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Papers of James Madison Harvey

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1200

Overview

James Madison Harvey served in the Kansas House of Representatives, 1865–1866, and was then elected to the Kansas Senate in 1867-1868. He was elected the fifth governor of Kansas, serving from 1868-1872 before becoming a United States senator, where he served from 1874-1877. This collection primarly contains letters written to James Madison Harvey, some while he was a US senator, but most are following that period.

Dates

  • 1873 - 1894

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of James Madison Harvey

James Madison Harvey served in the Kansas House of Representatives, 1865–1866, and was then elected to the Kansas Senate in 1867-1868. He was elected the fifth governor of Kansas, serving from 1868-1872 before becoming a United States senator, where he served from 1874-1877.

After his Senate term, Harvey worked as a government surveyor in New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and Oklahoma, before returning to Kansas in 1890 to resume agricultural pursuits. He died near Junction City, Kansas in 1894.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Contents

This collection primarly contains letters written to James Madison Harvey, some while he was a US senator, but most are following that period. One letter was written by Harvey during his period as the Governor of Kansas and is addressed to "His Excellency U.S. Grant, President" and dated May 13th 1869. This letter is also signed by other state officials of Kansas.

Physical Location

RH MS 1200

Separated Materials

Letters to "His Excellency U.S. Grant, President," (from Harvey) dated May 13th 1869, and to "Hon. J.M. Harvey, U.S.S.", dated June 1874 removed from Kansas Governors' Papers Collection at Miscellaneous Papers RH MS P296

Title
Guide to the James Madison Harvey Collection
Subtitle
Papers of James Madison Harvey
Author
Finding aid prepared by skt, 2010; Finding aid encoded by skt, 2010
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/5904436899
Preferred citation
James Madison Harvey Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1200, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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