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Abstract of the Lantry Ranch in Chase County, Kansas

Abstract of the Lantry Ranch in Chase County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1925
Abstract of deed information concerning the Bernie Lantry Ranch in Chase County, Kansas. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve includes much of the land that was part of the Lantry Ranch. The original document is owned by the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.


A list of lands in Gove County, Kansas still held by U.S. Government

A list of lands in Gove County, Kansas still held by U.S. Government
Creator: Denning, J.M.
Date: December 1912
This is a list of lands in Gove County, Kansas, that, as of December 1912, were still held by the U.S. Government. No land patent had ever been issued by the U.S. The list is in order by legal description of the land.


Appointments  Commissioners of deeds

Appointments Commissioners of deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)
Date: 1863 - 1864
This folder on Appointments Commissioners of deeds comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This file contains several letters from individuals of different states such as, New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania requesting to either be appointed as Commissioner of deeds for the state of Kansas, recommending someone else for the appointment, or someone that resides within their city and county of said state. This is important because during the nineteenth-century Commissioner of deeds was vital in assisting with the acknowledgment of property located in a particular state. Furthermore, the Commissioner of deeds is unique to the United States. As of today, there are only four states in which still have a Commissioner of deeds, Kansas is not included.


Commissioner of Deeds

Commissioner of Deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)
Date: 1885-1889
These letters are from various individuals regarding the office of Commissioner of Deeds to Kansas Governor John Martin. Some letters discuss the recent vacancy of the office. Most letters either endorse candidates for the position with signed petitions or are applications for it.


Commissioner of Deeds

Commissioner of Deeds
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883: Glick)
Date: 1883-1885
These letters are from or about the Kansas Commissioner of Deeds to Kansas Governor G. W. Glick. The various letters cover topics including endorsing individuals for the commissioner position and requesting the commissioner for notaries, administering oaths, and authenticating documents especially on Native American territories. Presently, in Kansas, individual counties have a Register of Deeds office rather than a Kansas Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : California

Commissioner of deeds : California
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
An application from Edward Cadwalader to Kansas Governor Harvey for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in California. A separate submission from Frank V. Scudder of San Francisco, California, requests the Governor offer him the job.


Commissioner of deeds : Connecticut

Commissioner of deeds : Connecticut
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
An application from David G. Gordon of Hartford, Connecticut requests the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Connecticut.


Commissioner of deeds : England

Commissioner of deeds : England
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1870
A letter on December 2, 1878, from Lieutenant E. Randall recommends Edwin Hughes of Liverpool, England for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for State of Kansas.


Commissioner of deeds : Florida

Commissioner of deeds : Florida
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter from W. C. Danelly requests Governor Harvey offer him the position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in Florida. Danelly explains that he has already secured the appointment as Commissioner for many states and is trying to acquire as many as possible. A separate submission from Joseph H Durkee applies for the opening as Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : Illinois

Commissioner of deeds : Illinois
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from William Andrews for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas at Chicago, Illinois. A document about the Appropriation Bill passed by Kansas Legislature to give funds towards the improvement and enlargement of the State Normal School. Additional letters are from other applicants requesting the Governor select them for the job.


Commissioner of deeds : Indiana

Commissioner of deeds : Indiana
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter from the State of Kansas Executive Department to tender Dudley H. Chase as Commissioner of Deeds in Indiana.


Commissioner of deeds : Indian Territory

Commissioner of deeds : Indian Territory
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
A letter from A. B. Bartlett asks Kansas Governor Harvey to employ William J. Buchan as Commissioner of Deeds of the Indian Territory.


Commissioner of deeds : Kansas

Commissioner of deeds : Kansas
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1871
A letter from E. N. O. Clough asks for Kansas Governor Harvey to provide recommendations to his application to the Governors of other States for his appointment as Commissioner of Deeds. A follow-up letter from Clough encloses blank recommendations for the Governor's signature and seal.


Commissioner of deeds : Kentucky

Commissioner of deeds : Kentucky
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
A letter from George W. Hull requests Kansas Governor Harvey appoint him as the Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas residence in Kentucky. An application from J. H. H. Woodward for the position as Commissioner of Deeds. Accompanying Woodward's application are testimonials of him as a businessman and his character.


Commissioner of deeds : Louisiana

Commissioner of deeds : Louisiana
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
An application from Oren D. Bragdon for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas, residence in Louisiana. An application from John M. Cooney of New Orleans, Louisiana, along with an endorsement for his appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas. A letter from William F. Robb asks the length of the term in the office of Commissioners of Deeds as this information was not provided to him when he was tendered the position.


Commissioner of deeds : Maine, Maryland

Commissioner of deeds : Maine, Maryland
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter from James O'Donnell asks Kansas Governor Harvey for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in Maine. A separate application from James H. Buchanan for Commissioner of Deeds in Maryland, along with an endorsement of Buchanan's qualifications. The following documents are from candidates applying for the appointment as the Commissioner of Deeds in the State of Maine or Maryland.


Commissioner of deeds : Massachusetts

Commissioner of deeds : Massachusetts
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
An application from S. A. B. Abbott for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in the State of Massachusetts. A letter from the Secretary of Massachusetts writes to Governor Harvey on behalf of Albert W. Adams concerning his re-appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas within the State of Massachusetts. Additional correspondence is from other candidates applying for the position as Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : Michigan, Minnesota

Commissioner of deeds : Michigan, Minnesota
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1872
A letter on June 12, 1872, from William J. Waterman, requests his re-appointment as the Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas within the State of Michigan. An application on February 26, 1872, from Charles McReeves for the position as Commissioner of Deeds in Minnesota.


Commissioner of deeds : Missouri

Commissioner of deeds : Missouri
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from John R. Boas requests Governor Harvey appoint him as the Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in the State of Missouri the letter includes a recommendation for his appointment. A separate application from John Baxter for the position as Commissioner of Deeds.


Commissioner of deeds : Montana, Nebraska

Commissioner of deeds : Montana, Nebraska
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from Seth Bullock requests Governor Harvey offer him the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Montana. In Bullocks' letter, he informs the Governor he can send endorsements and references. A letter from Edwin F. Warren applies for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Nebraska.


Commissioner of deeds : New Hampshire, New Jersey

Commissioner of deeds : New Hampshire, New Jersey
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A petition recommending J. B. Rand for the position as Commissioner for the State of Kansas in New Hampshire. A letter of application from George P. Kingsley for the opening as Commissioner of Deeds in New Jersey. Other correspondence are from applicants requesting the appointment to act as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in either New Jersey or New Hampshire.


Commissioner of deeds : New York

Commissioner of deeds : New York
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
The letters in this file pertain to the appointment of Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in New York. A letter from William H. Clarkson to Kansas Governor Harvey for the position as Commissioner of Deeds, including a recommendation below his application. Additional correspondence are from candidates applying for the job as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in New York.


Commissioner of deeds : Ohio

Commissioner of deeds : Ohio
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
A letter of application from J. B. Conklin for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Ohio. A letter from S. M. Southward, Executive Clerk for the State of Ohio, suggests the Governor appoint J. F. Brown as the Commissioner of Kansas, residents of Ohio. Other letters are from applicants applying for the position as Commissioner of Deeds in Ohio.


Commissioner of deeds : Pennsylvania

Commissioner of deeds : Pennsylvania
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869 - 1872
An application from Charles Chancey for the position as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Pennsylvania. A letter from John M'Claren of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, notifies Kansas Governor Harvey the present Commissioner of Deeds term is about to expire and requests his reappointment. Additional correspondence are from other candidates applying for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Pennsylvania.


Commissioner of deeds : South Carolina, Tennessee

Commissioner of deeds : South Carolina, Tennessee
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)
Date: 1869
A letter from Augustus E. Cohen requests the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kansas in South Carolina. In the letter, Cohen explains he is already the Commissioner for many states and wants to add Kansas to his list he encloses his business card and references of his capabilities. A letter from Frazer R. Deedly asks Kansas Governor Harvey if he has been appointed as the Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Tennessee. A separate letter from H. Cary applies for the appointment as Commissioner of Deeds for Kansas in Tennessee.


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