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Auditor of State's Office

Auditor of State's Office
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1870
A semi-annual report from A. Thoman, on May 30th, 1870, of the condition of the State Treasury. The State Auditor examines records and documents to evaluate compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies; as a result, the State Auditor can recommend areas that need to be improved or provide assistance at a higher level.


Auditor, Register of State Lands

Auditor, Register of State Lands
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning from 1885 to 1887, are from the office of the Auditor of the State and Register of State Lands to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters include a summary of expenditures, land patent corrections, and granting land patents. In 1887, T. McCarthy succeeded E. P. McCabe as the State Auditor.


Auditor's Office

Auditor's Office
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are receipts for land from the Auditors Office to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The last letter is from Kansas Governor G. W. Glick to the Auditor's Office asking for tax statements to answer a letter from E. J. James of Philadelphia. The land receipts involved Indemnity lands and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad lands.


Auditor, state

Auditor, state
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)
Date: 1890-1892
This file contains letters from T. McCarthy, Auditor for the State of Kansas, concerning war loan bonds. Also included are certificates of audited claims for raid losses and statements showing the balance in the State Treasury on July 1, 1890, amount received (including the balance) for the six months, and balance in the Treasury at the close of business December 31, 1890. A letter from Edward Jaquins asks the Governor to determine the validity and worth of the Stevens Company funding bonds.


Auditor, State

Auditor, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1873-1877 : Osborn)
Date: 1874 - 1875
A letter on April 8, 1874, from Daniel W. Wilder, Kansas Auditor, states that Y. C. Collins, Treasurer Clerk, refuses to allow an examination of the Treasury. In the letter, Wilder says he refuses to count the money in the State Treasurers' office and requests that the Treasurer and Clerk not to be notified if it is counted. Another letter from Wilder on May 14, 1874, states the law requires an examination at least once a month without previous knowledge of the party being examined.


Auditor, State

Auditor, State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on September 12, 1878, from P. J. Bonebrake, Kansas State Auditor, informs Governor Anthony of the sale of State school lands from the Treasurer of Montgomery County Kansas to R. D. Burns for the amount of $480.00 and provides a report of the payments made by Burns. The following two letters from P. J. Bonebrake are regarding the Salt Spring Lands located in Salt Springs. A letter on November 5, 1877, from H. L. Taylor, informs Governor Anthony an insect has appeared in the wheat in Wichita and Sumner County. In the letter Taylor describes the insect and reports that several fields are destroyed.


Claims, General

Claims, General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1886 to 1888, are from Samuel J. Crawford, Ino S. Williams (third auditor), W. J. Dunham (comptroller), and P. Bonebrake (President of Central National Bank) regarding general claims to Kansas Governor John Martin. Crawford wrote discussing military claims and the installment of seven payments for reimbursement. Williams wrote discussing war claims. Dunham wrote discussing the necessity of a notary public for the verification of claims against the U.S. government. Bonebrake wrote discussing the reimbursement of war claims from the U.S. government. The military and war claims were over the soldiers hired and other expenditures for fighting against "Indian hostilities."


Claims, Indian Depredation, Commission to Examine, member

Claims, Indian Depredation, Commission to Examine, member
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter from R. W. Wood recommends Kansas Governor Harvey appoint D. D. Colley as one of the Commissioners to audit claims for damages by Native American raids. A letter from A. A. Moor suggests Thomas W. Bown as Commissioner. The following documents are applications from prospective candidates or people recommending specific applicants for the appointment as one of the Commissioners to investigate claims against the Native Americans.


Claims, Price Raid

Claims, Price Raid
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
The following documents are related to claims made concerning the Price Raid. A telegraph on December 7, 1870, from Sidney Clarke, requests the Governor to come or send someone to Washington, D.C. immediately to aid in the passage of the Price Raid bill. A letter from W. Banks informs Kansas Governor Harvey he has some Price Raid scrip certificates and asks if they will be paid by winter. A separate letter from x inquires whether the gratuity of the Price Raid scrip will be paid under the recent legislation of Kansas. A message from James A. Hardie states that the Commissioners plan to meet in Topeka to audit the growing claims of the Price Raid.


Edward P. McCabe

Edward P. McCabe
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1883 and 1887
Portrait of Edward P. McCabe, Kansas State Auditor, 1883-1887.


George Seanor Robb

George Seanor Robb
Date: Between 1917 and 1918
A portrait of George Seanor Robb, Purple Heart and Congressional Medal of Honor winner, from Assaria, Kansas. He entered the Army in 1917 after graduating from Columbia University and teaching briefly in Great Bend, Kansas. Robb was assigned to the 369th Infantry Regiment, an African American regiment comprised of New York National Guardsmen from Harlem. On the night of September 29th, 1918, George was wounded while leading an assault near Sechault, France. In 1935, he was appointed to Kansas State Auditor and served until 1961. He was elected to the office twelve successive terms.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Blue Sky Department applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Blue Sky Department applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment at the Blue Sky Department. The Blue Sky Department was formed during the Progressive Movement to regulate businesses and prevent monopolies of industries in the State of Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Auditor

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, State Auditor
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the State Auditor about Will J. French, which is part of a bigger collection of the Governor's correspondence.


Land Matters : Miscellaneous

Land Matters : Miscellaneous
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from government offices regarding land matters to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The government offices writing about land matters are the State Auditor's office, Register of Deeds, and the Treasury Department. The topics of these letters include land surveys, deeds, land prices, land grants, and senate bills.


Record of Claims allowed for losses by guerillas and marauders during 1861-1865

Record of Claims allowed for losses by guerillas and marauders during 1861-1865
Creator: Kansas. Auditor of State
Date: 1875-1891
This volume contains 509 claims submitted and allowed for losses due to raids in Kansas during the Civil War. The bulk of the claims relate to Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, August 21, 1863. Other specific incidents were attacks on Humboldt, Kansas, in September and October, 1861, on Olathe, Kansas, September 6 and 7, 1862, and numerous attacks in Johnson County, Kansas, throughout the war years. There may be claims for incidents in a few other counties as there is at least one for Miami County, Kansas. Claims were presented to a special commission established by the Kansas Legislature in 1875. The commissioners were John N. Murdoch, Ottawa, Kansas; C. D. French, Lawrence, Kansas; and William H Beur, Burlington, Kansas. The commission was organized March 18, 1875, and the commissioners were sworn in by D. W. Wilder, Auditor. Murdoch was elected chairman and Beur served as clerk. The commissioners began receiving claims in Ottawa on April 20, 1875. The first claim was for losses from a raid of guerillas on July 1, 1861, in Cherokee County. It contains a general list of losses and amounts: dwelling house, household goods, cattle, and hogs. This format is used for the first 43 pages. Entries after that give the names of the claimants, where they lived, and the amount of money approved. There is a alphabetical name index at the beginning of the volume. One sheet, page numbers 7 and 8 (front and back), has been removed from the volume. Most of the claims are marked paid on by the Auditor in 1887 or 1888. The last three claims in the volume were submitted in 1891.


Territorial Claim - Mrs. Thomas Stinson

Territorial Claim - Mrs. Thomas Stinson
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 22, 1915
This file includes a request from Governor Capper to Hon. W. E. Davis, State Auditor, confirming the payment of Mrs. Thomas N. Stinson of Tecumseh, Kansas, in hopes to secure the payment of the territorial claims. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Treasurer

Treasurer
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on August 5, 1878, from John Francis, State Treasurer, informs Kansas Governor Anthony, Secretary of State, and the Auditor of the State that a statement has appeared in the Lawrence Journal stating sixty thousand dollars of the Kansas State School Fund were lost in the Master Bank and requests an examination of the Treasury concerning the report. A letter on February 11, 1878, from J. Francis, states he received $2073.34 in payment of a suspended war claim. A letter on March 28, 1878, from J. Francis about a deposit of Agricultural College bonds.


William Hairgrove and sons

William Hairgrove and sons
Date: Between 1870 and 1872
This is a portrait of William Hairgrove and three of his sons, left to right: William Hairgrove, Columbus ("Lum"), William Joseph, and Asa. William and his son Asa were wounded in the Marais des Cygnes massacre. During the Civil War, William served in the Tenth Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company D. Asa served as State Auditor of Kansas from January 12, 1863, to January 9, 1865. In the Kansas Adjutant General's Report for 1861-1861, William Hairgrove's residence is listed as Blooming Grove, Linn County. The town's name was changed to Trading Post in 1880.


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