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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 (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.


Agent, state

Agent, state
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1891
A letter from Samuel J. Crawford, Agent of the State, informs Kansas Governor Humphrey that he has introduced a bill to the House of Representatives and requests the Governor look over the bill and make any necessary changes. A bill, H. R. 6429, introduced from Mr. Funston in the House of Representatives on February 6, 1890, which requests to reimburse the State of Kansas for money expended in the adjustment and settlement of citizens of the said State for property captured or destroyed by the Confederate forces during the late war, and for other reasons. A separate letter from Samuel J. Crawford informs the Governor he has secured an adjustment of the Kansas sales of public land. A telegram from Crawford informs the Governor the bill passed and is now before the President.


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".


A hand-book devoted mainly to the money question

A hand-book devoted mainly to the money question
Creator: Maxson, Perry Burdick, 1826-1920
Date: 1891
This handbook presents a discussion about what is wrong in the economic system, according to the Populist perspective. It was written by P. B. Maxson and J. C. Hebbard, both Kansans, who were active in the Alliance and Populist causes. It deals primarily with financial issues, but contains some information on the price of crops, railroads, etc.


An act regulating the diversion, appropriation, storage and distribution of water for industrial purposes

An act regulating the diversion, appropriation, storage and distribution of water for industrial purposes
Creator: Kansas. Legislature
Date: 1891
In this bill (H.B. 602), the House Committee on Irrigation drafted legislation to control and regulate the rights of water in Kansas. Articles within the bill include, Diversion and Appropriation of water for industrial purposes, rights of use of water, right of way, disposal of seepage water, creation of irrigation ditches, construction and maintenance and operation of works, regulation of rates and compensation, and unlawful interference. The bill passed both the house and senate and was signed into law March 10, 1891.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Date: August 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces a fair to be held in Anderson County, Kansas. The poster includes a color illustration of a sulky race with horses and riders. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


Anderson County, Kansas, fair

Anderson County, Kansas, fair
Creator: Anderson County Fair Association
Date: September 25 - 28, 1891
This poster announces the Anderson County fair. The poster includes a color illustration of a fair scene with livestock and exhibit buildings. Fair officers are R. T. Stokes, president, and M. L. White, secretary.


A party of patches

A party of patches
Creator: Judge Magazine
Date: June 6, 1891
This political cartoon drawn by Bernard Gilliam was copied from the satirical magazine Judge presents the Republican perception of the People's (Populist) Party. The artist depicts the People's Party as a hot air balloon made up of a patchwork of pieces, with each piece labeled with the name of the political organization or party that has been subsumed under the banner of the Populists. Some of the more recognizable "patches" include the Prohibition Party, the Greenback Party, the Farmer's Alliance, and the Knights of Labor Party. Inside the balloon's basket are two leading Populists from Kansas, William Peffer and "Sockless" Jerry Simpson.


A Plan to Place the Business of Farming Upon a Paying Basis

A Plan to Place the Business of Farming Upon a Paying Basis
Creator: Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union
Date: 1891
At its meeting in Junction City on December 17, 1890, the Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union appointed a committee of John Hay, J. L. Hulse and Jas. H. Gabby to report to the group on how farmers might be more profitable. They reported on Jan. 10, 1891, and their plan was adopted by the Geary County Farmer's Alliance and Industrial Union. It calls for farmers to work together to impact prices and supplies rather than being at the mercy of purchasers and speculators. It encouraged an effort to jointly hold back cattle from the Kansas City market for one day in an effort to increase the prices paid to farmers.


A practical step toward solving the relations of producer and consumer, taken by the Alliance Produce Company, at Topeka, Kansas

A practical step toward solving the relations of producer and consumer, taken by the Alliance Produce Company, at Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Alliance Produce Company
Date: 1891
This pamphlet explains how the Alliance Produce Company proposed to allow the producer to eliminate steps in getting products to the consumer and, thus, increasing the producer's profits. The company was an attempt to put Populist principles into action. The company was located in Topeka, Kansas. Its secretary and general manager was Loren L Hopkins. The pamphlet also includes a stamp for Jas. H. Lathrop, a general agent of the Alliance Produce Company.


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, state

Auditor, state
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1892
This file contains letters from T. McCarthy, Auditor for the State of Kansas, concerning war loan bonds. Also included are certificates of audited claims for raid losses and statements showing the balance in the State Treasury on July 1, 1890, amount received (including the balance) for the six months, and balance in the Treasury at the close of business December 31, 1890. A letter from Edward Jaquins asks the Governor to determine the validity and worth of the Stevens Company funding bonds.


Augusta Bruchmiller memorandum book

Augusta Bruchmiller memorandum book
Creator: Bruchmiller, Augusta
Date: Between January 1890 and March 1896
Augusta Bruchmiller recorded income and expenditures for the family farm from 1890 through 1896 in this ledger book. Otto (husband) and Carl (son) may also have made entries. Expenditures are very detailed and illustrate the types of products and supplies purchased by this farm family. Items purchased include fabric, furniture, magazines, shoes, toothpicks, photographs, soap, starch, and numerous other items. Food supplies that were purchased include baking powder, soda, cranberries, coffee, tea, chocolate, etc. According to the donor, in November 1895, daughter Vera died of "inflammation of the stomach" and entries in the book reflect expenses for a doctor and the graveyard. Income came from the sale of butter, eggs, and other items grown on the farm as well as money earned by the children. The family lived in Sarcoxie Township, Jefferson County, ten miles north of Lawrence, Kansas. Brookmiller was an alternate form of the surname Bruchmiller. This book was loaned for copying by family members.


Bank commissioner

Bank commissioner
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1891
A letter on October 29th, 1891, from Charles F. Johnson the Bank Commissioner of Topeka, Kansas informs Governor Humphrey his office is in dire need of a clerk and requests assistance.


Bank commissioners

Bank commissioners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1891
A letter from W. W. Miller and T. L. Marshall informs Kansas Governor Humphrey that they heard the Banking bill passed and requests the Governor appoint the position of Bank Commissioner to a person who has had banking experience and runs a successful bank. In their letter, they also ask that the Governor consider appointing a person who has integrity.


Beautiful Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Route

Beautiful Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1891
A brochure promoting immigration to Oklahoma and the Indian territories using the Santa Fe route. Information about various cities, mineral resources, the Homestead Law, and the raising of cotton are included. Detailed maps of Oklahoma and the southwestern United States are also included.


Blind, Institution for the

Blind, Institution for the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891
Several letters to Kansas Governor Humphrey request the reappointment of George Miller as the Superintendent at the Wyandotte Asylum. The individuals of the letters express their support as well as their belief in Millers' ability. A letter from John Walker asks the Governor to keep Mrs. Chase, a teacher at the Institution for the Blind he informs the Governor that she has only been reprimanded once by the Superintendent and has not repeated her actions. Additional letters concern the appointment of positions within the Board as well as Superintendent.


Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the

Blind, Kansas Institution for the Education of the
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1891
This file contains correspondence from the members of the Kansas Institution for the Education of the Blind to Kansas Governor Humphrey. The letters provide the Governor with reports and updates on the education and instruction of the students at the school. A letter from Allen Buckner, Superintendent, informs the Governor of the total number of students enrolled in the school. Buckner also advises the Governor that students are learning to use the typewriter. A separate letter from Lewis, the Music Teacher, provides the Governor with an outline of the student's curriculum. Other letters discuss appointments and reappointments of certain positions, and a letter from Buckner recommends the school obtain a good oculist.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Cone, William Whitney
Date: 1891
This sepia colored photograph shows construction on the capitol dome at 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, board of trustees

Charitable institutions, board of trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
A letter from R. F. Bond requests Kansas Governor Humphrey appoint him as a member of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. A separate letter from J. H. Burnett asks for an appointment as a member of the Board of Trustees of the State Board of Charities should a vacancy occur. Additional correspondence pertains to appointments and vacancies on the State Board of Charities.


Charitable institutions, board of trustees

Charitable institutions, board of trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1892
The letters in this file pertain to matters concerning the Board of Trustees for the Charitable Institutions. A letter from one of the members of the Board of Trustees writes to tender his resignation to Kansas Governor Humphrey. A separate letter from L. K. Kirk informs the Governor that the board is investigating locations to build an institution. One of the documents is a service manual of the State Insane Asylum. There is a report of a complaint made against the management of the Asylum.


Dance at McCarty's skating rink in Dodge City, Kansas

Dance at McCarty's skating rink in Dodge City, Kansas
Date: 1891
This is a photograph showing a dance at Dr. Thomas McCarty's skating rink in Dodge City, Kansas. Dr. McCarty's roller rink opened in 1885 and also served as an opera house.


Dance card

Dance card
Date: 1891
Multi-page dance card from the Second Annual Ball of the Topeka Police Relief Association, January 22, 1891. Belonged to John W. Gardiner, who was Topeka's Chief of Police from 1889 to 1892.


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