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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882


Agricultural, State Board of

Agricultural, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


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'.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


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B
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


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.


Blind, School for the

Blind, School for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


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C
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


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.


Charitable Institutions, Bd. of Trustees

Charitable Institutions, Bd. of Trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883


Charitable Institutions, Board, A.T. Sharp

Charitable Institutions, Board, A.T. Sharp
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1881


Charitable Institutions, Board of Trustees

Charitable Institutions, Board of Trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882


Cities & Towns : Atchison

Cities & Towns : Atchison
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882


Cities & Towns : Atwood

Cities & Towns : Atwood
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882


Cities & Towns : Kansas City

Cities & Towns : Kansas City
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882


Cities & Towns : Topeka

Cities & Towns : Topeka
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1881


Claims : Indian Raid of 1878

Claims : Indian Raid of 1878
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882


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