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1876 Liberty Quarter from Fort Hays, 14EL301

1876 Liberty Quarter from Fort Hays, 14EL301
Date: 1876-1889
This seated Liberty quarter was recovered by Kansas Historical Society archeologists during excavation at historic Fort Hays in Ellis County. On the obverse side of the quarter Liberty is seated on a rock holding a liberty pole, resting her hand on a shield and surrounded above by 13 stars. On the reverse side is an eagle with a ribbon with the words "IN GOD WE TRUST" on it. An olive branch and arrows are positioned in the eagle's talons and there is a shield on its breast. The quarter was minted in 1876 in Carson City, Nevada. Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and is a State Historic Site.


1876 Penny from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368

1876 Penny from the Kaw Mission, 14MO368
Date: 1876
The 1876 penny was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Kaw Mission. The penny, sometimes called an Indian Head cent or Indian Head penny shows Liberty with a head dress on the obverse side. The reverse side shows an oak wreath and shield surrounding the words "ONE CENT." The Mission was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951 and it was listed in 1971 to the National Register of Historic Places.


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.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation from 1837 to 1868, and then owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; descriptions and prices of the lands.


A New Home in an Old Settlement:  Come  and see the "New Land in an Old Country"

A New Home in an Old Settlement: Come and see the "New Land in an Old Country"
Date: May 1, 1876
This paper advertises for sale land, formerly owned by the Pottawatomie Nation, from 1837 to 1868, and then purchased by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. On the reverse side of the paper is a sectional map showing the area and identifying those lands that were still for sale by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company. The text gives brief descriptions of the cities and towns in the area; the railroads available; fuel and lumber that are native to the area; and, descriptions and prices of the land.


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.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Timetables

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Timetables
Date: May 7, 1876
Two timetables for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Kansas City and Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Canon City and all points in Colorado. Includes a map of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad line from "the river to the Rockies".


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.


Battle of Little Big Horn

Battle of Little Big Horn
Creator: Coffeen & Schnitger Trading Company
Date: 1876
These five postcards show scenes from the Battle of Little Big Horn after the June 25, 1876 incident between the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry Regiment and a coalition of Plains Indians.


Bedspread

Bedspread
Creator: Adolph, Henry
Date: 1876
Jacquard woven bedspread in red, green, and white. Title blocks in two corners read, "Made by H. Adolph. Clinton, Kansas. 1876." French born Henry Adolph (1815-1907) immigrated to Ohio around 1838. From there he slowed moved westward, living for several years in Indiana, Iowa, and then Missouri. By 1866 he had arrived in Douglas County, Kansas, where he stayed until around 1880, when he moved back to Missouri.


Benjamin "Pap" Singleton and S. A. McClure

Benjamin "Pap" Singleton and S. A. McClure
Date: 1876
This photograph depicts a steamboat containing freed people in Nashville, Tennessee, with Benjamin "Pap" Singleton and S. A. McClure superimposed in the foreground. Singleton, known as the "Father of the Exodus" for the Exoduster Movement in 1879, organized the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association to facilitate black emigration from the South. His town company founded the Dunlap Colony in Morris County, and a short-lived settlement in Cherokee County, Kansas. His widespread use of advertisements encouraged thousands of former slaves to emigrate to Kansas. McClure was one of his associates and advocate for emigration.


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.


Board of Agriculture Treasurer's Annual Reports

Board of Agriculture Treasurer's Annual Reports
Creator: State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1871-1873, 1876
These records include the treasurer's annual reports of the State Board of Agriculture and related vouchers. The January 10, 1872 report, written by treasurer Thomas Murphy, itemizes the proceeds of the Kansas State Fair. Murphy's reports were audited by J.K. Hudson and E.S. Niccolls. The 1873 report was prepared by treasurer George N. Veale and the 1876 report by J.C. Wilson. Additional auditors include A.J. Burdick, W.A. Johnston, J.P. Davis, C.H. Graham, and D.W. Finney.


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.


Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett
Date: 1876
A ticket for the Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia with a photograph of Boston Corbett in the middle. Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett was the Union Army soldier who killed Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Corbett, who homesteaded near Concordia, Kansas in the late 1870s, was hired as a doorkeeper for the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka, Kansas. On February 15, 1887, while performing his doorkeeper duties, Corbett pulled a pistol and unofficially adjourned the House. He was disarmed by local police, declared insane, and committed to the State Insane Asylum in Topeka. He escaped a year later.


Buffalo Spring Ranch

Buffalo Spring Ranch
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 13, 1876
This pencil sketch of the "Buffalo Spring Ranch, Indian Territory, as seen from the north east" is taken form the Ado Hunnius diary.


Caldwell, Kansas

Caldwell, Kansas
Date: 1876
This pencil sketch of Caldwell, Kansas is taken from the Ado Hunnius dirary and depicts the Caldwell House Hotel from the north east end of the street.


Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary

Carl "Ado" Hunnius diary
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 10 - 24, 1876
Carl J. A. "Ado" Hunnius kept this diary while visiting the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Indian Territory. The diary contains detailed information about the trip and sketches (drawn illustrations) of some of the things he saw during the course of his travels. A complete transcription is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Centennial, 1776 - 1876; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road

Centennial, 1776 - 1876; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1876
This poster celebrates the centennial year 1876, by urging all people to travel west via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. "When in the course of human events" it becomes necessary for the people of Eastern, Northern and Southern States, of our great Republic to visit the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona ... (select the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road.)


Centennial, 1776-1876:  Declaration of Principles

Centennial, 1776-1876: Declaration of Principles
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1876
This Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company advertisement promotes the railroad line in the context of the centennial celebration of the establishment of the United States. The poster's language mimics the Declaration of Independence.


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.


Charles Tucker's residence, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory

Charles Tucker's residence, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
Creator: Cornatzer, Samuel M.
Date: April 10, 1876
This item concerns the legal heirs of the estate of Wah-na-se. In council, the Shawnee leaders decided that the land owned by Wah-na-se would be given to her sole heir, Mary Rodgers. The item is signed by Head Chief Charles Tucker, Assistant Chief Dudley Tucker, and Shawnee "Councillors" James Kyser, Hiram Johnson, and Charles Tucker, Jr.


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