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Correspondence received

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey)

Date: 1889-1893

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 193420

Abstract: Primarily letters received by Governor Humphrey, however there are also a few petitions, reports, copies of letters sent, and other types of documents. Correspondence received includes general letters, official response letters from & letters concerning State agencies, and subject files; some proclamations are also included. Subject files include material on cities & towns, claims, county affairs, crime & criminals, fairs & expositions, justices of the peace, legislative matters, military affairs, relief, prohibition, and other topics. Some proclamations may have also been interfiled with other items received relating to the subjects of the proclamations. Copies of letters sent are in the series Letter Press Books, 1865-1904 (no. 193397), http://www.kshs.org/archives/193397 .

Space Required/Quantity: 6.30 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Correspondence received

Titles (Other):

  • Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : Lyman Underwood Humphrey administration, Jan. 14, 1889-Jan. 9, 1893.
  • Correspondence files.
  • Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Lyman Underwood Humphrey (1889-1893).
  • Records of the Office of the Governor of Kansas : Lyman U. Humphrey administration (1889-1893).
  • Kansas Governor Lyman Underwood Humphrey correspondence received.

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Lyman Underwood Humphrey (1889-1893).

Scope and Content

Scope and content:

Governor Humphrey's records consist of one series of Correspondence Files, 1889-1893 (no. 193420) in excess of 349 folders divided into four subseries: (1) the General File, (2) the State Departments and Agencies File, (3) Applications and Endorsements, and (4) the Subject File.

The General File, 1889-1893 (subseries 1), consists of one folder containing letters received that were filed by the initial letter of authors' surnames on a wide range of subjects. Contained therein are, generally, letters relating to budget, accounting and audits; State positions; labor statistics, recommendations and job vacancies; Governor Humphrey's addresses; State contracts; the State Militia, legislation; requests for information, publications, or action papers; politics; services and goods offered for sale; taxation; transportation; the Railroad Commission; public policy, especially the issue of Prohibition; private and public land issues; interstate co-operation; and disabled Civil War volunteer veterans' rehabilitation Letters may have been filed here because there was not an appropriate place for them in the State Departments (subseries 2) or Subject files (subseries 4).

Letters from or relating to State offices are in subseries 2, the State Departments and Agencies File. Some letters deal with State department personnel, vacancies, resignations and appointments, but most 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. Two folders relate to judicial districts. Box 2, Folder 21, for the Kansas State Penitentiary, has a corresponding oversize folder containing the warden's list of names for restored rights of citizenship. Box 3, Folder 1, has a corresponding oversize folder relating to the Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge that has in it personnel and inventory sheets.

Subseries 3, Applications and Endorsements, pertains to applicants for State positions. A complete list of jobs by title or State department is in the record for this subseries, http://www.kshs.org/archives/307604 . The largest numbers of files relate to vacancies in judicial districts and for United States senator.

Subseries 4, the Subject File, contains letters received on a variety of topics. Major topics relate to cities and towns, claims, county affairs, crime and criminals, fairs and expositions, justices of the peace, legislative matters including petitions for special sessions of the Legislature and legislation, military affairs, relief, and prohibition. Some proclamations may have also been interfiled with other items received relating to the subjects of the proclamations.

Contents: Contents: Sub-series 1. General file (box 1, folder 1), http://www.kshs.org/archives/307602 -- sub-series 2. State departments and agencies file (box 1, folder 2-box 3, folder 6), http://www.kshs.org/archives/307603 -- sub-series 3. Applications and endorsements file (box 3, folder 7-box 6, folder 3), http://www.kshs.org/archives/307604 -- sub-series 4. Subject file (box 6, folder 4-box 15, folder 15), http://www.kshs.org/archives/307648

Portions of Collection Separately Described:


Locator Contents
027-05-02-04 to 027-05-04-04  Correspondence received, 1889-1893. 6 ft. (15 boxes). Consists of General file (1 folder), State department and agencies file (1 ft. [42 folders]), Applications and endorsements (1 ft. [44 folders]), and Subject file (4 ft. [263 folders]) 
072-02-10-01  Oversize, Folders 16-23 
072-03-11-01  Oversize box 70, Folder 2: Proclamations and messages; most pertain to rewards and Arbor Day & Thanksgiving. 

Index Terms


    World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
    Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey) -- Archives
    Kansas. Governor (1889-1893 : Humphrey) -- Records and correspondence
    Government correspondence -- Kansas
    Public records -- Kansas
    Kansas -- Administrative and political divisions
    Kansas -- Claims
    Kansas -- Military policy
    Kansas -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
    Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
    State agencies
    Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1844-1915
    Governors -- Kansas -- Archives
    Politicians -- Kansas
    Agricultural exhibitions -- Kansas
    Cities and towns -- Kansas
    Civil-military relations -- Kansas
    County government -- Kansas
    Crime -- Kansas
    Criminal justice, Administration of -- Kansas
    Criminals -- Kansas
    Exhibitions -- Kansas
    Exhibitions -- United States
    Judges -- Selection and appointment -- Kansas
    Justices of the peace -- Kansas
    Petitions -- Kansas
    Prohibition -- Kansas
    Public institutions -- Kansas
    Public welfare -- Kansas
    State-local relations -- Kansas
    Statutes -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Humphrey, Lyman Administration.