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Attorney General's Office

Attorney General's Office
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
The documents in this file pertain to matters of the Attorney General Office. A letter from the A. Danford, Attorney General in 1861, gives his opinion to the Governor regarding him being able to appoint officers for new counties. A separate letter from A. L. Williams, Attorney General in 1871, answers questions from Governor Harvey concerning unpatented lands and if they are taxable. A letter from Williams provides Governor Harvey with his opinion declaring the eligibility of women in the office of Notary Public in Kansas.


Basic campaign speech

Basic campaign speech
Creator: Carlin, John, 1940-
Date: 1982
This is Governor John Carlin's basic campaign speech for his 1982 gubernatorial reelection campaign. He outlines his accomplishments during his first term as governor: a balanced budget, no growth in the number of state employees, and limited increases in state spending. He also identified several goals for a second administration including property tax relief, enactment of a severance tax on gas and oil producers, improvements in education, and transportation enhancements. Governor Carlin defeated Sam Hardage in the 1982 election and served a second term as governor.


Carlin, Docking. A new tradition for Kansas

Carlin, Docking. A new tradition for Kansas
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: 1982
This is a brochure from Governor John Carlin's second gubernatorial campaign in 1982 against Sam Hardage. Governor Carlin highlights the accomplishments of his first administration including: limiting growth in the size of government, lowering taxes, improving public safety, and enhancing economic development. He also advocates for the enactment of a severance tax on gas and oil producers as a way to promote tax fairness in the state. Governor Carlin defeated Sam Hardage in the 1982 election and served a second term as governor.


Claims

Claims
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1867
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from Kansas company officials to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding various claims. The company officials wrote asking for instructions for the purchase of houses on Native American territory, about a bill for the payment and taxes of a claim, and asking for a signature to approve an account.


County affairs

County affairs
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
These letters, spanning 1863 to 1864, are from county officials to Kansas Governor Thomas Carney regarding various Kansas County affairs . County officials wrote, with signed petitions, about the appointment of either sheriff, probate judge, register of deeds, or surveyor for their county. Other officials wrote, with signed petitions, requesting protection against lawless men, the removal of federal troops, and decreased taxation. The Kansas Counties among the letters were Lyon, Douglas, Franklin, Bourbon, Miami, Doniphan, Davis, and Osage.


December 1887

December 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: December 1887
These letters, spanning December 1887, are from residents as well as state and federal offices regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss various topics including legislation, personal matters/opinions, railroads, finances/taxes, and military affairs. John Martin served as 10th governor of Kansas: January 12, 1885, to January 14, 1889. He was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration in 1885 a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion.


February 1886

February 1886
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: February 1886
These letters, spanning February 1886, are from individuals, companies, and state offices regarding Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including legislation, newspaper/publication articles, railroads, finances/taxes, unorganized counties, criminal cases, the navigation of the Kansas river, and complaints. Governor Martin was fortunate to have acquired upon his inauguration, in 1885, a state of affairs that was persistent in prosperous economic growth, and city and town expansion.


Governor Bill Graves interview

Governor Bill Graves interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: February 13, 2004
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor William Preston "Bill" Graves discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 9, 1995 to January 13, 2003. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Kansas State Legislation

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Kansas State Legislation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Kansas State Legislation. Topics included but not limited to in the file is state legislation appointments, taxation and disability pension. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Public Service Commission
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Public Service Commission. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to export shipments under the emergency tariff, capitol expenditures for labor and industry, and employment and unemployment rates for labor and industry companies. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Lands, Miscellaneous

Lands, Miscellaneous
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file pertain to matters concerning lands in the State of Kansas. A letter on March 15, 1877, from M. J. Dart, states a Warranty Deed recently given by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad dated April 1, 1873, and November 1, 1870, was released by two of the three parties. In the letter, Dart states he understands the patents for their land is on record in Governor Anthony's office and asks if the Governor knows if the two dates are the only ones and if two of the three trustees can legally release. A letter on January 19, 1878, from T. W. Russell, concerns a letter from Governor Anthony requesting the amount of principal and interest on account of Agricultural land taxes. A letter on May 17, 1878, from Fayette Verbeck, asks for information regarding the railroad land grants of Kansas. In the letter, Verbeck asks how far from the Kansas Pacific a citizen has to go to get one hundred and sixty acres of land. A letter on August 20, 1878, questions what title a person gains who buys land sold for taxes.


Lands, school indemnity, commissioners to select

Lands, school indemnity, commissioners to select
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on January 29, 1878, from G. C. West, informs Kansas Governor Anthony that one-third of the land listed has been taken by settlers. In the letter, West also advises that he still needs to go into the county south of Mitchell and North of Lincoln. A letter on February 4, 1878, from T. B. Murdock, informs that S. B. Snow accepted the appointment and is ready to report for duty at any moment. A letter on February 12, 1878, from J. C. McLeary, asks if he should pay the fees for the school lands, as the Register of Lands at Salina requires the money to be tendered before or at the time an application is made.


Legislation

Legislation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883
These letters are from individuals across Kansas regarding legislation to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The legislation topics covered include a proposed herd law, appointing legislature, changing terms of 16th judicial court bill (House Bill 94), State Board of Health bill, Hackney Medical Bill, tax bills, and railroad legislation.


Livestock Matters

Livestock Matters
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals across Kansas regarding livestock matters to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The topics of the letters include requesting information on cattle, diseases in and vaccinations for animals, legislation, taxing livestock, and requesting vets to examine livestock. Kansas ranked third in the nation in cattle population by 1890, a position it held for several decades. Although this phase of the industry has been given a great deal of attention, raising and caring for various kinds of animals has long been a vital part of the general farm industry.


May 1886

May 1886
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: May 1886
These letters, spanning May 1886, are from government officials, companies, organizations, and other individuals regarding their general affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including personal matters/opinions, religion, aid/endorsement, the appointment of officials, railroads, legislation, land, expositions, asking for information on Kansas, and taxes.


May 1887

May 1887
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: May 1887
These letters, spanning May 1887, are from government officials, companies, organizations, and other individuals regarding their general affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover various topics including personal matters/opinions, pardons, aid/endorsement, sending thanks to Martin, land, mining, criminal cases, the appointment of officials, and legislation.


October 1888

October 1888
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: October 1888
These letters, spanning October 1888, are from government offices, companies, organizations, and other individuals regarding their general affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters include various topics such as prohibition, personal matters/opinions, aid/endorsement, requests for information, education, legislation, counties, criminal cases, and taxes.


Railroads

Railroads
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The documents in this file pertain to discussions related to Railroads in the State of Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents in this file, only a few. A letter on May 9, 1877, from George H. Heafford, states he is unable to comply with Governor Anthony's request according to the rules of the new management. A petition in January 1878 calls Governor Anthony's attention to the excessive taxation, namely the transportation tax, among the citizens of Kansas. The petitioners state that unless relieved of the taxation, people will have to surrender their homes and properties confiscated. A letter on February 12, 1878, from A. Caldwell, states the expenses of the prosecution of the L. L. & G. Railroad Company should be paid for by the State. A copy of a resolution adopted by the Secretary to the President of the United States on the subject of the interruption of the railroads. A report on December 31, 1877, from R. J. Brown, in relation to the communication of repairs or restoration of the L. L. G. Railroad Bridge over the Kansas River at Lawrence, was well received.


Taxation

Taxation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on May 25, 1877, from Leonard Lwett, asks for information on the increase of taxable property in the State of Kansas. A short report of taxable property in Kansas. A letter on January 2, 1877, from H. H. Moon, comments on the ten percent tax. A letter on December 20, 1877, from John S. Tucker, Mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, requests information on the value of rail and personal property in Kansas, as well as the rate of taxation.


Taxation

Taxation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1866-1867
These two letters, dated December 22, 1866 and January 7, 1867, are correspondence between Solon O. Thacher, from the Law Office of Thacher and Banks, and Frederick P. Stanton, a government official, regarding taxation. Thacher wrote asking about legislation relating to Native American land tax cases in the Supreme Court


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