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Charles Whipple Hadley diary and correspondence

Charles Whipple Hadley diary and correspondence

Dates: 1861-1913

Handwritten diary and correspondence. The letters relate primarily to business and family matters. Also included are materials relating to astrology and horoscopes. The diary was kept from 1861 to 1862 when Hadley was serving with the Iowa Volunteers. His accounts are often vivid and detailed. He writes about army life and actual combat. He fought in the battle of Shiloh in April of 1862 and was captured in the fight. He was in Confederate prisons until paroled. Also included is a book by Hadley entitled: "Evolution vs. Genesis," copyrighted in 1927.

  • Extent: 17 items. -- 1 v. (208 p.)(0.18 linear ft.): (+ typescript)(86 p.)
  • Creator: Hadley, Charles Whipple, 1844-1936
  • Call Number: MSS 177
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Originals restricted due to deterioration.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diary and correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 177; Diary and correspondence; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 177, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Hadley, Charles Whipple, 1844-1936--Diaries; City and Town Life; Evolution--Religious aspects; Home and Family; Military; Mormons--Utah--Ogden--History--Sources; Ogden (Utah)--History--Sources; Politics, Government, and Law; Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Soldiers--United States--History--Sources; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Evolution vs. Genesis
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hadley (Charles Whipple) diary and correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-15T14:27-0700
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Biographical note

Member of the Iowa volunteers during the American Civil War. He later joined the Mormon Church and settled in Ogden, Utah.

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