Halbert L. Hoard papers, 1872-1933.


Halbert L. Hoard papers, 1872-1933.

Papers of Halbert L. Hoard, a Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, newspaper editor-publisher, inventor, and composer. Among the subjects of particular Wisconsin interest discussed in the correspondence are highway improvement, protection and conservation of wildlife, and taxation policies. Political correspondents in the state include John J. Blaine, Fred R. Zimmerman, Walter J. Kohler, and Solomon Levitan. Between 1898 and 1900 Hoard wrote the words and music of a number of songs, several of which were published. Manuscripts and printed versions are in the collection. As an inventor Hoard devised an improved steering gear for sleds (1908) and a curative posture chair (1913). Letters and documents concerning these and other experimental devices are included. The papers also contain some personal financial records, 1885-1899, and a letter book of the Fort Atkinson Canning Company, 1901-1903. Hoard's father, William D. Hoard, founder of the Jefferson County Union, editor of Hoard's Dairyman, and governor of Wisconsin, is represented in the collection by scattered letters addressed principally to his family, 1888-1917, a few articles and addresses, 2 volumes of accounts, 1860-1866, and scrapbook materials. The manuscript of a University of Wisconsin bachelor's thesis (1923) on Hoard's Dairyman written by Halbert Wenham Hoard, son of H. L. Hoard, is also in the collection. Two folders of autograph letters collected by Hoard are in Box 9.

3.6 c.f. (11 archives boxes)

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