MsC 455


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1867 -- 1899

(Bulk Dates: 1894 to 1899)

.5 linear ft.


This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900


Posted to Internet: July 2002



Acquisition Note: The papers of Hiram Price were purchased by the University of Iowa Libraries in May 1986.


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Born in Pennsylvania on January 10, 1814, Hiram Price moved to Davenport, Iowa, in 1844 to pursue a career in business. He served as collector, treasurer, and recorder of Scott County, Iowa. He was president of the State Bank of Iowa (1859 -- 1866) and became president of the First National Bank of Davenport in 1873. During the Civil War, Governor Samuel Kirkwood appointed Price paymaster general of the Iowa troops. Price was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Congress (1863 -- 1869, 1877 -- 1881). He was also the president of the Davenport & St. Paul Railroad Company. From 1881 to 1885 he served as the United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Price died in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 1901.

Scope and Contents


The papers of Hiram Price consist of folders of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a notebook. These papers contain records of loans and payments, general accounting records, lists of bank deposits and withdrawals, lists of constituents and clergymen relating to the temperance issue, and records of the bills introduced and/or referred by Price while in Congress.


Box List


Box 1

Correspondence, 1894 -- 1898. Correspondents include Leslis Moore, William E. Dodge, G.N. [Linccocks?] Chas. T. Hansen, J. Fred Heisse. This file also contains lists of ministers and priests in Washington. 17 pieces

Newspaper clippings, 1897 -- 1899. Photocopies. 41 pieces

Notebook, 1867 -- 1899. Includes checks drawn and general cash flow information, other notes, more lists of pastors. 216 pages (some blank)




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