meeting in January next, as follows: J. S. Emery, J. B. Abbott,
Chas. S. Gleed, F. G. Adams, and E. J. Dallas.
On motion of Mr. Lowe, Gen. Frank Wheaton, U. S.A., in charge
of the department of Texas, at San Antonio, was elected an honorary
member of the Society.
Secretary Adams offered the following resolution, which, on mo-
tion of Judge Guthrie, was adopted:
Resolved That Monday, the 80th day of January next, be observed
by the Society as ''Kansas Day." and that D. W. Wilder, Eugene F.
Ware, Charles F. Scott, J. c!' Hebbard, Mrs. J. K. Hudson, A. R.
(Treene, and Noble L. Prentis, with such other persons as they may
choose to add to their number, form a committee to make arrange-
ments for a proper observance of the day, and that the exercises be
of a character calculated to invite a reunion of Kansas authors and
writers, especially of the authors of books and pamphlets which have
been contributed\o the library of this Society, and that the exercises
also have particular reference to John G. Whittier, as in a large
sense the poet of Kansas.
The finances of the Society for the year ending November 17,
1S91, are as follows:
Nov. 18, 1890. Balance of appropriations to June 30, 1891 $4,177 50
Nov. IS, 1890. Balance in hands of the Treasurer of the Society 19 00
July 1, 1891. Appropriation to June 30, 1892 5,500 00
Receipts from membership fees 32 00
Total $9.7-8 50
Salaries and clerk hire ?4,7S3 00
Purchase of books 556 59
Postage, freight, and contingent 554 5,893 94
Balance $3,834 56
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The finances for the year ending November 15, 1892, are as fol-
Xov. 17, 1891. Balance of appropriations to June 30, 1892 $3,783 56
Nov. 17, 1891. Balance in hands of Treasurer of Society 5100
July 1, 1892. Appropriation to June 30, 1893 5,500 00
Receipts from membership fees 52 00
Total ?9,386 56
Salaries and clerk hire $4,555 58
Purchase of books 664 27
Postage, freig-ht, and contingent 592 40 5,812 25
Balance $3,574 31
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, JANUARY 17, 1893.
The meeting of the Board of Directors, preparatory to the seven-
teenth annual meeting of the Society, was held in the Society's
rooms. January 17, 1893, at 3 p. m.
The following members were present: Hon. Jas. S. Emery, Hon.
A. R. Greene, Hon. F. P. Baker, Hon. S. C. AYheeler, Col. D. R. An-
thony, Hon. William Sims, Hon. T. D. Thacher, M. Weightman, Hon.
Geo. W. Martin, Hon. S. A. Kingman, Hon. V. J. Lane, Hon. P. G.
Lowe, Mrs. S. N. Wood, Col. C. K. Holliday, George D. Hale, Dr. P.
McVicar, Hon. W. H. McBride, Hon. John Guthrie, and Secretary F.
A. R. Greene, Vice-President, presided, in the absence of Gov.
Thomas A. Osborn, the President.
The Secretary stated the business of the meeting to be the consid-
eration of the reports of committees.
Judge Emery, for the committee previously appointed on the
World's Columbian Exposition, made a verbal report, stating that
the committee recommend that an exhibit be made from the collec-
tions of the Society, consisting of the portraits of prominent Kan-
sans, of pictures illustrating the history of the state, a full collection
of books by Kansas authors, as complete a collection as possible of
newspapers published in one or two of the older and newer coun-
ties, and of mound-builder, Indian and other relics peculiar to Kan-
sas history. Judge Emery mentioned that various private collections
had been offered the Society by Kansas citizens for display in con-
nection with the Historical Society's exhibit.
On motion of Mr. Baker, the committee was continued, with full
power to act in all matters pertaining to the Society's exhibit,
including the presentation of a bill asking the legislature for an
appropriation to defray the actual expenses of such exhibit, with the
understanding tbat no salary should be paid from such appropria-
The Secretary then read the report of the Committee on Nomina-
The committee appointed to make arrangements for a Whittier
celebration reported that, owing to lack of time, they had done noth-
ing in the matter, and, at their request, the committee was dis-
A resolution was adopted requesting the incoming officers and
Executive Committee to appoint a Committee on Legislation.
The Secretary presented the subject of needed additional room
for the Society. On motion of Colonel Anthony, a resolution was
adopted requesting the Legislative Committee to act with the Presi-
dent and Secretary to frame a bill for presentation to the legislature
making provision for room sufficient for the present and future
needs of the Society .
On motion of Judge Kingman, the President appointed the fol-
lowing committee of three to draft resolutions on the services and
death of Col. Samuel N. Wood, viz.: Col. D. R. Anthony, Hon. J. C.
Hebbard, and Hon. George W. Martin.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY-JANUARY 17, 1893.
The seventeenth annual meeting of the Society was held in the
senate chamber, the evening of January 17, 1893 ; Vice-Pres. Albert
E. Greene in the chair.
The Secretary read an abstract of the eighth biennial report of
Hon. W. H. T. Wakefield, of Lawrence, read a paper on '^Squatter
Courts in Kansas."
Colonel Holliday then gave a brief history of the origin and of the
events of the ''Wakarusa War."
A paper written by Mrs. Lois H. Walker (formerly Mrs. George
W. Brown) was then read, relating to the bringing into Lawrence,
by herself and Mrs. S. N. Wood, of ammunition from the house of
Maj. J. B. Abbott, for the use of the free-state men during the Waka-
rusa war, and Mrs, Wood made a brief verbal statement of her mem-
ories of the event.
The portrait of Col. S. N. W^ood was then presented to the Society
by his widow, Mrs. Margaret L. W^ood, in the following words:
Mr. President: One whom the people of Kansas will never forget;
one who was a true friend of Kansas, and consequently a true friend
of the State Historical Society, and an earnest worker for the objects
for which it was instituted; one who was a friend to his fellow-men,
and whose heart held a wealth of tenderness and compassion for all
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who suffer from wrong, oppression and poverty; one to whom the
hand of want never reached out in vain; he may have had faults; I
have forgotten what they were. Thej^ called him a fighter, and a foe
to be dreaded; but whether friend or foe, in the face of want and
suffering, his heart was as tender as the heart of a child. That you
may keep his features in mind ; that you may not in this life forget
him, and may know him when you meet him on the blest immortal
shore of a better land, I present you this portrait of Samuel N. Wood.
Secretary Adams accepted the portrait in behalf of the Society.
Colonel Anthony read the following resolutions, which were unan-
imously adopted by the Society:
Whereas, By the hand of a cowardly assassin, the Hon. Samuel N.
Wood has been taken from us; and
Whereas, Colonel Wood was an earnest and most useful member
of this Society; a man who himself helped to make Kansas history;
a leader and a tower of strength in the early struggles against sla-
verj^; a strong, earnest, aggressive laborer in the cause of right, as
he saw the right; a bitter, unrelenting foe to every wrong that pre-
sented itself to him as wrong: therefore,
Resolved, That it is with deep sorrow that we have heard of the
untimely and tragic death of Colonel Wood; and
Resolved, That it is our opinion that there is a radical defect in
laws that are impotent to punish his assassin ; and
Resolved, That we extend to his bereaved widow, who stood by
him for so many years, and was in truth his helpmate in every good
work, our heartfelt sympathy, and hereby express the sincere hope
that she may continue long to supplement his faithful work, to which
she herself so largely contributed ; and
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of
this Society, and a copy of them be furnished to Mrs. Margaret L.
Wood, the widow.
The Kansas poems of John G. Whittier were then read by Hon.
T. D. Thacher. Mr. Thacher prefaced the reading by appropriate re-
marks relating to the character of Whittier and his great sympathy
with the people of Kansas in their eft'orts to plant the institutions of
freedom upon the soil of the new territory. The poems read were the
following: "The Kansas Emigrant's Song," "Le Marais du Cygne,''
"The Burial of Barber," and verses relating to John Brown.
The President offered the following resolution, which was
adopted, relating to the subject of private exhibits offered the So-
ciety for use at the Chicago exhibition :
Resolved, That the World's Fair committee be authorized and in-
structed to accept from private donors contributions to the Kansas
historical collection in the Kansas building at the World's Fair exhi-
bition, such objects of historical interest as the owners may present
for that purpose, the committee to use its discretion as to accepting
or rejecting such offers.
The following members of the Board of Directors were then
elected, for the term of three years, ending January 21, 1896: Jas.
B. Abbott, Lucien Baker, W. L. Brown, J. B. Chapman, E. B. Cowgill,
Chas. S. Davis, Mrs. Anna L. Diggs, Levi Dumbauld, A. G, Forney,
Warren Foster, H. N. Gaines, J. M, Hagaman, J. C. Hebbard, E. W.
Hoch, J. K. Hudson, McCown Hunt, Mrs. Laura M. Johns, L. D.
Lewelling, J. T. Little, Dr. S. McLallin, Dr. Peter McVicar, P. B.
Maxson, Sol. Miller, M. M. Murdock, X. L. Prentis, J. B. Remington,
William Rogers, Chas. F. Scott, Robert H. Semple, A. A. Stewart,
S. O. Thacher, W. H. T. Wakefield, A. B. Whiting, and C. A. Wood-
worth; the latter to fill vacancy caused by the removal of Rev. J. W.
D. Anderson from the State.
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, JANUARY 17, 1S9S.
On the adjournment of the annual meeting, a meeting of the
Board of Directors was held, and the following officers of the So-
ciety were elected: President, P. G. Lowe; Vice-Presidents, Levi
Dumbauld and Y. J. Lane; Treasurer, T. D. Thacher; Secretary, F.
Mrs. S. N. Wood then introduced Mr. C. H. Dickson as the ''boy"
who assisted Mrs. Brown and herself in securing the ammunition for
the Wakarusa war. Mr. Dickson gave an interesting account of his
recollections of the affair.
President Lowe appointed the following committees:
Executive Committee. â€” C. K. Holliday, L. D. Lewelling, F. P. Ba-
ker, William Sims, and S. McLallin.
Legislative Committee. â€” J. C. Hebbard, John Guthrie, Jas. B.
Abbott, Jas. F. Legate, and A. B. Whiting.
Nominating Committee. â€” F. P. Baker, Albert R. Greene, E. B.
Cowgill, B, F. Simpson, and T. D. Thacher.
The persons whose names were presented at the meeting of the
Board of Directors in the afternoon for nomination as members of
the Society were unanimously elected, as follows:
Honorary Members. â€” Rev. James H. Defouri, Santa F^, N. M.;
Hon. Chas. Francis Adams, jr., Boston, Mass.; Rev. Dr. J. A. Lippin-
cott, Philadelphia, Pa.; Gen. Eugene A. Carr, W^ashington, D. C.
Corresponding Members. â€” Orville C. Brown, Adams, N. Y.; Syl-
vester H. Clarke, Clyde, N. Y.; Rev. J. W. D. Anderson, Hot Springs,
S. D.; Hon. Samuel F. Tappan, Washington, D. C; Hon. William
Hutchinson, Washington, D. C; Alfred S. Roe, Esq., Worcester,
Mass.; Samuel Bernstein, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. W. T. Keith (Eliza
Meeker), Oakland, Cal.; Franklin P. Rice, Esq., Worcester, Mass.
Active Member. â€” Arthur Clark, Esq., Wichita.
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ANNUAL MEETING, BOAED OF DIRECTORS- JANUAEY 16, 1894.
The eighteenth annual meeting of the Board convened in the east
rooms of the Society, Tuesday, January IG, 1894, at 2 p. m.; Presi-
dent Lowe in the chair.
The following members of the Board were present: Col. Percival
G. Lowe, Col. Cyrus K. Holliday, Judge Samuel A. Kingman, Gov.
Chas. Robinson, Hon, W. L. Brown, Hon. John Speer, Prof. E. B.
Cowgill, Dr. Stephen McLallin, Hon, John Guthrie, Warren Foster,
Esq., Hon. Floyd P. Baker, Dr. Peter McVicar, Hon. McCown Hunt,
Col. D. R. Anthony, Hon. J. C. Hebbard, and Secretary F. G. Adams.
The Secretary read the report of the World's Fair committee, as
follows, which was adopted:
The committee appointed by the Board of Directors to take
charge of the Society's exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposi-
tion have to report, that on the application of the committee, the
Kansas Board of Managers, which was appointed under the act of
the legislature making an appropriation for the general Kansas ex-
hibit, granted to the Society the sum of |500 for use in making a
historical exhibit in the Kansas building. From the library and col-
lections of the Society a selection was made of Kansas books and
pictures, and these were shipped to Chicago and placed in the rooms
assigned for the Society's use. It is believed that the historical ex-
hibit so made contributed no inconsiderable share to the interest
which attached to the Kansas exhibits. Herewith is given a de-
tailed statement (see daybook No. 2, p. 82) of the expenditures in
placing, caring for, and returning the exhibit to the rooms of the
Society, from which it will be seen that less than the entire sum of
.|500 was expended, the balance remaining in the hands of the
Board of Managers, being the sum of $51.02.
Respectfully submitted. C. K. HOLLIDAY.
F. G. ADAMS.
J. S. EMERY.
Mr. Brown moved thai, as Mr. Thacher, Major Simpson, and Mr.
Greene, members of the Nominating Committee, were not present,
their places be supplied by three members to be appointed by the
chair. The motion was adopted, and Messrs. Robinson, Anthony
and McVic;i.r were appointed.
On motion of Colonel Holliday, the report of the Committee on
Nominations was approved, for submission to the annual meeting.
The Secretary then read the annual report for the year ending No-
vember, 1893, for the consideration and action of the Board, and for
submission to the annual meeting. On motion of Judge Kingman,
the report was approved.
Nominations of corresponding and honorary members were then
made, for the action of the evening meeting of the Board of Direc-
tors, including- tlie following resolution, offered by Governor Rob-
Resolved, That the chancellors and presidents of all chartered
Kansas universities and colleges should, by virtue of their office, be
considered as corresponding members of the Historical Society, and
that certificates to that effect should be issued to such officers by the
Judge Kingman then offered the following resolution, which was
Resolved, That the members of the State Historical Society have
learned with profound regret of the sudden and dangerous illness of
our late esteemed President, T. Dwight Thacher, and extend to him
our best wishes for his speedy relief, and to his family the warmest
sympathy in their anxiety and trouble.
The Secretary was directed to forward the resolution immediately
to Mrs. Thacher.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY-JANUARY 16, 1894.
The eighteenth annual meeting of the Society convened in the hall
of the house of representatives at 7:30 p. m., Tuesday, the 16th of
January, 1894, and was called to order by President Lowe.
The Secretary read the annual report of the Board of Directors,
including the following:
Nov. 15, 1892.â€” Balance of appropriation to June 30, 1893 $3,467 89
Balance in hands of Treasurer, Society fees 103 00
Total balance $3,570 89
July 1, 1893.â€” Appropriation to June 30, 1594 5,680 00
Receipts from membership fees 30 00
Total $9,280 89
Salaries and clerk hire $4,536 00
Purchase of books 429 70
Postage, freight, and contingent 617 28
Miscellaneous expenses. Treasurer's account 47 98 5,630 96
Total balance $3,649 93
On motion, the report was adopted.
The Society then elected the following members of the Board of
Directors, for the three years ending January 19, 1897: D. R An-
thony, F. P. Baker, John C. Caldwell, Arthur Capper, W. H. Carruth,
F. D. Coburn, J. W. Davis, I. T. Goodnow, C. R. Green, A. R. Greene,
Ewing Herbert, D. P. Hodgdon, J. E. Junkin, Samuel A. Kingman,
James F. Legate, E. C. Little, Timothy Mclntyre, F. P. MacLennan,
F. C. Montgomery, Russell S. Osborn, A. B. Paine, A. P. Riddle, Ed-
ward Russell, Charles Robinson, E. H. Snow, John Speer, Eugene F.
20 Kansas State Historical Society.
Ware, M. Weightman, D. W. Wilder, B. P. Waggener, J. D. Walters,
and Mrs. Margaret L.Wood.
On motion of Hon. John Guthrie, the names of T. E. Dewey, Esq.,
of Abilene, and Dr. William Bishop, of Salina, were added to the
nominations for corresponding members.
Colonel Lowe, President of the Society, then read his annual ad-
dress, relating to affairs in Kansas prior to the settlements.
The President announced that next in order was the memorial
proceedings relative to the late Col. William A. Phillips, an emi-
nent citizen of Kansas and a former President of the Society, lately
deceased. Dr. William Bishop, of Salina, then delivered an able and
exhaustive address, relating to the life, character and public ser-
vices of Col. William Addison Phillips, who died at Fort Gibson, L
T., November 30, 1893. At the close of the address, on motion of
John Guthrie, the thanks of the Society were extended to Dr. Bishop.
Clifford C. Baker, Esq., of Topeka, then read a fragment of a
memorial address on Colonel Phillips, which had been prepared by
Hon. T. Dwight Thacher. At the conclusion of Mr. Thacher's paper,
Mr. Baker added some appropriate remarks on the subject.
Prof. E. B. Cowgill, of Topeka, read a brief paper relating to his
early memories of Colonel Phillips's correspondence in the New
On motion of Hon. John Guthrie, the President appointed Hon.
John Guthrie, Hon. John Speer, and Col. D. R. Anthony to draft reso-
lutions relating to the death of Col. William A. Phillips. The com-
mittee, after a brief conference, reported the following, which were
It having pleased Almighty God to remove from this life Hon.
William Addison Phillips, a distinguished member, and who was one
of the Presidents of this Society, and who for nearly 40 years was
conspicuous in the history of the state and the nation by his achieve-
ments and services as a journalist, soldier, statesman, and author,
a gentleman eminent alike for rich and varied learning, elegant
scholarship, and refined taste, as well as for high attainment in all
the gifts, graces and accomplishments of genuine manhood and un-
Resolved, That we cherish a profound veneration for the talents,
virtues and services of our late associate, comrade and friend; that
we tender to the family of the deceased the expression of our sincere
sympathy on the occasion of their irreparable loss, and that the
foregoing preamble and these resolutions be adopted and entered
upon the records of the State Historical Society; and
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the
family of the deceased and published in the papers of the city.
Brief remarks relative to the life and work of Colonel Phillips
were then made bj Col. I). R, Anthony, Hon, John Speer, Rev. J. B.
McAfee, and Hon. Jas. F, Legate.
On motion of Colonel Anthony, the Secretary was instructed to
endeavor to procure a portrait of Colonel Phillips for the Historical
MEETING OF THE BOAHD OP DIRECTORS, JANUARY 16, 1894.
On the adjournment of the annual meeting of the Society, a meet-
ing- of the Boad of Directors was called by President Lowe.
The Board proceeded to the election of the officers of the Society
nominated at the afternoon meeting of the Board, as follows: Presi-
dent, Vincent J. Lane, Kansas City; Vice-Presidents, W. L. Brown,
Kingman, and Jas. B. Abbott, De Soto.
President Lane then took the chair.
On motion, the honorary and corresponding members nominated
at the afternoon and evening meetings were then elected, as follows:
Honorary. â€” ReA^ William Copley Winslow, D.D, LL.D., Boston;
Edwin F. Townsend, colonel twelfth infantry and commandant in-
fantry and cavalry school, Leavenworth; Robert Treat Paine, Bos-
ton; Hon. Galusha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania.
Corresponding. â€” Samuel Biadlee Doggett, Boston, Mass.;
Thomas Emmett Dewey, of Abilene; Dr. William Bishop, of Salina.
The resolution olfered by Governor Robinson at the afternoon
meeting of the Board, relating to corresponding membership of chan-
cellors and presidents of Kansas universities and colleges, was then
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MARCH 30, 1894.
At a called meeting of the Board of Directors, March 30, 1894, the
following members were present: President, Hon. V. J. Lane, Col.
D. R. Anthony, Hon. John Guthrie, Dr. Peter McVicar, D. P. Hodg-
dou, F. D. Coburn, Chas. S. Davis, L. R. Elliott, and Secretary Adams.
Hon. John Guthrie was elected Treasurer of the Society to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Hon. T. D wight Thacher, the former
Hon, W.A.Harris, of Linwood, was elected a member of the Board
of Directors to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. C. Hebbard;
Hon. Harrison Kelley, of Burlington, was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the declination of Robert Hay; Hon. D. N. Heizer,
of Great Bend, was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
T. Dwight Thacher; and Fletcher Meredith was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Prof. I. T. Goodnow.
A resolution was adopted expressive of the great loss of the So-
ciety by death, since the annual meeting, in January last, of Hon. T,
22 Kansas State Historical Society.
D wight Thacher, Prof. I. T. Good now, and J. C. Hebbard, all of whom
had long been members of the Board, and prominent in the work of
On motion of Doctor McVicar, President Lane, Colonel Anthony
and John Guthrie were appointed a committee to make preparations
for suitable memorial proceedings in relation to these deceased mem-
bers at the next annual meeting of the Society.
MEETING OP THE BOARD OP DIRECTORS, NOVEMBER 20, 1894.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society, held No-
vember 20, 1894, to consider the ninth biennial report of the Board
of Directors, preparatory to its publication, and for the transaction
of other business, the following members were present: Vincent J,
Lane, Kansas City; A. R, Greene, Lecompton; J. E. Junkin, Ster-
ling; R. R. Hays, Osborne; C. R. Green, Lyndon; James S. Emery,
Lawrence; Albert B, Paine, Fort Scott; and Floyd P. Baker, John
Guthrie, E. B. Cowgill, F, D. Coburn, Arthur Capper, Fred Well-
house, Albert H. Horton, Samuel A. Kingman, and F. G. Adams,
The meeting was called to order by the President, Hon. V. J. Lane.
The report, as prepared by the Secretary, was read and approved.
Mr. Baker, from the Executive Committee, reported that the com-
mittee had examined the accounts of the Society for the year ending
October 31, 1891, and found them to be correct.
Mr, Cowgill moved that the Secretary be authorized and empow-
ered to have a synopsis of the report i^rinted in pamphlet, the ex-
pense to be paid from the private fund of the Society. The motion
Mr. Baker moved that the Memorial Committee be authorized and
directed to prepare, or cause to have prepared, suitable biographical
sketches of the deceased members of the Board of Directors, such
sketches to be submitted to the committee for their approval before
being accepted, and when accepted the committee shall file the mat-
ter with the Secretary for printing in the collections of the Society,
and that memorial exercises at the annual meeting be dispensed
with. The motion was adopted.
On motion of the Secretary, Mr. Cowgill, Mr, Baker, Mr. Greene
and Mr. Coburn were appointed to assist the Secretary in preparing
a program for the coming annual meeting, January 15, 1895.
MEETING OP THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, JANUARY 15, 1895.
The nineteenth annual meeting of the Board of Directors was
held in the west rooms of the Society, January 15, 1895.
In the absence of Pres. V. J. Lane, Vice-Pres. W. L. Brown pre-
sided. There were present Jas. B. Abbott, W. L, Brown, A. R.
Greene, F. P. Baker, D. R. Anthony, L. R. Elliott, William Sims, J. S.
Emery, P. McVicar, Adrian Reynolds, John Speer, F. D. Coburn,
Eugene Ware, N. L. Prentis, E. J. Dallas, C. R. Green, J. C. Caldwell,