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Bluemont Central College records

Bluemont Central College records
Date: 1855-1869
Series of records in the Isaac T. Goodnow collection relating to Bluemont Central College and its successor, the Kansas State Agricultural College, in Manhattan, Kansas. Goodnow was a land agent for the college from 1867-1873.


Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association

Charter of the Brown County Kansas University Students' Association
Creator: Kansas. Secretary of State
Date: January 14, 1902
This is a charter for "The Brown County Kansas University Students' Association" filed in the office of the Kansas Secretary of State. The purpose of the organization was to maintain a scholarship at Kansas University for the benefit of students from Brown County. The charter includes the names of members Sara E. Greenfield, A. J. Eicholtz, Grant W. Harrington, Ida McKnight, Mabel McLaughlin, Edith Johnson, Stella W. Aten, Adele Baker, Scott Hopkins, and T. D. Smith.


Constitution of the Sumner Company

Constitution of the Sumner Company
Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: April 3, 1857
Constitution of the Sumner Company, written by John J. Ingalls. It was adopted April 3, 1857. There are 17 articles and states that the object of this company is to build upon and improve a town site, situated upon the Missouri River on section 20, township 6 south, range 21 east of the 6th PM. The town site is is named in honor of the Hon. Charles Sumner, Senator from Massachusetts.


East Abilene Town Company records

East Abilene Town Company records
Date: 1887-1900
The East Abilene Town Company was organized and incorporated in 1887 with L. A. Bigger of Hutchinson, Kansas as its president. M. A. Low was principal stockholder. The company originally purchased 445 acres of land which was platted into the first addition of the Kansas Town and Land Company to Abilene, Kansas. Mr. Bigger was also President of the Reno Town Company in which the Kansas Town and Land Company owned controlling interest. Materials include the company charter and bylaws, director's minutes, general correspondence, leases and land contracts, treasurer's statements and expense accounts, tax lists and certificates, legal documents, and ledger books.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union permanent records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union permanent records
Date: 1910-1939
These permanent records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union include the records of the treasurer, contracts concerning publications, sworn statements of elected trustees, correspondence with potential speakers, candidate information relating to prohibition laws in Kansas, and meeting minutes. There is also correspondence concerning the Kellogg-Briand Pact, an international peace agreement signed in 1928. One letter clearly disapproves of Maude Royden, an English suffragist, from fulfilling her presentation for the Y.W.C.A on account of her tobacco use. A copy of the charter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Kansas, signed by Secretary of State Frank J. Ryan is also included. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


Liberty Association of Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Liberty Association of Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Date: 1841-1846
An anti-slavery resolution and constitution for a Liberty Association in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. At the time, Isaac Tichenor Goodnow was a professor at the Wesleyan Seminary in Wilbraham. He brought his strong anti-slavery ideals with him when he came to Kansas in 1855 with the New England Emigrant Aid Company. Goodnow was a co-founder and the first president of Bluemont Central College in Manhattan, Kansas.


Material relating to Benjamin Singleton

Material relating to Benjamin Singleton
Date: 1874-1883
Materials belonging to Benjamin (Pap) Singleton consisting of business and family correspondence. Included are letters from two daughters living in Tennessee. There is also a letter of recognition from Kansas Governor John St. John written in 1879. This folder also includes the deed for the Dunlap property, incorporation papers for the Edgefield Real Estate Association, the Singleton Colony, and other business records relating to the Dunlap Colony. Minutes of the meeting of the Singleton/Dunlap Colony beginning on pages 46 and 52 include listings of the colonists. The document beginning on page 52 also includes the number of people in the family and the number of acres of land they had. A first person account of why Singleton became involved in colonization begins on page 55.


Missouri Fur Company records

Missouri Fur Company records
Creator: Missouri Fur Company
Date: 1812-1814
This ledger is part of the papers of William Clark, president of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Fur Company, discovered with the records of the U. S. Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency (Volume 30). The Missouri Fur Company explored the Missouri River region and traded with several Indian tribes. Included are the "Articles of Association of the Missouri Fur Company," dated January 24, 1812, and the meeting minutes and accounts payable/receivable of the Board of Directors. The ledger also contains the signatures of William Clark, Manuel Lisa and several members of the Chouteau family of St. Louis.


New England Emigrant Aid Company,  Act to Incorporate

New England Emigrant Aid Company, Act to Incorporate
Creator: Massachusetts. General Court
Date: February 21, 1855
The act of the Massachusetts legislature authorizing the creation of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, the successor to the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company.


Recording Steward's book for Shawnee Mission

Recording Steward's book for Shawnee Mission
Creator: Shawnee Methodist Mission and Indian Manual Labor School (Kan.)
Date: 1839-1859
This is the Recording Steward's book for the Shawnee Methodist Mission. It contains meeting minutes for various quarterly conferences held between 1838 to 1853 and Sabbath school reports, disciplinary charges, and missionary's reports. It also includes records of marriages, 1843-1857 (pp 66-68); records of baptisms, 1840-1856 (pp 69-73); and records of deaths, 1853 (p 74) occurring at the mission.


Union League of America history collection

Union League of America history collection
Date: 1862 - 1865
Materials from and about the Union League of America, for the Kansas state office and for some of the local councils. It includes letters, a list of rejected candidates for the League, meeting minutes for an 1863 meeting of the Humboldt Council in Allen County and related reports, and a record book for 1863 for the Wathena, Doniphan County chapter. There is also a history of the League in Kansas, written by D. W. Houston of Garnett, Anderson County, for the Kansas State Historical Society. Two charters are also included for the local councils of DeSoto and Junction City. The purpose of the organization was to promote loyalty to the "Union" during the Civil War.


Union Stock Yards Company records

Union Stock Yards Company records
Date: 1885-1915
Located in North Topeka, Kansas, the Union Stock Yards Company was organized and incorporated in 1885 with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company owning 131 or 310 shares of stock. The company operated until 1898, at which time C. F. Jilson (trustee for the CRI&P) acquired the deed. The CRI&P operated the business at a loss from 1898 to 1900, when it failed. In 1904, the CRI&P bought the remaining stock holders interest and transferred the land to the Kansas Town and Land Company. These records include the company charter, land contracts, livestock reports, correspondence, financial statements, and meeting minutes.


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