The William Hobart Hare Papers contain materials amassed by William Hobart Hare during his career as Bishop of the Niobrara District and later the Missionary District of South Dakota. The materials also relate to Hare's activities as a missionary Bishop to Japan and China in the early 1890s. The collection consists of sermons, speeches, correspondence, subject files, photographs, scrapbooks, personal and official journals, and ledgers.
William Hobart Hare was born in Princeton, NJ, on May 17, 1838, to the Rev. Dr. George Emlen Hare and Elizabeth Catherine Hobart. He married Mary Amory Howe on October 30, 1861, and had a son, Hobart Amory Hare, in 1862. Bishop Hare arrived in the Dakota Territory in May 1873 and established the Cathedral of the Holy Name at Greenwood, Yankton Agency. Bishop William Hobart Hare Papers cover the vast time and space his career enveloped.
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