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Kansas Historical Collections - Volume III

1884 - Third Biennial Report

Contents 3 (1885): 1-4.

Thacher, T. Dwight. "The Leavenworth Constitutional Convention." 3 (1885): 5-15. Explains rationale for this 1858 convention; Kansas' third.

"Report of the Board of Directors." 3 (1885): 15-98. Meeting January 1883.

Baker, Floyd P. "The Kansas Legislature of 1862." 3 (1885): 101-109. Personal recollection.

1884 - Fourth Biennial Report

"Report of the Board of Directors." 3 (1885): 110-189. Meeting January 1885.

Contents 3 (1885): 189-196.

Lowrey, Grosvenoir P. "Biography of Governor Andrew H. Reeder." 3 (1885):197-205. By Reeder's private secretary.

"Governor Reeder's Escape from Kansas." 3 (1885): 205-223. Reeder's diary plus copy of his will mentioned there.

Brackett, George C. "Governor Reeder's Escape." 3 (1885): 223-225. Personal recollection thirty years after the event.

"Executive Minutes Kept During Governor Reeder's Administration." 3 (1885): 226-278.

Simpson, Benjamin F. "Biography of Governor Wilson Shannon." 3 (1885): 279-283.

"Executive Minutes Kept During Governor Shannon's Administration." 3 (1885): 283-337.

Stanton, Frederick P. "Address at Old Settler's Meeting, Bismarck Grove, September 2, 1884." 3 (1885): 338-358. Account of Stanton's role as secretary and acting governor of the territory in 1857.

Denver, James W. "Address at Old Settler's Meeting, Bismarck Grove, September 3, 1884." 3 (1885): 359-366. Personal account of events of twenty-five years earlier.

"Kansas Quarter-Centennial: 1861-1886." 3 (1885): 367-368. Proceedings of the Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Admission of Kansas into the Union, Held at Topeka, January 29, 1886.

Robinson, Charles. "The Government of Kansas." 3 (1885): 368-372. Robinson's recollections of the territorial period.

Martin, John A. "The Development of Kansas." 3 (1885): 373-384. The state's governor examines "three periods of development."

Simpson, Benjamin F. "The Wyandotte Constitution." 3 (1885): 385-389. The convention's youngest delegate discusses influence of the constitution.

Horton, A. H. "The Judiciary of Kansas." 3 (1885): 389-396. Discusses many jurists.

Holliday, C. K. "The Cities of Kansas." 3 (1885): 396-401. Postulates why some cities grew and others did not.

Humphrey, James. "The Railroads of Kansas." 3 (1885): 401-404. Statistical analysis of railroad development.

Wilder, D. W. "The Newspapers of Kansas." 3 (1885): 404-409. Commentary on growth of newspapers.

"Evening Meeting." 3 (1885): 409-410. Notes of meeting led by Kansas Historical Society president Daniel R. Anthony.

Riddle, A. P. "The Senate of Kansas." 3 (1885): 410-417. Examines role of many of the state's senators.

Johnson, J. B. "The New Kansas." 3 (1885): 417-419. The speaker of the House of Representatives discusses the principles on which the state was founded.

Cordley, Richard. "The Schools of Kansas." 3 (1885): 419-422. Shows growth and development of education.

McCabe, F. S. "The Churches of Kansas." 3 (1885): 422-426. Shows beginnings of most denominations within Kansas.

Wood, Samuel N. "The Pioneers of Kansas." 3 (1885): 426-431. A participant recounts struggle of territorial days.

Speer, John. "The Territorial Governments." 3 (1885): 431-436.

Thacher, T. Dwight. "The Rejected Constitutions." 3 (1885): 436-448. Attempts to explain why three failed.

Ware, Eugene F. "John Brown." Nicknamed "Ironquill," the Honorable E. F. Ware read his poem about the abolitionist.

Sims, William. "The Agriculture of Kansas." 3 (1885): 449-451. Statistical analysis, 1860-1885.

Caldwell, Alexander. "The Kansas Manufacture and Mines." 3 (1885): 451-458. Discussing the magnitude of the industry.

Prentis, Noble L. "The Women of Kansas." 3 (1885): 458-459. An homage to the female population who help settle the state.

"Letters Received By the Committee of Arrangements." 3 (1885): 459-469. Brief written correspondence from those who were unable to be present.

Index. 3 (1885): 470-519.