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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1877-1879: Anthony)

Date: 1877

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor George Tobey Anthony, Correspondence Files, Subject Files, Box 4 Folder 5

Unit ID: 454078

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): Grasshoppers

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor George Tobey Anthony (1877-1879). Governor George Tobey Anthony correspondence received. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: The following documents in this file pertain to matters related to Grasshoppers in Kansas. This description does not cover all the documents, only a few of them. A letter on March 13, 1877, from David D. Hoag, encloses a letter from two Reverends asking Governor Anthony to set aside a day of fasting in prayer because of the grasshopper disaster. A letter on March 4, 1877, from C. V. Riley, states that the locust or grasshopper commission needs to be made up of men that are practical and have scientific knowledge. A copy of a Joint Resolution from the State Department of Nebraska to appoint a commission to investigate the locality, origin, and habits, and natural history of the Grasshopper. A letter on January 6, 1877, from VanTronk of Philadelphia, sends a vial containing insect fluid that claims to destroy insects. The invasion of grasshoppers or Rocky Mountain locusts began in 1874 and 1877 an Act entitled, ?An act to provide for the destruction of grasshoppers, etc.?.


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