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A. M. Richardson to Governor John St. John

A. M. Richardson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Richardson, A. M.
Date: October 08, 1879
In this letter, A. M. Richardson of Lawrence, Kansas, questions the whereabouts of a box of temperance literature mailed to Kansas Governor St. John.


A. M. Richardson to Governor John St. John

A. M. Richardson to Governor John St. John
Creator: Richardson, A. M.
Date: November 12, 1879
In this letter, temperance worker A. M. Richardson seeks help from Kansas Governor St. John in securing railroad passes for other temperance supporters and lecturers. Governor St. John serves as president of the State Temperance Union and Rev. A. M. Richardson is the 1st vice president and general agent.


A. T. Hall, Jr. and E. P. McCabe to Governor John P. St. John

A. T. Hall, Jr. and E. P. McCabe to Governor John P. St. John
Creator: Hall, A. T.
Date: April 11, 1879
A.T. Hall, Jr., Deputy District Clerk of Nicodemus, Kansas, and E.P. McCabe the Notary Public of Nicodemus in Graham County are requesting that Governor St. John honor a promise he made earlier in January of 1879 to recognize Nicodemus as the temporary county seat of Graham County.


About Nicodemus, The Daily Journal

About Nicodemus, The Daily Journal
Creator: Lawrence Daily Journal
Date: April 30, 1879
This article from the Lawrence Daily Journal discusses a newspaper article from the Chicago Tribune written during the Exoduster Movement in 1879 providing a brief history of the black community of freed people at Nicodemus, Kansas settled in 1877. Nicodemus is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.


Abstract of articles purchased during the third quarter of 1879

Abstract of articles purchased during the third quarter of 1879
Creator: Linn, H.C.
Date: July 01, 1879-September 01, 1879
This item contains a list of items purchased by U.S. Indian Agent H.C. Linn for the Kansas (Potawatomi) Agency in the third quarter of 1879. Items include beef, bastard files, bacon, lye, nails, and other things. The abstract indicates that the purchases were for the Kickapoo tribe living at the Kansas Agency.


Action of Other Cities on the 'Exodus' Question

Action of Other Cities on the 'Exodus' Question
Creator: Wyandotte Gazette
Date: April 25, 1879
This article includes information about Exoduster relief efforts in both Topeka and Lawrence. In Topeka, the Kansas Freedmen's Aid Association had appealed to other counties, asking them to form local aid societies to assist refugees in their respective areas. Lawrence citizens held a meeting in Fraser Hall to discuss the Exodus; the attendees recognized the legitimacy of the Exodus and were willing to provide aid and support for the emigrants.


Addie Colburn to Governor John St. John

Addie Colburn to Governor John St. John
Creator: Colburn, Addie M.
Date: Between May 25, 1879 and May 28, 1879
Addie M. Colburn of Tecumseh, Kansas, requests Kansas Governor St. John drop by the Teft House in Topeka to discuss temperance business with her.


Agricultural fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Agricultural fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a sketch of the Agricultural Fair at the Farmer's Campground in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It shows three people in a horse and buggy riding past corn stalks, pumpkins and corn cobs. This was during President Hayes' visit. The sketch was by Worrall from Leslie's October 18, 1879.


Agricultural fair with President Hayes, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

Agricultural fair with President Hayes, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a sketch of the Agricultural Fair at Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas. It shows a large group of people gathered to hear President Hayes who was on a tour of western states. The sketch was copied from Leslie's, October 18, 1979.


Albert Griffin to Governor John St. John

Albert Griffin to Governor John St. John
Creator: Griffin, Albert
Date: March 29, 1879
Editor Albert Griffin of the Manhattan, Kansas "Nationalist" paper, asks Kansas Governor John St. John to speak in his town on temperance.


Albert Griffin to Governor John St. John

Albert Griffin to Governor John St. John
Creator: Griffin, Albert
Date: April 05, 1879
In this letter, having not heard further regarding Kansas Governor St. John's agreement to speak in Manhattan, Kansas, Editor Griffin informs the Governor he is scheduled to speak Sunday, and states "Do not fail us on any account."


Albert Griffin to Governor John St. John

Albert Griffin to Governor John St. John
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: April 05, 1879
Having not heard further regarding Kansas Governor St. John's agreement to speak in Manhattan, Kansas, newspaper editor Griffin informs the governor he is scheduled to speak Sunday, and he writes "Do not fail us on any account." Griffin is the editor and proprietor of The Nationalist.


A lesson of the exodus

A lesson of the exodus
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: April 23, 1879
This article discusses what lessons may be learned from the black exodus out of the South. The unnamed author maintains that Southerners will realize their dependence upon black labor. Furthermore, Northerners will be encouraged to see that they must continue what they began during the Civil War and that they cannot let white Southerners rule the country.


An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas

An illustrated historical atlas of Osage County, Kansas
Creator: Edwards Brothers of Missouri
Date: 1879
This atlas was compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. It contains a History of Osage County, Kansas, by Hon. James Rogers. It contains portraits, Lithographs and a list of patrons.


Army Battery at an old settlers meeting, Bismarck Grove,

Army Battery at an old settlers meeting, Bismarck Grove,
Date: 1879
This photo shows an Army Battery at Bismarck Grove near Lawrence, Kansas, September 1879.


Articles of Corporation and By-Laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association

Articles of Corporation and By-Laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association
Creator: Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1879
This pocket-sized booklet contains the articles of incorporation and by-laws of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association that assisted Southern blacks emigrating to Kansas influencing the Exoduster Movement of 1879. In addition, the booklet includes a listing of the Board of Directors and officers where Governor John P. St. John served as its president.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Feria, Julius
Date: Between 1869 and 1879
This photograph shows an illustration of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Topeka, Kansas at the intersection of Fourth and Holliday Streets. The station was built in 1869.


B. F. Flemicken to Governor John St. John

B. F. Flemicken to Governor John St. John
Creator: Flemicken, B. F.
Date: January 21, 1879
In this letter from B. F. Flemicken of Clay Center, Kansas, to Kansas Governor John St. John, Flemicken thanks St. John for his "firm and bold" stance on temperance and praising him for having the "nerve" to do so.


B. F. Wright to Governor John St. John

B. F. Wright to Governor John St. John
Creator: Wright, B. F.
Date: October 28, 1879
B. F. Wright, writing on letterhead for the Iowa State Temperance Meetings, Clear Lake, Iowa, requests a copy of the proposed Kansas prohibition amendment.


Bickerdyke Hotel (Pacific House) in Salina, Kansas

Bickerdyke Hotel (Pacific House) in Salina, Kansas
Date: 1879
This is a stereograph of the Bickerdyke Hotel (Pacific House) in Salina, Kansas.


Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas

Bird's Eye View of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas
Creator: Stoner, J. J.
Date: 1879
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. The legend at the bottom identifies the following: Concordia College, the high school, the Courthouse, several churches including a Swedish Baptist Church, hotels, a livery stable, a feed stable, the U. S. Land Office, two commercial land offices, two law offices, and the Concordia Mill. Street names are given. A railroad is shown but the company is not identified. The lithograph was published by J. J. Stoner of Madison, Wisconsin.


Bird's eye view of Hiawatha, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Hiawatha, Kansas
Creator: Fowler, T.M.
Date: 1879
This black and white lithograph is a bird's eye view of Hiawatha, Kansas, which is the county seat of Brown County. The streets are identified while prominent places within the town have numbers associated with them. A legend is provided to identify some of the buildings.


Bridge over Walnut Creek near Rush Center, Kansas

Bridge over Walnut Creek near Rush Center, Kansas
Creator: Wittick, George B.
Date: Between 1879 and 1880
This is a stereograph showing a bridge over Walnut Creek near Rush Center, Kansas.


C. L. Rood to Governor John St. John

C. L. Rood to Governor John St. John
Creator: Rood, C. L.
Date: October 14, 1879
C. L. Rood encourages Kansas Governor St. John to attend the October 21st "grand Temperance Demonstration" in Newton, Kansas.


C. L. Rood to Governor John St. John

C. L. Rood to Governor John St. John
Creator: Rood, C. L.
Date: September 19, 1879
Anxious for Kansas Governor St. John to address a temperance picnic in his community of Newton, Kansas, C. L. Rood requests the Governor come between September 19th and October 15th.


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