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Edward Everett Hale Papers, 1852-1907

Identifier: MS-74-03

Content Note

These papers consist mainly of correspondence of Edward Everett Hale to various persons concerning the establishment, financing and staffing of a school in Richmond, Virginia. It also includes other correspondence about speaking engagements, his work as president of the Lend A Hand Society and as chaplain of the United States Senate. The correspondence covers the years 1852-1907.


  • 1852 - 1907

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Biographical / Historical

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American clergyman and author who served as pastor of the South Congregational Church, Boston, from 1856 to 1901. He authored several books and short stories including The Man Without a Country. He was the editor of Old and New, a monthly magazine, from 1870-1875. In 1903 he was elected as chaplain of the United States Senate.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Series 1 -- Correspondence
Series 2 -- Miscellaneous Documents

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jenkins Co., 1973

Processing Information

DAO, 1974-06; SMC, 1998-01

Edward Everett Hale Papers, 1852-1907
1974-06; 1998-01
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections University Archives and Manuscript Collections Repository

Special Collections and University Archives
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita KS 67260-0068