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Governor John St. John prohibition received correspondence

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)

Date: January 1879-December 1882

Level of Description: File unit

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, St. John, Correspondence Received-Subject File, Box 19-24

Unit ID: 216777

Summary: Republican politician John St. John complied this series of correspondence on temperance and prohibition issues from letters received while governor of Kansas from 1879-1882. The correspondence includes letters supporting and opposing the prohibition of liquor, petitions of civic organizations, newspaper articles, and various other forms. St. John persuaded the Kansas Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment for prohibition that voters approved in 1880. In 1881, the legislature passed the Prohibitory Law making Kansas the first state to prohibit alcohol under its constitution. The national Prohibition Party nominated St. John for President of the United States in 1884. A transcription of this collection is not yet available. This collection includes all prohibition correspondence from boxes 19-24 of the John St. John Governor's Papers. An inventory of the entire St. John collection is included as a link below.

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Title (Main title): Governor John St. John prohibition received correspondence

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  1. [Box 19, Folder 5], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, January-June, 1879
  2. [Box 19, Folder 6], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, July-December, 1879
  3. [Box 19, Folder 7], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, January-February, 1880
  4. [Box 19, Folder 8], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, March-April, 1880
  5. [Box 20, Folder 1], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, May-June, 1880
  6. [Box 20, Folder 2], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, July, 1880
  7. [Box 20, Folder 3], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, August-September, 1880
  8. [Box 20, Folder 4], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, October-November, 1880
  9. [Box 20, Folder 5], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, December, 1880
  10. [Box 20, Folder 6], Correspondence received, Subject file, Prohibition, January-February, 1881
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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. St. John, John Administration.