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County Affairs, Lane County

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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, Subject files , Box 17 Folder 4

Unit ID: 454882

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Lane County

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. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters, spanning 1886 to 1887, are from the residents and offices of Lane County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization and requesting the location of the temporary county seat. Governor's Proclamations appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements as well as appoints county commissioners, county clerk, and a temporary county seat. Other letters request the appointment of county officials like the commissioners, clerk, surveyor, and census taker. Lane County was organized on June 3, 1886 and named for James H. Lane.


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