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Hayden Family Papers 1844-1912

MSS-84


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hayden family
Title: Hayden Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1844-1912
Bulk Dates: 1875-1903
Quantity: 24 Boxes (12.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Hayden Family Papers consist of the personal, political, and business correspondence of Charles Trumbull Hayden and his wife, children, and relatives. Although the letters range from 1844 to 1912, the majority of the collection is comprised of personal family correspondence dating from 1875 to 1903.
Identification: MSS-84
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Charles Trumbull Hayden was born on April 4, 1825 to Joseph and Mary (Hanks) Hayden at Haydens, Windsor Township, Connecticut. Charles Hayden is known to have taught school at the age of nineteen at Caldwell, New Jersey, and by 1848 was engaged in trade between Independence, Missouri, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chihuahua. In 1856 Hayden began running wagon trains between Santa Fe and Tubac and soon opened a store about ten miles south of Tubac. He later operated this business in Tucson in partnership with Palatine Robinson.

In 1864 Hayden was appointed Probate Judge for the First Judicial District of the Arizona Territory by Governor John N. Goodwin. While planning his first trading trip to Prescott in 1866, he learned of a safe crossing of the Salt River near a small butte. Hayden recognized the potential for irrigated agriculture at the river crossing site while en route to Prescott and by 1870 newspaper accounts documented the establishment of the Hayden Milling and Farming Ditch Company. He established a ferry at the site soon afterwards and began construction of his waterpowered milling operation.

In 1873 Hayden closed his Tucson store and moved his entire mercantile operation to Hayden's Ferry. Soon afterwards he was introduced to Sallie Calvert Davis by a common acquaintance, a Dr. Alford of Visalia, California, while en route to San Francisco on business.

Sallie Calvert Davis (1842-1907) was born to Cornelius and Eliza (Halbert) Davis near Forrest City, Arkansas. She taught school in Tennessee, Nevada City, and finally Visalia, California. She was boarding with Dr. Alford at the time of her acquaintance with Charles T. Hayden. Charles and Sallie were married at Nevada City on October 4, 1876. Soon after their arrival at Hayden's Ferry Sallie was appointed Postmaster.

In 1876 Charles Hayden expanded his mercantile business by opening a store at Prescott. He constantly expanded his facilities at Hayden's Ferry until 1887, when the construction of the Maricopa and Phoenix Railroad bridge over the Salt River destroyed his ferry operation. Charles Hayden died at Tempe (renamed from Hayden's Ferry in 1879) on February 5, 1900.

Carl Trumbull Hayden was born to Sallie (Davis) and Charles T. Hayden at Hayden's Ferry on October 2, 1877. He was the oldest of four children, including Sallie Davis (1880-1962), Annie Spencer (1883-1885), and Mary Calvert (Hayden) McEllherren (1886-1951). Carl Hayden attended local schools and graduated from Tempe Normal School in 1896. He then attended Stanford University, where he met Nan Downing (1877-1961). The couple were married in Los Angeles on February 15, 1908. Carl Hayden held a number of political offices in the first decade of the twentieth century, including Tempe Town Council member, Maricopa County Treasurer, and County Sheriff.

Hayden was elected Arizona's first Congressman in 1912 and served in the US House of Representatives until 1926, when he was elected to the US Senate. He served as a US Senator from Arizona continuously until his retirement in 1970, holding appointments as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, ranking member of the Rules Committee, and member of the Interior Committee among others. Carl T. Hayden died in Tempe in 1972.


Scope and Content Note

The Hayden Family Papers consist of the personal, political, and business correspondence of Charles Trumbull Hayden and his wife, children, and relatives. Although the letters range from 1844 to 1912, the majority of the collection is composed of personal family correspondence dating from 1875 to 1903. The collection has been divided into six series: Charles Trumbull Hayden; Sallie Davis Hayden; Carl T. Hayden; Sallie Hayden Correspondence; Mary Hayden Correspondence; and Miscellaneous Family Papers.


Arrangement

This collection consists of twenty-four boxes divided into six series:
Series I: Charles Trumbull Hayden
Series II: Sallie Davis Hayden
Series III: Carl T. Hayden
Series IV: Sallie Hayden Correspondence
Series V: Mary Hayden Correspondence
Series VI: Miscellaneous Family Papers

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments are available from Monday through Friday from 9-5, on a first come, first served basis, on the ASU Tempe or West campuses.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Related Material

MSS-1: Senator Carl Hayden Papers

CP CTH: Carl T. Hayden Photographs


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Coolidge, Dane, 1873-1940.
Hayden, Carl Trumbull, 1877-1972.
Hayden, Charles Trumbull, 1825-1900.
Hayden, Sallie Davis, 1842-1907.
McClintock, James H., 1864-1934.
McNaughton, James.
Woolf, Charles (Charles Custis), 1871-1962.

Family Name(s)
Hayden family.
Wolfe family.

Corporate Name(s)
Casa Vieja (Tempe, Ariz.).
Stanford University.
Tempe Normal School of Arizona.

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- History -- to 1912.
Tempe (Ariz.) -- History -- Sources.

Subject(s)
Canals -- Arizona.
Irrigation -- Arizona.
Reservoirs -- Arizona.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
Water -- Arizona.
Water resources development -- Arizona.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Hayden Family Papers, MSS-84. Arizona State University Library: Greater Arizona Collection.

Provenance

The Hayden Family Papers were received from Mr. and Mrs. Hayden C. Hayden in two accessions in 1978 and 1982 (ACC# 78-089, 82-089).


Other Finding Aids

Descriptions of each letter in this collection are located in the "Calendar to the Hayden Family Letters", which is available upon request in the Luhrs Reading Room.


Container List

Series I: Charles Trumbull Hayden
BoxFolder
11 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1883
12 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1884
13 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1885
14 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1887
BoxFolder
21 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1884
22 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1888
23 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1897
24 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1897
25 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1898
26 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1898
27 Letters to Carl T. Hayden, 1899
BoxFolder
31 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1888
32 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1898
33 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1899, Undated
BoxFolder
41 Family Correspondence, 1844, 1847
42 Family Correspondence, 1848
43 Family Correspondence, 1851, 1857
44 Family Correspondence, 1874
45 Family Correspondence, 1876
46 Family Correspondence, 1877
47 Family Correspondence, 1878
48 Family Correspondence, 1880
49 Family Correspondence, 1881
410 Family Correspondence, 1882
411 Family Correspondence, 1883
412 Family Correspondence, 1884
413 Family Correspondence, 1885
414 Family Correspondence, 1886
415 Family Correspondence, 1887
416 Family Correspondence, 1888
417 Family Correspondence, 1889
418 Family Correspondence, 1890
419 Family Correspondence, 1891-1892
420 Family Correspondence, 1898
421 Family Correspondence, 1899
422 Family Correspondence, 1901
423 Family Correspondence, 1902
424 Family Correspondence, Undated
BoxFolder
51 Political/Business Correspondence, 1881, 1885
52 Political/Business Correspondence, 1890
53 Political/Business Correspondence, 1897
54 Political/Business Correspondence, 1899
55 Political/Business Correspondence, 1883, 1885
56 Political/Business Correspondence, Undated
57 Political/Business Correspondence, 1889, Undated
58/OV2 Arizona Territorial Normal School Board of Education Appointment Certificate, 1885
Series II: Sallie Davis Hayden
BoxFolder
61 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1888
62 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1895
63 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1896
64 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1897
65 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1898
66 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1899, Undated
67 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1900
BoxFolder
71 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1901
72 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1902
73 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1903
74 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1904
75 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1905
76 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, 1906
77 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, Carl T. Hayden, and Sallie Hayden, Undated
BoxFolder
81 Family Correspondence, 1876
82 Family Correspondence, 1877
83 Family Correspondence, 1880
84 Family Correspondence, 1881
85 Family Correspondence, 1882
86 Family Correspondence, 1885
87 Family Correspondence, 1866
88 Family Correspondence, 1887
89 Family Correspondence, 1888
810 Family Correspondence, 1889
811 Family Correspondence, 1890
812 Family Correspondence, 1891
813 Family Correspondence, 1892, 1893
814 Family Correspondence, 1894
815 Family Correspondence, 1895
816 Family Correspondence, 1896
817 Family Correspondence, 1897
818 Family Correspondence, 1898
819 Family Correspondence, 1900
820 Family Correspondence, 1901
821 Family Correspondence, 1902
822 Family Correspondence, 1903
823 Family Correspondence, 1904
824 Family Correspondence, 1905
825 Family Correspondence, 1906
826 Family Correspondence, 1893, Undated
BoxFolder
91 Mrs. Margaret Hood Correspondence, 1897
92 Mrs. Margaret Hood Correspondence, 1898
93 Mrs. Margaret Hood Correspondence, 1899
94 Mrs. Margaret Hood Correspondence, 1900
95 Mrs. Margaret Hood Correspondence, Undated
BoxFolder
101 Alford Family Correspondence, 1871, 1872
102 Alford Family Correspondence, 1873
103 Alford Family Correspondence, 1874
104 Alford Family Correspondence, 1874
105 Alford Family Correspondence, 1876
106 Alford Family Correspondence, 1877
107 Alford Family Correspondence, 1878
108 Alford Family Correspondence, 1879
109 Alford Family Correspondence, 1880
1010 Alford Family Correspondence, 1881
1011 Alford Family Correspondence, 1882
1012 Alford Family Correspondence, 1883
1013 Alford Family Correspondence, 1885
1014 Alford Family Correspondence, 1891
1015 Alford Family Correspondence, 1897
1016 Alford Family Correspondence, 1899
1017 Alford Family Correspondence, 1900
1018 Alford Family Correspondence, 1901
1019 Alford Family Correspondence, 1904
1020 Alford Family Correspondence, Undated
Series III: Carl T. Hayden
BoxFolder
111 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, 1897
112 Letters to Charles Trumbull Hayden, 1895, 1899
BoxFolder
121 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1892
122 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1893
123 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1896
124 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1897
125 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1898
126 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1899
127 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1900
128 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1901
129 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1902
1210 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1903
1211 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1904
1212 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1907
1213 Letters to Sallie Davis Hayden, 1902 or 1903, Undated
BoxFolder
131 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1896
132 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1897
133 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1898
134 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1902
135 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1903
136 Letters to Sallie Hayden, 1904
137 Letters to Sallie Hayden, Undated
BoxFolder
141 Letters to Mary Hayden, 1897, 1899, 1901
BoxFolder
151 Letters Received from Friends, 1896
152 Letters Received from Friends, 1897
153 Letters Received from Friends, 1898
154 Letters Received from Friends, 1899
155 Letters Received from Friends, 1900
156 Letters Received from Friends, 1901
157 Letters Received from Friends, 1902
158 Letters Received from Friends, 1903
159 Letters Received from Friends, Undated
BoxFolder
161 Political/Business Correspondence, 1900
162 Political/Business Correspondence, 1901
163 Political/Business Correspondence, 1902
164 Political/Business Correspondence, 1903
165 Political/Business Correspondence, 1904
166 Political/Business Correspondence, 1905
167 Political/Business Correspondence, 1906
168 Political/Business Correspondence, 1907
169 Political/Business Correspondence, 1908
1610 Political/Business Correspondence, 1909
1611 Political/Business Correspondence, 1910
1612 Political/Business Correspondence, 1911
1613 Political/Business Correspondence, 1912
1614 Political/Business Correspondence, Undated
BoxFolder
171 Letters received from Dane Coolidge, 1902
172 Letters received from Dane Coolidge, 1903
173 Letters received from Dane Coolidge, 1904
BoxFolder
181 Letters to Nan Downing Hayden, 1909
182 Letters to Nan Downing Hayden, 1910
183 Letters to Nan Downing Hayden, 1911, Undated
BoxFolder
191 Charles Woolf Family Correspondence, 1899
192 Charles Woolf Family Correspondence, 1901
193 Charles Woolf Family Correspondence, 1902
194 Charles Woolf Family Correspondence, 1903, Undated
BoxFolder
201 Diary, 1890
202 Trip to Grand Canyon, 1895
203 Trip to Stanford, 1896
204 Stanford Debate Team, 1899
205 Speeches/Lost Dutchman Mine Legend, 1900, 1906
206 Campaign Speech - Maricopa County Sheriff, 1906
207 Miscellaneous Poetry/Correspondence, Undated
207/OV2 Miscellaneous Poetry/Correspondence, Undated
Series IV: Sallie Hayden Correspondence
BoxFolder
211 Family Correspondence, 1895
212 Family Correspondence, 1896
213 Family Correspondence, 1897
214 Family Correspondence, 1898
215 Family Correspondence, 1899
216 Family Correspondence, 1900
217 Family Correspondence, 1901
218 Family Correspondence, 1902
219 Family Correspondence, 1903
2110 Family Correspondence, 1904, 1908
2111 Family Correspondence, 1911
2112 Family Correspondence, 1902, Undated
Series V: Mary Hayden Correspondence
BoxFolder
221 Family Correspondence, 1895
222 Family Correspondence, 1896
223 Family Correspondence, 1897
224 Family Correspondence, 1898
225 Family Correspondence, 1899
226 Family Correspondence, 1901
227 Family Correspondence, 1902
228 Family Correspondence, 1904
229 Family Correspondence, 1905
2210 Family Correspondence, 1906
2211 Family Correspondence, Undated
Series VI: Miscellaneous Family Papers
BoxFolder
231 Condolence Letters, 1900
232 Condolence Letters, 1907
233 Charles T. Hayden Obituary, Undated
BoxFolder
241 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1871
242 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1877
243 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1883
244 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1888
245 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1890
246 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1894
247 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1895
248 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1896
249 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1897
2410 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1898
2411 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1899
2412 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1900
2413 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1901
2414 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1902
2415 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1903
2416 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1904
2417 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1906
2418 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1907
2419 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1908
2420 Miscellaneous Correspondence, Undated
BoxFolder
25/OV1 Account Book, 1900 (Includes Index)
BoxFolder
26/OV1 Account Book, 1901 (Includes Index)