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Our trip West

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P712

Overview

This photocopied typescript is a 93-page account of an automobile trip to California by William L. Hastie and his wife Anna of Lawrence (Douglas County), Kansas. Hastie's account, which begins with their September 1937 departure and ends with their February 1938 return to Lawrence, includes details of visits with many family members and acquaintances along the way.

Dates

  • 1937
  • March 16, 1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of William L. Hastie

William Lewis Hastie was born in Douglas County, Kansas on March 8, 1865 to George W. Hastie and Susanna L. (Eberhart) Hastie. His first wife was Mary Matilda Patterson. His second wife was Anna C. Smith, whom he married on December 20, 1909. Hastie died on November 12, 1941.

Extent

1 folder : typescript, 28cm

Scope and Contents

This photocopied typescript is Lawrence, Kansas resident William L. Hastie's 93-page account of an automobile trip which he and his wife Anna C. (Smith) Hastie took to California in the 1930s. Hastie's detailed day-by-day account begins with their September 1937 departure and ends with their February 1938 return to Lawrence. He describes their experiences traveling by way of Denver, Salt Lake City, Washington State, and Oregon enroute to California; their California experiences in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and at Pasadena's New Year's Day parade of 1938; and their return trip via New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Details of their visits with family members and acquaintances along the way are included. Prefacing Hastie's travel account is a one-page foreword, compiled by Anne E. Hemphill, which contains a brief family history of William Hastie.

Physical Location

RH MS P712

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Henry W. Mayer and Anne Hemphill, 1985

Related Materials

Hastie, William L, Cemeteries of Douglas County in history and record with tombstone inscription, 1854-1940, from twenty-nine rural cemeteries, RH MS D100, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries. Eberhart Reunion Association, Eberhart Reunion Association Collection, RH MS 832, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries. Hemphill, Anne E, Eberhart history: 1985 extension, RH D7787, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries. Brown, Ruth Endacott, Stony Point Church and cemetery and historic Hickory Point, RH D6925, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Title
Guide to "Our Trip West," by William L. Hastie
Subtitle
Our trip West
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006 ; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
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Language of description
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1535836190
Preferred citation
Hastie, William L, Our trip West, Kansas Collection, RH MS P712, 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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