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A few Kansas items

A few Kansas items
Creator: Coburn, F. D. (Foster Dwight), 1846-1924
Date: February 1912
This pamphlet apparently, was a speech written by F.D. Coburn, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, giving information about Kansas' crops and livestock and their impact on the state's economy. The speech was delivered at the Kansas City Land Show, February, 13, 1912.


Alfred Gray

Alfred Gray
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: 1882
Alfred Gray was an attorney, secretary of the State Board of Agriculture from "187_ to 1880," and a resident of Quindaro, Kansas Territory. Gray was involved in a number of land and other business dealings. This photograph was taken in 1882,


Alfred Gray

Alfred Gray
Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1872 and 1880
A photograph of Alfred Gray, who was born in Evans, New York. In March 1857 Gray made the decision to immigrate to Kansas, where, at the age of 26, he settled in Quindaro, opening a law and real estate office. Soon, however, Gray chose to return to the occupation of his father, and he ultimately built one of the best farms in Wyandotte County. Gray was chief clerk of the territorial legislature and was elected to the first state legislature; in April 1862 he entered the army and served as a regimental quartermaster with the Fifth Kansas Cavalry and the 10th Kansas Infantry regiments. Gray is best known for his post-Civil War activities. He served as director of the State Agricultural Society from 1866 to 1870 and was elected secretary of the State Board of Agriculture in 1872, serving in this capacity until his death in 1880.


Birds and Wild Life Protection

Birds and Wild Life Protection
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to wild life protection in Kansas. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is the organization of a State Bird Day, bird study courses in public schools, and bird conservation in general. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Board of Agriculture Treasurer's Annual Reports

Board of Agriculture Treasurer's Annual Reports
Creator: State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1871-1873, 1876
These records include the treasurer's annual reports of the State Board of Agriculture and related vouchers. The January 10, 1872 report, written by treasurer Thomas Murphy, itemizes the proceeds of the Kansas State Fair. Murphy's reports were audited by J.K. Hudson and E.S. Niccolls. The 1873 report was prepared by treasurer George N. Veale and the 1876 report by J.C. Wilson. Additional auditors include A.J. Burdick, W.A. Johnston, J.P. Davis, C.H. Graham, and D.W. Finney.


Curbing the wind

Curbing the wind
Creator: Aicher, L. C.
Date: 1935
The twenty-ninth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes this short article by L. C. Aicher, superintendent of the Fort Hays Experiment Station in Hays, Kansas. In the article ("Curbing the Wind" in Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture for the Years 1933 to 1934"), Aicher describes the most effective techniques for preventing wind erosion, stating that "the secret in preventing soil from blowing is to keep the surface in a roughened condition." He also gives directions about the best methods for listing land and caring for fallow fields.


Deputyship in the Grain Inspection Dept.

Deputyship in the Grain Inspection Dept.
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the deputy's role in the Grain Inspection Department. Correspondence included in the file is an application and questions about the position from L. A. Bailey of Girard, Kansas. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Drought report to Governor Landon

Drought report to Governor Landon
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. Division of Water Resources
Date: August 28, 1936
This report by Ogden Jones, a geologist for the State Board of Agriculture, includes detailed information about the effects of the drought that struck Kansas during the 1930s and spawned the Dust Bowl. Jones cites precise figures about water levels in major rivers and wells, in addition to information about crops such as winter wheat, sorghum, oats, hay, rye, and fruits (apples, grapes, etc?). The report also contains maps.


Eighth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1891-1892

Eighth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1891-1892
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1893
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture contains two parts and the page numbering starts over at the beginning of Part II. The volume contains a section on each county, providing summary information about the history of the county, a description of the landscape, crops, livestock, schools, and churches. A large number of tables with statistics about Kansas residents and crop yields, broken down by county, are also included. Other chapters are devoted to interesting subjects such as apiculture, artificial forests, loco weeds, and chinch bugs.


Eleventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1897-98

Eleventh biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1897-98
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1899
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on beef and pork production, farm poultry, Kansas mineral products, livestock, and other agricultural topics. Also covered are county statistics for population, acreages, productions, livestock, assessed valuation of property, and a listing of churches for each county. Proceedings and other activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are included.


Field of musk thistle

Field of musk thistle
Date: 1964; copyright 1965
This black and white photograph, from the forty-eight annual report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, shows two men standing in a field taken over by musk thistle.


Fifteenth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1905-1906

Fifteenth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1905-1906
Creator: Kansas State Board of Agriculture
Date: 1907
This biennial report from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes information on the selection, cultivation, and harvesting of Indian corn, ideas for improving the conditions of farm life, and information on commercial fertilizers. There are various kinds of statistics for each county that include population, acreages, livestock, and assessed valuation of property. There are also a number of tables listing statistics for all counties. The proceedings and activities of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture are included beginning on page 977. Please see the table of contents on image 8 to determine appropriate page numbers. Page numbering starts over after page 1264. This section contains compiled statistics from the 1905 Kansas decennial census but individuals are not listed. A general index starts on page 61 of the Decennial Census section at the back of the volume.


Fike and Haynes Farm, Levant, Kansas

Fike and Haynes Farm, Levant, Kansas
Creator: Griffith, J.L.
Date: July 13, 1910
This black and white photograph shows a group of representatives from the U.S. Government and the State Agricultural Department visiting the Fike and Haynes farm south of Levant, Kansas.


Foster Dwight Coburn

Foster Dwight Coburn
Creator: Farmers Advocate
Date: Between 1895 and 1899
Foster Dwight Coburn, Secretary of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, standing in a corn field.


Foster Dwight Coburn

Foster Dwight Coburn
Creator: Downing, George
Date: 1898
Portrait of Foster Dwight Coburn, Secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture.


Franklin George Adams'  Residence, Topeka, Kansas

Franklin George Adams' Residence, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 1891
A sepia colored photo of Franklin George Adams' residence on the S.W. corner of Fifteenth and Mulvane streets in Topeka, Kansas. F. G. Adams, one of Kansas' most prominent settlers, was a free-stater and member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention of 1858. In 1862, he drafted the law providing for the organization of the state's agriculture society and served for three years as the society's secretary. In addition to his appointment as agriculture secretary, Adams was Clerk of the United States District Court from 1863 to 1864. Following this position, Adams was appointed United States Indian Agent to the Kickappos from 1865 to 1869. Adams' greatest and lasting contribution as a public servant was his appointment, in 1875, as secretary of the Kansas Historical Society. During his tenure as secretary, Adams dedicated his time and effort to build the society's collection of original documents for future generations to study and interpret the state's history.


Glee S. Smith, Jr.

Glee S. Smith, Jr.
Date: 1966
A photograph showing Mr. and Mrs. Glee S. Smith, Jr. at the Kansas Agricultural Convention annual dinner, possibly held in Topeka, Kansas.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Agricultural legislation

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Agricultural legislation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1928
This file includes subject correspondence relating to agricultural legislation and implementation by the Federal Truck Commission. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Farm Union

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Farm Union
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Farm Union which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Federal Farm Loans

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Federal Farm Loans
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to Federal Farm Loans which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, agricultural drainage legislation

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, agricultural drainage legislation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to flood control and agricultural drainage. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Board of Agriculture specifically farm relief which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief
Creator: Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Board of Agriculture specifically farm relief which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Board of Agriculture specifically farm relief which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, farm relief
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Board of Agriculture specifically farm relief which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


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