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Correspondence files

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1895-1897 : Morrill)

Date: 1894-1897

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 193422

Abstract: Correspondence and other items received from the administration of Edmund N. Morrill, governor of the State of Kansas from 14 January 1895 to 11 January 1897, includes general letters; official response letters from & letters concerning State agencies; applications, endorsements, & remonstrances relating to candidates for appointments; and subject files. Proclamations, petitions, and reports are also included. Applications, endorsements, and remonstrances relate to candidates for appointments to the normal school, penitentiary, & other positions. Subject files include and letters relating to cities & towns, counties, crime & criminals, military affairs, Prohibition, and other topics.

Summary:

Items in this series are primarily letters received by Governor Morrill; however there may also be proclamations and some petitions, reports, copies of letters sent, and other types of documents. The letters and proclamations are organized into four subseries: (1) Alphabetical Files, (2) State Agency Files, (3) Applications, Recommendations and Remonstrances File, and (4) Subject File.

Documents that may have been addressed to Governor Morrill but dated or pertaining to the time period after his term expired in 1897 may be filed with the records of his successor, Governor John Whitnah Leedy.

Sub-series 1. Alphabetical Files, 1895-1897. 0.1 ft. (3 folders : Box 1, folders 1-3).

The Alphabetical Files sub-series consists of 3 folders containing letters received. The correspondence can be on a wide range of subjects. Contained therein are, generally, letters of congratulations; relating to the budget, accounting and audits, state positions, labor statistics, recommendations, and vacancies; the governor's addresses; State contracts; the State militia; legislation; requests for information, publications, or action papers; politics; utility services; goods offered for sale; taxation; transportation; the State Railroad Commission (now the Kansas Corporation Commission); public policy; liquor trafficking; women suffrage and equality; private and public land issues; interstate co-operation; and engineering and water works. Letters may have been filed here because there was not an appropriate place for them in the State Departments or Subject Files.

Arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the author's surname.

Contents: Folder 1. A-H -- folder 2. I-R -- folder 3. S-W.

Sub-series 2. State Agency Files, 1894-1897. 0.5 ft. (49 folders : Box 1, folder 4-Box 3, folder 13)

Letters from or relating to State agencies. Correspondence may include State department personnel, vacancies, resignations and appointments, however, most letters pertain to the operation of individual State agencies. The letters request the governor to take specific actions, ask his approval, send him information, ask him questions, tell of events, provide legal opinions, forward other letters and petitions, confirm or acknowledge gubernatorial actions, and request the governor’s presence. Most departments or agencies are represented, but the greatest quantity of records relate to the Board of Charities and the Kansas Legislature.

Arranged alphabetically by name of State agency.

Box 1, folder 4 Accountant 1895-1896
Box 1, folder 5 Adjutant General 1895
Box 1, folder 6 Agriculture Department 1895
Box 1, folder 7 Agricultural College, Kansas State 1894-1896
Box 1, folder 8 Attorney General 1894-1896
Box 1, folder 9 Auditor of State 1895-1896
Box 1, folder 10 Blind Institution 1894-1895
Box 1, folder 11 Board of Charities 1895-1896
Box 1, folder 12 Board of Charities: Investigation of Gus Mauer 1895
Box 2, folder 1 Board of Charities: National Military Park Commission 1895
Box 2, folder 2 Board of Charities: School for the Deaf 1895
Box 2, folder 3 Board of Education 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 4 Fiscal Agency 1895
Box 2, folder 5 Fish Commissioner 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 6 Forester, State 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 7 Governor 1894-1895
Box 2, folder 8 Grain Inspector 1896
Box 2, folder 9 Health, State Board of 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 10 Historical Society, Kansas State 1895
Box 2, folder 11 Horticulture Society, State 1896
Box 2, folder 12 Idiotic & Imbecile Youth Asylum 1896
Box 2, folder 13 Industrial School for girls 1895
Box 2, folder 14 Insane Asylum 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 15 Insurance Department 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 16 Irrigation, State Board of 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 17 Labor Commissioner 1895
Box 2, folder 18 Legislature 1895
Box 2, folder 19 Legislature: Insane Asylum; Asst. Superintendent 1895
Box 2, folder 19a Legislature 1895
Box 2, folder 20 Legislature: State Penitentiary Board Members 1895
Box 2, folder 21 Legislature: State Charitable Institutions Board Members 1895
Box 2, folder 22 Livestock Sanitary Commission 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 23 Mine Inspector 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 24 Normal School, Emporia 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 25 Oil Inspector 1895-1896
Box 2, folder 26 Orphans Home 1894-1896
Box 3, folder 1 Penitentiary 1895
Box 3, folder 2 Penitentiary 1896
Box 3, folder 3 Pharmacy Board 1895-1896
Box 3, folder 4 Public Works 1895
Box 3, folder 5 Railroad Commissioners Board 1895
Box 3, folder 6 Reform (Industrial) School for Boys 1895
Box 3, folder 7 Reformatory, Kansas State Industrial, Hutchinson 1895
Box 3, folder 8 Soldier’s Home, Kansas 1895-1896
Box 3, folder 9 State Secretary 1896
Box 3, folder 10 Supreme Court 1895
Box 3, folder 11 Treasurer, State 1894-1896
Box 3, folder 12 University, State 1895-1896
Box 3, folder 13 Veterinarian, State 1894-1896

Sub-series 3. Applications, Recommendations and Remonstrances File, 1894-1897. 0.4 ft. (1 box : 36 folders : Box 4)

Applications for jobs, endorsements, and remonstrances relating to appointments to State positions.

Arranged alphabetically by position or State agency name with misc. positions and comments at the end.

folder 1: Accountant   1895
folder 2: Adjutant General  1895
folder 3: Agricultural College  1895-1896
folder 4: Appellate Court  1895
folder 5: Bank Commissioner   1894-1895
folder 6: Blind School   1895-1896
folder 7: Board of Charities, State   1894-1896
folder 8: Commissioner, National Military Parks   1895
folder 9: Deaf School, State 1895-1896
folder 10: Dental Examiners 1895
folder 11: Education, State Board of 1895-1896
folder 12: Fiscal Agent 1895
folder 13: Fish Commissioner, State 1895
folder 14: Forestry Commission, State 1895
folder 15: Grain Inspector, State 1894-1895
folder 16: Health, State Board of 1895
folder 17: Industrial School (Girls) 1895-1896
folder 18: Insane Asylum 1895
folder 19: Insurance Commissioner 1894-1896
folder 20: Irrigation Board, State 1895
folder 21: Labor Commission 1895
folder 22: Livestock Commission 1895-1896
folder 23: Mine Inspector 1894-1895
folder 24: Normal School Emporia 1895
folder 25: Oil Inspector 1895
folder 26: Pardons, State Board of 1895
folder 27: Penitentiary 1894-1895
folder 28: Pharmacy, State Board of 1895
folder 29: Public Works, Board of 1895
folder 30: Railroad Commissioners 1894-1895
folder 31: Reformatory School, Hutchinson 1895
folder 32: Soldier’s Home 1895-1897
folder 33: Supreme Court 1895-1897
folder 34: University 1895-1897
folder 35: Veterinarian 1895-1896
folder 36: Miscellaneous; Comments; Appointments 1895-1897


Sub-series 4. Subject Files, 1895-1897. 1 ft. (3 boxes : Boxes 5-7)

Topical correspondence, primarily letters received, of Governor E. N. Morrill other than that dealing with the administration of State departments & agencies and employment & appointments. Major subjects include cities & towns, county affairs and the military.

Box 5, folder 1                    Campaign Document, 1896
Box 5, folder 2                   Charitable & Correctional                Institutions 1895-1897
Box 5, folder 3                    Cities & Towns: Argentine  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 4                    Cities & Towns: Atchison  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 5                    Cities & Towns: Emporia  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 6                    Cities & Towns: Fort Scott  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 7                    Cities & Towns: Garnett  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 8                    Cities & Towns: Hutchison  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 9                    Cities & Towns: Kansas City  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 10                    Cities & Towns: Kingman  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 11                    Cities & Towns: Leavenworth  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 12                   Cities & Towns: Nickerson  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 13                   Cities & Towns: Ottawa  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 14                   Cities & Towns: Topeka  1895-1897
Box 5, folder 15                   Cities & Towns: Wichita  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 1                   County Affairs: Anderson  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 2                   County Affairs: Atchison  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 3                   County Affairs: Butler  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 4                   County Affairs: Chase  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 5                   County Affairs: Cloud  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 6                   County Affairs: Comanche  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 7                   County Affairs: Cowley  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 8                   County Affairs: Crawford  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 9                   County Affairs: Ellsworth  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 10                   County Affairs: Hamilton  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 11                   County Affairs: Harvey  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 12                   County Affairs: Hodgeman  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 13                   County Affairs:  Jefferson     1895-1897
Box 6, folder 14                   County Affairs: Jewell  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 15                   County Affairs: Johnson  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 16                   County Affairs: Leavenworth 1895-1897
Box 6, folder 17                   County Affairs: Logan  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 18                   County Affairs: Ness  1895-1897  
Box 6, folder 19                   County Affairs: Norton  1895-1897   
Box 6, folder 20                   County Affairs: Osage  1895-1897 
Box 6, folder 21                   County Affairs: Ottawa  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 22                   County Affairs: Reno 1895-1897 
Box 6, folder 23                   County Affairs: Scott        1895-1897
Box 6, folder 24                   County Affairs: Sedgwick  1895-1897 
Box 6, folder 25                   County Affairs: Seward  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 26                   County Affairs: Shawnee  1895-1897   
Box 6, folder 27                   County Affairs: Sheridan  1895-1897 
Box 6, folder 28                   County Affairs: Stafford  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 29                   County Affairs: Sumner  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 30                   County Affairs: Thomas  1895-1897 
Box 6, folder 31                   County Affairs: Washington  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 32                   County Affairs: Wichita  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 33                   County Affairs: Wyandotte  1895-1897
Box 6, folder 34                   Crime & Criminals; Requisitions and Rewards.  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 1                   Fairs; Expositions; Conventions  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 2                   Legislation  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 3                   Fort Hays  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 4                   Insurance  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 5                   Immigration  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 6                   Irrigation  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 7                   Justice (appointments) of the Peace  1895-1897
Box 7, folder 8                    Labor 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 9                    Livestock 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 10                    Military, State 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 11                    Military, Federal 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 12                    Mining 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 13                    Notary Public 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 14                    Proclamations 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 15                    Prohibition (also see Cities & Towns files) 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 16                    Railroads 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 17                    Relief 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 18                    Sugar Industry 1895-1897
Box 7, folder 19                    Women’s Rights 1895-1897

Space Required/Quantity: 3 ft. (7 boxes)

Title (Main title): Correspondence files

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor E. N. Morrill (1895-1897).

Scope and Content

Contents: Sub-series 1. Alphabetical files -- sub-series 2. State agency files -- sub-series 3. Applications, recommendations and remonstrances file -- sub-series 4. Subject file.

Related Records or Collections

Related materials: Additional records of Governor Morrill are in separate series common to several governors including Executive proclamations, 1861-1980; Pardon and parole files from the Women’s Industrial Farm, 1863-1919; Letter press books, 1865-1904; a Letter register, 1871-1895; a Record of death sentences, 1872-1906; Death sentence warrants, 1872-1908; Requisitions on governor from governors of other states for persons accused of crimes, 1873-1960; Prisoners in Kansas State Penitentiary, ca. 1875-1897; and Citizenship pardons, 1876-1960.

Index Terms

Subjects

    State agencies
    Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
    Kansas -- Politics and government
    Morrill, E. N. (Edmund Needham), 1834-1909 -- Political activity
    Administrative agencies -- Kansas
    County officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- Kansas
    Governors -- Kansas
    Municipal officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- Kansas
    Prohibition -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Morrill, Edmund Administration.