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Isaac Van Hoesen collection

Call Number: RH MS P478


This collection contains correspondence, items related to Isaac Van Hoesen's military career during the United States Civil War, a scrapbook, photographs, and other material regarding Van Hoesen's political, business, and personal affairs throughout his life.


  • Creation: 1843 - 1900


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 Isaac Newton Van Hoesen

Isaac Newton Van Hoesen was born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York on December 25, 1841. His family moved first to Ohio and then Illinois, from which he left to enlist as a private in the Missouri Volunteers in 1861 after the Civil War began. He was mustered out in 1864 as a captain.

Van Hoesen came to Kansas in 1866, living in Manhattan and Leavenworth before settling in Lawrence in 1871. While in Lawrence he was a statewide representative for McCormick (manufacturers of reapers and mowers) and later was vice-president of Leis Chemical Manufacturing Company. He served as mayor of Lawrence in 1878 and was the first president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Isaac Van Hoesen passed away in January 1897.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize folder, 1 volume, 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P478

Physical Location

RH MS-P P478

Physical Location

RH MS D266

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jeannot Barnes Seymour, 1983.

Guide to the Isaac Van Hoesen Collection
Isaac Van Hoesen collection
Finding aid prepared by sfw, 1983. Finding aid compiled by mhr, mwh, 2016.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Isaac Van Hoesen collection, RH MS P478, 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