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Garfield monument fund

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)

Date: 1881-1882

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor?s Office, Governor John Pierce St. John, Correspondence Files, Correspondence Received, Subject Files, Box 13 Folder 16

Unit ID: 455863

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Title (Main title): Garfield monument fund

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Pierce St. John (1879-1883). Governor John Pierce St. John correspondence received. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: A letter from J. H. Wade, W. B. Perkins, and J. Perkins appoint Kansas Governor St. John as General Manager with the task of raising funds in Kansas for the monument of late President Garfield. A letter from J. H. Whitehead of Concordia, Kansas, informs the Governor he will act as agent for Cloud County for raising money for the Garfield Monument. The following letters are concerning contributions made for the erection of the Garfield Monument in Cleveland, Ohio. President James A. Garfield was assassinated in 1881, and a memorial was built in memory of the late President in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.


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