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Abraham (Bullet Hole) Ellis

Abraham (Bullet Hole) Ellis
Creator: Martin Leonard V.
Date: Between 1862 and 1889
This sepia colored photograph shows Abraham (Bullet Hole) Ellis. Abraham was elected to the Kansas Territorial Legislature in 1858 and to the first Kansas state legislature of 1861. In 1862, Ellis was shot by William Quantrill, the bullet passed through a sash and fur cap, crushing both plates of the skull and lodging against the inner lining. It lay buried in the wound for seventy hours. Abraham wouldn't fully recover from the wound for five months. The ball and twenty-seven pieces of bone are now in the Army and Navy Medical Museum in Washington, D.C.


Abraham Pratt dugout, south bank of Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Abraham Pratt dugout, south bank of Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1889
A view of Abraham Pratt's dugout along the south bank of the Solomon River south east of the depot in Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. Pratt, his sons and several other men lived here when they first came to Sheridan County from Yorkshire, England prior to 1885.


Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1893
Letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey about the appointment of Adjutant General. There are letters from individuals writing to the Governor to request General J. N. Roberts be appointed as Adjutant General. In addition, a petition from African American citizens requests Governor Humphrey appoint S. M. Lanham, Clerk in the Adjutant Office, the position as Adjutant General of Kansas. Adjutant General is the highest-ranking official in the State and is subordinate to the Governor. Adjutant is also a member of the Governor's Cabinet and advises the Governor on military and emergency management matters.


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

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
This file contains correspondence between the Adjutant General, J. A. Roberts, and Kansas Governor Humphrey concerning various military matters in the State of Kansas. A letter from J. A. Roberts provides the Governor with a report on the meeting of the National Guard Association held in Washington D. C. on February 5th and 6th, 1890. In the letter J. A. advises the Governor of a bill being presented before the United States Congress called the Henderson bill, he also advises of the situation pertaining to firearms for the State. Other letters are from Governor Humphrey writing to J. A. Roberts to respond to a letter concerning the Price Raid, as well as, providing arms for cities in Kansas.


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.


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, Board of Regents

Agricultural College, Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
This file includes letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey concerning the appointment of Regent for the Agricultural College in Kansas. There are several letters and a petition that requests the Governor appoint R. P. Kelley of Eureka, Kansas, as the Regent of the Agricultural College. A separate petition requests the Governor appoint Charles H. Lewis of Miami County, Kansas, as one of the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
A letter on March 7, 1889, from Morgan Caraway, informs Kansas Governor he received the commission as Regent of the Agricultural College and gives thanks to the Governor for the appointment. A formal invitation from G. T. Fairchild asks the Governor to attend and give a speech at the Annual Commencement week for the Agricultural College. A letter on April 20, 1890, from F. P. Moore, acknowledges his appointment as Regent of the State Agricultural College. A document from the Department of the Interior on September 22, 1890, calls attention to an Act, entitled "An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress approved July 2, 1862".


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.


Albert Robinson Greene to Franklin G. Adams

Albert Robinson Greene to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: January 16, 1889
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams of the Kansas State Historical Society, Albert R. Greene briefly describes the major events of his life, including his early years, his service with the 9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War, and his career after the war's end.


An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity

An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity
Creator: Johns, Laura M
Date: 1889
This pamphlet on prohibition was mailed to each Kansas school superintendent and to 11,500 school teachers. It was to be used by the teachers and passed along to the pupils and their parents.


Anna Werner Steinmeyer and Fritz Palenske

Anna Werner Steinmeyer and Fritz Palenske
Date: 1889
This is a studio portrait made with a tintype process showing Anna Werner Steinmeyer and Fritz Palenske in Alma, Kansas.


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.


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, Arkansas City, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1889
This photograph shows a crowd gathered outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The photograph was taken a day before the Oklahoma Land Run which opened up a large area of land for settlement.


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

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: April 22, 1889
This photograph shows a crowd waiting outside the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The photograph was taken the day before the 1889 Oklahoma land run.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889
This photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592 at Thatcher, Colorado. The train consisted of mail, express, baggage, smoker, day coach, tourist sleeper, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and El Paso Pullman cars. It left Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 1:40 AM and arrived in La Junta, Colorado, at 5:45 PM, for a running time of about 16 hours.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Guthrie, Oklahoma
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 14, 1889
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Guthrie, Oklahoma. In front of the depot, U.S. soldiers have gathered to prevent "sooners" from leaving the train to seek land for settlement in the Indian territory.


Atlas of the Santa Fe Route

Atlas of the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889 and 1892
This atlas, in two editions, contains maps for the land traversed by the Santa Fe Railroad. Both first and second editions include state maps for Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) and Texas as well as complete maps of the United States and Mexico. Station lists, mileage charts, elevation diagrams, and route descriptions are available in each volume. While a list of Spanish words is included in the first edition only, both editions contain the same illustration of the Phoenix Hotel in Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
This file contains correspondence to Kansas Governor Humphrey relating to matters in the Office of Attorney General. A letter concerning the reward offered under the proclamation of Governor Martin for the arrest and conviction of the murderer Thomas Cody. A letter from the Sheriff of Sedgwick County, Kansas, requests the Governor issue requisition papers to Kansas City, Missouri for the arrest of S. H. England. A separate letter from L. B. Kellogg Attorney General, informs the Governor he agrees with the decision that Notary Public of Wallace County would remain as Notary Public until the said county is organized, and a clerk of the district court is elected. Additional letters pertain to requisition papers for fugitives, acknowledgment of communications concerning various matters, and investigation requests regarding many issues. The Attorney General provides legal services to state agencies and board, promotes open and accountable government, issues opinions, protects consumers from fraud, and assists the victims of crime as well as defends the state in civil proceedings.


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.


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