George Hazen French papers, 1859-1931 (bulk 1880-1899).


George Hazen French papers, 1859-1931 (bulk 1880-1899).

The George Hazen French papers were part of the estate of Mrs. Julia Carter Hale, found at her home in Carbondale, in October of 1968. The collection consists of books owned by George Hazen French, correspondence from William Edwards, Herman Strecker and fellow U.S. entomological commissioners C.V. Riley and A. Pakarer, articles and papers by French, scrapbooks, as well as his diaries from 1910-1913, 1918-1928 and from 1931-1934. His diaries somewhat pertain to Julia Carter Hale, her husband E.J. Ingersoll and her sons Edgar and Randall Carter, all of whom were close friends of George French and his wife Hattie. He also discusses the Ku Klux Klan activity in Williamson County in 1925.

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French, G.H. (George Hazen), 1841-1935 (person)

Professor French came to Carbondale, Illinois with his wife Hattie in August 11, 1877 and joined the faculty of Southern Illinois Normal University as assistant curator of the museum a year later. In 1879, he succeeded Cyrus Thomas, as curator of the museum and as a natural science teacher teaching natural history, botany, physiology and floriculture. Professor French rebuilt the museum collections after the first Old Main building burned in 1883.On June 10, 1913, he was appointed curator and su...

Pakarer, A. (person)

Strecker, Herman, 1836-1901 (person)

French, Hattie. (person)

Carter, Randall Albert, 1867-1954 (person)

Ku Klux Klan 1915-.... (corporateBody)

The Ku Klux Klan was formally incorporated under the laws of the state of Georgia on Dec. 4, 1915. The incorporated organization is a continuance of the earlier post Civil War Reconstruction Era unincorporated Ku Klux Klan and of the Knights of the White Camellia. Women of the Ku Klux Klan was incorporated at a late date as a separate entity. The stated purpose of the KKK was to promote an all White, Protestant United States, excluding all other races and religions. From the descript...

Hale, Julia Carter. (person)

Carter, Edgar, (person)

Edwards, William, Esq., B.C.S. (person)

The company, with mills at Siverly, Pa., manufactured blankets and flannels. From the description of [Letter] 1906 Aug. 20, Edwards Woolen Co., Oil City, Pa. : [to] Peter Graff & Co., Worthington, Pa. / [from] Wm. Edwards, Jr. (American Textile History Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 51023169 ...

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895 (person)

Ingersoll, Ezekiel J. (person)

Ezekiel J. Ingersoll was born in Greensburg, Indiana, on November 18, 1836. Soon after his family moved to Carbondale, Illinois in 1859, he became the proprietor of a jewelry business, located in Carbondale. During the Civil War Ingersoll served in the Union Army, enlisting in Company H, 73rd Illinois Infantry on July 20, 1862, and achieving the rank of Captain after the Battle of Stone River. He was elected mayor of Carbondale four times and also served as Representative in the 39th General Ass...