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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.


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.


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).


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."


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.


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."


Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee

Report of Kansas U.S.O. Committee
Creator: United Service Organization
Date: 1941
This item details the amount of contributions to the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) from cities and counties in Kansas during 1941. Totaling almost $90,000, the U.S.O. campaign in Kansas was quite successful and helped support a number of services for Americans serving in uniform during World War II. The report lists the contributions by city and the nature of the fund raising. There was a campaign in movie theaters that raised almost $9,000 from 84 cities. The list includes the names of the theaters. Local newspapers, which provided publicity, are often listed as well. The members of the local U.S. O. committees are listed, occasionally.


Report of Quartermaster General

Report of Quartermaster General
Date: 1864
Report of Quartermaster General Edward Russell for the year of 1863, dated January 1, 1864. Includes a list of expenses and distribution of arms.


Summary of deaths

Summary of deaths
Creator: Kansas. Board of Health
Date: 1918
These two reports by the Division of Vital Statistics, Kansas Board of Health, compile statistics on Kansas deaths by cause and by county for 1918. The first volume reports death by cause; the second by county. During World War I, an influenza epidemic swept around the world killing millions. Evidence suggests the disease started in Kansas with most deaths occurring in 1918. The county numbers are listed in the volume on counties. The disease numbers are listed in the volume on causes. The social condition section likely refers to marital status (single, married, widowed, divorced, and unknown). The nativity section likely refers to native born or foreign born. In this full volume, there is a page for each county, and additional pages for larger cities ? possibly the first class ones. Each page bears a number that corresponds to the number on the page of statistics at UID 217181. Numbers 1 thru 105 are assigned to the 105 counties in alphabetical order. Numbers 200-400 are assigned to the cities within those counties Examples: 1 = Allen County 201 = Iola, Allen County 105 = Wyandotte County 205 = Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. 305 = Rosedale, Wyandotte Co. (You'll notice that the companion number for County 5 is 405 as to not duplicate 205 and 305.) In the full volume, you can go from county to county quickly by using the Page Selection drop down menu (on the upper left-hand side of the image).


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