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An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas

An appeal for help in behalf of the colored refugees in Kansas
Creator: Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906
Date: January 22, 1881
This flyer, distributed by the Southern Refugee Relief Association of Chicago, Illinois, describes the dire situation of the African-American refugees relocated in Kansas. The secretary of this association, Horatio N. Rust, had taken this opportunity to pass along information relayed to him by Elizabeth Comstock, an aid worker in Topeka. Comstock was thankful for the donations of food and other goods, but asked for more assistance in feeding, clothing, and sheltering these refugees. The flyer also includes short excerpts of letters by agents of the refugee association who had direct knowledge of the emigrants' situation.


Anderson County fair

Anderson County fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: October 4, 1881
A poster for the Anderson County fair. Poster viewers are encouraged to "Develop our Resources; Promote Home Interests; and Encourage Home Industries." Highlights include a speed ring, cattle show, and moderate gate fees. Fair officers are D. D. Judy, president, and A. C. Messenger, secretary.


Andrew Atchison to John P. St. John

Andrew Atchison to John P. St. John
Creator: Atchison, Andrew
Date: August 22, 1881
In this letter, Andrew Atchison updates Kansas governor St. John on the condition of the Exoduster settlement near Dunlap, Kansas. Benjamin Singleton had established this colony in May, 1878, and according to Atchison, the black refugees (numbering around 200 families) were thriving. Another goal of Atchison's letter was to investigate the "practicability" of establishing a Business and Literary Academy in addition to their free public school. Atchison and some other white residents of the area had formed the Dunlap Aid Association to assist the Exodusters' efforts to obtain land and employment.


A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church

A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church
Creator: Holloway, S.S.
Date: August 10, 1881-August 21, 1881
A circular announcing a state camp meeting held by the Kansas State Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Riverside Park in Winfield, Kansas. Governor John St. John was to be present during the entire meeting along with other speakers and prominent temperance workers.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's carpenter shop, El Paso, Texas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's carpenter shop, El Paso, Texas
Date: March 17, 1931
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's carpenter shop in El Paso, Texas. The structure was built in 1881 and had dimensions 24' x 48'.


Barbwire section

Barbwire section
Date: 1881
Harbaugh's Torn Ribbon, patented June 7, 1881 by Joseph W. Harbaugh of Lawrence, Kansas.


Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1882

Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1882
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1882
The Kansas State Reform School, also known as the Industrial School for Boys, was established in 1879 by a legislative act that appropriated $35,000 for the erection of buildings in Topeka, Kansas. Control and supervision of the school was placed in the hands of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. The school was located three miles north of the capitol building on an original tract of 170 acres that was given by the city of Topeka. The west wing of the main building was opened on June 1, 1881. The school taught boys the rudiments of useful employment as a means of supporting themselves after being discharged from the facility. The boys learned, among other things, tailoring, shoe and harness making, woodworking of various kinds, baking, and printing. Information included in this item is the superintendent's report, as well as tables listing the number of boys received, discharged, and escaped each month as well as another table listing what crimes the boys had committed before coming to the institution.


Bird's eye view of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Creator: United States Army, Department of Missouri
Date: 1881
This black and white (brown) lithograph of Fort Leavenworth was created by Wilhelm Dannmeier, an architect, engraver, and lithographer who was top assistant to the Chief Engineer, Department of Missouri, United States Army. The names of the various buildings and areas are identified in the lower margin below the location of the building. The structures are not directly identified with numbers of letters. The major buildings on the post are listed. The Missouri River is on the right side of the lithograph.


Bird's eye view of Ogden, Riley County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of Ogden, Riley County, Kansas
Date: 1881
This lithograph is a bird's eye view of Ogden, Riley County, Kansas. It is a small community. There are only a few streets, houses, and businesses. There is a railroad depot, but the railroad is not identified. The two insets in the upper corners are grocery stores. The lower left inset is the Pacific House, a hotel. The lower right inset is not identified.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1880
This black and white photograph shows the east and west wing of the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Located on twenty acres of land, once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday, work began on October 17, 1866 when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later, the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was completed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92.


Constitution of the Assemblies of the Order of Equal Rights of America

Constitution of the Assemblies of the Order of Equal Rights of America
Creator: Register Print
Date: January 1, 1887
This document describes the tenets of the People's Party's political platform. It has been crafted into a constitutional presentation format for broad popular appeal.


Convention of the United Colored Links

Convention of the United Colored Links
Creator: United Colored Links
Date: August 1 - 2, 1881
An advertisement for the convention of the United Colored Links, held in Topeka, Kansas. The convention aimed to "consolidate our race" and bring unity to the people. Listed are the callers of the convention, the executive committee, secretary, and president, Benjamin Singleton.


Crane's Book Bindery, Topeka, Kansas

Crane's Book Bindery, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1881
This photograph shows Crane's Book Bindery, located at 137 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It shows the exterior of a two story building with several unidentified people in front and also looking out the windows from inside the building. A horse and wagon is in the street.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Arkansas

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Arkansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Arkansas.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Colorado

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Colorado
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Colorado.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Dakota Territory

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Dakota Territory
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to the Dakota Territory.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Indiana

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Indiana
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1880-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Indiana.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Iowa

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Iowa
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Iowa.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Missouri

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Missouri
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Missouri.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Nebraska

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: Nebraska
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to Nebraska.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: New Mexico

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions by Kansas on other states: New Mexico
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about the government of Kansas' requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in other states. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent to New Mexico.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Iowa

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other States: Iowa
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about other state's requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in Kansas. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent by Iowa.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other states: Missouri

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other states: Missouri
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about other state's requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in Kansas. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent by Missouri.


Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other states: Nebraska

Crime and criminals: extradition papers: requisitions on Kansas by other states: Nebraska
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. The letters contain information about other state's requests about warrants, financial information, arrests, and other details about criminals that are now possibly residing in Kansas. This set of correspondence covers the requests sent by Nebraska.


Crime and criminals: miscellaneous: bender case

Crime and criminals: miscellaneous: bender case
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
This series of letters are pulled from the correspondence files of Kansas Governor John Pierce St. John. They are about the murders in Labette County, Kansas involving the Bender Family, sometimes referred to as the Bloody Benders. The family consisted of John Bender; his wife, Elvira Bender; son, John, Jr.; and daughter, Kate.


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