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Adjutant General

Adjutant General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on August 24, 1877, from Peter S. Noble, accepts the position as Adjutant General. A follow-up letter from Peter S. Noble in regards to his appointment and states he is ready to be in Topeka when requested.


Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter of resignation on July 19, 1877, from M. J. Salter as Regent of the Kansas State Agricultural College. A letter on April 22, 1878, from L. J. Bert accepts the appointment as Regent with the understanding that he may resign in a month or six weeks. A letter on March 20, 1878, from E. B. Parcell, asks if the State Treasury will compare or check the list of bonds held by him for the Agricultural College if a list is prepared. A letter from John A. Anderson request to visit with Kansas Governor Anthony and states he can go into town the next Friday. A letter on March 9, 1878, from Albert Griffin, states there is something wrong with the financial management of the Agricultural College and urges care in the selection of the Regent. The following letters in this file pertain to similar matters that include appointments, meetings, and elections.


Agricultural College Board of Regents

Agricultural College Board of Regents
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on July 20, 1877, from N. A. Adams states he has heard that Lieutenant Governor Salter will resign and requests his successor be well educated, informed, and practical. A letter on August 18, 1877, from Thomas Ryan, recommends John G. Woods as a suitable person as a member of the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College. A petition on March 1, 1878, to have James Lawrence of Beloit, Kansas, reappointed as Regent of the Agricultural College at Manhattan. A letter on March 11, 1878, from J. H. Pillsbury, recommends James Humphrey for Regent of State Agricultural College. Additional documents also pertain to similar matters regarding the Agricultural College Board of Regents.


Agriculture, Board of : secretary

Agriculture, Board of : secretary
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on January 8, 1878, from John B. Campbell, states he heard that A. Gray, Secretary State Board of Agriculture, is likely to be appointed a commission to Paris and requests the appointment to fill in on Gray's behalf.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on August 12, 1878, from Alfred Gray, encloses a financial report of the Department of Agriculture that spans seven months. A financial report of the Secretary of State Board of Agriculture for seven months ending June 30, 1877, and fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.


Alphabetical correspondence, A - H

Alphabetical correspondence, A - H
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878
The following documents relate to various matters in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on June 25, 1877, from Vice President of the Boston, Winthrop, and Point Shirley Railroad Company, Albert L. Rice, states they have delayed the celebration of the opening of their road until the road is completed to Point Shirley. A letter on September 27, 1878, from R. A. Alston, informs Kansas Governor Anthony the next General Assembly of the State is in November. In the letter from Alston, he advises that he has an interest in improving the Penitentiary System and requests a report from the Principal Keeper and a synopsis of the law governing the punishment of convicts. A letter on February 27, 1878, from G. E. Patrick of Lawrence, requests Governor Anthony to send another sample, and he will assay it immediately.


Alphabetical correspondence, I- P

Alphabetical correspondence, I- P
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878
The following documents relate to various matters in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on February 20, 1878, from J. J. Ingalls, about the location of an additional observatory that was introduced by Senator Paddock of Nebraska. A letter on May 7, 1878, from W. O. Kretsinger, states he is presenting his claims before the Department of the Interior for the position of Agent for the Quapaw Agency. A letter on November 9, 1877, from Peter McNally, requests Governor Anthony's help regarding his brother, who has lost his citizen's papers. A letter from Matthew Whittaker of St. Louis, Missouri, explains to Governor Anthony they can provide him with 200.000 U.S. government bonds at four percent for the value in gold.


Alphabetical correspondence, R - W

Alphabetical correspondence, R - W
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877-1878
The following documents relate to various matters in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file. A letter on September 10, 1877, from P. H. Raiford regarding the project to transport unbroken bulk of grain and other products of the Mississippi Valley to the harbors of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. A letter on December 12, 1877, from G. W. Smith, advises Governor Anthony that Mr. Haskell in the House of Representatives and Mr. Ingalls in the Senate have each introduced a bill authorizing the President to re-instate him as Captain, his former rank in the army.


Attorney General

Attorney General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters of the office of the Attorney General in the State of Kansas. A letter on April 14, 1877, from William R. Davis, Attorney General, gives his opinion concerning the liability and course being taken with the Republican River Bridge Company. A telegraph on March 4, 1878, informs Kansas Governor Anthony that Bancroft has been arrested. A telegram on September 6, 1878, from Willard Davis, states the trial of Bancroft has started. A letter on September 8, 1878, from William Davis advises Governor Anthony, in case of a vacancy in the office of state senator, he should issue a written command of election to the staff of county in which the vacancy exists. A letter on September 4, 1878, from H. B. Johnson, asks if the Governor wishes him to continue to assist with the case of State versus Taylor et al. through final judgment.


Auditor, State

Auditor, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on September 12, 1878, from P. J. Bonebrake, Kansas State Auditor, informs Governor Anthony of the sale of State school lands from the Treasurer of Montgomery County Kansas to R. D. Burns for the amount of $480.00 and provides a report of the payments made by Burns. The following two letters from P. J. Bonebrake are regarding the Salt Spring Lands located in Salt Springs. A letter on November 5, 1877, from H. L. Taylor, informs Governor Anthony an insect has appeared in the wheat in Wichita and Sumner County. In the letter Taylor describes the insect and reports that several fields are destroyed.


Charitable and correctional institutions

Charitable and correctional institutions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on March 12, 1877, from Susan M. Leazenby, states she was unfairly discharged from her position at the Asylum and asks Kansas Governor Anthony if he can use his influence to obtain her another position. A petition on January 15, 1877, from signers, state that T. A. Stanley is a good man and has a good reputation. A letter on July 9, 1877, from A. H. Knapp, informs Governor Anthony, he is having published an account of the condition of the Kansas State Insane Asylum and discussing the circumstances and causes that led to his resignation. A letter from W. H. Pilkerton, asks if the Asylum in Topeka is complete and requests the appointment as Marshall.


Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees

Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file concern various matters related to the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. This description covers only a few documents in this file. A letter on February 5, 1877, from W. B. Slosson, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of State Charitable Institutions, writes about the employment of physicians in the Insane Asylum. A letter on February 17, 1876, from Edwin Knowles, accepts the appointment as a member on the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions. A letter on January 15, 1878, from Edwin Knowles, informs Governor Anthony that he has written to Lander and states the Stewards Department at Osawatomie is being loosely conducted, and if he wanted, he could perform fraud.


Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees

Charitable Institutions Board of Trustees
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter from L. K. Kirk on January 27, 1878, gives his opinion regarding the appointment of certain individuals as Trustees of Charitable Institutions. A letter on February 28, 1878, from E. G. Ross, recommends Gordon Grovenor as a suitable person for the Trustee of Charitable Institutions. Additional documents in this file pertain to the appointment of members of the Board of Trustees of Charitable Institutions.


Charles F. Morse to Governor George T. Anthony

Charles F. Morse to Governor George T. Anthony
Creator: Morse, Charles F. (Charles Fessenden), 1839-1926
Date: May 21, 1878
Charles Fessenden Morse, general superintendent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail Road Company (AT&SF) of Topeka, Kansas, writes to Governor George Tobey Anthony, also of Topeka, concerning a strike of railroad employees occurring in the company's Eastern Division. The report describes the activities of the striking engineers and firemen and Morse's response during a five day period from April 3 through April 8, 1878. Organized strikes occurred on several AT&SF lines in Kansas east of Newton. Morse primarily discusses the actions of striking workers at Emporia and Topeka. The report further discusses the inadequate response by local law enforcement and the eventual use of the State Militia to restore law and order. This strike followed the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 which began in West Virginia but spread quickly across the country.


Charters and incorporations

Charters and incorporations
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on March 30, 1878, from G. W. Sutton of Hartford, Kansas, states that they are trying to organize a Banking Company here in the form of a joint-stock company. A letter from Henry S. George requests information necessary to apply for a charter for a land and land improvement company in the State of Kansas.


Cities and towns

Cities and towns
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file relate to various matters concerning cities and towns in the State of Kansas. A letter on August 7, 1877, from C. M. Kellogg, advises that the Justice of Peace of Clay Center resigned without letting anyone know until the county Attorney attempted to file a case. A letter on April 2, 1878, from W. B. Townsend in relation to the endorsement of J. W. Niles of Graham County. A letter on March 11, 1878, from John H. Edwards, introduces S. P. Ronnther of a Colony located in Graham County and states he will be in Topeka to request aid for his colony. A telegraph on August 22, 1877, informs Kansas Governor Anthony the public peace and citizens of Galena are in danger by a mob and requests help to maintain the order.


Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Barber - Comanche counties

Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Barber - Comanche counties
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents are reports given and claims filed by individuals impacted by the Native American raids the State of Kansas during late September. This description does not cover all the claims made in this file, only just a few. A report filed by S. B. Williams states his ranch was attacked by Native Americans on September 18, and about six weeks later, he found a body of a man about 45 years old. A claim made by Patrick Ryan swears an oath that in September, he sustained damages equaling $1700 caused by members of the Cheyenne tribe that raided the state of Kansas. A report from J. W. Wayland gives an account of his story concerning the Cheyenne raid that took place in September and October of 1878. In September 1878, the Cheyenne were making their way back to their former home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. During their journey, they passed through and raided many counties in Kansas.


Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Decatur County

Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Decatur County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents are reports given and claims filed by those affected by the Native American raids in Decatur County. This description does not cover all the claims made in this file, only just a few. A claim made by Catherine Vocasek states that the Native Americans raided Decatur County on October 1, 1878, she gives an account of what happened that day. A report filed by G. B. Street states he was in Decatur County during the raid and says John Humphrey was shot in the leg and wounded. A report filed on June 3, 1879, from J. B. Juress, claims he is owed $93 due to the raid. A file claimed by Peter D. Adams on June 3, 1878, states he is entitled to $60 as a result of the raid. On September 30 the Cheyenne tribe passed through Decatur County on their way back to South Dakota. During their journey, they passed through and raided many counties in Kansas.


Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Ford - Meade counties

Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Ford - Meade counties
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents are reports given and claims filed by those affected by the Native American raids in Meade County. This description does not cover all the claims made in this file, only just a few. A claim on May 13, 1879, made by H. W. Chapman and Solomon Tuttle, state their losses sum to $7150, the clerk approved $2175. A report filed on May 30, 1879, states that F. A. Crissey's damages sustained during the raid totaled to $269 and was approved for $30. On September 30, the Cheyenne tribe passed through Decatur County on their way back to South Dakota. During their journey, they passed through and raided many counties in Kansas.


Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Ness County

Claims, 1878 Indian Raid, Ness County
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents in this file concern claims made in Ness County during the Native American raids in Kansas of 1878. This description only covers a few of the claims made in this file. A claim filed by Thomas B. Harvey for the amount of $115. In the claim, Harvey states he was driven from his home, and in his absence, the crops were wasted, and hay destroyed. A claim filed on May 26, 1878, by John B. Whittey states, his hay and crops were destroyed due to him and his team being driven out of town. A claim filed May 30, 1879, by Henry Williamson states he was ill, and the physician bill totaled to $138. A claim from W. S. Farrar on May 26, 1879, states he was driven from home, and in his absence, his hay was destroyed by stock, and also, he incurred doctors bill, and other expenses during the sickness of his wife and child incurred by the raid.


Claims : Price Raid ; Quantrill Raid ; "war claims" ; Cheyenne Raid

Claims : Price Raid ; Quantrill Raid ; "war claims" ; Cheyenne Raid
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
The following documents in this file concern claims made in relation to the Price Raid, Quantrill Raid, war claims, and the Cheyenne Native American raid. This description only covers a few of the claims made in this file. A claim filed on November 29, 1878, by A. N. and B. W. Chadsey of Cherokee, Kansas, state the losses sustained on the sheep caused by the raid of the Cheyenne Native Americans equaled to $678. A letter on January 18, 1877, from G. W. Brown, states he was in the Price Raid and has received his scrip in which he sent to Topeka but has not collected any money and asks for the Governor's help. A letter on April 20, 1878, from J. S. Beller Jr., informs Governor Anthony he has military scrips issued from Topeka in 1867 and asks what he can get for them.


Commissioners of deeds

Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1879
The documents in this file pertain to the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas. Many of the documents are letters of application from potential candidates, petitions, or recommendations for specific individuals as Commissioner of Deeds. A letter of application on November 14, 1877, from Daniel S. Mann for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds of Kansas. In the application, Mann states he has been in the Real Estate business for ten years and is desirous of increasing his business. A letter on September 6, 1877, from Ben F. Hillery of New York, requests the position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas. A letter on May 3, 1877, from William Bowers of New York, encloses recommendations for his role as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas. A petition on March 29, 1877, states Henry Bischoff has an excellent reputation and character and is well qualified to carry out the duties of the office of Commissioners in Kansas.


Commissioners to Paris Exposition

Commissioners to Paris Exposition
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file are from potential candidates applying for the appointment as Honorary Commissioner from the State of Kansas to the Paris Exposition. A letter on January 3, 1878, from Peter Smith, applies for the position at the Paris Exposition and says that he knows four languages. A letter on May 25, 1878, from J. C. Carpenter, encloses a letter from C. H. Pratt, who requests the Honorary Commission to Paris. A letter on March 19, 1878, from Ira Harris, sends an application on behalf of his brother for the appointment as an Honorary Commissioner to the Paris Exposition. A letter on March 15, 1878, from W. H. Harris applies for the appointment and provides references, who support his application.


Commissioner to revise laws

Commissioner to revise laws
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on March 20, 1877, from W. A. Pieffer of Coffeyville, Kansas, requests an appointment as a Commissioner to revise laws.


Counties, Allen - Davis

Counties, Allen - Davis
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter from S. Wilcox on August 27, 1877, invites Kansas Governor Anthony to attend a meeting in the city of Elmore on September 13 in regard to lands held by the Railroad Companies. A letter on August 7, 1877, from the Board of County Commissioners, appoints Alfred Meier as County Engineer. A letter on February 2, 1878, from Thomas Ping, states Willis R. VanFrank is an applicant for the position of County Surveyor and recommends him for the commission. A petition from residents of Crawford County recommend and request Albert Allen as a qualified person to fill the vacancy as Surveyor. A letter of resignation on February 9, 1878, from R. D. McCord as Probate Judge of Clay Center. Additional documents also pertain to similar matters of resignations, appointments, and concerns relating to counties in and around Allen and Davis, Kansas.


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