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Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various officials in the Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The correspondents include Wm. Sims, secretary; J. M. McFarland, assistant secretary; and R. W. Jenkins, president. The department discusses the National Agricultural Convention, Danish and Swedish immigration, and a book, which Kansas is mentioned in, called Resources of the North and South from the office of Exposition Publications.


Bismark Grove, Lawrence, Kansas

Bismark Grove, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: September 18, 1882-September 23, 1882
This is a colored lithograph of Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, Kansas. It served as the site of the Western National Fair Association. The upper image shows the exposition grounds including the agricultural hall, the main exhibition hall, the machinery hall, and tracks, stands, and stables for racing. The view in the lower lift depicts the "Art Hall and Vicinity." The entrance to the fair grounds, including a depot and main gate is shown at the lower right of the image. The legend at the bottom of the lithograph states that there are 258 acres in the fiar grounds, the cost of improvements was $100,000, the distance from the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence was one mile, and the seating capacity in the Tabernacle is 5000. It also gives the distance from Lawrence to Leavenworth, Kansas City, and Topeka. Ramsey, Millett, & Hudson Lithograph, Kansas City (no state given) produced the lithograph.


Bronze Napoleon III medal

Bronze Napoleon III medal
Creator: Ponscarme, Hubert
Date: 1867
Bronze Napoleon III medal awarded to the State of Kansas at the 1867 Paris International Exposition. The front depicts the bust of Napoleon III, President and Emperor of France from 1848 to 1870. The reverse side reads, "Exposition Universelle De MDCCCLXVIII a Paris, Recompenses, Etat Du Kansas," which translates to "Universal Exposition of 1867 in Paris, Rewards, State of Kansas." The Paris Exhibition was held at the behest of Napoleon III and brought exhibitors to Paris from throughout the world. Though the reason the state received this medal is currently unknown, the French maintained strong ideological support for John Brown's abolitionist movement in Kansas. Hubert Ponscarme, a French sculptor, was commissioned to design this medal based on his success with a previous Napoleon III medal struck in 1857.


Centennial Exposition (Philadelphia)

Centennial Exposition (Philadelphia)
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
The following papers are about the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine, in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The report discusses a resolution passed by the United States Centennial Commission relating to national banks, and other incorporated banking or savings institutions in the State are requested and authorized to act as agents to receive subscriptions to the stock under the rules adopted by the Commission.


Cincinnati Industrial Exposition

Cincinnati Industrial Exposition
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879
Letters in this file are related to the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. The first letter is an invitation from E. H. Pendleton on June 5th, 1879 to Kansas Governor St. John to attend the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. The Cincinnati Industrial Expositions were held to showcase products of local business owners in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Colby Implement Show, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas

Colby Implement Show, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1966
A Cessna aircraft and several Gleaner-brand combines on display at the Colby, Kansas Implement Show, Thomas County, Kansas.


Commissioners to Paris Exposition

Commissioners to Paris Exposition
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
The letters in this file are from potential candidates applying for the appointment as Honorary Commissioner from the State of Kansas to the Paris Exposition. A letter on January 3, 1878, from Peter Smith, applies for the position at the Paris Exposition and says that he knows four languages. A letter on May 25, 1878, from J. C. Carpenter, encloses a letter from C. H. Pratt, who requests the Honorary Commission to Paris. A letter on March 19, 1878, from Ira Harris, sends an application on behalf of his brother for the appointment as an Honorary Commissioner to the Paris Exposition. A letter on March 15, 1878, from W. H. Harris applies for the appointment and provides references, who support his application.


Construction on the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Construction on the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1914
Here are two photographs showing ground breaking and early construction on the Kansas building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Correspondence, General

Correspondence, General
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865-1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from government officials and other individuals regarding general correspondence to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about legislation, universities, the Paris Exposition, requesting interviews with Crawford, companies, the appointment of officials, and mining.


Dedication of the Kansas Building at the Panama Pacific Exposition

Dedication of the Kansas Building at the Panama Pacific Exposition
Date: 1915
This is a panoramic photograph showing the dedication of the Kansas Building at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.


Exhibit contract for the World's Columbian Exposition

Exhibit contract for the World's Columbian Exposition
Date: April 12, 1893
This is a contract, written in Swedish, by representatives of Lapland (the Sami people) allowing them to exhibit and perform at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. Patrick H. Coney, a Topeka native, was the Exposition's manager. One of the people signing the contract was Emil Arner, who may have been from Salina, Kansas. See also Kansas Memory item 318789.


Exposition, Centennials, Conventions; national Cattle and Horse Growers Association of the US

Exposition, Centennials, Conventions; national Cattle and Horse Growers Association of the US
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885
These letters, dated July 14th-22nd, 1885, are from R. E. Laurence regarding the National Cattle and Horse Growers Association of the U.S. convention to Kansas Governor John Martin. The governor appointed R. E. Laurence and H. C. Lindsey as delegates for the second annual National Cattle and Horse Growers Association of the U.S. convention. R. E. Laurence wrote accepting the appointment. The convention was held November 23rd-28th, 1885 in St. Louis, Missouri.


Expositions

Expositions
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans. The letters cover the regulations of the exposition, requesting visits, appointing/endorsing commissioners for the exposition, and exposition matters (i.e.- available space for Kansas exhibition, budget, and exhibit material). The exposition was a World's Fair held in New Orleans from December 16, 1884 until June 1, 1885. At that time, one third of the world's cotton passed through New Orleans hence the chosen location.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; American Exhibition, London

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; American Exhibition, London
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1886-1887
These letters, spanning 1885, are from various individuals in Kansas regarding the American Exhibition in London in 1886 to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss appointing commissioners, or representatives, to the exhibition as well as what to display in the exhibition. The governor appointed John A. Clayton and U. H. Chaplin as the commissioners for the exhibition.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; American Forestry Congress

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; American Forestry Congress
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1886
These letters, spanning July to September 1886, are from the American Forestry Congress and other individuals regarding the American Forestry Congress annual meeting to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters discuss the appointment of delegates to the annual meeting. A copy of the meeting agenda is among the letters. The governor appointed L. D. Bailey, W. S. Filton, and J. F. Martin as the delegates. The annual American Forestry Congress meeting was held in Denver, Colorado on September 14th-17th, 1886.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Association for improvement of Western Water Ways

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Association for improvement of Western Water Ways
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887, are from the Association for the Improvement of Western Water-Ways regarding their meeting to Kansas Governor John Martin. Some of the letters request the appointment of delegates to the meeting along with an invitation for the governor to join. An official letter from the association discusses the previous meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 1885 and the request of another meeting in Memphis, Tennessee in October 1887. The association's headquarters was in Memphis, Tennessee.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Constitutional Centennial Commission,

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Constitutional Centennial Commission,
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1886-1888
These letters, spanning 1886 to 1888, are from the Constitutional Centennial Commission board and other individuals regarding the Constitutional Centennial Commission national convention, to be held in 1889, and the Permanent Exposition of the Three Americas to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters plan the convention and exposition discussing the appointment of delegates to the national convention as well as the acceptance of those appointments. Newspaper clippings and a pamphlet detail the events and summarize the Constitutional Centennial Commission national convention and the Permanent Exposition of the Three Americas.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Exposition of the Ohio valley and central states, Cincinnati, Ohio

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Exposition of the Ohio valley and central states, Cincinnati, Ohio
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1888
These letters, spanning 1887 to 1888, are from various individuals regarding the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters discuss the appointment of delegates to the centennial exposition as well as the acceptance of those appointments. The governor appointed G. M. Stratten and G. W. Clement as the delegates. The Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States was held in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 4th to October 27th, 1888.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Farmers Co-operative Trust Association

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Farmers Co-operative Trust Association
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1888
These letters, spanning 1888, are from the Farmers Co-operative Trust Association and other individuals regarding their annual meeting to Kansas Governor John Martin. Most of the letters discuss the appointment of delegates to the meeting. R. J. Roberts, A. Sims, T. J. Porter, T. J. Elliott, B. F. Wallace, R. Atkinson, Frank E. Cloyes, D. J. Fouts, and T. Anderson were appointed as delegates. The Farmers Co-operative Trust Association meeting was held in Topeka, Kansas on May 1st, 1888.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Grand International Exhibition, Brussels

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Grand International Exhibition, Brussels
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1888
These letters, spanning 1888, are from various individuals regarding the Grand International Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters, including a pamphlet, explain the exhibition. Other letters discuss the appointment of delegates. The Grand International Exhibition was held May through November, 1888 in Brussels, Belgium.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; International Exhibition, Paris

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; International Exhibition, Paris
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1889
These letters, spanning 1888, are from various individuals regarding the International Exhibition in Paris to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters discuss the appointment of a delegate, or commissioner, to the International Exhibition. The governor appointed Emile Firmin as the delegate. The International Exhibition was held in Paris in 1889.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; International Perpetual Exposition Company

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; International Perpetual Exposition Company
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These two letters, dated May 1st, 1888 and May 18th, 1888, are from the International Perpetual Exposition Company commissioners regarding their company's permanent exposition in Chicago, Illinois to Kansas Governor John Martin. The commissioners wrote to the governor explaining the International Perpetual Exposition Company and asking for the state of Kansas' participation in the permanent exposition.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Interstate Agricultural Convention

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Interstate Agricultural Convention
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters, spanning 1887, are from the governor of the state of Louisiana, S. D. McEnery, and other individuals regarding the Interstate Agricultural Convention to Kansas Governor John Martin. McEnery explains the convention and asks for delegates. Other letters discuss the appointment of delegates. The Interstate Agricultural Convention was held in Lake Charles, Louisiana on February 22nd, 1887.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Interstate Deep Water Convention, Denver

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Interstate Deep Water Convention, Denver
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1888
These letters, spanning 1888, are from the governor of the state of Colorado, Alva Adams, and other individuals regarding the Interstate Deep Water Convention to Kansas Governor John Martin. Adams wrote explaining the convention and inviting the governor as well as delegates. The rest of the letters ask for the appointment of delegate or accept the appointment. The Interstate Deep Water Convention was held in Denver, Colorado on August 28th, 1888.


Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Missouri River Improvement Convention

Expositions, Centennials, Conventions; Missouri River Improvement Convention
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
This letter, dated December 9th, 1885, is from H. N. Kirkpatrick, the corporate secretary of the Kirkpatrick-Christopher Commission Company, regarding a Missouri River Improvement Convention to Kansas Governor John Martin. Kirkpatrick enclosed a pamphlet explaining the reasons for the convention as well as the goals and outcomes of the convention. The Missouri River Improvement convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri on December 29th, 1885.


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