Our trip West
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.
- March 16, 1985
- Hastie, William L., 1865-1941 (Person)
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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.
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.
RH MS P712
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Henry W. Mayer and Anne Hemphill, 1985
- Guide to "Our Trip West," by William L. Hastie
- Our trip West
- Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006 ; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
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Hastie, William L, Our trip West, Kansas Collection, RH MS P712, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries