Leavenworth: Philips & Springer, general job printers, Times Printing House, 1878. 8vo. 197, (1)pp. A 32pp. illustrated furniture catalogue for Abernathy Brothers of Leavenworth, Kansas is inserted between pp.192 and 193. Broadsheet, 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. folded to fit, pasted to rear board titled LIST OF ORGANIZED COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF KANSAS, with the names of their respective county seats, 1879. Brown cloth spine stamped but faded, with printed illustrated boards. Spine ends worn, small nick out of lower part. Small printed business card of P.S. Noble, Adjutant General State of Kansas pasted on front board, with inscription "Presented by Maj. Shreve." Additionally inscribed on front pastedown by A. P. Shreve to P.S Noble. Old stamps of historical society on front pastedown and title page (withdrawn).
OCLC seems to list only Yale as having a copy of the 1878 and it is defective lacking the 32 page Abernathy Furniture catalogue among other pages. We were unable to confirm what U.S. Bureau of Census had. Denver, SMU, and Univ. of Kansas appear to only have an 1884 edition. The 1878 was the first Green Directory of Ft. Leavenworth. Fred Harvey who established restaurants along the railroad routes is found listed and Ft. Leavenworth remained his home. The 10th Cavalry was formed at Ft. Leavenworth and after the Civil War Leavenworth was home to nearly a fifth of African-Americans in the state which shows in the directory with a significant number of the entries denoting col'd. Item #61495