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Correspondence files

Creator: Governor's Office. Bailey, Willis Administration

Date: 1903-1905

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 193425

Summary:

Sub-series 1. Subject Files, 1903-1905. 2 ft. (4 boxes : Boxes 1-4)

Box 1, folder 1 Accountant, State: Report of 1904 1904
Box 1, folder 2 Irrigation 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 3 Kansas Dairy Association 1904
Box 1, folder 4 Kansas Semi-Centennial 1903-1905
Box 1, folder 5 Livestock Convention 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 6 National Prison Association 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 7 Appointments 1903
Box 1, folder 8 Asylum: Inquest and Correspondence 1903-1905
Box 1, folder 8a Barber, Examiners Board 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 9 Battleship Kansas 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 10 Charitable and Correctional Institutions 1903-1905
Box 1, folder 11 Cities and Towns: A to J 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 12 Cities and Towns: K to Z 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 13 Claims 1902-1904
Box 1, folder 14 Commissioners of Deeds 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 15 County Affairs: A to M 1903-1904
Box 1, folder 16 County Affairs: N to Z 1903-1904
Box 2, folder 1 Crime and Criminals: Dewey and Berry Feud 1903
Box 2, folder 2 Crime and Criminals: Rewards 1903-1904
Box 2, folder 3 Crime and Criminals 1903
Box 2, folder 4 Crime and Criminals 1903-1905
Box 2, folder 5 Elections 1903-1904
Box 2, folder 6 Fairs: St. Louis 1902-1904
Box 2, folder 7 Fairs: St. Louis, Committee Correspondence 1902-1904
Box 2, folder 8 Flood of 1903 1903-1905
Box 2, folder 9 Flood of 1903 1903-1905
Box 3, folder 1 Flood of 1903 1904
Box 3, folder 2 Immigration 1904
Box 3, folder 3 Immigration 1904
Box 3, folder 4 Invitations 1903-1904
Box 3, folder 5 Justices of the Peace 1902-1904
Box 3, folder 6 Labor 1903-1904
Box 3, folder 7 Lands 1903
Box 3, folder 8 Legislation 1902-1904
Box 3, folder 9 Legislation: Message to the Legislature (1903 flood devastation) 1903
Box 3, folder 10 Legislation: Bills returned by the governor 1903
Box 3, folder 11 Livestock 1902-1904
Box 3, folder 12 Military Affairs 1903-1904
Box 4, folder 1 Opinions, Attorney General 1903-1905
Box 4, folder 2 Miscellaneous Outbound letters 1904
Box 4, folder 3 Politics 1902-1904
Box 4, folder 4 Prisoners, Oklahoma Warrants 1904
Box 4, folder 5 Proclamations 1903-1904
Box 4, folder 6 Proclamations: Second Class Cities 1903
Box 4, folder 7 Proclamations: Second Class Cities 1904
Box 4, folder 8 Prohibition 1902-1904
Box 4, folder 9 Railroads 1903-1904
Box 4, folder 10 Resignations 1903-1904
Box 4, folder 11 Soldiers Home, Kansas, and the Bickerdyke Annex 1903
Box 4, folder 12 Women’s Rights 1903

Sub-series 2. General Files, 1903-1905. 0.5 ft. (13 folders : Box 5, folder 1-Box 6, folder 3)

Box 5, folder 1 Texts of telegrams sent (1), 1904
Box 5, folder 2 Texts of telegrams sent (2), 1904
Box 5, folder 3 Miscellaneous A to Z
Box 5, folder 4 Colorado Suit, Water Rights, Arkansas River
Box 5, folder 5 Statue of John Ingalls
Box 5, folder 6 United States Senate, U.S. Departments
Box 5, folder 7 State Departments, A to B
Box 5, folder 8 State Departments, C to I
Box 5, folder 9 State Departments, Grain Inspector
Box 5, folder 10 State Departments, H to O
Box 6, folder 1 State Departments, Penitentiary
Box 6, folder 2 State Departments, Penitentiary: Coal Account
Box 6, folder 3 State Departments, Ph to Z

Sub-series 3. Applications, Recommendations, and Endorsements, 1903-1905. 3 ft. (59 folders : Box 6, folder 4-Box 13, folder 2)

Box 6, folder 4 Accountant 1903-1904
Box 6, folder 5 Adjutant General, also note applications and military appointments 1902
Box 6, folder 6 Assistant Adjutant General; appointment of Mr. R. Bunting for Quartermaster General 1902
Box 6, folder 7 Assistant Adjutant General, Quartermaster General, C to Z 1902
Box 6, folder 8 Agriculture and Applied Science, Kansas State College, Board of Regents 1903
Box 6, folder 9 Barber Examiners Board, A to L 1903-1904
Box 6, folder 10 Barber Examiners Board, M to Z 1903-1904
Box 7, folder 1 Charities and Corrections, Board of Trustees 1902-1903
Box 7, folder 2 Charities, Board of Trustees; Blind Education, Kansas City 1902-1903
Box 7, folder 3 Charities, Board of Trustees; Hospital for Epileptic Persons 1902-1903
Box 7, folder 4 Charities, Board of Trustees; Training School for the Feeble Minded 1902-1903
Box 7, folder 5 Charities and Corrections, Board of Trustees; Lancing Penitentiary 1902-1903
Box 7, folder 6 Dental Examiners Board 1903
Box 7, folder 7 District Court Judge, Aa to Az 1903-1904
Box 7, folder 8 District Court Judge, B to G 1902-1903
Box 7, folder 9 District Court Judge, H to J 1903-1904
Box 7, folder 10 District Court Judge, K to L 1903-1905
Box 7, folder 11 District Court Judge, M to R 1903-1904
Box 8, folder 1 District Court Judge, S to W 1903-1904
Box 8, folder 2 Education Board 1902-1903
Box 8, folder 3 Employment Bureau, Free, Director 1903
Box 8, folder 4 Fish Warden 1902-1903
Box 8, folder 5 Forestry and Irrigation Commissioner 1902-1903
Box 8, folder 6 Grain Inspection Commission 1903
Box 8, folder 7 Grain Inspector 1903
Box 8, folder 8 Grain Inspector, Deputy, A to F 1902-1903
Box 8, folder 9 Grain Inspector, Deputy, G to L 1902-1903
Box 9, folder 1 Grain Inspector, Deputy, M to R 1902-1903
Box 9, folder 2 Grain Inspector, Deputy, S to Z 1902-1903
Box 9, folder 3 Grain Inspector, Weigh master 1903
Box 9, folder 4 Grain Inspector, Minor, A to L 1903
Box 9, folder 5 Grain Inspector, Minor, M to Z 1903
Box 9, folder 6 Health Board 1903-1904
Box 9, folder 7 Immigration Bureau 1903-1904
Box 10, folder 1 Livestock, Sanitary Commission, A to C 1902-1904
Box 10, folder 2 Livestock, Sanitary Commission, D to Z 1902-1903
Box 10, folder 3 Livestock, sanitary Commission, Veterinarian 1904
Box 10, folder 4 Marshall of the City of Wichita 1903-1905
Box 10, folder 5 Military Appointments; reference also Applications for Adjutant General 1902-1903
Box 10, folder 6 Medical Registration and Examination Board 1902-1903
Box 10, folder 7 Miscellaneous Minor Positions 1902-1903
Box 10, folder 8 Minor Positions; Boy’s Industrial School, Boy’s Reform School 1902-1903
Box 10, folder 9 Minor Positions, Penitentiary 1902-1904
Box 11, folder 1 Minor Positions, State House 1902-1903
Box 11, folder 2 Normal School, Emporia, Board of Regents 1902-1903
Box 11, folder 3 Oil Inspector, Deputy, A to H 1902-1904
Box 11, folder 4 Oil Inspector, Deputy, I to Z 1902-1904
Box 11, folder 5 Pharmacy Board 1903-1904
Box 11, folder 6 Probate Judge (Except Enoch) 1903
Box 11, folder 7 Probate Judge (Enoch I) 1903
Box 11, folder 8 Probate Judge (Enoch II) 1903
Box 12, folder 1 Railroad Commissioners 1903
Box 12, folder 2 Scholarships 1902-1903
Box 12, folder 3 School Textbook Commission 1903
Box 12, folder 4 Soldiers’ Home, Dodge City, Board of Managers 1902-1903
Box 12, folder 5 Supreme Court, Atkinson 1903
Box 12, folder 6 Supreme Court, B to M 1902-1904
Box 12, folder 7 Supreme Court, R to W 1903
Box 13, folder 1 University, Board of Regents 1902-1903
Box 13, folder 2 Western University, Board of Trustees 1903

Space Required/Quantity: 5.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Correspondence files

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Willis Joshua Bailey (1903-1905).

Scope and Content

Scope and content:

This series mostly consists of letters received by Governor Bailey; however, there are may also be proclamations and some petitions, reports, copies of letters sent, and other types of documents. Some proclamations may have also been interfiled with other items received relating to the subjects of the proclamations. The materials have been divided into three sub-series: (1) Subject Files, (2) a General File, and (3) Applications, Recommendations and Endorsements Files. Documents that may have been addressed to Governor Bailey but dated or pertaining to the time period after his term expired in 1905 may be filed with the records of his successor, Governor Edward Wallis Hoch.

Subject Files, 1903-1905, sub-series one, consists letters received on a wide range of topics. Major subjects contained therein are cities and towns, county affairs, crime and criminals, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Saint Louis in 1904, the 1903 flood, legislation, and proclamations. Topical folders are filed generally alphabetically by subject except for some in Box One that do not conform to the alphabetical arrangement.

The General File, sub-series two, follows the Subject Files. This file contains texts of telegrams sent in 1904, miscellaneous letters, correspondence relating to a water rights suit with
Colorado in 1903 involving the Arkansas River, letters about the statue of John James Ingalls placed in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol, and correspondence concerning federal and state departments. Letters may have been filed in the miscellaneous letters section of this sub-series because there was not an appropriate place for them in other files. Correspondence about federal ande state agencies may contain letters concerned with personnel, vacancies, resignations and appointments that were not filed in the Applications, Recommendations and Endorsements sub-series. However, most pertain to the operation of individual state agencies and contacts with federal departments. 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.

Sub-series three, Applications, Recommendations and Endorsements, contains correspondence concerning state positions. Usually these are vacancies over which the governor had appointment authority, but there may also be correspondence regarding openings generally in state government. The files are arranged alphabetically by agency or job title. Major vacancies included in these records are the assistant adjutant general, the Board of Barber Examiners, the Board of Trustees of State Charities and Corrections and institutions under its control, district court and probate judges, grain inspection positions, the Livestock Sanitary Commission, minor positions, the deputy oil inspector, and Supreme Court justices.

A more complete list of contents by folder is in the Summary section of this record.

Contents: Sub-series 1. Subject files (boxes 1-4) -- sub-series 2. General files (box 5, folder 1-box 6, folder 3) -- sub-series 3. Applications, recommendations and endorsements (box 6, folder 4-box 13, folder 2).

Index Terms

Subjects

    Kansas
    Kansas. Governor (1903-1905 : Bailey) -- Records and correspondence
    Kansas. Legislature.
    Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
    Republican Party (Kan.)
    State agencies
    State officials
    Kansas
    Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
    Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
    Saint Louis (Mo.)
    Bailey, Willis Joshua, 1854-1932 -- Political activity
    Civil-military relations -- Kansas
    County government -- Kansas
    Criminal justice, Administration of -- Kansas
    Criminals -- Kansas
    Emigration and immigration
    Exhibitions -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- 1904
    Floods -- Kansas -- 1903
    Government correspondence -- Kansas
    Governors -- Kansas -- Archives
    Judges -- Selection and appointment -- Kansas
    Justices of the peace -- Selection and appointment -- Kansas
    Public institutions -- Kansas
    Public lands -- Kansas
    Public records -- Kansas
    Public welfare -- Kansas
    State-local relations -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Bailey, Willis Administration.