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William C. Hoad correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1, item: 1-3
Call Number: RH MS P71


This collection consists of correspondence between William C. Hoad and others. The first letter, dated 1942, is addressed to Mrs. W. C. Stevens, and explains in detail how Hoad made the "Map of the vicinity of Lawrence" published by the University of Kansas Country Club. The second letter, 1956, addressed to Fred Ellsworth, explains the red pencil markings and presents the item to Ellsworth. The final letter is Ellsworth's letter of acknowledgement, with commentary on KU salaries in 1912.


  • Creation: 1942 - 1956


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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of William C. Hoad

William Christian Hoad was born January 11, 1874 in Lecompton, Kansas. He completed his bachelors in science at Lane University, also in Lecompton, in 1896 before graduating from the University of Kansas with a civil engineering degree in 1898.

Hoad spent some time working for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, returning to KU in 1900 as an instructor. From 1906-1907 he was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researching sanitary engineering. In 1906 Hoad was promoted to associate professor at KU, and in 1911 he became a full professor. Also during this time he served as Engineer to the Kansas State Board of Health.

In 1913, Hoad left KU to become the chair of the newly-created Sanitary Engineering program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, serving during World War I as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army's Sanitary Corp. Hoad retired from UM-Ann Arbor in 1944.

Hoad married Louise Green in August 1901. They had three children.


1 folder (3 items.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Fred Ellsworth, Alumni Association, 1959.

Related Materials

William C. Hoad writings, RH MS 1443, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Separated Materials

Hoad, William C. Map of the Vicinity of Lawrence. Lawrence, Ks: University of Kansas Country Club, [1898]. Copy that came with this correspondence available at Spencer Research Library at RH Map Q97; other copies available at PP 154 and C753.

Guide to the William Christian Hoad Collection
William C. Hoad correspondence
Finding aid prepared by kpz, 16 November 1972. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018.
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William C. Hoad correspondence, Kansas Collection, RH MS P71, 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