Guide to the Edward B. Hanson Papers,
1906-1923

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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.
Manuscript Collections

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

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

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 Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by sender and then chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in April of 2000

Bibliography :  Source:
  • Obituary for Mattie Blair Hanson: Salt Lake Tribune 1948, Feb 16, p. 7
  • Obituary for Leah Nora Daniels: Salt Lake Tribune 1952, Feb 7, p. 23

Detailed Description of the Collection

Letters to Mattie B. Hanson, 1906-1923
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

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Letters to Leah Hanson, 1907
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

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Letters to Edward B. Hanson, 1906
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

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Letters to Edward B. Hanson, 1907
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

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Letters to Edward B. Hanson, 1908
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

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Financial Records, 1906-1908

(4 items)

Container(s)
box
folder
1 6

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Handwritten excerpt from play, incomplete, Undated
Container(s)
box
folder
1 7

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Hanson, Edward B. (Edward Blair), 1882-1970--Correspondence.
  • Hanson, Leah Nora Daniels, 1882-1952--Correspondence.
  • Hanson, Mattie (Martha), 1856-1948--Correspondence.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Missions--Germany.
  • Mormon missionaries--Germany--Correspondence.

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