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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.


Golden Belt Town Company records

Golden Belt Town Company records
Date: 1886-1897
The Golden Belt Town Company was incorporated in 1886. It was chartered to buy and sell land on the right of way of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway in south-central Kansas, including the communities of Waldeck, Durham, Tampa, Ramona, Lincolnville, Furley, and Peck. The company also owned an undivided one-half interest in the Lost Springs, Aulne, Elbing, Whitewater, and Gladys townsites. Mr. F. H. Kollock of Peabody, Kansas, was named president and served until his death in 1895, at which time Samuel T. Howe assumed the position. G. H. Blackwelder of Wichita was secretary, G. W. Hurd of Abilene was treasurer, and A. Clark of Peabody was general agent. These company records include director's minutes, correspondence, financial statements, land contracts and deeds, and several books containing applications for lots and price lists.


Hermon S. Major papers

Hermon S. Major papers
Creator: Major, Hermon S. (Hermon Samuel), 1876-1961
Date: circa 1892 - 1955
Hermon S. Major (1876-1961) owned and directed the Major Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1921-1955. This clinic, originally known as the Southwest Sanatorium, was a private psychiatric facility devoted to the treatment of alcoholics. Photographs of the exterior and interior at the Simpson-Major clinic and photographs of students at the Scarritt Collegiate Institute are included. The Keeley Institute was created by Dr. Leslie Keeley in Dwight, Illinois, to cure alcoholism; this Kansas volume includes accounts from Topeka, Leavenworth, Wichita, Marysville, and Kansas City, Kansas. This collection is part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. These materials represent a selection of items from the Hermon S. Major papers. Access to some materials has been restricted due to potential violations of state and federal records law.


Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals

Kansas State Temperance Union expense journals
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1898-1911
This collection consists of 7 volumes of records from the Kansas State Temperance Union. The first volume lists the members and the dues they paid by local organization. The index lists the communities that have members listed and these communities have been included in the categories. Note: other communities are listed elsewhere in the records, particularly the speaker expenses volume. The second volume is the cash book (expense journal) for the years 1901-1904. Volumes three through five are the cash books for 1907-1910, 1909-1910, and 1910-1911. Volume 6 contains speaker expenses and contribution from the communities where they spoke, listed by name of speaker. Several speakers are listed. Volume 7 is an expense journal for 1907-1911. There are also some loose papers inserted into the volumes, mostly correspondence and form letters.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union financial records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union financial records
Date: 1910-1939
These financial records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union include pages from account books, ledger books, statements of payments due, receipts, pledge amounts, and detailed operating expenses. The KWCTU purchased prohibition publications from the Headquarters for Temperance Literature in Chicago and had a profit-sharing relationship with the White Ribbon Shoe Company in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in which the KWCTU received donations based on the number of shoe sales. The names of many women are contained within this material, including Dr. Emma F. A. Drake, Mrs. Sena Hartzell Wallace, Nellie E. Parker, Mrs. Cora Kershner, Miss Zoe Atchison, Mrs. J. L. Guthrie, Miss Belle Kearney, Mrs. Ola Watson, Mrs. Ladie Simonton, Rev. Mary Sibbitt, and Ollie May McCormick. 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.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizational records

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizational records
Date: 1910-1938
These records of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) include materials on legislation involving tobacco, alcohol, and teacher's moral standards; a proposed amendment to repel Kansas prohibition; several manuscripts including "The Long Struggle for Prohibition in Kansas" by Judge Richard J. Hopkins and "The Devil's Brew" by Harry W. Brent; meeting minutes and correspondence concerning the Kansas Industrial Alcohol Bill of 1933; legislation introduced by the Kansas Children's Code Commission; decision of the Kansas Supreme Court on Women's Wages; proposals for a memorial to Governor John P. St. John; a letter from Wichita Chief of Police, O.W. Wilson, enclosing a research report on marijuana compiled for the Inter-Club Committee for the Advancement of Civic Responsibility; flyers; poems; and convention registration 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.


Military Order of the Loyal Legion financial and membership reports

Military Order of the Loyal Legion financial and membership reports
Date: 1886-1915
These documents are annual financial reports and monthly membership reports from the Kansas Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. Also included are receipts, membership materials, and speeches. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) was organized in 1865 following the death of Abraham Lincoln and the conclusion of the Civil War. It was a fraternal organization primarily composed of veterans and hereditary members to memorialize the events of the Civil War.


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.


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.


Report of irregular employees at Kiowa, Comanche, & Wichita agencies

Report of irregular employees at Kiowa, Comanche, & Wichita agencies
Creator: Kuhn, Henry, 1830-1900
Date: 1882-1884
This record book, created by Henry Kuhn, documents the irregular employees employed at the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Indian agencies within the state of Kansas. The index and page 62 onward are blank.


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.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 21, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 21, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1834
This volume contains the expenditure accounts of Indian agents for the upper Missouri River, including Benjamin O'Fallon, George H. Kennerly, and John Dougherty, as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Some of the expenditures include interpreter and agent salaries, supplies, and presents, such as beads and tobacco.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 22, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 22, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1828-1834
This volume contains the accounts of John F.A. Sanford, Indian agent for the upper Missouri River as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Some of the expenditures include interpreter and agent salaries, supplies, and presents, such as beads and tobacco.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 24, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 24, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1822-1834
This volume contains the accounts of Thomas Forsyth (1822-1830), Felix St. Vrain (1830-1831), Joshua Pilcher (1832), and M.S. Davenport (1832-1834), Indian agents for the Sac and Fox at the Rock Island, Illinois sub-agency. During this time, the accounts were recorded by William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) who was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at the Central Superintendency in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the expenditures included salaries for interpreters, blacksmiths, and agents, transportation costs, blankets, tobacco, whiskey, flour, and salt. Partial funding for the digitization of these records was provided by the National Park Service.


United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 26, Accounts

United States Office of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, St. Louis, Missouri. Volume 26, Accounts
Creator: United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Central Superintendency
Date: 1826-1836
This volume contains records of accounts of Indian agents as recorded by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Central Superintendency, at St. Louis, Missouri. These Indian agents included John F. Hamtramck, Lawrence Taliaferro, Pierre Menard, Jonathan L. Bean, John Dougherty, and John F.A. Sanford. Several pages in this volume are empty or missing. This volume also includes expenditures relating to the Treaty of Prairie du Chien of July 15, 1830. Such expenditures include the support of blacksmiths, the purchase of agricultural implements, and the education of Indian children from several tribes.


Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Second Kansas District

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Second Kansas District
Date: 1900 - 1916
This collection consists of records of the Second District (eastern Kansas, including Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte Counties) of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. It includes a volume of meeting minutes, an account book, and banking slips. The meeting minutes were recorded by secretaries, Cora E. Leonard, Sallie Salisbury, and Hattie J. Sparks. Bank accounts were kept by treasurers, Lillie A. Helland and L.E. Hudson at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Mound City and the First National Bank in Olathe.


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