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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
This file includes letters on topics such as agriculture, the American Institute of Christian Philosophy, bondsmen, and acknowledgement of receipts. In the first letter to Kansas Governor St. John the person requests the governor speak to the Legislature to adjust measures in securing the Fort Hays reservation as a school for the promotion of agriculture. There is a letter from Joe Anderson of Kansas City, Kansas requesting that Governor St. John be a bondsman for the Olathe Asylum. Other letters in this file discuss appointments, advocacy for temporary amendments, as well as other matters.


Agent to sell lands for State Agricultural College

Agent to sell lands for State Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from Isaac T. Goodnow, an agent for the state, to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the selling of land for the State Agricultural College . Goodnow provided a list of college lands sold. He also verified a bill of land sold.


Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor John Martin. The board wrote to Martin about reports, the lack and necessity of an architect, the expenditures for getting an architect, and allotted lands to the college from the government. The president of the college, George Fairchild, also wrote to Martin about his annual reports.


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.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
The documents in this file include letters for appointments sent from various individuals to Kansas Governor St. John for specific positions in the Agricultural College in Kansas. A few of these requests for appointments include petitions with signatures. There is a copy of resolutions from the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College. Also, there is an invitation to the governor to come visit the college. Many of the matters in this file are centralized around the Agricultural College, Kansas State.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from Joseph Denison, the Kansas State Agricultural College president; J. W. Davidson, a Military Science professor at the college; and the U. S. War Department to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the Kansas State Agricultural College . The president wrote about the college's board of regents meetings. J. W. Davidson and the U. S. War Department wrote about supplying materials to the college and having the Ordinance Department be turned over to Davidson.


Agricultural, State Board of

Agricultural, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
The first letter to Kansas Governor St. John comes from the Office of State Board of Agriculture, the letter is advising Governor St. John of the upcoming annual meeting and where the meeting will be held. The second letter is a petition recommending David Harbough for Regent of the Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas, this petition includes five signatures, one of them being James Smith the Kansas Secretary of State. The last letter in this file is from F. P. Baker, in this letter he recommends S. S. Prouty for the position as Secretary State Board of Agriculture.


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 (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Agriculture regarding their affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover three different topics. The first group of letters discuss acts in Congress about the census. The second group of letters talk about the Kansas State Weather Service, the U.S. Signal Service Corps, and the cold wave station/flag they will set up in Kansas. The final topic is over a request they received for information describing their resources that they cannot fulfill due to a lack of any type of publications made.


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.


Bluemont College in Manhattan, Kansas

Bluemont College in Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This is a photograph of a Bluemont College building in Manhattan, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Alexander Gardner as part of the series Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.


Cow, sow and hen special demonstration train

Cow, sow and hen special demonstration train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1924
This demonstration train was operated by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad and the New Mexico A. & M. College in 1924. The schedule included meetings in 51 New Mexico locations over two weeks in February. The towns for the meetings and the speakers and demonstrators are listed on the flyer. The Santa Fe is providing the train and New Mexico A. & M. is providing the speakers and a livestock exhibit. Santa Fe representatives are J. D. Tinsley, Fred Hale, J. F. Jarrell, and A. M. Hove. New Mexico A. & M. professors involved with the train are O. C. Cunningham, M. C. Snell, A. L. Walker, and Fabian Garcia. College President H. L. Kent was going to be with the train part of the time.


Dairy, swine and poultry special

Dairy, swine and poultry special
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: March 13, 1922
This is the itinerary for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad farm demonstration train on dairy, swine, and poultry. The list includes descriptions of railroad cars and equipment, program for each stop, purebred sire exchange, and the division of costs between the Kansas Agricultural College of Manhattan, Riley County, and the Santa Fe Railroad. Demonstration trains such as this one represent an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists, and manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. The railroad's Agricultural Development and Publicity Office managed the trains.


Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away

Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: December 4, 1932
This brief article discusses the importance of decreasing water erosion, which has washed away approximately ninety percent of the productive soil in eastern Kansas. Two remedies which are suggested are terracing and the planting of blue grass sod (which will bind the soil together). Scientists at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) were experimenting with these two techniques.


Farm machinery class at Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas

Farm machinery class at Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Orr, S. C.
Date: 1910?
This is a photograph showing students studying agricultural implements at Kansas State Agricultural College (Kansas State University), Manhattan, Kansas. Visible in the photograph are two barns.


Harry Umberger to Governor Alf Landon

Harry Umberger to Governor Alf Landon
Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: July 18, 1934
This letter from Harry Umberger, the Director of Extension at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University), accompanied a map designating the drought relief counties as of July 1934. The map indicates the primary and secondary drought relief counties suffering the most through the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The map includes a key to explain the highlighted portions.


Harry Umberger to Willard Mayberry

Harry Umberger to Willard Mayberry
Creator: Umberger, Harry
Date: December 23, 1933
This letter from Harry Umberger, the Director of Extension at Kansas State College (now Kansas State University), was addressed to Willard Mayberry, secretary to Gov. Alf Landon. The letter discusses the reduction of railroad transportation rates for livestock feed, because the depression, combined with the droughts of the 1930s, had made it difficult for farmers to feed their livestock. Umberger recommended that the rates be reduced for at least thirty days (preferably sixty days) in order to keep stock alive during the winter. The letter is accompanied by a state map labeling the counties who needed these rates, with the red shaded section indicating which counties were in the greatest need.


Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Eli Thayer

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow to Eli Thayer
Creator: Goodnow, Isaac Tichener, 1814-1894
Date: May 24, 1858
Isaac T. Goodnow wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory to Eli Thayer in Worcester, Massachusetts. Goodnow asked Thayer for his support for Bluemont Central College (predecessor to Kansas State University), a college chartered near Manhattan which would have "an Agricultural Department of a most thorough practical character." Goodnow asserted that "now when the victory [for free staters] in the main is won" it was time to focus attention on schools and churches.


Kansas demonstration train. "Cow, Sow & Hen"

Kansas demonstration train. "Cow, Sow & Hen"
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: May 1, 1922-May 13, 1922
These field notes document the activities of the "Cow, Sow & Hen Special," a farm demonstration train operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and the extension office of the Kansas State Agricultural College. The notes document the location, time, weather, attendance, speakers and departure time. The notes reveal the author's expectations concerning the intended audience and its response to the exhibits and instruction. Demonstration trains such as this one represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists and, manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. The railroad's Agricultural Development and Publicity Office managed the trains.


Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas
Creator: Riddle, J. R.
Date: 1885
View of Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas.


Lands, Agricultural College

Lands, Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on September 11, 877, from the law office of Clough and Wheat, encloses a bond executed by Isaac T. Goodman on August 20, 1869, for the conveyance of certain lands. A letter on September 19, 1877, from Clough and W. McNeill Clough, requests copies of the Governor's printed patent for Agricultural College Lands. A letter on November 6, 1877, from T. W. Russell, gives his report on an injustice that was done to him and two or three of his friends concerning purchased lands. A letter on December 3, 1877, from T. W. Russell, notifies Governor Anthony that he has not received from Washington County the $425.76 paid in May of 1876 and has sent to M. Achenbach the tax bill.


Lands, Agricultural College, State agent for

Lands, Agricultural College, State agent for
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on November 23, 1877, from L. R. Elliott, concerns College Land purchased by T. W. Russell. A letter on January 29, 1877, from L. R. Elliott, asks for copies of the Governor's special message on the College Land Tax question. Also included is a copy of a statement of Agricultural College Lands in Dickinson, Marshall, and Washington counties that have been sold for taxes and deeded by the county.


Legislature

Legislature
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on January 19, 1877, from H. Brandley, Secretary of Senate, informs that the Kansas Senate has confirmed the appointments of J. R. Hallowell as Regent of Agricultural College and J. J. Wright as Regent of Normal School. A letter on January 23, 1877, from H. Brandley, informs the Kansas Senate has appointed specific individuals as Trustees of the Charitable Institutions. A letter on February 20, 1877, from H. Brandley, writes about a resolution adopted by the Kansas Senate. A letter from H. Brandley asks Governor Anthony to return House Bill no. 224 to the Senate House for further consideration. A letter on September 10, 1878, from B. F. Simpson, states on April 8, he accepted the appointment as U. S. Marshall and vacated his seat as State Senator.


Regent, Kansas State Agricultural College

Regent, Kansas State Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
This letter, dated March 16th, 1883, is from A. E. Gifford in regards to the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Gifford is inquiring about Glick's appearance at the board of regents' meetings. Gifford wants to know which meeting he will attend.


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