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County Affairs, Sherman County (1)

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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 19 Folder 8

Unit ID: 454903

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Sherman County (1)

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, are from the residents and offices of Sherman County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for its organization. There are Governor's Proclamations electing an official to verify the requirements as well as claiming the official organization of the county. Other letters and signed petitions discuss the appointment of a temporary county seat, census taker, commissioners, and clerk. There are also letters from the Notary Public verifying residents. Sherman County was organized on September 20, 1886 and named for General William T. Sherman.


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