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Edward B. Hanson Papers, 1906-1923

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hanson, Edward B.(Edward Blair), 1882-1970
Title
Edward B. Hanson Papers
Dates
1906-1923 (inclusive)
1906-1908 (bulk)
Quantity
1 box, (.25 linear foot)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 159
Summary
This collection consists mostly of correspondence, a few financial records, and a handwritten play excerpt. The bulk of the letters are from Edward's wife, Leah, and his mother, Mattie, to him while he served an LDS mission in Germany from 1906-1908. (Leah and Mattie were living in Logan during that time.) There are a few other letters to Leah and his mother from various people in 1914 and 1923. The correspondence are personal mission letters which talk about loved ones and everyday experiences.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward Blair Hanson was born to Edward and Mattie (Martha) Blair Hanson on August 13, 1882 in Logan, Utah. He married Leah Nora Daniels on April 28, 1905 in the Logan Temple. He served an LDS mission in Germany from 1906-1908. Some of the cities he served in are Hamburg, Lübeck, and Hanover. Edward died on April 21, 1970. In an obituary notice for Leah in 1952, it is noted that she and Edward had six children, 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Their children were listed as Mrs. Leah H. Smith, Phillip B. Hanson, Edward B. Hanson Jr., Mrs. Mildred Sommers, Jack B. Hanson, and Seth M. Hanson. It is also noted that Leah and Edward's family lived in Logan in 1904-1914, 1929-1937, and 1947-1952. They also lived in Boise from1914-1923, Pocatello from 1923-1929, and in Salt Lake City from 1937-1947.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists mostly of correspondence, a few financial records, and a handwritten play excerpt. The bulk of the letters are from Edward's wife, Leah, and his mother, Mattie, to him while he served an LDS mission in Germany from 1906-1908. (Leah and Mattie were living in Logan during that time.) There are a few other letters to Leah and his mother from various people in 1914 and 1923. The correspondence are personal mission letters which talk about loved ones and everyday experiences. The letters are organized in folders by the name of the recipient and then are arranged chronologically by date.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Edward B. Hanson Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Edward B. Hanson Papers USU_COLL MSS 159, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 159, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Letters to Mattie B. Hanson, 1906-1923Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
Item 1: To M. B. Hanson (Ma) from Ed in Kansas
1906 April 20
Item 2: Mrs. Mattie B. Hanson from Rebecca B. Cardon, location unknown
1914 January 3
Item 3: Mrs. Ed Hanson (Mattie) from Josephine(?) in Denver, Colorado
1914 October 14
Item 4: Mrs. Mattie B. Hanson from Lettie Smith in Grace, Idaho
1923 April 16

Letters to Leah Hanson, 1907Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 2
Item 1: Leah from Lydia in Provo, Utah
1907 January 17
Item 2: Daughter Dear (Leah) from Mother, location unknown
1907 December 29
Item 3: Leah from Carmen(?) in Boise, Idaho
March 30
Item 4: Leah from Susie in Boise, Idaho
Tuesday

Letters to Edward B. Hanson, 1906Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 3
Item 1: Ed from Mother, Father, Brother (Mattie B. Hanson, E. Hanson, and Seth) in Logan, Utah
1906 May 13
Item 2: Husband (Edward) from Leah and Baby, location unknown
1906 May 28, Tuesday & 29
Item 3: Sweetheart (Edward) from Leah, location unknown
1906 June 5
Item 4: E. B. Hanson from A. Y. Barber(?) in Logan-Joseph Morrell Men's & Boys Store
1906 June 7
Item 5: Ed from Della at home
1906 June 10
Item 6: Sweetheart (Edward) from Leah, location unknown
1906 June 24
Item 7: Darling Sweetheart (Edward) from Leah, location unknown
1906 July 26
Item 8: Sweetheart from Leah, location unknown
1906 July 28
Item 9: Eddie from Mother in Logan, Utah
1906 September 2
Item 10: Sweetheart from Leah, location unknown
1906 October 7
Item 11: Eddie from Mother in Logan, Utah
1906 October 21
Item 12: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1906 November 27
Item 13: Dearest Loved One from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1906 December 19, Wednesday
Item 14: Eddie from Mother in Logan, Utah
1906 December 19

Letters to Edward B. Hanson, 1907Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 4
Item 1: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1907 March 19
Item 2: My Dear Old Man from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1907 Tuesday
Item 3: Eddie from Mother in Logan, Utah
1907 January 5
Item 4: Edward B. Hanson from Jos Newbold in Logan, Utah
1907 January 19
Item 5: My Sweetheart from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1907 May 25
Item 6: Elder E. B. Hanson from Sr?ge Ballif in Zurich
1907 April 26
Item 7: Bro. Hanson from Cliff in Hannover
1907 April 30
Item 8: Heart of my Heart from Leah and Babe
1907 April 30
Item 9: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1907 April 30
Item 10: My Dear Boy from Mattie B. Hanson in Logan, Utah
1907 May 18
Item 11: Love from Devoted Wife and Babe, location unknown
1907 May 27, Monday
Item 12: My Dear Boy from Mama in Logan, Utah
1907 July 7
Item 13: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1907 August 6
Item 14: My Dearest Love One from Leah, location unknown
1907 August 3, Saturday
Item 15: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1907 August 13
Item 16: My Dearest Love from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1907 August 13
Item 17: Dearest Love from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1907 August 29
Item 18: Dearest Love from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1907 November 5-7
Item 19: Dearest Love from Leah and Babe, location unknown
1907 November 18

Letters to Edward B. Hanson, 1908Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 5
Item 1: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1908 January 26
Item 2: Dear Eddie from Mother in Logan, Utah
1908 May 1
Item 3: My Dear Boy from Mother in Logan, Utah
1908 May 24
Item 4: Bro. Hanson from R. S. Gardner in Hamburg, Germany
1908 July 14
Item 5: Dear Eddie from Mother in Logan, Utah
1908 August 24

Financial Records, 1906-1908Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

(4 items)

Handwritten excerpt from play, incomplete, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7