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Washington Hadley correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P379


Three pieces of correspondence from Washington Hadley dated December 29, 1865, January 29, 1866, and December 9, 1877. Washington Hadley was the first president of National Bank of Lawrence and a member of the Society of Friends.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1877


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Conditions Governing Use

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Biography of Washington Hadley (1817-1911)

Washington Hadley was born in December 12, 1817 in Greensboro, North Carolina and married Naomi Henley Hadley in 1839. Sometime after Kansas opened for Euro-American settlement, Hadley moved to Lawrence, Kansas. While in Lawrence, Hadley worked as a reporter, city council member, mayor for two and a half terms from 1869 to 1872, and the first president of the National Bank of Lawrence. In 1889, Hadley and his family moved to California and settled in Whittier, and in 1895, established the Bank of Whittier, one of the first banks in Whittier. Hadley passed away on December 21, 1911.


1 folder : Photocopies of 3 letters

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P379

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Loaned for copying, Nancy S. Brown, 1981.

Guide to Washington Hadley Collection
Washington Hadley correspondence
Finding aid prepared by cmp, 2021. Finding aid encoded by cmp, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Washington Hadley correspondence, RH MS P379, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States