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Charles T. Clark to Governor John St. John

Charles T. Clark to Governor John St. John
Creator: Clark, Charles W.
Date: May 21, 1880
This letter from Charles T. Clark of Severance, Kansas, points out the serious criminal offenses attributable to alcohol that have occurred in his city. He indicates that Sol Miller, former editor of the Kansas Chief of Troy, Kansas, is against the prohibition amendment. He encourages Kansas Governor St. John to come address the local people and strengthen the cause of temperance. Clark was president of the Prohibition Club. He was also a lawyer and collector.


General Order No. 10

General Order No. 10
Creator: Kansas. Militia
Date: August 29, 1861
General Order No. 10, dated August 29, 1861, addresses the formation and organization of the Kansas Home Guard regiment created after the issuance of Major General John C. Fremont's General Order No. 9. It also lists the superintendents who will oversee the organization of the companies from Leavenworth, Atchison, White Cloud, Hiawatha, Grasshopper Falls, Junction City, Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, and Wyandotte. In addition, General Order No. 10 mentions that Colonel W.R. Judon, of Fort Scott, is raising another regiment of Home Guards in which loyal Kansans may serve.


George Washington Brown to Dear Sir & Brother

George Washington Brown to Dear Sir & Brother
Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: July 28, 1858
Writing on International Order of Oddfellows letterhead, George W. Brown of Lawrence informed his correspondent, apparently of White Cloud, Doniphan County, that he had enclosed an application for a subordinate lodge charter. The recipient of this letter might have been Sol Miller.


Prospectus of the "White Cloud Chief."

Prospectus of the "White Cloud Chief."
Creator: Miller, Sol (Solomon), 1831-1897
Date: Spring 1857
Born at Lafayette, Indiana, on January 22, 1831, and raised in Ohio, Sol Miller "indentured" in the Germantown Gazette office in Germantown, Ohio, and in 1854 purchased half interest in that newspaper. Three years later he removed to White Cloud, Doniphan County and published the first issue of the White Cloud Kansas Chief on June 4, 1857. This printed "Prospectus" is signed by at least twenty "subscribers" who proposed "to commence the publication of paper bearing the above title [White Cloud Chief], early in the Spring of 1857" and describes the nature of the size, scope, etc., of the proposed newspaper to be edited and published by Miller.


Sol Miller to Gov. Charles Robinson

Sol Miller to Gov. Charles Robinson
Creator: Miller, Sol (Solomon), 1831-1897
Date: February 28, 1861
Written less than a month after Kansas became a state, Miller comments on the developing political situation as a carry over from the territorial period, reflecting, for example, on the conflict between the governor and James H. Lane and the selection of U.S. senators for Kansas. Miller had supported Robinson in the past and was now seeking appointment to a particular "Agency," but he refused "sell" his support to anyone for such a position.


Weekly Kansas chief

Weekly Kansas chief
Creator: Miller, Solomon, 1831-1897
Date: July 11, 1872-May 31, 1883
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Weekly Kansas Chief was made notable by its founder and editor, Sol (Solomon) Miller, a pioneer of Kansas newspaper publishing. Miller established the White Cloud Kansas Chief in 1857 before changing its name to the Weekly Kansas Chief and moving the newspaper to nearby Troy, Kansas in 1872. Miller died in 1897 but the Weekly Kansas Chief continued until 1918.


White Cloud Kansas chief

White Cloud Kansas chief
Creator: Miller, Solomon, 1831-1897
Date: September 6, 1860-July 4, 1872
View and search this newspaper by clicking on the Chronicling America link below. This newspaper comes from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society and was digitized with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The White Cloud Kansas Chief was made notable by its founder and editor, Sol (Solomon) Miller, a pioneer of Kansas newspaper publishing. Founded in a time when most newspapers lasted a few years at most, Miller published the Chief for nearly forty years. Shortly after arriving in White Cloud, Kansas Territory, Miller issued the first edition of the White Cloud Kansas Chief on June 4, 1857.


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