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Agent to sell lands for State Agricultural College

Agent to sell lands for State Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1867 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1868, are from Isaac T. Goodnow, an agent for the state, to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the selling of land for the State Agricultural College . Goodnow provided a list of college lands sold. He also verified a bill of land sold.


Agricultural College

Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor John Martin. The board wrote to Martin about reports, the lack and necessity of an architect, the expenditures for getting an architect, and allotted lands to the college from the government. The president of the college, George Fairchild, also wrote to Martin about his annual reports.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1882
The documents in this file include letters for appointments sent from various individuals to Kansas Governor St. John for specific positions in the Agricultural College in Kansas. A few of these requests for appointments include petitions with signatures. There is a copy of resolutions from the Board of Regents of the Agricultural College. Also, there is an invitation to the governor to come visit the college. Many of the matters in this file are centralized around the Agricultural College, Kansas State.


Agricultural College, Kansas State

Agricultural College, Kansas State
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)
Date: 1865 - 1868
These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from Joseph Denison, the Kansas State Agricultural College president; J. W. Davidson, a Military Science professor at the college; and the U. S. War Department to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford regarding the Kansas State Agricultural College . The president wrote about the college's board of regents meetings. J. W. Davidson and the U. S. War Department wrote about supplying materials to the college and having the Ordinance Department be turned over to Davidson.


Agricultural, State Board of

Agricultural, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879-1883
The first letter to Kansas Governor St. John comes from the Office of State Board of Agriculture, the letter is advising Governor St. John of the upcoming annual meeting and where the meeting will be held. The second letter is a petition recommending David Harbough for Regent of the Agricultural College in Manhattan, Kansas, this petition includes five signatures, one of them being James Smith the Kansas Secretary of State. The last letter in this file is from F. P. Baker, in this letter he recommends S. S. Prouty for the position as Secretary State Board of Agriculture.


Agriculture, Board of : secretary

Agriculture, Board of : secretary
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on January 8, 1878, from John B. Campbell, states he heard that A. Gray, Secretary State Board of Agriculture, is likely to be appointed a commission to Paris and requests the appointment to fill in on Gray's behalf.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from the State Board of Agriculture regarding their affairs to Kansas Governor John Martin. The letters cover three different topics. The first group of letters discuss acts in Congress about the census. The second group of letters talk about the Kansas State Weather Service, the U.S. Signal Service Corps, and the cold wave station/flag they will set up in Kansas. The final topic is over a request they received for information describing their resources that they cannot fulfill due to a lack of any type of publications made.


Agriculture, State Board of

Agriculture, State Board of
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1878
A letter on August 12, 1878, from Alfred Gray, encloses a financial report of the Department of Agriculture that spans seven months. A financial report of the Secretary of State Board of Agriculture for seven months ending June 30, 1877, and fiscal year ending June 30, 1878.


Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away

Day by day Kansas is rapidly washing away
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: December 4, 1932
This brief article discusses the importance of decreasing water erosion, which has washed away approximately ninety percent of the productive soil in eastern Kansas. Two remedies which are suggested are terracing and the planting of blue grass sod (which will bind the soil together). Scientists at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) were experimenting with these two techniques.


Kansas demonstration train. "Cow, Sow & Hen"

Kansas demonstration train. "Cow, Sow & Hen"
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: May 1, 1922-May 13, 1922
These field notes document the activities of the "Cow, Sow & Hen Special," a farm demonstration train operated by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and the extension office of the Kansas State Agricultural College. The notes document the location, time, weather, attendance, speakers and departure time. The notes reveal the author's expectations concerning the intended audience and its response to the exhibits and instruction. Demonstration trains such as this one represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists and, manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. The railroad's Agricultural Development and Publicity Office managed the trains.


Lands, Agricultural College

Lands, Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on September 11, 877, from the law office of Clough and Wheat, encloses a bond executed by Isaac T. Goodman on August 20, 1869, for the conveyance of certain lands. A letter on September 19, 1877, from Clough and W. McNeill Clough, requests copies of the Governor's printed patent for Agricultural College Lands. A letter on November 6, 1877, from T. W. Russell, gives his report on an injustice that was done to him and two or three of his friends concerning purchased lands. A letter on December 3, 1877, from T. W. Russell, notifies Governor Anthony that he has not received from Washington County the $425.76 paid in May of 1876 and has sent to M. Achenbach the tax bill.


Lands, Agricultural College, State agent for

Lands, Agricultural College, State agent for
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877
A letter on November 23, 1877, from L. R. Elliott, concerns College Land purchased by T. W. Russell. A letter on January 29, 1877, from L. R. Elliott, asks for copies of the Governor's special message on the College Land Tax question. Also included is a copy of a statement of Agricultural College Lands in Dickinson, Marshall, and Washington counties that have been sold for taxes and deeded by the county.


Legislature

Legislature
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)
Date: 1877 - 1878
A letter on January 19, 1877, from H. Brandley, Secretary of Senate, informs that the Kansas Senate has confirmed the appointments of J. R. Hallowell as Regent of Agricultural College and J. J. Wright as Regent of Normal School. A letter on January 23, 1877, from H. Brandley, informs the Kansas Senate has appointed specific individuals as Trustees of the Charitable Institutions. A letter on February 20, 1877, from H. Brandley, writes about a resolution adopted by the Kansas Senate. A letter from H. Brandley asks Governor Anthony to return House Bill no. 224 to the Senate House for further consideration. A letter on September 10, 1878, from B. F. Simpson, states on April 8, he accepted the appointment as U. S. Marshall and vacated his seat as State Senator.


Regent, Kansas State Agricultural College

Regent, Kansas State Agricultural College
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
This letter, dated March 16th, 1883, is from A. E. Gifford in regards to the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. Gifford is inquiring about Glick's appearance at the board of regents' meetings. Gifford wants to know which meeting he will attend.


Regents, Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan

Regents, Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from various individuals regarding the board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural College to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. All of the letters either endorse or ask for a position on the board of regents. Those endorsed or applied include H. C. Kellerman, Joseph Ellicott, George W. Higinbotham, J. M. Hood, Dr. Krohn, and J. S. Milman. Dr. Krohn was appointed to the board of regents.


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