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Biographical circulars

Biographical circulars
Date: 1890-1899
This collection consists of biographical forms sent by F. G. Adams, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, to individuals whose names appeared in historically significant materials in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The responses are arranged alphabetically by last name. Biographical information may include full name, place and date of birth, place and date of settlement, present residence, place and date of death, official positions, and/or addresses of family members.

Documents relating to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, volume 1

Documents relating to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, volume 1
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: July 1, 1890
This volume contains land grants, statutory powers and judicial interpretations, issues of capital stock, leases, purchases, mortgages, indentures of trust securing the bonds of the company, and the act incorporating the ATSF Railroad Company. The latter, which appears on pages 3-8, was passed at the fifth session the Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory in 1859. It was classified as part of the "private laws of the Territory of Kansas." The act was signed by Governor Samuel Medary. The law listed the following as incorporators: S. C. Pomeroy, C. K. Holliday, Luther C. Challis, Peter T. Abell, Milton C. Dickey, Asaph Allen, Samuel Dickson, Nelson L. Gordon, George S. Hillyer, Lorenso D. Bird, Jeremiah Murphy, George H. Fairchild, and R. L. Crane. Volume one, part of a three volume set, was compiled by Henry W. Swift for the A. T. & S. F. in 1890 at the request of John J. McCook, General Counsel, and George R. Peck, General Solicitor, for the railroad company.

Free State Ticket - Minneola/Leavenworth Constitution

Free State Ticket - Minneola/Leavenworth Constitution
Date: May, 1858
This document listed persons who ran for office in Kansas Territory in May, 1858.

William Frederick Milton Arny to Thaddeus Hyatt

William Frederick Milton Arny to Thaddeus Hyatt
Creator: Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881
Date: October 23, 1856
W. F. M. Arny, an agent of the National Kansas Committee, wrote this letter to Thaddeus Hyatt while traveling on the Missouri River. The main focus of this letter revolved around committee business and the state of affairs in Kansas. During this visit to Kansas, Arny had reorganized the Kansas Central Committee in order to increase its efficiency, and he included in this letter a revised list of its officers and members. He also wrote about his conversation with Governor Geary concerning the various volunteer companies created by free state men. The letter ends with a brief description of the suffering of the settlers, their meager diet, and their desperate need for more provisions.

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