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County Affairs, Wallace 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 20 Folder 8

Unit ID: 454912

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Wallace 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 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Wallace County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many letters discuss the fraudulent organization of the county, while others request re-organization and the appointment of sheriff, probate judge, and other temporary officers with signed petitions. Wallace County was named after Fort Wallace. It was first organized on August 25, 1868, but when it was discovered the county did not have the required population, the governor ordered it dissolved in 1879. The county was reorganized on January 5, 1889.


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