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Blood-Hasselman family papers

Call Number: RH MS P399


Ida (Blood) Hasselman was the daughter of Colonel James Blood (1819-1891), a prominent early settler of Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains photographs and manuscripts regarding the Blood family.


  • Creation: 1860s-1910, undated


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 Ida Blood-Hasselman

Ida (Blood) Hasselman was the daughter of Colonel James Blood (1819-1891), a prominent early settler of Lawrence, Kansas, and his wife Ezra. The Bloods came to territorial Kansas in 1854, James Blood acting as an agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company.

Ida Blood grew up in Lawrence and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1874 as a science major. She married Watson J. Hasselman on October 31, 1877 and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where she lived until her death.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case (13 folders))

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Physical Location

RH MS P399

Physical Location

RH MS-P P399

Custodial History

The photographs and manuscript material were donated to the American Museum of Natural History by Ida Blood Hasselman's son (Victor Masur Hasselman). The Museum later donated them to the KU Library in 1961.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jack McCormick on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History, Feb. 1961.

Guide to the Blood-Hasselman Collection
Blood-Hasselman family papers
Finding aid prepared by nb,1991. Finding aid encoded by rw 2008. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Blood-Hasselman collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P399, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States