Isaac Van Hoesen collection
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.
- 1843 - 1900
- Van Hoesen, Isaac N. (Isaac Newton), 1841-1897 (Compiler, Person)
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)
RH MS P478
RH MS-P P478
RH MS D266
RH MS R41
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.