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:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES09251
Photographer:
Jeremiah Gurney
Height:
640px
Width:
519px
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