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Insane Asylum, Topeka

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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, Applications and endorsements for jobs, Box 10 Folder 8

Unit ID: 454806

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Title (Main title): Insane Asylum, Topeka

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. Applications and endorsements for jobs.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters, spanning 1885 to 1886, are from state officials and other individuals regarding the superintendent position of the Topeka Insane Asylum to Kansas Governor John Martin. Letters recommend T. N. Thompson, George Gilmore, and Finley to the superintendent position. Martin appointed A. P. Tenney. The Topeka State Hospital (formerly the Topeka Insane Asylum) was a publicly funded institution for the care and treatment of the mentally ill in Topeka, Kansas, in operation from 1872 to 1997.


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