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Blind Asylum, superintendent of

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1869-1873 : Harvey)

Date: 1869 - 1870

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor James Madison Harvey, Correspondence Files, Appointment Files, Box 1 Folder 2

Unit ID: 453752

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Title (Main title): Blind Asylum, superintendent of

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor James Madison Harvey (1869-1873). Governor James Madison Harvey Correspondence. Appointment Files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: The documents in this file pertain to matters concerning the appointment of Superintendent of the Blind Asylum. A letter from Minister James Lawrence requests Kansas Governor Harvey to reappoint Sawyer?s position as the Superintendent. A separate letter suggests the Governor make changes in the management at the Asylum. Many letters are regarding efforts to remove H. H. Sawyer as the Superintendent, however, there is also correspondence from individuals who support Sawyer and attest to his management. A petition from citizens of Wyandotte, Kansas, asks that Sawyer be reappointed in his present position. Additional documents are petitions to have another person appointed Superintendent.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Harvey, James Administration.