business or if it will be turned over to the new Board.


Bonds (State, county, etc.)

Bonds (State, county, etc.)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1876
A letter on December 22, 1875, from Donnell Lawson and Co., state they have not received the funds to pay the January coupons that should have arrived on the 15th and asks if the Governor would like to invest in Government Bonds the State holds. A letter on April 15, 1876, from A. McDonald, encloses a memorandum of bonds of Cherokee County for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. A letter on December 2, 1874, from Donaldson and Fraley, concerns the Harper County Court House funding and school bonds. Additional letters address similar topics related to bonds in Kansas.


Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company stock certificate

Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company stock certificate
Date: February 13, 1875
This stock certificate entitles H. B. Cullum, receiver for the First National Bank in Topeka, Kansas, to 165 shares in capital stock of Brown's Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Buildings in the 300 block of Cottonwood Street in Strong City, Kansas

Buildings in the 300 block of Cottonwood Street in Strong City, Kansas
Date: 1875
This is a photograph showing businesses including the Strong City Bank and grocery stores in the 300 block of Cottonwood Street in Strong City, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is construction on a building at the end of the block.


Captain Lewis Hanback's final report

Captain Lewis Hanback's final report
Creator: Hanback, Lewis
Date: 1875
This document is Captain Lewis Hanback's final report of an 1875 investigation into a conflict between Captain Ricker's company of state militia and a band of Osage Indians that occurred in 1874. The Osage Indians had filed a complaint with the Department of the Interior, claiming that the U. S. military had attacked a peaceful Indian encampment and stolen their horses and other property. Captain Lewis Hanback was ordered to take down testimonies and determine the circumstances surrounding the conflict. This final report summarizes these testimonies and includes a short history of Barbour County where the altercation took place.


C.B. Schmidt to Colonel A.S. Johnson

C.B. Schmidt to Colonel A.S. Johnson
Creator: Schmidt, C. B.
Date: March 23, 1875
This letter is from C.B. Schmidt, foreign agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to Colonel A.S. Johnson of the Land Commission. Schmidt writes about stopping in Prussia to get information on the local Mennonites and what their feelings are on immigrating to the United States.


Centennial Managers, Board of

Centennial Managers, Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1875
A resolution adopted on July 2nd and 3rd, 1874, at a meeting held in Topeka, Kansas by members of the Board of Centennial Managers. A resolution, from a meeting of the State Board of Centennial Managers concerning small grains in the stalk.


Charitable and correctional institutions

Charitable and correctional institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1873 - 1876
A letter on March 22, 1876, from Mary H. Wilson, asks if there is an orphan home in the State of Kansas, as she wants to care for a little girl of ten or twelve years of age. A letter on January 19, from Mrs. Thomas Plowman, asks if there will be a change in Superintendent for the Blind Institute as she is not satisfied with the current Superintendent. A letter on March 20, 1875, from Albert Cavens, writes to Kansas Governor Osborn concerning his mute son and his treatment by management at the Mute School in Olathe. Additional letters address similar topics related to charitable and correctional institutions in the State of Kansas.


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