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Abstract of articles purchased during the 4th quarter, 1878

Abstract of articles purchased during the 4th quarter, 1878
Creator: Potawatomi Indian Agency
Date: October 01, 1878-December 14, 1878
This item details the goods and services purchased for the Kansas Agency in the final quarter of 1878. This abstract lists who purchased the item, what item was purchased, as well as the price of the item. Items purchased include buttons, coffee, nails, rice, scissors, and many other items needed for the Kickapoo tribe that lived on the Kansas Agency. During this period, the Kansas Agency was officially known as the Potawatomi Agency but was often referred to as the Kansas Agency because it was the only one in Kansas at the time.


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.


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.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on August 12, 1878, from Alfred Gray, encloses a financial report of the Department of Agriculture that spans seven months. A financial report of the Secretary of State Board of Agriculture for seven months ending June 30, 1877, and fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.


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.


A new home in an old settlement

A new home in an old settlement
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878?
A large poster distributed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to encourage land settlement in the Pottawattomie Reserve in eastern Kansas. Included on the poster is a full page map of the Pottawattomie Reserve on one side and four pictures of the land on the other. The poster/brochure was encouraging farming and settlement in this area because of ready access via the railroad to all markets east of Topeka. Included are brief descriptions of Topeka, Wamego, St. Mary's, Alma and other small towns. Prices and ways to purchase the land are detailed.


An illustrated historical atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Bourbon County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. It has a History of Bourbon county, Kansas, by Col. James H. Brown, p. 9-12.


An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Coffey County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. There are portraits, lithographic views and the History of Coffey County, Kansas; by Judge Burton L. Kingsbury, p. 9-11.


An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Lyon county, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. It contains lithographic views and portraits of residents. The History of Lyon County, Kansas, was written expressly for this work by Jacob Stotler.


An illustrated historical atlas of Miami County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Miami County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1878
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, lithographic views, and plats of towns as of the year of publication. It has a History of Miami County, Kansas, by E.W.Robinson, p. 9-12.


Arkansas River, Garden City, Kansas

Arkansas River, Garden City, Kansas
Date: July 1878
This photograph shows a view of the Arkansas River in Garden City, Kansas.


Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet

Arkansas Valley Guide pamphlet
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1878
This pamphlet from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company represents a guide for individuals to purchase land and homes in Kansas. Information included with the pamphlet for potential home owners is schools, how much money to bring with them, cost of living, and the best crops to grow in Kansas.


Atlas map of Leavenworth County, Kansas

Atlas map of Leavenworth County, Kansas
Creator: Missouri Publishing Co.
Date: 1878
This atlas contains maps of the townships with plat owners names, lithograph illustrations, a history of Leavenworth County, and biographical sketches of local citizens.


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.


Auditor, State

Auditor, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on September 12, 1878, from P. J. Bonebrake, Kansas State Auditor, informs Governor Anthony of the sale of State school lands from the Treasurer of Montgomery County Kansas to R. D. Burns for the amount of $480.00 and provides a report of the payments made by Burns. The following two letters from P. J. Bonebrake are regarding the Salt Spring Lands located in Salt Springs. A letter on November 5, 1877, from H. L. Taylor, informs Governor Anthony an insect has appeared in the wheat in Wichita and Sumner County. In the letter Taylor describes the insect and reports that several fields are destroyed.


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.


"Aunt Sally" steamboat on the Arkansas River

"Aunt Sally" steamboat on the Arkansas River
Date: 1878
A view of a large crowd of people aboard the steamboat "Aunt Sally" as it lies docked somewhere along the Arkansas River in Kansas. The boat is riding low in the water because of the weight of the crowd aboard it. Note that the photograph image is backward (see the reversed name on the paddle wheel housing near the stern).


Biggest and best! The Donniphan County Fair Association will hold its tenth annual exhibition

Biggest and best! The Donniphan County Fair Association will hold its tenth annual exhibition
Creator: Weekly Kansas Chief
Date: September 24, 1878-September 27, 1878
Indian war dances, a grand agricultural display, an animal show, and horse races are all advertised on this Doniphan County fair poster, with Thomas Henshall listed as president and T.W. Heatley as secretary for the Doniphan County Fair Association.


Birds-eye view, Kinsley, Kansas

Birds-eye view, Kinsley, Kansas
Date: 1878
This photograph represents a birds-eye view of Kinsley, Kansas. In the upper left corner the Arkansas River is identified and street names are labeled throughout the city.


Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Halstead, Harvey County, Kansas. It is on the route of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and the Little Arkansas River runs near the town. The structures identified in the legend include a school, Mennonite Church, hotels, depot, newspaper office, the Halstead Flour Mill, an elevator, lumber yard, and wagon shops. Street names are given. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


Bird's eye view of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Cott & Zeuch, Lithographers
Date: 1878
This is a colored brid's eye view of Larned, Kansas, the county seat of Pawnee County. It had a U. S. Land Office and was on the route of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad. It does not contain a legend to buildings. Street names are visible. The inset in the lower left corner depicts the Larned House and the one in the lower right pictures the school. The image was drawn by D. D. Morse.


Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Sterling, Kansas
Creator: Morse, D. D
Date: 1878
This colored lithograph is a bird's eye view of Sterling, Rice County, Kansas. The streets are named but the buildings are not identified. The business district is obvious as are the residences. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad ran through Sterling. There is a large public building on its own block that is probably a public school, based on information from other maps. The lithograph was drawn by D. D. Morse and published by Lott & Zeuch Lithograph, Chicago, Illinois.


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