W.D. Hoard papers, 1880-1918.


Hoard, W. D. (William Dempster), 1836-1918. W.D. Hoard papers, 1880-1918.

W.D. Hoard papers, 1880-1918.

Papers of W. D. Hoard, a Wisconsin governor (1888-1890), scientific dairyman, publisher of the "Jefferson County Union" and "Hoard's Dairyman," officer in the Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic, and member of the Wisconsin Board of Managers of the St. Louis World's Fair (1903-1905), and of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents (1907-1911), including correspondence and letterpress books documenting his business, political, civic, agricultural, and personal concerns; a brief diary, 1888; financial records; and writings and speeches. Materials include information on events of Hoard's governorship (including reaction to the controversial Bennett Law requiring attendance at schools teaching in English), extensive information on his publishing work, and information on development of the dairy industry. Prominent correspondents include agriculturalists Henry C. Adams, Henry B. Gurler, William A. Henry, and Edward B. Voorhees; educators Richard T. Ely, James H. Stout, Reuben G. Thwaites, Charles R. Van Hise, and Booker T. Washington; and political figures James O. Davidson, Marcus Hanna, Elisha W. Keyes, Belle Case La Follette, Robert M. La Follette, Sr., Joseph V. Quarles, John C. Spooner, Isaac Stephenson, and William Howard Taft. Also includes private and business correspondence of his son Halbert L. Hoard, 1891-1908. The photographs in PH 358 include images of members of the Hoard family and an image of Arthur Hoard and others climbing Mount Rainier in 1926. Those in PH 366 include images of the Hoard children, Harriet, Anna Agnes, and Shirley, 1895-1901, and images of Agnes' grave after her death at age 15.

30.4 c.f. (78 archives boxes) and17 photographs (2 folders)

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