Hiram Price Papers
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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.
- Creation: 1867-1899
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1894-1899
- Price, Hiram (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
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.
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Language of Materials
Congressman and banker from Davenport, Iowa. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a notebook relating to banking issues and temperance.
Method of Acquisition
The papers of Hiram Price were purchased by the University of Iowa Libraries in May 1986.
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