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1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map

1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map
Creator: Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago
Date: 1888
This 1888 map illustrates the following rail lines: Mo.Pac, St. L., I, MT'N & S'N, MO., Kan. & Tex, Cent, BR. Un. Pac, INT & GT, and North'N, Texas & Pacific.


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.


Aerial photographs Stafford, Kansas

Aerial photographs Stafford, Kansas
Date: 1888
These two photographs represent different aerial views of Stafford, Kansas from 1888.


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.


A history of the National Army of Rescue

A history of the National Army of Rescue
Creator: Culverwell, James
Date: October, 1888
James Culverwell was a resident of Dentonia in Jewell County, Kansas. He was involved with organizing the Dentonia Union Labor Club, which was a predecessor to the Populist party. This pamphlet contains information about the activities of the Dentonia Union Labor Club as well as Culverwell's ideas concerning a National Army of Rescue. Culverwell wrote about his idea for an army to rescue the men imprisoned in Illinois for the Haymarket Massacre of 1886 if the membership of the group numbered "from one hundred thousand to five hundred thousand." The original paper was circulated and caused controversy in the county. This pamphlet contains Mr. Culverwell's accounts of these events.


Albert H. Thayer, Tariff Truths

Albert H. Thayer, Tariff Truths
Creator: Thayer, Albert H.
Date: August 1888
Albert F. Thayer of Maple Hill, Kansas, wrote this pamphlet addressed to the farmers of Wabaunsee County to explain why he was going to vote a Democratic ticket in the upcoming election. He wrote that he had voted for Republicans since 1861. The pamphlet deals with tariff issues from what became the Populist perspective. He gives examples of the cost of groceries and clothing with and without protective tariffs.


And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair

And we will be there, at Greenleaf's big fair
Creator: Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Assocition
Date: September 12, 1888-September 14, 1888
This Greenleaf, Kansas, fair poster features two girls holding a hand fan.


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 1888

April 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: April 1888
These letters, dated April 1888, are from various individuals regarding Kansas issues to Kansas Governor John Martin. The issues include railroads, iron, immigration, pardons, soldiers, cases, pensions, natural resources, farming, meetings for various societies and boards, and invitations. 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 & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1888
Employees standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's general office building, Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: January 02, 1888
This architectural drawing shows the first floor plan of the C. S. F. & C. Railway (a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company) passenger depot in Fort Madison, Iowa.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger depot, Fort Madison, Iowa.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 05, 1888
This architectural drawing scaled at 1/4" to the foot shows the first floor plan of the passenger deport for the C. S. F. & Co. Railway (a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway) in Fort Madison, Iowa.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1888
These letters, spanning 1888, are from the Attorney General, S. B. Bradford, to Kansas Governor John Martin. The topics of the letters include warrants, sheriff, requisitions, pardons, and various cases. There are also official signed documents.


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 1888

August 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: August 1888
These letters, dated August 1888, are from various individuals to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover many topics including publications/newspapers, salaries, bills/No Man's Land laws, livestock issues, geological matters, schools, political matters, railroads, companies, and resignations. Kansas Governor John Martin succeeded G. W. Glick in 1885. By 1889, conditions gave way to severe drought and an economic recession.


Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1888

Biennial report of the State Reform School, 1888
Creator: Kansas. State Charitable Institutions
Date: 1888
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, etc., 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 3 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 treasurer's report, superintendent's report, and physician's report. Also included are tables that list movement of population, what crimes the child committed, at what age they were committed, nativity, and from what county.


Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 3 - 8, 1883
A poster announcing the Bismarck fair to be held at Lawrence, Kansas. Highlights of the fair include races, $2,500 in prizes, and no stall fees. The poster includes a color illustration of a horse race.


Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismarck fair, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 3 - 8, 1888
This poster announces the Bismarck Fair to be held in Lawrence, Kansas. The poster includes color illustrations of livestock.


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