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A complete set of surveys and plats or properties in Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kansas

A complete set of surveys and plats or properties in Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kansas
Creator: G.M. Hopkins & Co
Date: [c1887]
An atlas of Wyandotte County, Kansas, with owners of township property listed. It shows the railroad lands and various businesses.


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the Adjutant General's office in regards to adjutant general affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. A. B. Campbell, Adjutant General, and S. M. Lauham wrote letters concerning military shipments, Governor turnover, and Rock Island Arsenal and other ordinances as well as appointing military officials to the office. Signed certificates are also included in this file.


Adjutant general & National Guard

Adjutant general & National Guard
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals regarding positions in the Adjutant General's offices to Kansas Governor John Martin. John T. Bradley, A. B. Campbell, and R. A. Friedrich all wrote to Martin about the Adjutant General position and had endorsements as well. Individuals also applied for Brigade General, Aide-de-camp, and surgeon for the 3rd Regiment.


Aerial Navigation

Aerial Navigation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1888
These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from Dr. S. L. N. Foote in Lebo, Kansas regarding aerial navigation to Kansas Governor John Martin. Foote included pamphlets with endorsements of his inventions and scientific studies of aerial navigation including flying machines. Foote also discussed artificial intelligence and patents.


Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor John Martin. The board wrote to Martin about reports, the lack and necessity of an architect, the expenditures for getting an architect, and allotted lands to the college from the government. The president of the college, George Fairchild, also wrote to Martin about his annual reports.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
The documents in this file are letters and petitions to Kansas Governor John Martin regarding appointing positions within the Kansas State Agricultural College. Other letters are applications from individuals for a position at the Agricultural College.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Agriculture regarding their affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover three different topics. The first group of letters discuss acts in Congress about the census. The second group of letters talk about the Kansas State Weather Service, the U.S. Signal Service Corps, and the cold wave station/flag they will set up in Kansas. The final topic is over a request they received for information describing their resources that they cannot fulfill due to a lack of any type of publications made.


Alfred M. Landon as an infant

Alfred M. Landon as an infant
Creator: Neiler, J. P.
Date: 1887
This is a cabinet card showing Alfred M. Landon as an infant.


Appointments, Acknowledgements of

Appointments, Acknowledgements of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals regarding their appointment to government offices to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of these letters are about accepting positions appointed by Martin. These positions include board members for the Kansas State Agricultural College; State Dental Board; State Board of Health; State Normal School; State Reformatory; and Board of Pharmacy, a trustee for the State Board of Charities, commissioners, judges, military officials, and wardens. The State Board of Health, a special needs school, and a soldiers' orphan home were all departments born from the Martin administration. Additionally, the state militia became the Kansas National Guard, and a bureau of labor and industrial statistics was also created under Martin's administration.


Appraisers of Salt Spring Lands

Appraisers of Salt Spring Lands
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters dated, May and June 1886, are from D. W. Finney, J. H. Billings, and A. J. Voorhis regarding the Salt Spring Lands to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss the appraisal of the Salt Spring lands and include a report of the appraisement. The Salt Spring lands were located in Saline, Lincoln, Mitchell, Cloud, and Republic counties.


April 1887

April 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: April 1887
These letters, dated April 1887, are from various individuals regarding Kansas issues to Kansas Governor John Martin. The issues include promotions in military offices, War Department services during the Civil War, State Veterinarian, recommendations, railroads, laws, census, and land. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. In 1885, the state of affairs was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion. But all that boom and extravagance changed in Martin's last year of office, 1889, when conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Arbor Day

Arbor Day
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals regarding Arbor Day to Kansas Governor John Martin. Some are asking if there is an Arbor Day or supporting the celebration of Arbor Day, especially educators and schools. Others are asking for a proclamation from the governor and copies of it. Many letters also discuss planting trees as the main activity for an Arbor Day celebration.


Architect, State

Architect, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These two letters, dated July 28th, 1885 and March 19th, 1887, are from Haskell Wood and George Ropes, both the State Architect, regarding the architecture of the Kansas State Capitol to Kansas Governor John Martin. Wood discussed what to do to fix the damage caused by storms on the North and East wings of the Capitol building. Ropes succeeded Wood in the State Architect position. Ropes discussed the Board of the State House Commission and asked Martin for protection from and to appeal to them.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Escondido, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Escondido, California
Creator: Slocum, J E
Date: Between 1887 and 1899
This sepia colored photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Escondido, California. The one-story wooden structure, built in 1887, provided passenger service until it closed in 1978. In 1985, the depot was moved to Grape Day Park in Escondido, California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #504

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #504
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 22, 1887
This photograph shows William Beller and William Rain standing beside the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #504, a Rhode Island type, in Wichita, Kansas. The gentleman standing at the back of the cab, Frank Galletly, later became an engineer on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway and was killed while on duty.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #28

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #28
Date: 1887
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #28 at Crosby, Kansas, now known as Selkirk, Kansas.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1887
These letters, spanning 1887, are from the Attorney General, S. B. Bradford, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include laws, declaring new cities and counties, warrants, land, census, probate judge, and elections. There are also official signed petitions.


Auditor, Register of State Lands

Auditor, Register of State Lands
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning from 1885 to 1887, are from the office of the Auditor of the State and Register of State Lands to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters include a summary of expenditures, land patent corrections, and granting land patents. In 1887, T. McCarthy succeeded E. P. McCabe as the State Auditor.


August 1887

August 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: August 1887
These letters, dated August 1887, are from various individuals to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover many topics including the Board of Commissioners, requests for information and documents, pardons, railroads, societies, complaints, and probate judges. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. By 1889, conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Bird's eye view of Colfax Avenue, Montclaire, near Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Colfax Avenue, Montclaire, near Denver, Colorado
Creator: Denver Lithograph Company
Date: 1887
This lithographic souvenir of Arbor Day in 1887 shows a bird's eye view of Colfax Avenue from Montclair 350 feet above Denver, Colorado. Real estate dealer W. B. von Richthofen presented the souvenir which was printed by the Denver Lithograph Company. The map identifies Long's Peak and many sections of the city including City Park, Rohling's Addition, Hartman's Addition, Bellevue, Park Hill, Colfax Heights, Downington, Colfax Terrace, Von Richthofen's, addition to Montclair, the Zoological Gardens, Kensington, Montclair Gardens, Colfax Gardens, Hayden Dickinson's Subdivision, Montrose, and Garden City.


Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado

Bird's eye view of Denver, Colorado
Date: 1887
This black and white drawing shows structures throughout Denver, Colorado, in 1887. There is a key at the bottom that gives numbers for specific structures such as the State Capitol, the county court house, churches, schools, hotels, office buildings, smelters, etc. However, the numbers can be difficult to locate.


Bird's eye view of the city of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Bird's eye view of the city of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1887
Tlhis lithograph is a bird's eye view of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. It is an advertisement for the sale of land by Strickler, Daniels, & Pounds, real estate, loans, and investments and by the Investment Banking Company. The same people are involved in both business. Buildings/institutions identified in the legend at the bottom include the State Capitol, Bethany College, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad shops, the State Reform School, Washburn College, State Insane Asylum, Potwin Place, and the State Fair Grounds. Some parts of the lithograph show detail on buildings and other are not very distinct. A number of other railroad lines are shown, in addition to AT&SF. The Kansas River runs through the northern portion of Topeka. Two areas, Washburn Place and Euclid Park, are shown and they are possibly real estate developments for the company producing the lithograph.


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss commencement, request a visit, the possible establishment of a National University for the Education of the Blind, and a summary of a meeting with the board with the mention of establishing the free higher education university. The institute is still in operation today under the name Kansas School for the Blind.


Bostwick Stock Farm

Bostwick Stock Farm
Date: 1887
This photograph represents an aerial view of John A. Bostwick's residence and farm near Kinsley, Kansas. The photograph was copied from the Official State Atlas of Kansas, L.H. Everts & Co., 1887, p. 245.


Burrell soddy, Ness County, Kansas

Burrell soddy, Ness County, Kansas
Date: Between 1886 and 1887
This photograph shows Frank, Henry and Otis Burrell with their dogs in front of the Burrell homestead in Ness County, Kansas. The sod house was located in northern Ness County and was built by Warren Burrell across the corner of three quarters of land.


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