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Thematic Time Period -- Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890 (Remove)
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S. P. Hartz to Samuel N. Wood

Hartz, S. P.

S. P. Hartz, a medical doctor, wrote to Samuel N. Wood from Allen, Breckinridge (now Lyon) County, Kansas Territory, regarding the Woods' "sick son," but devoted most of his two page letter to a legislative issue--the proposal to make Allen the county seat of a new county.

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Alexander C. Spilman to Samuel N. Wood

Spillman, A. C.

From Salina, Alexander Carraway Spilman wrote "as one of your [Wood's] constituents" regarding his opposition to a Junction City proposal that to change the boundary line between Dickinson and Davis counties to increase the size of the former at the expense of the latter. Spilman believed "A change in the lines of Dickinson would necessarily involve a change in the lines of Saline which is something that must not be done under any circumstances."

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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Petitions to S. W. Eldridge to rebuild his hotel in Lawrence, Kansas

These two petitions relate to efforts to rebuild the Free State Hotel. The first petition is from the citizens of Kansas to hotel owner Shalor W. Eldridge urging him to rebuild his business and promise their assistance. The second petition is from citizens and property owners in Lawrence urging the City of Lawrence to issue $10,000 of bonds to aid in the rebuilding of the hotel. The bonds would be paid in six, eight, and ten years at a rate of 6% per year. The hotel, along with many other Lawrence businesses and homes, was burned down during Quantrill's Raid on August 21, 1863.

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Appointments Commissioners of deeds

Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)

This folder on Appointments Commissioners of deeds comes from the Correspondence series of the Governor Thomas Carney Papers. Thomas Carney was Kansas' second state Governor, serving from 1863 to 1865. He was born near Tipton, Delaware County, Ohio in 1824 and came to Kansas in search of better health care and new business opportunities. Thomas Carney and his business partner Thomas C. Stevens were the first to open a wholesale house in Leavenworth, Kansas. This file contains several letters from individuals of different states such as, New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania requesting to either be appointed as Commissioner of deeds for the state of Kansas, recommending someone else for the appointment, or someone that resides within their city and county of said state. This is important because during the nineteenth-century Commissioner of deeds was vital in assisting with the acknowledgment of property located in a particular state. Furthermore, the Commissioner of deeds is unique to the United States. As of today, there are only four states in which still have a Commissioner of deeds, Kansas is not included.

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County affairs

Kansas. Governor (1863-1865 : Carney)

These letters, spanning 1863 to 1864, are from county officials to Kansas Governor Thomas Carney regarding various Kansas County affairs . County officials wrote, with signed petitions, about the appointment of either sheriff, probate judge, register of deeds, or surveyor for their county. Other officials wrote, with signed petitions, requesting protection against lawless men, the removal of federal troops, and decreased taxation. The Kansas Counties among the letters were Lyon, Douglas, Franklin, Bourbon, Miami, Doniphan, Davis, and Osage.

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Commissioners of deeds

Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)

These letters, spanning 1865 to 1867, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.

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Commissioners of deeds

Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)

These letters, spanning 1868, are from government officials, out of state officials, and other individuals regarding the Commissioners of Deeds to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. They wrote about re-appointments, resignations, recommendations, and applications to the commissioner positions.

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County affairs: Allen

Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)

These letters, spanning 1865 to 1868, are from county officials regarding Allen County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. The county officials wrote resignations from the sheriff and probate judge offices. Most individuals recommended others to fill their vacancy. Allen County was organized in 1856.

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County affairs: Butler

Kansas. Governor (1865-1868 : Crawford)

This letter, dated October 2, 1867, is from A. H. Morshead, county clerk, regarding Butler County Kansas affairs to Kansas Governor Samuel Crawford. Morshead wrote about the Board of Commissioners' appointment of A. Petro as sheriff to fill the vacancy. Butler County was organized in 1859.

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