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Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on August 24, 1877, from Peter S. Noble, accepts the position as Adjutant General. A follow-up letter from Peter S. Noble in regards to his appointment and states he is ready to be in Topeka when requested.


Advertisement for Nicodemus, Kansas

Advertisement for Nicodemus, Kansas
Creator: Hill, W. R.
Date: April 16, 1877
This advertisement for Nicodemus, Graham County, Kansas, describes the location of the colony near the Solomon River and the town company's plans to build more houses, businesses, and other public buildings. The trustees were quick to note that they will not build any saloon or "houses of ill fame" during the first five years of settlement. Nicodemus was settled in 1878 and is the oldest surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi River founded by former slaves. Today the town is a National Parks Service site and is open to visitors.


A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter of resignation on July 19, 1877, from M. J. Salter as Regent of the Kansas State Agricultural College. A letter on April 22, 1878, from L. J. Bert accepts the appointment as Regent with the understanding that he may resign in a month or six weeks. A letter on March 20, 1878, from E. B. Parcell, asks if the State Treasury will compare or check the list of bonds held by him for the Agricultural College if a list is prepared. A letter from John A. Anderson request to visit with Kansas Governor Anthony and states he can go into town the next Friday. A letter on March 9, 1878, from Albert Griffin, states there is something wrong with the financial management of the Agricultural College and urges care in the selection of the Regent. The following letters in this file pertain to similar matters that include appointments, meetings, and elections.


Agricultural College Board of Regents

Agricultural College Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on July 20, 1877, from N. A. Adams states he has heard that Lieutenant Governor Salter will resign and requests his successor be well educated, informed, and practical. A letter on August 18, 1877, from Thomas Ryan, recommends John G. Woods as a suitable person as a member of the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College. A petition on March 1, 1878, to have James Lawrence of Beloit, Kansas, reappointed as Regent of the Agricultural College at Manhattan. A letter on March 11, 1878, from J. H. Pillsbury, recommends James Humphrey for Regent of State Agricultural College. Additional documents also pertain to similar matters regarding the Agricultural College Board of Regents.


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.


Agriculture, Board of : secretary

Agriculture, Board of : secretary
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on January 8, 1878, from John B. Campbell, states he heard that A. Gray, Secretary State Board of Agriculture, is likely to be appointed a commission to Paris and requests the appointment to fill in on Gray's behalf.


All colored people that want to go to Kansas

All colored people that want to go to Kansas
Creator: Nicodemus Town Company
Date: 1877
This broadside advertises the availability of land in Nicodemus, Graham County, Kansas encouraging African-American immigration to Kansas. As noted on the poster, some African-American residents of Lexington, Kentucky, were moving to Nicodemus and consolidating themselves with the Nicodemus Town Company. Nicodemus was settled in 1877, and is the only surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi that was settled by former slaves during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. It is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.


Alphabetical correspondence, A - H

Alphabetical correspondence, A - H
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878
The following documents relate to various matters in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on June 25, 1877, from Vice President of the Boston, Winthrop, and Point Shirley Railroad Company, Albert L. Rice, states they have delayed the celebration of the opening of their road until the road is completed to Point Shirley. A letter on September 27, 1878, from R. A. Alston, informs Kansas Governor Anthony the next General Assembly of the State is in November. In the letter from Alston, he advises that he has an interest in improving the Penitentiary System and requests a report from the Principal Keeper and a synopsis of the law governing the punishment of convicts. A letter on February 27, 1878, from G. E. Patrick of Lawrence, requests Governor Anthony to send another sample, and he will assay it immediately.


Alphabetical correspondence, I- P

Alphabetical correspondence, I- P
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878
The following documents relate to various matters in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on February 20, 1878, from J. J. Ingalls, about the location of an additional observatory that was introduced by Senator Paddock of Nebraska. A letter on May 7, 1878, from W. O. Kretsinger, states he is presenting his claims before the Department of the Interior for the position of Agent for the Quapaw Agency. A letter on November 9, 1877, from Peter McNally, requests Governor Anthony's help regarding his brother, who has lost his citizen's papers. A letter from Matthew Whittaker of St. Louis, Missouri, explains to Governor Anthony they can provide him with 200.000 U.S. government bonds at four percent for the value in gold.


Alphabetical correspondence, R - W

Alphabetical correspondence, R - W
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878
The following documents relate to various matters in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on September 10, 1877, from P. H. Raiford regarding the project to transport unbroken bulk of grain and other products of the Mississippi Valley to the harbors of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. A letter on December 12, 1877, from G. W. Smith, advises Governor Anthony that Mr. Haskell in the House of Representatives and Mr. Ingalls in the Senate have each introduced a bill authorizing the President to re-instate him as Captain, his former rank in the army.


An article concerning the death of Jason Clarke Swayze in Topeka, Kansas

An article concerning the death of Jason Clarke Swayze in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Emporia News
Date: March 30, 1877
This is an article concerning the death of newspaper publisher Jason Clarke Swayze published in the Emporia News on June 15, 1877. Jason Swayze moved to Topeka in 1873 and began publishing "The Topeka Blade", which later became "The Topeka State Capitol". In 1877 Jason was murdered outside his office in downtown Topeka after publishing articles in his paper implicating prominent local men in a lottery scandal.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no. 12

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no. 12
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1877
This time schedule or time table shows the west bound and east bound times for the Atchison Division, Kansas City Division and Cottonwood Valley Division of the ATSF rail way.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters of the office of the Attorney General in the State of Kansas. A letter on April 14, 1877, from William R. Davis, Attorney General, gives his opinion concerning the liability and course being taken with the Republican River Bridge Company. A telegraph on March 4, 1878, informs Kansas Governor Anthony that Bancroft has been arrested. A telegram on September 6, 1878, from Willard Davis, states the trial of Bancroft has started. A letter on September 8, 1878, from William Davis advises Governor Anthony, in case of a vacancy in the office of state senator, he should issue a written command of election to the staff of county in which the vacancy exists. A letter on September 4, 1878, from H. B. Johnson, asks if the Governor wishes him to continue to assist with the case of State versus Taylor et al. through final judgment.


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.


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.


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

C.B. Schmidt to Colonel A.S. Johnson
Creator: Schmidt, C. B.
Date: June 09, 1877
This letter is from C.B. Schmidt, foreign agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to Colonel A.S. Johnson, Acting Land Commission for the Santa Fe Railroad. Schmidt writes about the prospect of foreign immigration coming to the United States in the near future, mostly focusing on the number of Mennonites and other Russo-Germans expected to immigrate. Page 7 of the letter contains a statement of land sales to "Foreigners from the U.S. and Canada" and "Foreigners from Europe Direct. It covers the time period February 15, 1873, through May 30, 1877. Sales are grouped by Germans, Austrians, Scandinavians, French, Russo-Germans, Dutch, and Swiss. It shows the number of acres and the amount of income by group.


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 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.


Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees

Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter from L. K. Kirk on January 27, 1878, gives his opinion regarding the appointment of certain individuals as Trustees of Charitable Institutions. A letter on February 28, 1878, from E. G. Ross, recommends Gordon Grovenor as a suitable person for the Trustee of Charitable Institutions. Additional documents in this file pertain to the appointment of members of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions.


Charles Miller to Kansas Adjutant General

Charles Miller to Kansas Adjutant General
Date: October 21, 1877
Letter from Charles Miller at the National Soldier's Home in Dayton, Ohio to the Kansas Adjutant General's Office in Topeka. Miller seeks information on the whereabouts of three officers: Capt. John Nelson, 1st Lt. Robert Nelson, and Sgt. George Cowger, from Nashville, Washington County, Illinois who moved to Kansas. These men belonged to Company H of the Fifth Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Cavalry.


Circular letter regarding Silkville, Kansas

Circular letter regarding Silkville, Kansas
Date: August 01, 1877
This circular letter encourages farmers to add the culture of silk to their general farming. The picture is of several multi-storied buildings in Silkville.


Cities and towns

Cities and towns
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file relate to various matters concerning cities and towns in the State of Kansas. A letter on August 7, 1877, from C. M. Kellogg, advises that the Justice of Peace of Clay Center resigned without letting anyone know until the county Attorney attempted to file a case. A letter on April 2, 1878, from W. B. Townsend in relation to the endorsement of J. W. Niles of Graham County. A letter on March 11, 1878, from John H. Edwards, introduces S. P. Ronnther of a Colony located in Graham County and states he will be in Topeka to request aid for his colony. A telegraph on August 22, 1877, informs Kansas Governor Anthony the public peace and citizens of Galena are in danger by a mob and requests help to maintain the order.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1879
The documents in this file pertain to the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas. Many of the documents are letters of application from potential candidates, petitions, or recommendations for specific individuals as Commissioner of Deeds. A letter of application on November 14, 1877, from Daniel S. Mann for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds of Kansas. In the application, Mann states he has been in the Real Estate business for ten years and is desirous of increasing his business. A letter on September 6, 1877, from Ben F. Hillery of New York, requests the position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas. A letter on May 3, 1877, from William Bowers of New York, encloses recommendations for his role as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas. A petition on March 29, 1877, states Henry Bischoff has an excellent reputation and character and is well qualified to carry out the duties of the office of Commissioners in Kansas.


Commissioners to Paris Exposition

Commissioners to Paris Exposition
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file are from potential candidates applying for the appointment as Honorary Commissioner from the State of Kansas to the Paris Exposition. A letter on January 3, 1878, from Peter Smith, applies for the position at the Paris Exposition and says that he knows four languages. A letter on May 25, 1878, from J. C. Carpenter, encloses a letter from C. H. Pratt, who requests the Honorary Commission to Paris. A letter on March 19, 1878, from Ira Harris, sends an application on behalf of his brother for the appointment as an Honorary Commissioner to the Paris Exposition. A letter on March 15, 1878, from W. H. Harris applies for the appointment and provides references, who support his application.


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