Charles Franklin Ladd, 1867-1942 [RG2131.AM]


RG2131.AM:  Charles Franklin Ladd, 1867-1942

Papers:  1854-1953

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Dentist; community leader

Size:  2.25 cu.ft.; 2 boxes + oversize


Charles Franklin Ladd was born in Winchester, Illinois. Ladd graduated from the University of Pennsylvania College of dentistry. By 1885 he was practicing dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1891 he married Minnie B. Latta, the daughter of Lincoln pioneer William Storey Latta. Dr. Ladd received a Law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1898.


This collection relates mostly to the career, family and activities of Charles Franklin Ladd. It is arranged in seven series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Red Cross data, 1917-1945; 3) Tour materials, China, Japan, and the Philippines, 1920; 4) Account books, 1874, 1881-1882; 5) Postcards; 6) Miscellaneous; 7) Volumes; and 8) Certificates. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence and printed data relating to Charles F. Ladd’s service as president of the Lincoln, Nebraska Country Club, 1912-1915; activities of the Red Cross during WWI and WWII; a tour of China and Japan in the 1920s; and family materials. Of particular interest is an autobiographical volume, written and illustrated by Ladd.

Note:  See the photo component [RG2131.PH] for related images. See the NSHS Library Catalog and the Nebraska History index for published materials by/about Charles F. and Minnie Latta Ladd. See also the papers of William Storey Latta [RG4352] for additional materials regarding the Latta Family.


Series 1 – Correspondence

Box 1


    1. 1901, 1939, 1944, 1953, and undated

    1. 1912, May 27 – 1914, Dec. 17

    1. 1914, Dec. 19 – 1915, Aug. 18

    1. Robert Ferguson to Olive Ladd, 1918-1919

Series 2 – Red Cross data, 1917-1945

    1. 1917-1919; 1940-1945

    1. “Dentists’ Diary” used for WWI volunteer / Red Cross activities, 1917

Series 3 – Tour Materials, China, Japan, and the Philippines, 1920

    1. Tour books and pamphlets

    1. Tour books and pamphlets

    1. Maps

    1. China and Japan, miscellaneous

Series 4 – Account Books, 1874, 1881-1882

Box 2


    1. Account books, 1874, 1881-1882

Series 5 – Postcards

    1. Postcards

    1. Postcards

Series 6 – Miscellaneous

    1. Club materials

    1. Miscellaneous

Series 7 – Volumes

    1. Vol. 1, “Ghosts of My Friends,” 1907-1909 (autograph album)

    1. Vol. 2, “My Golden School Days,” 1918 (Olive Latta Ladd, Lincoln High)

      Vol. 3, “The Longfellow Birthday Book,” 1909 (Sarah Ladd)

      Vol. 4, Notebook (sketches, notes, clippings)

    1. Vol. 5, “The Lady’s Album,” 1854-1856 (autograph album/scrapbook, Sallie A. Avery)

      Vol. 6, “Album of Beauty,” 1859 (sketches, cards, etc., Sallie Avery) (see oversize)

      Vol. 7, “Citizen Charles Franklin Ladd, 1867-1888” (hand written, illustrated with pen and ink sketches) (see oversize)

Series 8 – Certificates



    1. Bachelor of Law degree, 1898

      Admission to the Nebraska Bar, 1898

      Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association, Minnie B. Latta Ladd



American National Red Cross

China — Description and travel

Dentists — Nebraska — Lincoln

Ferguson, Robert L., 1891-1972

Japan — Description and travel

Ladd, Charles Franklin, 1867-1942

Ladd, Minnie B. Latta

Ladd, Olive

Ladd, Sallie A. Avery

Ladd family

Lincoln (Neb.) — Social life and customs

Nebraska Country Club (Lincoln, Neb.)

Philippines — Description and travel

World War, 1914-1918


JEP/ht   08-28-1973

KFK   06-01-2000

Encoded TMM   05-26-2010

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