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A list of lands in Gove County, Kansas still held by U.S. Government

A list of lands in Gove County, Kansas still held by U.S. Government
Creator: Denning, J.M.
Date: December 1912
This is a list of lands in Gove County, Kansas, that, as of December 1912, were still held by the U.S. Government. No land patent had ever been issued by the U.S. The list is in order by legal description of the land.


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.


Bonds, State and territorial

Bonds, State and territorial
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1864
These letters, spanning 1863 to 1864, are from government officials and other individuals to Kansas Governor Thomas Carney regarding territorial and state bonds. The correspondents wrote providing reports, requesting information, and proposing negotiations.


Captain Lewis Hanback's final report

Captain Lewis Hanback's final report
Creator: Hanback, Lewis
Date: 1875
This document is Captain Lewis Hanback's final report of an 1875 investigation into a conflict between Captain Ricker's company of state militia and a band of Osage Indians that occurred in 1874. The Osage Indians had filed a complaint with the Department of the Interior, claiming that the U. S. military had attacked a peaceful Indian encampment and stolen their horses and other property. Captain Lewis Hanback was ordered to take down testimonies and determine the circumstances surrounding the conflict. This final report summarizes these testimonies and includes a short history of Barbour County where the altercation took place.


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.


Country drained by the Mississippi, western section

Country drained by the Mississippi, western section
Creator: Long, Stephen Harriman, 1784-1864
Date: 1822
This map shows Stephen Long's depiction of the "Great American Desert" and the rivers draining east from the Rocky Mountains. The map supported the claim that much of the great plains region was unsuitable for agriculture and white settlement and lent support to the creation of an Indian territory to which Indians would be removed. Under orders from John C. Calhoun, secretary of war, Long lead an expedition into the territory west of the Missouri River in 1819 and 1820 to acquire thorough and accurate information on the soil, geography, water courses, animals, vegetation, and minerals in the new territory. The map was published in an atlas (1822) accompanying Stephen H. Long's Account of An Expedition From Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819 and 1820 (1823).


Crime and criminals,  Extradition records, Re: Samuel Lappin and Charles G. Scrafford

Crime and criminals, Extradition records, Re: Samuel Lappin and Charles G. Scrafford
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters related to Samuel Lappin and Charles G. Scrafford. This description does not cover all the documents in this file, only a few. A letter on December 30, 1878, from Randolph with Peck & Davis, requests all the correspondence Kansas Governor Anthony has on and related to Charles Scrafford. A letter on July 27, 1878, from Charles G. Scrafford, informs he is returning to Kansas and is ready to meet any decisions that have been or may be made against him. A letter on April 11, 1878, from F. W. Seward, Acting Secretary, encloses a copy of a letter from William F. Clayton relating to the extradition of Charles Scrafford, including expenses, agreements, etc. Several of the documents are receipts showing expenses incurred by certain individuals in the apprehension of Scrafford. Samuel Lappin was the former Kansas State Treasurer in 1875. Lappin and his brother-in-law Charles G. Scrafford of Seneca, Kansas were charged with fraud for forging school bonds.


Crime & Criminals: Miscellaneous : Report of Pardons granted

Crime & Criminals: Miscellaneous : Report of Pardons granted
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1880
The following is a report of pardons granted by Kansas Governor St. John in 1879 and 1880. The report includes the date, name of convicted person, county, crime, and the sentence.


Fisheries, Commissioner of

Fisheries, Commissioner of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1892
A letter from John Brumbaugh, Commissioner of Fisheries, requests money for postage to send circular letters through the mail. A letter from W. B. Small of Maple Hill, Kansas, informs Kansas Governor Humphrey that if he ships fish to him, then he will distribute them in Mill Creek. A letter from John M. Brumbaugh advises the Governor he received official notice of the appointment of his successor and is forwarding the books in his office. A biannual report of the Fish Commissioner covering the period from April 4th, 1891 to December 15th, 1892.


Fisheries, State Commissioner of

Fisheries, State Commissioner of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters, spanning from 1883 to 1884, are from the Commissioner of Fisheries, W. S. Gile, to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The letters cover reports from the commissioner and the shipment of Carp to Kansas. The office of the Commissioner of Fisheries is now the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.


Grand Jury findings relating to the "Herald of Freedom"

Grand Jury findings relating to the "Herald of Freedom"
Date: 1856
Findings of a Grand Jury for Douglas County, Kansas [Territory] in relation to the newspapers "Herald of Freedom" and "Kansas Free State" which were accused of "publications of a most inflammatory and seditious character."


Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
The following documents in this file pertain to matters related to Grasshoppers in Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents, only a few of them. A letter on March 13, 1877, from David D. Hoag, encloses a letter from two Reverends asking Governor Anthony to set aside a day of fasting in prayer because of the grasshopper disaster. A letter on March 4, 1877, from C. V. Riley, states that the locust or grasshopper commission needs to be made up of men that are practical and have scientific knowledge. A copy of a Joint Resolution from the State Department of Nebraska to appoint a commission to investigate the locality, origin, and habits, and natural history of the Grasshopper. A letter on January 6, 1877, from VanTronk of Philadelphia, sends a vial containing insect fluid that claims to destroy insects. The invasion of grasshoppers or Rocky Mountain locusts began in 1874 and 1877 an Act entitled, "An act to provide for the destruction of grasshoppers, etc.".


Harper County Agricultural and Mechanical Association annual report

Harper County Agricultural and Mechanical Association annual report
Creator: State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1880
This annual report of the Harper County agricultural association and county fair was compiled by H.O. Meigs of Anthony, Kansas. The fair was held from September 23 to September 25, 1880.The report lists the value of fair grounds owned by the association, and the financial record for the year. The length of the race course, whether the site is shaded, and the distance to the nearest railroad station are also recorded.


Historical Society, Kansas State

Historical Society, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
This letter, dated February 6th, 1883, is from the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The secretary, F. G. Adams, enclosed a detailed statement of the expenditures of the Kansas State Historical Society from January 18, 1881 to January 16, 1883. At first the Historical Society was able to store its small collection in a bookcase on the fourth floor of the south wing of the Kansas State Capitol. In 1879 the state enacted legislation that recognized the Historical Society as "the trustee of the state" for the purpose of maintaining the state's history. By 1889, the Historical Society had collected more than 16,000 books and pamphlets and more than 3,700 bound volumes of newspapers and periodicals.


Immigration

Immigration
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1871
A letter on February 8, 1869, from C. C. Draper, Secretary to the Governor of Missouri, informs Kansas Governor Harvey the Immigration report of Missouri for 1868 has not been published yet, and once it is, he will forward a copy. A letter of application on February 23, 1869, from John Breaton for the appointment of Immigration Agent for Kansas. A transmittal letter from James Ross, Secretary of Immigration of Wisconsin, of copies of Wisconsin Immigration pamphlet recently published. The following documents concern various matters pertaining to Immigration, such as Immigration reports from other States, requests for information of Kansas to locate a colony of about 200 families, requests for Kansas Governor Harvey to attend conventions, among other topics.


Insurance Department

Insurance Department
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1889-1893
A letter from D. W. Wilder, Superintendent of the State of Kansas Insurance Department, informs the Governor he has the New York Insurance Report of April 8, 1989 and the Assessment Insurance Handbook. A letter from J. B. Catchell advises Kansas Governor Humphrey he has enclosed blank petitions and asks about the Fireman's Fund Life Association of New York.


Kansas Survival Plan Project to Adjutant General

Kansas Survival Plan Project to Adjutant General
Date: May 31, 1957
This report from the Kansas Survival Plan Project to the Adjutant General of Kansas, lists the attendance of Public Information Specialist Pauline D. Beatty from May 1st to May 31st of 1957.


Letter of transmittal

Letter of transmittal
Creator: Mining Examiners Board
Date: June 30, 1921
In this document, the Kansas Mining Examiners Board outlines a course of changes to make the coal mining industry in Kansas more "beneficial alike to mine owner and mine worker." The document addresses requirements of workers, permits, certification of workers, and fees.


Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers

Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers
Creator: Bailey, Mahlon
Date: 1869
Mahlon Bailey, the regimental surgeon, recorded this medical history of the 19th Kansas Cavalry. This history includes information on the hasty physicals given to new recruits, wounds received in battle, and other medical problems encountered on the trail, as well as general information about the day-to-day activities of the soldiers. Located at the end of the report is a chart detailing the medical problems of the regiment, including the number of cases of dysentery, gonorrhea, pneumonia, ulcers, burns, and sprains (among many others). At the end of these charts, Bailey expresses his appreciation to the commanders of the regiment, thanking them for following his medical advice and showing concern for the health of their soldiers.


Men unassigned

Men unassigned
Date: December 4, 1919
In this document are the names of men who reported to work in the coal field of southeast Kansas during the state takeover of the mines. The Kansas supreme court granted authority to the state of Kansas to operate the mines in November, 1919. This followed a continued labor dispute over wages. Coal miners refused to work for the state following takeover and the governor recruited workers from outside the area to man the mines during this period. This document lists the occupation of the worker and his home address. As evidenced by this document, very few of the men who reported were miners. Though most of the workers came from Kansas, workers also reported from Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio. The state takeover lasted until mid-December 1919 when union leaders called the regular mine workers back to work.


Names of prisoners in custody at Lecompton

Names of prisoners in custody at Lecompton
Creator: Hoogland, Edward
Date: November 12, 1856
A list of free state prisoners in custody at Lecompton, Kansas Territory. Most of the prisoners had been captured at the Battle of Hickory Point on September 13, 1856. The list records each prisoner's name, previous state of residence, and reason for imprisonment. The last page of the document lists prisoners who had been released. The list was prepared by Edward Hoogland by order of Governor John Geary.


Presbyterian Church Survey

Presbyterian Church Survey
Creator: State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1874
This survey, taken by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, shows the number of church organizations in each county by denomination. The records shown here document the aggregate membership, number and value of church buildings and other property belonging to Presbyterian churches in Kansas in 1874. Subsects of Presbyterian churches are listed where applicable, for example, the church in Neuchatel Township of Nemaha County is listed as "French Presbyterian."


Railroad Commissioners

Railroad Commissioners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from the office of the Board of Railroad Commissioners to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The letters cover various topics including asking what information to put in reports, discussing the death of Henry Hopkins, and complaints made to the Central Branch. The Board of Railroad Commissioners was created in 1883 and consisted of three members appointed by the Executive Council. While serving three-year terms, the commissioners settled claims arising under the law regulating railways. The board was abolished on January 11, 1899 and its duties were transferred to the Court of Visitation.


Railroad Commissioners

Railroad Commissioners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from the office of the Board of Railroad Commissioners to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The letters cover various topics including requests/endorsements for appointments onto the board with signed petitions, meetings, and laws. The Board of Railroad Commissioners was created in 1883 and consisted of three members appointed by the Executive Council. While serving three-year terms, the commissioners settled claims arising under the law regulating railways. The board was abolished on January 11, 1899 and its duties were transferred to the Court of Visitation.


Relief

Relief
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: January-February 1875
The documents in this file pertain to the subject of relief aid in Kansas caused by drought and the grasshopper invasion. This description does not cover all documents in this file. A report on January 4, 1875, discusses an investigation of the destitute occurring from the drought and ravages of the grasshoppers in the North-Western portion of Kansas. A letter on January 11, 1875, from M. S. Caplice of St. Mary, Kansas, about the destitute people in his vicinity and requests relief. A copy of a list of clothing issued to the destitute in Kansas in January 1875. A letter from Whitelaw Reid writes to Kansas Governor Osborn concerning the relief fund.


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