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Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)

Date: 1885-1889

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, State departments , Box 8 Folder 6

Unit ID: 454772

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): Insane Asylum, State, Osawatomie

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. State departments.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters, spanning 1885 to 1888, are from the superintendent's office regarding the Osawatomie Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. Viana Emerson, Matron of the Asylum, wrote to maintain her position and Reuben Smith wrote accepting his position as superintendent. The final letter is from Smith's successor, A. H. Knapp, discussing the fulfillment of Martin's request in a previous letter. Osawatomie State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital established in 1863 and opened in 1866 in Osawatomie, Kansas. It has been named "Kansas Insane Asylum" and the "State Insane Asylum" but was officially changed to its present name in 1901.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Martin, John Administration.