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Barclay's Business Directory of Leavenworth for 1859

Pierse, Allen

In addition to a listing of businesses and advertisements, the directory included the elected officials for the city of Leavenworth for 1858-59 and the newspapers published in Leavenworth. A few women are listed as owners of businesses. The information for the directory was compiled by Allen Pierse.


Kansas Farmer Seed Wheat Club history collection

Kansas Farmer Seed Wheat Club

This collection consists of records from the Kansas Farmer Seed Wheat Club. It includes correspondence, index cards by county noting how much was deposited in each bank, what was outstanding and what had been paid, and other miscellaneous materials. The correspondence and other materials all regard the logistics of purchasing, shipping, and distributing the seed wheat, as well as monitoring how the crops fared and that loans were repaid. Frequent correspondents include Culver D. Yetter, secretary of the Kansas Farmer Seed Wheat Club, and Charles Manville Sawyer, state bank commissioner who became the first president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Banking Board

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Banking Board. Correspondence mainly focuses on applications of employment with the Board. File is incomplete, because the responses by Governor Clyde have been removed prior to arriving at the Kansas Historical Society. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


George Docking

This is an informal portrait of Governor George Docking, 1904-1964, sitting at his desk signing paperwork at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Docking, a native of Clay Center, Kansas, served as a Democratic governor of Kansas from 1957 to 1961. His son, Robert B. Docking, 1925-1983, served as a Democratic governor of Kansas from 1967 to 1975.


George Storch

Ingalls, Sheffield

A portrait of George Storch, copied from History of Atchison County Kansas by Sheffield Ingalls. Storch was born in Bavaria, Germany, February 22, 1835, and at age seventeen, he came the United States and settled in Atchison, Kansas. After working on area farms, Storch opened a mercantile business. With the money from the store, Storch was able to invest in land and engage in the banking business. In 1873, he organized the German Savings Bank in Atchison, Kansas. Storch was active in politics and served two terms in the Kansas House of Representatives.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Cyrus K. Holliday wrote on a stormy day in Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Mary was finally to leave for K. T. on May 1st, provided Cyrus did not come to Meadville before she left. He suggested that she travel with Mr. Randolph, Mr. Thickstun, or Mrs. Nichols. He also requested money drafts drawn from well known banks to ease selling them.


Governor Lyman Humphrey to John Hughes

Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1844-1915

In this letter Governor Lyman Humphrey of Topeka (Shawnee County) responds to John Hughes of Howard (Elk County) regarding a petition requesting a special session of the legislature to provide farmers relief from mortgages. The Farmer's Alliance and Labor's Union of America of Kansas produced and sponsored the petition. Mr. Hughes sent the first of such petitions to the Governor. The Alliance later cited the Governor's response to this petition in a circular it distributed with the petition forms. See Electors of Chautauqua County to Governor Lyman Humphrey, December 20, 1889-[n.d.], 1890.


John Christoph photograph album

This album contains photographs of Ellinwood and Barton County, Kansas, taken by John Christoph. On June 18, 1891, he opened a photography gallery in the north room of a furniture store and continued in the business until February 14, 1919. Christoph also served as the Ellinwood police judge for twenty years.


L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, tax matters

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This is the fourth file of four including subject correspondence relating to tax matters. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to school property tax, tax legislation, and real estate property tax. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence. See also Unit IDs 450971, 450972 and 450973.

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