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Account of provisions and supplies issued to destitute Shawnees

Account of provisions and supplies issued to destitute Shawnees
Creator: Abbott, James Burnett
Date: 1861
This account book belonging to an Indian agent named James Burnett Abbott lists the names of Shawnee Indian heads of household, the number of family members within their household, and the amount of pork, corn, and meal provided by the government to each Shawnee. The Shawnee had emigrated to Kansas after the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Only an excerpt is included here.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1917
These materials relate to the Kansas Department of the Anti-Saloon League of America. Correspondence is primarily between State Superintendent W.J. Herwig and Reverend Milo G. Kelser, field manager at the Anti-Saloon League of America headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. Correspondence is also exchanged with Reverend Julius Smith and Professor O. G. Markham of Baldwin City. Travel itineraries, legislation, and the effects of World War I are frequent topics of conversation. The group sought to organize prohibition meetings in conjunction with Sunday church services around the state. Monthly financial reports are also included.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1918
This correspondence and financial documents are from the records of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. The majority of the letters are exchanged between Milo G. Kelser, field manager for the Anti-Saloon League of America located in Westerville, Ohio, and Rev. W. H. Herwig, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. Other correspondents include Boyd P. Doty, assistant financial secretary for the Anti-Saloon League of America, H. T. Laughbaum, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of America, and Miss Nettie F. Corning, secretary for the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1919
This correspondence and financial documents are from the records of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. The majority of the letters are exchanged between Milo G. Kelser, field manager for the Anti-Saloon League of America located in Westerville, Ohio, and Rev. W. H. Herwig, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas. Letters are also exchanged with Boyd P. Doty, assistant financial secretary for the Anti-Saloon League of America and assistant general manager of the American Issue Publishing Company, publishers for the Anti-Saloon League of America.


Anti-Saloon League materials

Anti-Saloon League materials
Date: 1920
This correspondence and financial documents are from the records of the Anti-Saloon League of Kansas, including mass mailings from Treasurer J. C. Mohler saying "we have just closed perhaps the most remarkable year in the history of the Prohibition Movement." Mohler solicited financial subscriptions to aid missionaries around the world and to uphold the National Prohibition Act, also known as the Volstead Act. There is also correspondence from W. J. Herwig, superintendent, of the Kansas Department, The Anti-Saloon League of America.


Bank Check from The Citizen's Bank in Wichita, Kansas.

Bank Check from The Citizen's Bank in Wichita, Kansas.
Creator: Citizens Bank (Wichita, Kan.)
Date: 1890-1899
J. Ed Petrie wrote a check to Chs Cullins for $48.50 from the Citizen's Bank of Wichita, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bank Check from The Citizen's Bank in Wichita, Kansas.

Bank Check from The Citizen's Bank in Wichita, Kansas.
Creator: Citizens Bank (Wichita, Kan.)
Date: 1893
J. Ed Petrie wrote this bank check to "Myself" for $437 on 1/23/1893 from the Citizen's Bank of Wichita, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bank Check from The Citizen's Bank in Wichita, Kansas.

Bank Check from The Citizen's Bank in Wichita, Kansas.
Creator: Citizens Bank (Wichita, Kan.)
Date: 1893
This is a bank check to "Exchange" from J. Ed Petrie for $15 on 1/12/1893 from the Citizen's Bank of Wichita, Kansas. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Bluemont Central College records

Bluemont Central College records
Date: 1855-1869
Series of records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection relating to Bluemont Central College and its successor, the Kansas State Agricultural College, in Manhattan, Kansas. Goodnow was a land agent for the college from 1867-1873.


Board of Agriculture Treasurer's Annual Reports

Board of Agriculture Treasurer's Annual Reports
Creator: State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1871-1873, 1876
These records include the treasurer's annual reports of the State Board of Agriculture and related vouchers. The January 10, 1872 report, written by treasurer Thomas Murphy, itemizes the proceeds of the Kansas State Fair. Murphy's reports were audited by J.K. Hudson and E.S. Niccolls. The 1873 report was prepared by treasurer George N. Veale and the 1876 report by J.C. Wilson. Additional auditors include A.J. Burdick, W.A. Johnston, J.P. Davis, C.H. Graham, and D.W. Finney.


East Abilene Town Company records

East Abilene Town Company records
Date: 1887-1900
The East Abilene Town Company was organized and incorporated in 1887 with L. A. Bigger of Hutchinson, Kansas as its president. M. A. Low was principal stockholder. The company originally purchased 445 acres of land which was platted into the first addition of the Kansas Town and Land Company to Abilene, Kansas. Mr. Bigger was also President of the Reno Town Company in which the Kansas Town and Land Company owned controlling interest. Materials include the company charter and bylaws, director's minutes, general correspondence, leases and land contracts, treasurer's statements and expense accounts, tax lists and certificates, legal documents, and ledger books.


Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill, Jr., expense sheet

Edmund Jones to Hiram Hill, Jr., expense sheet
Creator: Jones, Edmund
Date: November 8, 1855
This expense sheet, signed by Edmund Jones, was apparently written by Hiram Hill. It includes amounts received by Jones during his oversight of the construction of Hill's house in Lawrence, the amount paid to Jones and Mr. Johnson (the plasterer), and the balance. The last column shows Hill's total expense for materials, labor, and land.


Expenses of Trip for rescuing Dr. Doy

Expenses of Trip for rescuing Dr. Doy
Date: July 23, 1859
An accounting of the expenses (including supplies and cash advances) incurred in the rescue of Dr. John Doy, who had been arrested by Missouri authorities on January 25, 1859, for abducting slaves. Doy was freed from his cell in a St. Joseph, Missouri, jail on July 23, 1859, by a rescue party that included James Abbott.


George Harrouff account book

George Harrouff account book
Creator: Harrouff, George, 1848-1944
Date: January 1879 - July 1887
A McPherson County farmer, George Harrouff of Lone Tree Township near King City (now Elyria), records his cash received and paid out in a ledger book. The entries include the date, item purchased or other transaction, and the amount paid or received. In the late nineteenth century, many farmers organized under the Farmers' Alliance and later the Peoples' Party against big business due to heavy indebtedness and an unstable economy.


Gerat Henry Hollenberg collection

Gerat Henry Hollenberg collection
Date: 1860-1894
Gerat Henry Hollenberg built and operated the Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Hanover in Washington County, Kansas. He was also known as the founder of Washington County, Kansas and the city of Hanover. William Kalhoefer, along with August Jaedicke, were the first to settle in Hanover, Kansas. This collection includes papers of Gerat Henry Hollenberg, William Kolhoefer, the St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad, and the St. Joseph, Hanover, and Southwestern Railroad. The bulk of the collection consists of warranty, quit claim, and sheriff deeds involved Hollenberg and land acquisitions in Washington County. Some properties are in Marshall County. The related correspondence documents the early history of the county and its cities, including topics primarily relating to laws and organization. The papers of William Kalhoefer include his marriage license, naturalization papers, bank deposit records, and election certificates for various positions in which he served. These positions included the mayor of Hanover, notary public, township treasurer, and other positions. The railroad records include right-of-way documents and related correspondence.


Golden Belt Town Company records

Golden Belt Town Company records
Date: 1886-1897
The Golden Belt Town Company was incorporated in 1886. It was chartered to buy and sell land on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway in south-central Kansas, including the communities of Waldeck, Durham, Tampa, Ramona, Lincolnville, Furley, and Peck. The company also owned an undivided one-half interest in the Lost Springs, Aulne, Elbing, Whitewater, and Gladys townsites. Mr. F. H. Kollock of Peabody, Kansas, was named president and served until his death in 1895, at which time Samuel T. Howe assumed the position. G. H. Blackwelder of Wichita was secretary, G. W. Hurd of Abilene was treasurer, and A. Clark of Peabody was general agent. These company records include director's minutes, correspondence, financial statements, land contracts and deeds, and several books containing applications for lots and price lists.


Henry J. Parker to Hiram Hill

Henry J. Parker to Hiram Hill
Creator: Parker, Henry F.
Date: May 2, 1858
Henry Parker wrote from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Parker included a list of accounts paid and received on the first page. He looked forward to Hill's visit to K.T. in the fall, but was afraid he would be disappointed as "everybody has the blues"; the scarcity of money was taking its toll on the community. However, Parker said many new houses were being built, though the builders themselves were paid in town lots or lumber instead of money.


Henry Kuhn collection, account books

Henry Kuhn collection, account books
Creator: Kuhn, Henry, 1830-1900
Date: 1878-1886
The account books give accounting information for materials that were acquired through Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Some entries have more detail than others. Usually included are the name of the individual receiving materials, the amount(s) received and the cost(s). Henry Kuhn was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on February 2nd, 1830. In 1854 he moved his family to Atchison County, Kansas Territory, where he was the first superintendent of public instruction, county surveyor, and helped organize the First National Bank. Kuhn enlisted in the Eighth Kansas Infantry in September 1861. He served under Colonel John A. Martin (Kansas Governor 1885 - 1889) until the end of the war. His last active rank was commissioned Captain. From 1865 to 1891 he resided at Fort Leavenworth where he organized the German Savings Bank, built the city's first railroad, and was chief clerk and acting agent for the Indian agency in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Then he moved to Marion County where he farmed and raised stock. In 1890 he began publishing the "Marion Times." In February 1899 he moved back to Atchison and published the "Atchison Champion." In the autumn of 1899 he moved to Topeka where he died June 11th, 1900.


Hermon S. Major papers

Hermon S. Major papers
Creator: Major, Hermon S. (Hermon Samuel), 1876-1961
Date: circa 1892 - 1955
Hermon S. Major (1876-1961) owned and directed the Major Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1921-1955. This clinic, originally known as the Southwest Sanatorium, was a private psychiatric facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholics. Photographs of the exterior and interior at the Simpson-Major clinic and photographs of students at the Scarritt Collegiate Institute are included. The Keeley Institute was created by Dr. Leslie Keeley in Dwight, Illinois, to cure alcoholism; this Kansas volume includes accounts from Topeka, Leavenworth, Wichita, Marysville, and Kansas City, Kansas. This collection is part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. These materials represent a selection of items from the Hermon S. Major papers. Access to some materials has been restricted due to potential violations of state and federal records law.


Hiram Hill, ledger, accounts paid

Hiram Hill, ledger, accounts paid
Creator: Hill, Hiram, 1804-
Date: January 1856
This informal ledger documents expenses paid and monies lent by Hiram Hill during a visit to Lawrence, Kansas Territory. Included on his provisions list are prices for buffalo skins and overshoes.


Hiram Hill to B. Johnson, bill of plastering

Hiram Hill to B. Johnson, bill of plastering
Creator: Hill, Hiram, 1804-
Date: January 5, 1856
This handwritten bill charged Hiram Hill for plastering work (presumably in his new home in Lawrence, Kansas Territory) done by B. Johnson. Johnson initialed the document, and noted his receipt of Hill's payment in full.


Isaac T. Goodnow financial records

Isaac T. Goodnow financial records
Date: Between 1842 and 1915
Series of personal financial records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection, including tax receipts, expense books, bank statements, and checks. The financial records of Goodnow's wife, Ellen, and adopted daughter, Harriet Parkerson, following Goodnow's death on March 20, 1894, are included.


Joseph R. John to Robert Simerwell

Joseph R. John to Robert Simerwell
Creator: John, Joseph R.
Date: April 8, 1831
This item, sent from Joseph R. John to Robert Simerwell, contains a list of expenditures for Isaac McCoy from Septmber 1828 to August 1830.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


Kansas State Temperance Union receipts and disbursements

Kansas State Temperance Union receipts and disbursements
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1906
Listing of receipts and disbursements of the Kansas State Temperance Union, divided by month and signed by financial manager S. H. Pitcher. Expenses include salaries, rent, postage, stationary, and lecturers.


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