Thomas H. Vail (1812-1889)

Thomas Hubbard Vail was the first Episcopal bishop of Kansas and the first bishop to be consecrated west of the Mississippi River. In 1865 Vail founded the Episcopal Seminary in Topeka, Kansas, the first institution for the higher education of women west of the Mississippi River. Vail was one of seven bishops who, in 1866, protested against the southern bishops' secession during the Civil War.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES18237
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1063px
Width:
700px
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