Appendix - Catalogue of Wheatley / Williams Papers
A handlist of the papers on which this history is based. I have described them briefly in the order in which they have come down.
The papers in this box were assembled by various grandchildren of William McCoy Wheatley, and sorted and classified by Jean Williams in June 1962. They are stored in an alphabetical accordion file (I), a series of large manilla envelopes (II), several rolled papers and photographs (III), as well as the ledgers of William McCoy Wheatley in the chest (IV), the photograph albums in the chest (V), miscellaneous items from the chest and elsewhere (VI), and a separate box that Jean kept after sorting the papers in 1962 (VII). In cataloging them I have tried to disturb Jean’s arrangement as little as possible: I have not moved papers from one envelope to another, but I have sorted 19th-century letters into chronological order where possible. In general, I have followed the principle that at this stage it is more important to describe the material than to sort it. I have marked the envelopes with letters in a circle with black felt-tip pen, and I have marked letters on the rolls in pencil, but otherwise I have not put identifying marks on any of the papers; it is therefore crucial that papers be carefully returned to their place, preferably in the order in which they are found.
The hierarchy of classifications is I.A.a.1.i.
JW: John Wheatley (1758-1840)
JWW1 John Wright Wheatley (1797-1873)
WMW: William McCoy Wheatley (1827-1900)
MMHW: Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley (1838-1908)
JWW2: John Wright Wheatley, brother of WMW (1833-?)
JWW3: John Wright Wheatley, son of WMW (1861-1931)
HGWW: Harriet Gilmore Wheatley Williams (1871-1962)
WIW: William Irvin Williams (1866-1947)
MMcB: Mary Eliza Wheatley Bishop McBride (1865-1958)
JeanWW: Jean Williams (1911-?)
HTW: Harlan Thomas Williams (1902-1986)
ETW: Evan Thomas Williams
PAB: Peter Allen Binkley (1959-)
CAR: Catherine Ann Ross (1951-) TYW: T.Y. Williams
MJKW: Mary Jane Kinnear Williams
Noted: notes on family history entered in file “notes.txt”
Table of Contents
- I. Alphabetical accordian file
- II. Envelopes; labeled with capital letter in circle, with black felt-tip pen, by PAB, 25 April 1997.
- III. Rolls (various rolled papers and photographs); labeled with capital letter in circle, in pencil, by PAB, 25 April 1997.
- IV. Ledgers (from chest)
- V. Photo albums (from chest)
- VI. Other items from chest.
- VII. Jean Wheatley Williams’ box (1969)
I. Alphabetical accordian file
I.A. “Wm. M. Wheatley engravings papers”
- I.A.a. Several copies of the engraving of WMW
- I.A.b. Label by HGWW (signed “Mother”) about the engraving
- I.A.c. Small red-leather bound New Testament, with inscription: “Presented to Wm. M. Wheatley by his affectionate mother, Northd Pa., 1860”.
- I.A.d. Typescript, dated 29 June 1916 by JWW3, of a letter from WMW to his father JWW1, 18 Mar. 1866, describing WMW’s trip into the West; 29 pages (carbon copy). Text.
- I.A.e. Folder labeled “Letters to Wm Wheatley from his brothers,
business letters, etc.” (by JeanWW?) and tied with brown shoelace.
- I.A.e.1. Letter from WMW(?) to “Pap” (JWW1), Gravois Mills, 24 Feb. 1866; incomplete. Text.
- I.A.e.2. Letter from JWW2 to WMW, Americus, 2 Feb. 1868.
- I.A.e.3. Letter from J.G. Dieffenbach to WMW, Northumberland, 11 Aug. 1873, on letterhead of John R. Nagle & Co., Wholesale Paper & Envelope Dealers.
- I.A.e.4. Letter from A.H. Voris to WMW, Altoona, 12 May 1873, on letterhead of Altoona Iron Co.
- I.A.e.5. Letter from JWW3 to WMW, Gravois Mills, 24 Aug. 1873.
- I.A.e.6. Letter from Miss Milly Wheatley to “Nana”, Northumberland, 6 Sept. 1873, in a child’s handwriting, with lines added by an adult hand, who addresses it “Dear brother”, dated 11 Sept. 1873. On letterhead of “Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Express”. 2 pages.
- I.A.e.7. Letter addressed “Dear Brother”, dated “Friday morning”, from “Kate”.
- I.A.e.8. Letter from Thornton Wheatley to WMW, White Sulphur Springs, GA, 29 July 1873, in purple ink.
- I.A.e.9. Two pieces of paper cut from a ledger of “Peipher’s
Line”, with plans of city lots drawn on the back
[Northumberland] (WMW seems to have bought out his brothers’ and
sisters’ shares in 1876: see Jo’s notes, sent by CAR, Deeds
71.480, 73.104, 73.107, 73.109):
- I.A.e.9.a. Lots 171 and 172, Wheatley alley, at Front St. (JWW1 bought part of lot 171 in 1840; already owned lot 172: see Jo’s notes, sent by CAR: Deeds 66.165)
- I.A.e.9.b. Lots 353-356, in a block bounded by North Alley, Sixth St., Hanover St., and Saw Mill Alley (these are the lots purchased by JWW1 in three parts, in 1847, 1854, 1868 (see Jo’s notes, sent by CAR: Deeds 66.167-169).
- I.A.e.10. Letter from Thornton Wheatley to WMW, Americus, 30 June 1873.
- I.A.e.11. Letter from JWW2 to WMW(?), Americus, 21 July 1873, on ledger paper.
- I.A.e.12. Letter from “Kate”, incomplete, with later pencil note: “written by Aunt Kate Cowsey about 1880”.
- I.A.e.13. Letter from “Sister Kate” to WMW, 8 July 1873.
- I.A.e.14. Letter from JWW2 to WMW, Americus, 12 June 1873.
- I.A.f. Letter from Thornton Wheatley to WMW, Americus, 26 Nov. 1876, on letterhead of “T. Wheatley, Dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Botts and Shoes, Hates, Crockery, &c.”; with a label by JeanWW: “This letter written to my grandfather, Wm. M. Wheatley, by his brother Thornton, on the occasion of the death of Wm.’s son Robert in 1876. Robert was mother’s younger brother who died at the age of about 3 yrs. Jean Williams 6/25/1962”. With two copies of typed transcription of the letter, with transcription of JeanWW’s label at the top.
- I.A.g. Flyleaf from a book, pasted onto a sheet of paper, with inscription by J.W. Wheatley (which one?), Northumberland, and added text by M.K.
- I.A.h. Letter from Boyd Smith to WMW in Spokane, Pomona CA, 17 Dec. 1898; two pages, with envelope.
- I.A.i. Envelope for letter to JWW3 in Gilmore’s Mills, VA, from Altoona, 25 June , with pencil diary notes on back.
- I.A.j. Letter from Lucetta H. Smith (Mrs. John Boyd Smith) to WMW, Fresno, 27 Dec. 1898. 3 pages.
- I.A.k. Typescripts of verses by WMW, apparently gathered from elsewhere in the papers. 3 pages.
- I.A.l. Correspondence of Werner Wheatley regarding headstone for
- I.A.l.1. Notepaper with WMW and MMHW’s death-dates and ages, and Job 19:25-26 on the back.
- I.A.l.2. Receipt for headstone, $35.00, 14 June 1941, Sunbury Monumental Works
- I.A.l.3. Carbon copy of order for headstone, with inscription, 14 June 1941, Sunbury Monumental Works.
- I.A.l.4. Letter from Northumberland Cemetery Co. to Werner Wheatley, 29 Aug. 1941.
- I.A.l.5. Statement from Northumberland Cemetery Co. to Werner Wheatley, 4 Mar. 1942.
- I.A.l.6. Letter from Northumberland Cemetery Co. to Werner Wheatley, 5 Mar. 1941.
- I.A.l.7. Invoice (carbon copy) from Sunbury Monumental Works, 14 June 1941, to Werner Wheatley, for “Sand Blast Letters” for WMW’s headstone.
- I.A.l.8. Letter from Werner Wheatley to Northumberland Cemetery Co., 17 June 1946, with envelope. 3 pages; the last page has a map of the Wheatley graves.
I.B. “John W. Wheatley [JWW3]. Letters from his parents in 1870; A few other papers”
- I.B.a. Colour engraving entitled “Joseph sold by his brethren”; inscription on back: “Presented by John Wheatley to his papa, 1871”
- I.B.b. Newspaper clipping, pasted onto card: Spokane Daily Chronicle 4 June 1934: photograph with heading “Amateur Orchestra Popular in Spokane’s Early Days”: photo dated 1899, includes Werner and John Wheatley.
- I.B.c. Letter to JWW3 in Duncansville, from “Mamie Yeatman”, Clay Bank VA, 17 Apr. 1883, with envelope.
- I.B.d. Letter to John [JWW3] from “Aunt Lou”, Matador TX, 29 Apr.
- 3 pages.
- I.B.e. Letter to John [JWW3] from “Aunt Lou”, Matador TX, 28 June 1925.
- I.B.f. Letter addressed “Dear Cousin” from Mary A. Curd, Texico, Mexico, 18 Nov. 1926.
- I.B.g. Letter addressed “Dear Mary” from “Aunt Lou”, Dallas TX, 1 June 1930.
- I.B.h. Letter from F. Greenlee to WMW in Duncansville, Lexington, Rockbridge, VA, 14 July 1887, regarding inheritance of Joseph Gilmore.
- I.B.i. Letter from T.E. Humes (=Thomas Edwin Humes, 1865-1937, son of Joseph Gilmore Humes and therefore nephew of MMHW?) to “Uncle” (perhaps Uncle Ed?), Warsaw IL, 11 July 1905, in pencil, regarding the career of John Humes [this may be the source for the stories about the mint, Harpers Ferry, Lewis and Clark, and the Baltimore mortars]
- I.B.j. Letter from MMHW to “Johnny” [JWW3], Gravois, 30 Oct. 1870.
- I.B.k. Letter from WMW to “John” [JWW3], Gravois Mills, 7 Nov. 1870.
- I.B.l. Letter from WMW to “John” [JWW3], Gravois Mills, 26 June
- Signed “Father”.
- I.B.m. Letter from Lizzie Lansdown to John [JWW3] and Mildred [MMHW], Jefferson City, 2 Oct. 1871; apparently forwarded to John by Mildred Wheatley, who added a note to John dated 14 Oct. [Mildred is with Millie and Mary; John is with Grandpap, Mama and Aunt Kate].
- I.B.n. Letter from WMW to John and to Kate, with added note to Mama (continues interlinearly), Gravois Mills, 6 March 1871.
- I.B.o. Letter from WMW to John, Gravois Mills, 16 Aug. 1870.
- I.B.p. Letter from MMHW to Johnny, Gravois Mills, 8 June 1871, continued on 19 June.
- I.B.q. Letter from MMHW to Johnnie, Gravois Mills, 21 Nov. 1870.
- I.B.r. Engraved program for Fourth Annual Commencement of Lewistown Academy, 21 June, 1881 (valedictorian: John Wright Wheatley), in envelope labeled “Lewistown Academy Class of 881 [sic]” by JeanWW, with copy of John W. Wheatley’s bookplate.
- I.B.s. Envelope labeled “Mexican Document translated by Bro. John” [Werner’s handwriting?], with added note “brother John W. Wheatley” [JeanWW?], containing 2 pages of carbon copy of typescript headed “Translation of a notice dropped by the aeroplane of the Constitutionalistas, in Empalme, Sonora, at 6:45 A.M. on July 24th 1915.” Addressed to “the Federal Soldiers”, signed “Constitutionalista Camp in the South, July 1913, Salvador Alvarado, Commander-in-Chief.” Also in the envelope, a clipping apparently from a Spokane newspaper about the marriage of Margaret Hoyt to J. Humbird Duffey, by which she lost a fortune left her by her first husband on condition she not remarry.
I.C. “Mildred Hume (grandmother) Letters 1852-57; also - a letter from John C. Hume”
- I.C.a. Letter from John Redfield to Miss Millie Humes at Pleasant Retreat Seminary, dated Normal, 24 Feb. 1855. Text.
- I.C.b. MMHW’s recipe book, with notes by Harriet Gilmore Wheatley Williams dated 1 May 1927, and two typed copies of Harriet’s notes by JeanWW, dated 30 June 1962.
- I.C.c. Two newspaper pages folded together, with a note inserted:
“This paper contains notices of my mother’s death - also that of her
Brother James E. Humes Sr. the one that we called Uncle Ed. By
- I.C.c.1. “Versailles Leader”, 10 Jan. 1913, complete, containing long obituary of James E. Humes Sr., with stamp of John W. Wheatley, Spokane.
- I.C.c.2. Clipping of same obituary.
- I.C.d. Letter from Davis Brothers, Kent, Ohio to “Mrs Wheatley, dated 6 May ‘04, regarding books of Joseph Wheatley etc., with P.S. on extra sheet.
- I.C.e. Letter from Susan H. Taylor to MMHW, 1 Nov. 1852.
- I.C.f. Letter from “Mama” to “Thort”, Spokane, 27 June 1898. 2 pages.
- I.C.g. Envelope for letter from WMW to Thornton Wheatley, Spokane, 1 Dec. 1898, labeled “From his mother” (JeanWW?)
- I.C.h. Letter to Elizabeth Humes (“Mother” = Eliza Stuart Gilmore Humes, 1807-1860) from John C. Humes, 1830-49), Boonville, Friday 25 May . 1849 is the only year between 1838 and John’s death when 25 May fell on a Friday. John died 14 June 1849 (see II.G.m below).
I.D. “Wheatley, Thornton”
- I.D.a. Red leather notebook, stamped “J.E. Elam’s Bank, Walla Walla, Wash.”, with note about Thornton, and another note (JeanWW?) identifying the first note as by “Aunt Mary” (MMcB).
- I.D.b. Letter from Northern Pacific Railroad Co. to Thornton Wheatley at Post Falls, Tacoma, 8 June 1896.
I.E. “Wheatley, Mary - Letters, sorted.”
- I.E.a. Typed notes by JeanWW, dated 27 June 1962, regarding MMcB’s letters and notes on family history, with information on the papers that came to MMcB from other family members, and their disposal.
- I.E.b. MMcB’s calling card as Mrs. Mary Wheatley Bishop, with added note about her remarriage.
- I.E.c. Envelope, labeled “(1) Aunt Mary Wheatley Bishop McBride…
In this envelope: 1) Tax receipts 2) Speech for Daughters of
Confederacy…”, signed JeanWW, 25 June 1962.
- I.E.c.1. “Tax Sale Certificate”, regarding land in Kootenai Co. Idaho, in name of Mary W. Bishop, dated 19 Jan. 1903.
- I.E.c.2. Envelope addressed to Mrs. W.I. Williams, dated
Spokane, 15 Dec. 1947, containing:
- I.E.c.2.i. Note about “Timber land Werner & Thornt had in Oregon”
- I.E.c.2.ii. Tax Receipt for land in Kootenai Co., Idaho, for Mary W. Bishop, 14 Dec. 1899.
- I.E.c.2.iii. City of Seattle Treasurer’s Notice to MMcB regarding tax delinquency on land, 28 Feb. 1928. 3 copies.
- I.E.c.2.iv. Tax Receipt for land in Kootenai Co., Idaho, for Mary E Bishop, 16 Dec. 1899.
- I.E.c.2.v. ditto, 7 Feb. 1899.
- I.E.c.3. Speech by MMcB apparently on “Decoration Day”. 5 pages.
- I.E.d. Envelope, labeled “(2) Aunt Mary’s letters … to sister
Harriet (Mrs. Wm Irvin Williams) 1947-48, 1936-37, 1951, 1955”
- I.E.d.1. Letter, 19 July (with added note: “1936 or 1937 probably”), on letterhead of Davenport Hotel, Spokane. [mentions Northumberland families: Priestley, Withington, etc.] 6 pages. Noted.
- I.E.d.2. Letter, 10 Mar. 1940. [Some family history] 4 pages, incomplete. Noted.
- I.E.d.3. Letter, missing opening, pages 4-7. Noted.
- I.E.d.4. Part of a letter, on yellow paper, written around what looks like a school creative writing exercise [mentions Norma, Paul]. Noted.
- I.E.d.5. Letter, 1 July 1947 [information on slaves, MMHW’s experience in PA]. 6 pages. Noted.
- I.E.d.6. Letter, 10 Nov. 1947 [dealing with some estate]. 3 pages. Noted.
- I.E.d.7. Letter, 30 Nov. 1947 [ditto]. 7 pages. Noted.
- I.E.d.8. Letter, 18 Nov. 1948. 3 pages.
- I.E.d.9. Letter, 7 Dec. 1947. 9 pages.
- I.E.d.10. Letter, 18 June 1947. 5 pages.
- I.E.d.11. Letter, incomplete at beginning and end, 3 pages.
- I.E.d.12. Letter, 27 Feb. 1948 [coat of arms]. 2 pages.
- I.E.d.13. Letter, missing first page, in blue ink. Pages 2-5.
- I.E.d.14. Letter, 30 Oct. 1948. 3 pages.
- I.E.d.15. Letter, 7 Jan. 1948, on letterhead of “United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mildred Lee Chapter No. 967, Spokane, Washington”. 2 pages.
- I.E.d.16. Letter, 10 May 1951 [information on Carlin and Gilmore families]. 3 pages. Noted.
- I.E.d.17. Letter, “Armisday” (=Armistice Day?), 1955 [some Humes family history]. 2 pages. Noted.
- I.E.e. Envelope, labeled “(3) Mary Wheatley McBride - Letters
written to her 1929-1936 - includes several from “Aunt Lou” (Mrs
Thomas Rowland Humes) 1929.”
- I.E.e.1. Letter from John Cree to MMcB on letterhead of “The Baker Estates”, Altoona, 10 Dec. 1936. 2 pages
- I.E.e.2. Letter from “Your cousin Mame(?)” to MMcB, Philadelphia, 15 Mar. 1937. 2 pages, with envelope.
- I.E.e.3. Letter from Flora W. Bacot, daughter of CMW, Americus, 30 Jan. 1937. 2 pages, with envelope.
- I.E.e.4. Letter from Aunt Lou, Dallas, 2 July 1929 [Humes family history]. 3 pages with envelope.
- I.E.e.5. Letter from Aunt Lou, Dallas, 25 Jan. 1929 [mentions clipping of letter from Humes to Eliza Gilmore]. 1 page with envelope.
- I.E.e.6. Letter from Aunt Lou, Dallas, 24 July 1929.
- I.E.e.7. Letter from Aunt Lou, Dallas, 10 Feb. 1930.
- I.E.e.8. Letter from Aunt Lou, Dallas, 4 Dec. 1930.
- I.E.e.9. Envelope for letter from Mary A. Curd to MMcB, Texico, New Mexico, 12 June 1934.
- I.E.f. Envelope, labeled “1948- Aunt Mary’s letters to Harriet
- I.E.f.1. Poem: “The value of a smile” (pencil)
- I.E.f.2. First page of a letter from MMcB to Harriet, 15 Feb., 1947 (pencil).
- I.E.f.3. Letter signed by MMcB and Viola Robertson, giving MMcB’s instructions for her apartment and its contents after her death. Carbon copy.
- I.E.f.4. Incomplete letter from MMcB (pages 3-10), same subject.
- I.E.f.5. Envelope addressed to A.O.Coleman, with letter of introduction to him from MMcB for Harriet Gilmore Wheatley Williams, dated 24 Feb. 1948, and his card with a note by MMcB. (all enclosed in previous letter).
I.F. Two folders:
- I.F.a. “Wheatley, Mary E. - Unsorted letters and papers”
- I.F.a.1. Letter to Mrs. Julia K. Marshall, introducing Howard R. McBride, who has power of attorney to claim a painting (La Vestal) from Judge McBride’s estate. Carbon copy.
- I.F.a.2. Letter from Carlton McCarthy addressed to “My Dear Cousin” (MMcB), Richmond VA, 7 June 1901. 2 pages.
- I.F.a.3. Letter from D.J. McCarthy to MMcB on letterhead of “McCarthy and Haines Family Grocers”, Richmond, 25 May 1898.
- I.F.a.4. Letter from Carlton McCarthy to MMcB on letterhead of “Commonwealth of Virginia Office of State Accountant”, Richmond, 21 Sept. 1910.
- I.F.a.5. Letter from E.M. Blaine (? signature hard to make out) to Hon. Jn. R. McBride, on letterhead of “Forty-second Congress U.S., House of Representatives”, Washington, 6 Apr. 1872.
- I.F.a.6. Letter from The Old National Bank of Spokane to MMcB, 29 Nov. 1915.
- I.F.a.7. Plan of “Cemetery Plot at Greenwood, Spokane, Wash.”, in MMcB’s handwriting.
- I.F.a.8. Printed booklet: “In memoriam Nancy Jane Davis” (teacher at Birmingham School, Birmingham PA).
- I.F.a.9. The Birmingham Alumnae Magazine, Christmas Issue, 1935 (contains obit of Nancy Jane Davis).
- I.F.a.10. Photo clipped from The Spokesman-Review, 20 Dec. 1953, with note by MMcB.
- I.F.a.11. Newspaper photo, with note by MMcB: “Margaret Wheatley’s husband”.
- I.F.a.12. Speech by MMcB on her Baltimore connection through the McCoys. Pp. 1-3, 5, 9, unnumbered final page (with indication to sing Dixie). P.5 seems to have been cut from the ledger II.F.j; I.F.b.8 is probably pp. 7-8.
- I.F.a.13. Envelope containing 3 pages, pencil, lurid prose (excerpts from “Gone with the Wind”?).
- I.F.a.14. “Class Day Programme. June
- 1887”. Printed program, includes “Cynic. Mary E. Wheatley” (see below, I.F.a.27).
- I.F.a.15. Printed “Class Ode ‘88”.
- I.F.a.16. Letter from MMcB, pp. 3-6 only; p.6 is end.
- I.F.a.17. Letter from MMcB on letterhead of Davenport Hotel, Spokane, pp. 2-5 only (missing pages at beginning and end); letter restarted on p.2, dated 1 Jan. 1936.
- I.F.a.18. Letter from MMcB addressed to “My Dear Darling Sister” (HGWW), 27 June, written on backs of unused ballots for Spokane Special Election, 11 Aug. 1942. 5 pages.
- I.F.a.19. Letter form MMcB to HGWW, on letterhead of Davenport Hotel, 18 Feb. 1939. 2 pages with envelope.
- I.F.a.20. Note by MMcB regarding a picture of a her father’s and mother’s Presbyterian pastor, and one of Dr. McCoy (son of WMW’s Uncle Billy).
- I.F.a.21. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, Spokane, 19 Dec. 1937. 4 pages with envelope.
- I.F.a.22. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, Spokane, on letterhead of
Davenport Hotel, 5 Oct. 1936. 4 pages with envelope. Enclosed,
- I.F.a.22.i. “Miss Bacchus A Real Artist”
- I.F.a.22.ii. “Young Women Musicians Score”
- I.F.a.23. Last page of letter from MMcB. (Humes family history).
- I.F.a.24. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 13 Jan. 1942. 6 pages.
- I.F.a.25. Letter to MMcB from D.M.Hine, attorney, Newton Falls OH, 6 Apr. 1904, accompanying cheque for share of estate of Joseph Wheatley (cf. I.M.u).
- I.F.a.26. Letter to MMcB from Ella S. W. (Spendley) Lanahan, Hollidaysburg PA, 22 Mar. 1936. 2 pages.
- I.F.a.27. Folder containing a speech beginning “I have a very ungracious office to fill…” (no doubt MMcB’s speech as the “Cynic” at her highschool graduation: see I.F.a.14 above).
- I.F.b. “Wheatley, Mary - unsorted”
- I.F.b.1. Composition: “Water”
- I.F.b.2. Bundle of compositions
- I.F.b.2.i. Note by MMcB.
- I.F.b.2.ii. “The hand”.
- I.F.b.2.iii. “Romance of the Ruby”.
- I.F.b.2.iv. “Apollo”.
- I.F.b.2.v. “Leaves”.
- I.F.b.2.vi. “Blue Beard’s Castle”.
- I.F.b.2.vii. “Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s”. Pp. 1-3, 8.
- I.F.b.3. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 28 Mar. 1938. 5 pages.
- I.F.b.4. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 17 Dec. 1936. 4 pages with envelope.
- I.F.b.5. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 14 Mar. 1937. 5 pages.
- I.F.b.6. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, on letterhead of Davenport Hotel, 22 June 1941. 7 pages.
- I.F.b.7. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, on letterhead of Davenport Hotel, 20 April 1937. 6 pages.
- I.F.b.8. Pages 7-8 of a speech (probably part of I.F.a.12.
- I.F.b.9. Letter from Margaret S. Root to MMcB, Birmingham PA, 1 Feb. 1950, with added letter from MMcB to HGWW. 4 pages.
- I.F.b.10. Tax statements for MMcB, Post Falls, Kootenai Co.,
- I.F.b.10.i. For two lots of 55 and 105 acres.
- I.F.b.10.ii. For two town lots.
- I.F.b.10.iii. For one town lot.
- I.F.b.11. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 3 Aug. 1937. 8 pages in envelope.
- I.F.b.12. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 1 Apr. 1937. 3 pages in envelope.
I.G. “Wheatley, Werner”
- I.G.a Income tax, 1942, State of Idaho
- I.G.b Income tax, 1941, Idaho
- I.G.c Income tax, 1944
- I.G.d Income tax, 1943
- I.G.e Insurance, 1946
- I.G.f Tax receipt, 1945
- I.G.g Pay slips, 1941-1946
- I.G.h Social Security, 1946
- I.G.i Social Security to WW, 1946-08-14
- I.G.j Tax receipt, 1946; Platt of land in Hardee County, Florida, at Wauchula
- I.G.k Income tax, 1945
- I.G.l Insurance (empty envelope)
- I.G.m Tax receipt 1941-02-14
- I.G.n Income tax, 1936
- I.G.o Income tax, 1942
- I.G.p Social insurance, 1945
- I.G.q Income tax, 1941
- I.G.r Income tax, 1940
I.H. “Werner Wheatley papers”
- I.H.a Booklet: Constitution of the Grand Lodge, Distric and Local Lodges / International Association of Machinists; last update 1943. Several items tucked in:
- I.H.a.1 Forms: War Manpower Commission continuous cerificate of availability, stapled to Machinists Lodge 1743 id slip
- I.H.a.2 ID card, Alaskan Engineering Commission, 1920-10-30
- I.H.a.3 “Laying Out Shoes and Wedges”: sheaf of notes - tucked in envelope with postmark 1923-09-08
- I.H.a.4 “A steam boiler with feed water at…” - notes on file card
- I.H.b Letter, Margaret Rook, Birmingham, PA to WW, 1941-08-12 - has tried three times to take a picture of the old stone house but there’s something wrong with her camera
- I.H.c Letter, George to WW, 1945-05-29
- I.H.d Letter, Mr. and Mrs. Gorge H. Knipfer to Mr. R.W. Bacchus, 1947-01-05 - condolences for death of WW
- I.H.e Postcard to WW, 1936-02-12, with obituary of Thornton Wheatley pasted on - from Dr. Laste? - describes Thornton’s illness
- I.H.f Slip: “Machinists Lodge 1743”, 1944-04-27
- I.H.g Receipt from Oriental Lodge No. 74 for $9.00 from WW, 1945-03-06
- I.H.h WW, form to request reduced rate of travel for employees of the Alaskan Engineering Commission, travelling from Seattle to Seward, dated 1921-05-10
- I.H.i Oriental Lodge No. 74, F&AM - records show WW was initiated 1902-05-19, at age 30 - WW needs this to establish age - dated 1942-02-27
- I.H.j Envelope from W.I. Williams, 1937-12-12, St. Petersburg, Florida, containing WW’s social security card, receipts for hospitalization, American Express money orders
- I.H.k Address cut from letterhead for R. Clyde Simmons, Clerk Circuit Court Hardee County, Wauchula, Florida
- I.H.l Certificate from International Association of Machinists - WW is 25-year veteran - 1944-01-12
- I.H.m Alaskan Engineering Commission to WW, 1922-09-09
- I.H.n John Wheatley (his brother) to WW, 1920-11-17 - WW has arrived in Alaska; family news; includes kodak pictures sent by Paul of his kids
- I.H.o List of bonds held at First National Bank of Wallace, Idaho, total $1,075
I.IJ. “Wheatley, Mildred - Letters, School books”
- I.IJ.a. Autograph book, with note on title page: “Mildred Wheatley, 1881”, containing verses and autographs, many from Lewistown Academy, 1880-81; also including several of the younger Americus Wheatleys.
- I.IJ.b. Letter from Lizzie Lansdown to MMHW, Jefferson City MO, 11 Aug. 1872.
- I.IJ.c. Letter from Mattie Southern to MMHW, Independence MO, 26 Sept. 1888. 2 pages.
- I.IJ.d. School notebook of MMHW, with compositions dated 1 Nov.
1853-30 Nov. 1854. Text of one story. In
the back pages WMW has written an “Account of Stock April 25th 1867”
(i.e. livestock), and “List of notes left in hands of my wife, April
29 1873”, and apparently planned a list of items sold at public
sale, 19 Apr. 1873; some pages are cut out. Inserted papers:
- I.IJ.d.1. Flyleaf from a book, with inscription: “W.M. Wheatley, Johnson County, Missouri”.
- I.IJ.d.2. Another flyleaf from the same book, with pasted to it a memorandum regarding the final settlement of the estate of William Humes, Eliza S. Humes, and Mary A. Humes. Text.
- I.IJ.d.3. Pages 34-35 of some ledger, dated 2 May 1860 (p.34) and 7 June 1860 (p.35). On p.35, the settlement of the estate (as in the preceding item) is noted, including three slaves. Text.
- I.IJ.d.4. Memorandum dated June 1860 regarding the allotment of the slaves of the estate of Wm. Humes by the commissioners of the Probate Court. Text.
I.K. “Harriet Wheatley Williams unsorted papers”
- I.K.a. Letter from Ricarda Wheatley to Harriet, 31 May 1958 (deals with death of MMcB). 7 pages with envelope.
- I.K.b. Letter from Ricarda Wheatley to Harriet, 4 July 1958. 7 pages with envelope.
- I.K.c. Photograph of country house, with addresses on the back.
- I.K.d. Letter from Corinne D. Wheatley (Mrs. Thornton Wheatley) to Harriet, Seattle, 14 Feb. 1960.
- I.K.e. Christmas card to Harriet from Mildred Gerard, Wallace, Idaho.
- I.K.f. Letter to “Mother” (HGWW) from “Rachael” (Rachael Ann Williams), 16 Dec. 1958.
- I.K.g. Note to Harriet from Ricarda, “Thursday noon.”
- I.K.h. Page from a letter (Ricarda?).
- I.K.i. Letter to Harriet from Norma Wheatley, Seattle, no date (c.1958). Deals with the affidavit for the birth date of Paul Wheatley (b.1890), with notes on the back by Harriet (mentions CAR as aged 7). 4 pages.
- I.K.j. Letter from Grace Humes Smith to the librarian, University of Colorado at Boulder, Jefferson City MO, 17 June 1957, attempting to contact Harriet. 2 pages.
- I.K.k. Sheaf of genealogical notes etc., enclosed in page with notes
on JW and Elizabeth Wright.
- I.K.k.1. Note on Confederate records (from letter?)
- I.K.k.2. Letter to “Cousin Julia” [Julia Kendrick Wheatley, d. of WMW?], unsigned, with notes on John Humes on the back (including his Masonic membership). From a niece or nephew of Thomas Rowland Humes and (probably) of MMHW: therefore child of Joseph Gilmore Humes or James Edwin Humes.
- I.K.k.3. Letter to MMcB from The Tri-County News, Newton Falls, Ohio, 5 May 1904, regarding relics of Alfred Wheatley after the death of his son Joseph Wheatley (all disposed of).
- I.K.k.4. Note about Harry and Will Lackey (Rowland connection).
- I.K.k.5. Carbon copy, apparently last page of interview in II.B (below).
- I.K.k.6. Notes (headed “Mary E. Bishop”) on Humes, Gilmore, McCoy, etc. (n.b. gives her mother’s parents as Harriet McCoy and George Withington) 2 pages, pencil.
- I.K.k.7. Notes from WMW bible on birth of Werner and Thornton Wheatley
- I.K.k.8. Letter from W. Wheatley to Smith Funeral Home, Wallace Idaho, 13 May 1946, requesting date of death of WMW.
- I.K.k.9. Notes on McCarthy family, pencil. 2 pages.
- I.K.k.10. Notes, apparently instructions for a trip to Northumberland, Independence, Tipton, St. Louis, Colorado Springs, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Versailles: who to call on, what to photograph, “write to us”, with most items ticked. At Northumberland, photos include “Grandpap’s house”, “Uncle Will’s house”, “Priestlys house”, etc.: seem to correspond to contents of large black photo album, 1890 trip (V.B below). Seems to refer to WMW’s brothers and sisters as “Uncle” and “Aunt”, JWW1 as “Grandpap”, JW as “Great-Grandfather”: may be WMW giving instructions to his children, defining relationships from their point of view. 4 pages.
- I.K.k.11. Notes on Aunt Lou, on back of bylaws of some organisation.
- I.K.k.12. Note on Wells McNall (Williams connection).
- I.K.k.13. Note on “Pleasant Retreat Casket”, etc.
- I.K.k.14. Notes on Wheatley genealogy from English reference books, with coats of arms (no links with our line). 8 pages.
- I.K.k.15. Part of a note on carbon paper, describing an adventure involving a burning boat (no names): seems to be source for I.K.m. Text.
- I.K.l. Envelope: “Harriet Williams’ letters (1937) describing trip
thru Pa. & South”.
- I.K.l.1. Letter from Harriet to “Sister”, 17 July 1937. 13 pages.
- I.K.l.2. Drawing of Sidneyvale, Virginia
- I.K.l.3. Letter from Harriet to MMcB, date torn off. 7 pages.
- I.K.m. Part of a text by a grandchild of WMW, describing WMW’s western trip (which is dated 1858 here; seems to have been copied/adapted from text of I.K.k.15; has details that are not in the letter in I.A.d). 2 pages. Text.
- I.K.n. File card with notes on Charles McKay Wheatley (1835-1910), Israel Thornton Wheatley, Walter Randle, from HGWW’s visit to Americus, 19 June 1938.
- I.K.o. One page (p.2) of a letter from MMcB to HGWW (says was named after Aunt Sis and Grandmother Wheatley, who were both named Sarah Harriet), on the back of a ballot for a special election in Spokane, 11 Aug. 1942.
- I.K.p. One page (p.4) of a text by MMcB about Baltimore, on the back of a flyer for “Curo-Steam Pillow Cleaning”
- I.K.q. Postcard to Harriet from Leonie Brooke, Bonneville Dam Oregon, 9 Aug. 1956.
- I.K.r. Envelope labeled “Wheatley Coat of Arms”, containing two different copies of the arms of M. Genl. Sir Henry Wheatley.
- I.K.s. Small blueprint showing land on Saint Maries River belonging to MMcB (Mary Wheatley Bishop) and Thornton Wheatley; on the back, some scribbles including the date 21 July 1904.
- I.K.t. Letter to “Mildred”, first page only, dated Sunday 5 Aug. (refers to changes at Northd., Mame’s wedding, Forsyths: Will and Rachel distinguished from Will and Fran). Looks like Aunt Sis.
- I.K.u. Papers relating to the probate of Werner Wheatley’s estate
(d. 31 Dec. 1946), with envelope from Robert W. Danson (about whom
MMcB has much to say in her letters).
- I.K.u.1. Inventory of the estate.
- I.K.u.2. Judgement.
- I.K.u.3. List of receipts and disbursements.
- I.K.u.4. Letter from Danson, 12 Nov. 1947.
I.L. “Harriet Williams Papers - unsorted”
- I.L.a. Homemade valentine, with bluebird pasted on.
- I.L.b. Handmade red white and blue ribbon cockade, with pin.
- I.L.c. Printed booklet: “Strangers’ Directory” (Boston).
- I.L.d. Photo clipped from magazine: woman teaching child to play the piano.
- I.L.e. Letter from JeanWW to HGWW, New York, 18 July 1952. 3 typed pages.
- I.L.f. Printed program “In memory of Woodrow Wilson”, Portland, 6 Feb. 1924.
- I.L.g. Set of 8 engravings pasted back-to-back to papers.
- I.L.h. Envelope marked “Clippings” in pencil. (include two stories about Spokane Textile Co., much about Whitman massacre).
- I.L.i. Booklet: Maurice S. White, “Indian Names and Meanings” (1935).
- I.L.j. Letter from MMcB to HGWW, 8 Dec. 1949. 3 pages.
- I.L.k. Folder: “The Garden Island Kauai”, stamped “United Air Lines”.
- I.L.l. Sheaf of papers with landscape drawings in pencil (Hawaii?).
- I.L.m. Torn page with school song in pencil: “Purple and gold we hail thee”.
- I.L.n. Letter from Leonia N. Brooke to HGWW, Portland, 25 Apr. 1955, in response to her request for information “about that Lewis & Clark exhibit of yours” and enclosing letter from Claus Breier with more information.
- I.L.o. Small homemade Christmas card, in envelope: “Greetings to Mother”.
- I.L.p. Card of Carlton McCarthy, State Accountant, Richmond VA.
- I.L.q. Folder: “The Flag Code” (D.A.R.)
- I.L.r. Sheaf of school exercises, JeanWW, 1919.
- I.L.s. Postcard, Werner Wheatley to MMcB, photo of Priest Lake Idaho, 5 Aug. 1918.
- I.L.t. Newspaper clipping “Glimpses of Oregon Country”.
- I.L.u. Handwritten poem “The Scout’s Last Ride”, with enclosed slip: “Written for me by June and Mary Sutton. Mother [HGWW]. Spokane”.
- I.L.v. Christmas card in envelope: “Mother and Father”, signed “Tom” (Harlan Thomas Williams).
- I.L.w. Envelope, inscribed “For Harriet from Papa” (WMW), containing a lock of sandy-coloured hair, a $20 Confederate bond dated Richmond 17 Feb. 1864, and a small printed picture “Flags of the Confederacy, S.A. Cunningham, Founder”.
- I.L.x. Note to Frances Williams Binkley from Therese, 7 Jan., on her father’s death.
- I.L.y. Envelope with birthdate of Robert David Binkley and marriage date of RWB and Paula Laird Schroeder Binkley.
- I.L.z. Monogrammed envelope containing blank monogrammed sheet and note: “Stationery used by the Czar of Russia”.
- I.L.aa. Christmas card “To Mother”, signed “Tom”.
- I.L.bb. Birthday card to “Grandmother”, signed “Binks” [RWB].
- I.L.cc. Receipts etc. for hearing aid for HGWW.
- I.L.dd. Letter from Forman & Neville, lawyers, to MMHW, Versailles MO, 30 Nov. 1901, regarding suit affecting lands formerly owned by her father.
- I.L.ee. Letter to Thornton Wheatley in Spokane from J. Valery(? signature hard to make out) on letterhead of The Baker Estates, Altoona PA, 15 June 1909.
- I.L.ff. Birthday card to Mother from Tom.
- I.L.gg. Title page of “The Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian Church”, with inscription “Harriet Williams”.
- I.L.hh. Statement of HGWW concerning a “bullet ladle” belonging to William Clark (of Lewis and Clark), which she received from her mother, who had it from her father, who received it from Clark; HGWW entrusts it indefinitely to Prof. H.L. Talkington, secretary of the Pioneer Society of North Idaho. Receipt signed by him.
- I.L.ii. Letter from RWB to Frances Williams Binkley, Swarthmore College, on the death of her father.
- I.L.jj. Letter from Werner Wheatley addressed to “My dear sister” [presumably HGWW], Wallace Idaho, 4 Feb. 1942. 2 pages with envelope.
- I.L.kk. Printed booklet: “History of the Coeur d’Alene Mission of the Sacred Heart” (1930).
- I.L.ll. Letter from HGWW to “My dear son” [HTW], Boulder, 12 July 1946.
- I.L.mm. Children’s book: “My Pet’s Picture Book” (1873), inscribed “For Harriet from Grandma” (Harriet Withington Wheatley), with inserted note: “The first book that I ever owned.” Scribbles in back cover: “Harriet Wheatley”.
I.M. “Harriet Williams Papers - unsorted”
- I.M.a. Small photo of Memorial Court, Stanford.
- I.M.b. Printed poem “Ho, For Portland!”, with pencilled date Jan. 1920.
- I.M.c. Folder: “The Creed of Creeds”.
- I.M.d. First page of letter to Mildred Wheatley Walker in Spokane, addressed to “My dear sister”, undated.
- I.M.e. Typed poem (carbon copy), “Chateau Thierry”, Thomas E. Bresnahan (World War I).
- I.M.f. Torn scrap of letter: “I behold”.
- I.M.g. Cross-stitch rose.
- I.M.h. Printed booklet: “Holidaysburg Seminary Annual Catalogue
1897-98”, with inserted note: “Aunt Mary and Aunt Millie attended
this school. They are listed in the alumnae - Mary 1887, Mildred
- Jean Williams 6/22/1962”.
- I.M.i. Half-envelope marked “Clippings”, containing newspaper poems.
- I.M.j. Souvenir map of “Old Plymouth”.
- I.M.k. Folder: “Old Sourth Meeting-House Boston”.
- I.M.l. Folder: “A Trip Through Old New Orleans”.
- I.M.m. Homemade valentine with paper rose.
- I.M.n. Homemade birthday card with pink ribbon.
- I.M.o. First page of letter to HGWW, from “Uncle Harl” [James Harlan Williams, 1869-?] (according to added note), Springs, 23 Aug. 1909.
- I.M.p. Photo of Mrs Henry Birkney, Hawaii.
- I.M.q. Sheaf of programs etc. from Hawaii.
- I.M.r. Homemade birthday card for mother, with cat.
- I.M.s. Envelope containing letters form Margaret F. Stewart to HGWW
at Post Falls:
- I.M.s.1. 16 June 1893.
- I.M.s.2. 17 July 1893. 2 pages.
- I.M.t. Two composition books of JeanWW.
- I.M.u. Letter to HGWW from D.M.Hine, attorney, Newton Falls OH, 6 Apr. 1904, accompanying cheque for share of estate of Joseph Wheatley (cf. I.F.a.25).
- I.M.v. Watercolour of palm tree on purple paper (Hawaii?).
- I.M.w. Colour drawing of Flatirons (Boulder), signed A.M. Jones(?), with note: “They are still here, and as grand as ever.”
I.N. “W.I. Williams”
- I.N.a. Book: King Solomon and his Followers (1909). Masonic manual.
- I.N.b. Leather memo case stamped “Things to do Today. W.I. Williams”
from Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., containing dance cards:
- I.N.b.1. Knights of Pythias First Annual Ball, 30 Dec. 1887, Sprague W.T. 2 cards.
- I.N.b.2. First Annual Ball, Troop A, First Cavalry, N.G.W., 29 Nov. 1888 (same cover picture as I.N.c.6 below).
- I.N.c. Bundle of dance cards etc. in rubber band:
- I.N.c.1. First Annual Assembly, Knights of Pythias, Sandon, with pencilled note: 1898. 2 cards with string.
- I.N.c.2. First Annual Ball, J. R. Mahoney Lodge, No. 301, Sprague, Wash., 24 Dec. 1889.
- I.N.c.3. Invitation to Grand Ball and Supper, Knights of Pythias, Moscow Div., 15 Nov. 1895.
- I.N.c.4. Same as I.N.c.1 above (first card only)
- I.N.c.5. Single card, knight, with motto “Dirigo”.
- I.N.c.6. Dance card, Thanksgiving Evening, 28 Nov. 1889, Second Annual Ball, Troop “A”, N.G.W., Sprague, Wash. (Same cover picture as I.N.b.2 above).
- I.N.c.7. Dance card, 71st Anniversay Ball, I.O.O.F., Sprague, 25 Apr. 1890. 2 cards.
- I.N.c.8. Dance card, First Grand Ball, Sprague Cornet Band, 1 Jan. 1889.
- I.N.c.9. Envelope containing marriage announcement of Charles L. King and Mary L. Adams, 10 Dec. 1890, addressed to WIW.
- I.N.c.10. Envelope containing invitation to Sixth Annual Picnic, Idaho Div., Employees of N.P.R.R., 5 July 1890, addressed to WIW.
- I.N.d. Envelope marked “W.I. Williams, Nov. 16 1947”, containing hospital documents related to WIW’s death.
I.O. “W.I. Williams”
- I.O.a Note to Jean Williams from Herzel Sipes(?), 1922
- I.O.b Newspaper pages, Boulder Camera, 1944-03-22, pp.3-6, folded to show a story “The Story of Caribou”, with “Keep this” written above - it’s a letter from Mrs. John S. Pughs, recently moved to California, about the ghost town of Caribou
- I.O.c Letter, William Sanborn to Mrs. W.I. Williams, answering questions about WIW’s service in the Washington National Guard in the 1890s - “Called for duty at Tacoma Wash. in a riot during a strike on the Northern Pacific Railroad”
- I.O.d Envelope containing a souvenir medal for the Jamestown Exposition, 1907, a small US flag, two metal gold stars, some coloured thread and a bead
- I.O.e pocket diary, WIW, 1887, with brief daily entries and a cash account at the end
- I.O.f Envelope, “Kinnear / News clip, no date”, with two obits for W.L. Kinnear
- I.O.g Front of envelope to WIW from Knights of Pytheas, Sandon Lodge, No. 24, Sandon, BC
- I.O.h Tiny memo book, Oct. 1930, for their trip from Portland to Cleveland
- I.O.i Small ritual book from some lodge, with membership card for the Elks, 1927, tucked in
- I.O.j Postcard of Civic Auditorium, Coeur d’Alene, from WCW
- I.O.k Envelope, note on Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, Sandon, B.C.
- I.O.l Letter, Robert Turner to WIW, on letterhead of Castle Hall of Sandon Lodge No. 24 Knights of Pythias; refers to WIW’s letter of 1918-09-30 re reinstatement
- I.O.m Life insurance with C.J. Breier Co. for WIW, $2000, 1926-04-01
- I.O.n Letter, Harl Williams and his wife Kate to WIW in Boulder in the 1940s (note by Jean Williams 1962-06-27)
- I.O.o Membership card, WIW, in Lodge No. 10 AF&AM, Nez Perce, 1925
- I.O.p Receipt, Elks, Lewiston, 1920
- I.O.q Life insurance with C.J. Breier Co. for WIW for $1000, 1924-01-01
- I.O.r Clipping: “Hot Springs in Idaho Wilderness” (at Elk City), Spokane Spokesman-Review
- I.O.s Guide book: “Great Smoke Mountains National Park”, National Park Service, 1933
- I.O.t Newspaper page folded to story by Raymond Clapper “Somewhere in New Guinea”, with handwritten note by WIW: “Killed in action in the Pacific”
- I.O.u Draft of letter to Dept. of Vital Statistics re a birth certificate for Frances, who needs it for her new job at Colrado University in Boulder
- I.O.v Clipping: picture of WIW as a young man with a native family (Chief Nim Nim Mesullah)
- I.O.w “Historical Map of the Old Northwest Territory” (Ohio), with note by WIW, 1938
I.PQ. “Letters, W.I.W. to Harriet Wheatley, 1892-95 before marriage”
- I.PQ.a. Calling card of Rev. G. Wm. Giboney, First Presbyterian Church.
- I.PQ.b. Some pages from a Masonic book, in a piece of folded lined notepaper.
- I.PQ.c. Note to HGWW from WIW, dated 29 Mar. Pencil. Enclosed, a paragraph clipped from a newspaper praising “Mr. Williams” as newly-appointed manager of “one of the leading Palouse country houses.”
- I.PQ.d. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 27 Apr. 1892, Bonners Ferry. 2 pages.
- I.PQ.e. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 11 May. 1892, on letterhead of “Kinnear & Williams, Dealers in General Merchandise, Bonners Ferry.”
- I.PQ.f. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 22 June 1892, on letterhead of The Cosmos Hotel, Spokane.
- I.PQ.g. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 27 Jan. 1893, Oaksdale. 2 pages, with envelope.
- I.PQ.h. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 4 Sept. 1893, on letterhead of “T.Y. Williams & Co., Dealers in Grain, Oakesdale, WAsh.” 2 pages, with envelope.
- I.PQ.i. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 25 Feb. 1894, Oaksdale. 2 pages.
- I.PQ.j. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 19 Mar. 1894, Oaksdale. 2 pages with envelope.
- I.PQ.k. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 13 May 1894, Oakesdale. 2 pages with envelope.
- I.PQ.l. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 9 June 1894, on letterhead of “T.Y. Williams & Co., Grain Dealers”, Oakesdale. 2 pages with envelope.
- I.PQ.m. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 1 July 1894, Oakesdale. 4 pages with envelope.
- I.PQ.n. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 14 July 1894, Oakesdale. 2 pages with envelope.
- I.PQ.o. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 12 Apr. 1895, Genesee Idaho. 5 pages with envelope.
- I.PQ.p. Letter, WIW to HHGW, 1 Apr. 1896, F. Kaslo B.C.
- I.PQ.q. Last page of a letter, WIW to HHGW (on same paper as o above), torn lengthwise and mended by JeanWW.
- I.PQ.r. Three envelopes for letters from WIW to HHGW.
I.S. “Miscellaneous Newspaper Clips”
- I.S.a Clipping Boulder Camera, 1962-05-28, obit for HHGW (two copies)
- I.S.b Painting of stretcher bearers in WW1, clipped from magazine
- I.S.c Obit of T.Y. Williams, Spokane Spokesman-Review, 1923-11-25
- I.S.d Obit for T.Y. Williams, Chronicle, 1923-11-26
- … (Lots of clippings of mostly historical articles)
- Clipping: marriage of WIW and HHGW
- Typescript of poem from the Gazette, Sunbury, PA, 1859-06-25, on death of Johny, son of Wm. T. and Rachael Forsyth, by J.C.B.
I.UV. “H.T. Williams”
- I.UV.a Photograph of a boy leaning on a bicycle, labeled “Harlan Williams”
- I.UV.b Issue of The Ranger of the North Pacific District, Forest Service, Oct. 1926
- I.UV.c Photograph of a woman in a garden, hand-coloured; labeled “… Williams”
- I.UV.d High school diploma, Harlan Thomas Williams, Lewiston Public Schools, 1919, in plush purple folder; one report card
- I.UV.e Folder with two baby photos of Evan Thomas Williams, 1948
- I.IV.f Booklet: “Souvenir of San Francisco”, with photos and ads for Japanese tea, and “Presented with the Compliments of E.M. Kinnear, Sprage, Wash. Ter.” printed on the back
I.W. “H.T. Williams - unsorted”
- I.W.a Folder
- I.W.a.1 Program for Elocutionary Contest, Juliaetta, Idaho, 1912-03-23, with Frances Williams, “Tradin’ Joe”
- an envelope with various gift labels:
- I.W.a.2 Letter from FHWB to Tom, May 4 (evidently at Stanford)
- I.W.a.3 A glass slide, broken, with engraving
- I.W.a.4 Note from FHWB to her mother, promising to fill lamps daily, as a Christmas present
- I.W.b Folder
- I.W.b.1 Postcard: View of Elk City, Idaho, HTW to WIW, 1919
- I.W.b.2 Postcard: “Greetings from Lewiston High School Calling for Enlistment in theSchool Army”, 1918-09-03, to HTW
- I.W.b.3 Postcard: Priest Lake, Idaho, 1928, Uncle John to HTW
- I.W.b.4 Letter: HTW to FHW, Oct. 3, no year, 4 pages. From New Guinea during the war.
- I.W.b.5 Letter: HTW to WIW, 29 July, no year, 3 pages. From New Guinea during the war; one word cut out of page 1, presumably by the censor.
- I.W.b.6 Clipping: “Pioneers Towns of the West: Lewiston, Idaho by J.A. Milton”, from Western Story Magazine.
- I.W.b.7 Letter: HTW to HGWW, 1943-10-15, Quoddy Village, Maine, 2 pages, with insert addressed to RWB and TEB on birch bark
- I.W.b.8 Letter: HTW to WIW, Aug 19, 1 page.
- I.W.b.9 Letter: HTW to HGWW, no date, 4 pages.
- I.W.b.10 Letter: HTW to HGWW, 1957-10-28, 3 pages.
- I.W.b.11 Letter: HTW to HGWW, 1929-09-30, 1 page.
- I.W.b.12 Letter: HTW to HGWW, 1929-10-25, 1 page (in same envelope as preceding)
- I.W.b.13 Letter: HTW to [HGWW?], wartime, 2 pages, one torn, appears to be incomplete.
- I.W.b.14 Letter: HTW to HGWW, 1922-06-06, 5 pages.
- I.W.b.15 Letter: HTW to family, 1922, 1 page.
- I.W.b.16 Letter: HTW to family, , 3 pages.
- I.W.b.17 Postcard: “High Lead Tree / Camp 2.”
- I.W.b.18 Postcard: “Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island Niagara Falls, N.Y.”. TEB to Jean Williams. 1941-06-15. Postmarked Greenfield, Mass.
- I.W.b.19 Letter: HTW to WIW, 1 Sept. [1944?], 1 page.
- I.W.b.20 Letter: HTW to HGWW, Sept. 25, Pato; mentions WIW writing a book.
- I.W.b.21 Letter: HTW to HGWW, 1937-06-01 - text of letter cut away, seems to be official correspondence of National Park Service.
- I.W.b.22 Letter: HTW to HGWW, Christmas 1943?, from Quoddy Village, Maine.
- I.W.b.23 Photograph: boat at dock, with note on back “To Tom Williams / From / Della Moore”
- I.W.b.24 V-Mail letter, HTW to FHW, 1944-04-23, from New Guinea.
- I.W.b.25 Accordian fold of postcard images of California
- I.W.b.26 Letter from HTW to Jean Williams, July 1, 2 pages, from Boulder Lookout
- I.W.b.27 Printed booklet of poems for senior class, Lewiston High School
- I.W.b.28 Program for North-Central Idaho Teachers’ Institute, Oct. 1918. Program includes David Starr Jordan, “Kings I Have Met”, “Boys and Girls”, and “The Meaning of Democracy”
- I.W.b.29 V-Mail letter from HTW to HGWW, 1944-05-01 - preprinted Mothers Day message.
- I.W.b.30 Letter, HTW to HGWW, “Tuesday - 28th”, 1 page, from Quoddy Village, Maine.
- I.W.b.31 Letter, HTW to HGWW, from Quoddy Village, Maine, 2 pages.
- I.W.b.32 Letter, HTW to HGWW, Camp Rousseau, 1 page. En route in the Pacific.
- I.W.b.33 Letter, HTW to HGWW, Camp Rousseau, 1944-02-19, 1 page. About to sail.
- I.W.b.34 Mothers Day card, HTW to HGWW, 1944-04-30, printed by “Cub Ten Print Shop / Somewhere in New Guinea, April, 1944”
- I.W.b.35 Program of Lewiston High School Commencement, no year.
- I.W.b.36 A different Program of Lewiston High School Commencement, no year. Class list includes only HTW from the Williams family.
- I.W.b.37 Postcard - party invitation to Williams children
- I.W.b.38 Class lists - 1917
- I.W.b.39 Frank W. Simmonds, 4 printed cards about teaching
- I.W.b.40 Postcard, Great Falls, Montana, Uncle John to HTW, 1913-08-28
- I.W.b.41 Postcard, Victoria Day in Canada, Uncle John to HTW, 1912-06-04, Nelson, BC
- I.W.b.42 Postcard, Uncle Werner to HTW
- I.W.b.43 Postcard, WIW to HTW
- I.W.b.44 Postcard, WCW to HTW, 1909-12-24, from Canada
- I.W.b.45 Postcard, HGWW to HTW, 1923-06-11, from San Francisco
- I.W.b.46 Report card, HTW, 1918
- I.W.b.47 Booklet, “To Ye Immortals – Ye Teachers of Youth”, Frank W. Simmonds - “Done into print at the Indian Print Shop, a Department of the U.S. Indian Training School / Chilocco, Oklahoma”
- I.W.b.48 Report card, HTW, 1915
- I.W.b.49 Report card, HTW, 1911
- I.W.b.50 Report card, HTW, 1916
- I.W.b.51 Report card, HTW, 1919
- I.W.b.52 Report card, HTW, 1917
- I.W.b.53 Report card, HTW, 1910
I.XYZ. “H.T. Williams - unsorted”
- I.XYZ.a School notebook, HTW
- I.XYZ.b Letter, HTW to FHWB, 1947-01-01, 4 pages
- I.XYZ.c Draft agreement between Frances, Enrique, Elizabeth, about the land? HTW, 2 pages.
- I.XYZ.d Baby cards
- I.XYZ.e Photograph of HTW flipping a pancake from a cast iron frying pan
- I.XYZ.f Letter, Sons of the American Revolution to HTW, on Neal McCoy’s service and the sword that supposedly belonged to him, 1956-09-20
- I.XYZ.g Photography by FHWB, labelled on back in her hand: “6th Ave El at 8th St.”
- I.XYZ.h Clipping “C.U. Librarian to Exchange with One from Hawaii”, re FHWB - mentions FHWB’s course “History of Books and Libraries”
- I.XYZ.i Note on HTW’s medical condition, as an infant
- I.XYZ.j Letter from HTW to HGWW on death of her sister Mary, 3 pages
- I.XYZ.k “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address”, school exercise, HTW?
- I.XYZ.l Declaration of Independence, school exercise, HTW?
- I.XYZ.m Childrens book “Birds, Beasts, and Blossoms ABC” - Christmas Present for HTW
II. Envelopes; labeled with capital letter in circle, with black felt-tip pen, by PAB, 25 April 1997.
“1) Unidentified 19th c., all portraits (i) mostly by Pennsylvania photographers, (ii) from Iowa, Wash., Oregon. 2) Distant Relatives, Wheatley side, and friends of family; 3) Wheatley family; Thornton, Werner, John Wheatley and others, 19th and early 20th c.; 4) 19th c. portraits of Kinnears and Eatons related to Williams family; 5) Houses and Buildings: Mostly Pennsylvania but some others also”
- II.A.a. “Photos (1) Wheatley photos & Humes”
- II.A.a.1. “Lou T. Wheatley”; “(Mrs. Thos. Rowland Wheatley)” (JeanWW); Inscribed to “Will Wheatley”
- II.A.a.2. “Mildred Humes Wheatley 1838-1908” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.3. “M. M. Wheatley”; “Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley, 1838-1908” (JeanWW); printed label: “By R.A. Bonine. 14th St. between 11th & 12th Ave. Altoona, Pa.”
- II.A.a.4. “Aunt Sis”; “from Mrs. N.V.D. Smith / South Somerville / New Jersey” (“South” underlined; all in Aunt Sis’ handwriting); stamped label: “Baldwin’s Studio Somerville, N.J.”
- II.A.a.5. “Aunt Sis”; printed label: “Jewell, Photographer, Scranto, Pa. / Chase’s Gallery.
- II.A.a.6. “Paul Wheatley, 1890-1928” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.7. “Paul Wheatley (1890-1928) / Son of John W. Wheatley” (JeanWW); printed label: “Grossman 816 Riverside Ave. Spokane.”
- II.A.a.II.A.a.8. “Paul Wheatley (1890-1928) / son of John W. Wheatley”
- II.A.a.9. “Ricarda”; “Ricarda Wheatley (daughter of John W. Wheatley)” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.10. “John W. Wheatley (1861-1931)” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.11. “Hall of Columns, in ruins of Great Palace at Mitla, State of Oaxaca, Mexico - Sept. 1908.” (JWW3?); “Uncle John / John W. Wheatley (1861-1931)” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.12. “Uncle Ed (James E. Humes)”; “b.1841-“ (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.13. “Uncle Werner / Werner Wheatley (1869-1947)” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.14. “Werner Wheatley” (autograph?); “(1869-1947)” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.15. “Boundry line between Oregon & California Altitude 3535 feet - / Sept. 27 1913” (autograph?); “Thornt” (MMcB); “Thornton Wheatley b.1867 d.1936” (JeanWW) [scanned to here]
- II.A.a.16. “Thornton Wheatley, b.1867 d.1936” (JeanWW)
- II.A.a.17. “Mother (Harriet Wms.) / Uncle Werner” (JeanWW); “about 1938”; printed label: “Tabor’s photo service / Wallace, Idaho”
- II.A.a.18. “Cousin Carleton. Youngest son of Florence McCarthy & Julia Ann Humes. He is so smart & has been very kind to me.” (MMcB, when young?); “Brother of Cap. Edward McCarthy (MMcB); printed label: “Anderson Gallery, Richmond, Va. Cook, Artist.”
- II.A.a.19. “Probably a son of either Thornton or Chas. M. Wheatley, both of Americus, Ga. Cousin of Harriet Wheatley”; inscribed to “Brother Will.”; printed label: “Blackshear & Laramore, Photographic Artists, Americus, Ga. Negatives retained. Duplicates can be had at any time.”
- II.A.a.20. “Kate Wheatley daughter of C.M. Wheatley Americus Ga” (MMcB); “Another photo of Kate Wheatley in the red album”; printed label: “Frank Jewell, Scranton, Pa.”
- II.A.b. “Photos of distant relatives, friends 19th c. - connected
with Wheatley family. Most of the inscriptions were written by Mary
- II.A.b.1. CdeV of a man with a beard. On back: inscribed “Dr Baker”; photographer: “F. Gutekunst, 712 Arch St. Philadelphia.”
- II.A.b.2. CdeV of a young man. On back: inscribed (MMcB) “Dr. Chichester. 2nd Presbyterian Church. Altoona, Pa.” Photographer: “Gutekunst / Photographer / 712 Arch St. / Philadelphia”.
- II.A.b.3. CdeV of a man with a beard. Inscribed: “Rev. S. D. Wilson”. On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Pres. Preacher at Birmingham Pa”. Trimmed at top.
- II.A.b.4. CdeV of a man, full length. Photographer: “L.W. Kurtz, Hof-Phot. Wiesbaden”. On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Prof. Schneider. Taught music in Uncle Charlie’s home”. Photographer: “L. W. Kurtz Hof-Photograph / Ihrer Königl. Hoheit der Frau Landgrafin von Hessen, Prinzessin von Preussen. Wiesbaden, 4, Fredeichstrasse 4.”
- II.A.b.5. CdeV of a young man. Inscribed (autograph?): “Prince Sweghe”(?). On back: photographer: “G.W. Bechtel, Photo. Colfax, W.T.”
- II.A.b.6. Cabinet card of a woman. Photographer: “Redett, Fredericksburg, O.” On back: inscribed (autograph) “Mrs. WillWarner Cleveland Ohio”.
- II.A.b.7. Cabinet card of two children. Photographer: “Frank Jewell, Scranton, Pa”. Inscribed: “1881”. On back: inscribed on label (JeanWW?): “1881”.
- II.A.b.8. Photograph of a woman. On back, inscribed (MMcB): “Eliza Harrison’s daughter”.
- II.A.b.9. Cabinet card of a woman in a wedding dress. Photographer: “C.M. Bell. 463-465 Penna. Ave. / 601 Fifteenth St. / Washington D.C.” On back, inscribed (MMcB): “Fanny Bell in Wedding dress. I always loved this of Fanny. I visited her at West Point Va. Think she’s dead now.”
- II.A.b.10. Cabinet card of a young woman. Photographer: “Bishop Bros. Altoona, Pa.” On back, inscribed (autograph): “Fanny Bell”.
- II.A.b.11. Cabinet card of a young woman. Photographer: “Eaton, Photographer, Lewistown.” On back, inscribed (autograph): “When down life’s troubled path your [sic] going / And your thoughts return again / Back to scenes almost forgotten / Do not then forget your friend. / Clara Davis”.
- II.A.b.12. Cabinet card of a young woman. Photographer: “Kuebler / 1204 Chestnut St. / Phila.” Inscribed: “Mrs McFarland / Bankok, Siam.” On back, inscribed (MMcB): “Mary McDonald - My roommate at Hollidaysburg Seminary. She was daughter of Pres. Minister and lived in Bankok a lovely - darling girl. Mary McBride.”
- II.A.b.13. Cabinet card of a young woman in a hat. Photographer: “Bishop Bros.” On back: inscribed (autograph): Mrs. Nesbit, Xenia, Ohio.” Inscribed (MMcB): “Pearl McClung musician of my class.” Photographer: Bishop Bros. Altoona, Pa.”
- II.A.b.14. Cabinet card of a man. Photographer: “Bishop Bros.” On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Rev. Dr. Duffield. Pastor 2nd Pres. Church - Altoona, Pa.” Photographer: Bishop Bros. Altoona, Pa.”
- II.A.b.15. CdeV of a man, on red card. Photographer: “M. Miley”. On back: inscribed (autograph): “Truly Yr. Cousin / Thos. R. Gilmore. / March 27th 1877.” Photographer: “M. Miley / Lexington Va.” [Note: the Virginia Historical Society has a large collection of glass plate negatives from the studio of Michael Miley. A biography is available at Washington and Lee University’s site.]
- II.A.b.16. Cabinet card of a man with a beard. Photographer: “Jewell / Scranton Pa.” On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Uncle Hampton Coursen. Scranton Pa”.
- II.A.b.17. Cabinet card of a young woman. On back: photographer: “McCormick / 22 Winter St. / Boston”. Inscribed (autograph, erased): “To Uncle ____ & family”; (MMcB): “Kitt Forsyth”.
- II.A.b.18. Cabinet card of a young woman. Photographer: “Brands Studios / Extra finish”. On back: inscribed (autograph): “Mame Forsyth / Northumberland Pa.” Photographer: “Brand / 210 & 212 Wabash Avenue / Portraits, / Established 1858, Chicago. / This Negative is carefully preserved for future orders. / Duplicates furnished at any time.”
- II.A.b.19. CdeV of a young man. Photographer: “Frank Jewell, Scranton, PA.” On back, inscribed (MMcB): “Frank Forsyth”.
- II.A.b.20. Cabinet card of a young man in uniform. Photographer: “Zuller, U.S. Naval Academy.” On back: inscribed (autograph): “Yours truly / H. Kent McCay.” Photographer: “I. M. Zuller, Richfield Springs and U.S. Naval Academy.”
- II.A.b.21. Cabinet card of a young woman. Photographer: “H.M. Platt, Oberli, O.” On back: inscribed (autograph): “‘O Yes.’ Sue”; (MMcB): “Sue McKay / died -1947- / buried in Fredericksburg, Ohio”.
- II.A.b.22. Cabinet card of a man with a beard. Photographer: “Naegeli. 46 East 14th Street, Union Square”. On back: inscribed (MMcB): Foster McKay / Sue McKay’s father.”
- II.A.b.23. Cabinet card of a young man; paper is peeling. Photographer: “Foster, Richmond Va. Photo. Steel Eng.” On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Frank McCarthy son of W.H. McCarthy & brother of Julia\n/. This part of the family were very handsome. Julia’s sister Agnes was beautiful. These pictures may help you when in Richmond again. Keep them for me <a>s I’ll not need them. <I> loved the McCarthys <ver>y much. Mary McB.” Photographer: “Foster. Richmond, Va.”
- II.A.b.24. Cabinet card of a young woman. On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Alice Wheatley / Americus / Ga.” Photographer: “Van Riper”
- II.A.b.25. Cabinet card of a girl. On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Elizabeth Wheatley / Sister of Alice / Americus”. Photographer: “Van Riper”.
- II.A.b.26. Cabinet card of a woman. On back: inscribed (MMcB): “Flora Wheatley Bacot / a lovely, beautiful / girl about my age. / Lives in / Americus - / Ga.” Photographer: “Van Riper”.
- II.A.b.27. Cabinet card of a girl. On back: inscribed (WMW): “Flora. Daughter of CM. Wheatley / Age 5 years”; inscribed on attached label (MMcB): “Flora - daughter of Charles McKay Wheatley of Americus - Georgia. Age 5 years.” [The date would therefore be c. 1877]
- II.A.c. “Photos / Portraits of Kinnears & Eatons related to Williams
- II.A.c.1. Inscribed: “Lyman Kinnear 1873”; photographer: “S.W. Beers, Photographer, Walla Walla”
- II.A.c.2. Inscribed on back: “G.P. Eaton / Emma Eaton / Emma Kinnear Eaton age 7 yrs 9 mo. / Warren Eaton age 3 yrs / Edith Margaret Eaton 11 months”; photographer: “A.L. Jackson 919 C. Street Tacoma Wash.”
- II.A.c.3. Inscribed on back: “George Eaton” (autograph); photographer: “Elite / 1138 Railroad Street, Tacoma, Wash.”
- II.A.c.4. Inscribed on back: “Geo. P. Eaton”; photographer: “H.H. Brodeck. M. Wagner. / Brodeck & Co., / Photographers, / Main Street, / Walla Walla, W.T.”
- II.A.c.5. Inscribed on back: “[Mary] \Emma/ Kinnear \Eaton/”; photographer: “Hotchkiss. 234 & 236 Broad St Norwich N.Y.” Dated 1887, corrected to 1886.
- II.A.c.6. Inscribed on back: “A.L. Kinnear”.
- II.A.c.7. Inscribed on back: “A.L. Kinnear 1888”; photographer: “McInnis, First Street, Sprague, Wash.”
- II.A.c.8. Inscribed: “Aunt Belle Kinnear 1886”; photographer: “McInnis, Cor. 2nd and C Sts Sprague Wash.”
- II.A.c.9. Inscribed: “Mabel Kinnear 1890”; photographer: “McInnis, Cor. 2nd and C Sts Sprague Wash.”
- II.A.c.10. Inscribed on back: “Mrs G.P.E.”; (WIW?:) “Aunt Emma Kinnear (Mrs Geo P. Eaton) at time of her marraige [sic] to Geo P. Eaton at the residence of Emera Kinnear at Sprague Washington Territory. June 1883. Resided at Tacoma Wash.”
- II.A.d. “Photos, 19th c. Unidentified. Mostly Pennsylvania
photographers this batch. 2nd batch: Iowa, Wash, Oregon.”
- II.A.d.1. Tintype of group: four young women and a young man.
- II.A.d.2. CdeV of a baby. No photographer’s mark.
- II.A.d.3. CdeV of a woman. On back: photographer: “John F. Nice, Photographer, Lewisburg, Pa.”
- II.A.d.4. CdeV of a girl. Photographer: “J. Holyland, Photographer.” On back: photographer: “Holyland, Pho. / 231 Baltimore St. Baltimore Md. / The Negative is preserved; duplicate Cartes can be had on application.”
- II.A.d.5. CdeV of a boy. On back: photographer: “Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Broadway and 10th Street, New York. 627 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.”
- II.A.d.6. CdeV of a woman (MMHW). On back: orange stamp: “U.S. Inter. Rev. / Two Cents / Bank Check”. Cancelled by hand. Surrounded by a child’s pencil marks.
- II.A.d.7. CdeV of a woman. On back: orange stamp, like previous; cancelled by hand: “CW / Nov 18 / 1864”. Photographer: “Photographed by C. Wenck, Northumberland, Pa.”
- II.A.d.8. CdeV of a boy. On back: photographer: “A.W.F. MacCollin, Imperial Photographic Rooms, S.E. Cor. 3d & Pine Sts. Opposite City Hotel, Williamsport, Pa. Negatives Preserved.”
- II.A.d.9. CdeV of a child. On back: photographer: “Van Riper”.
- II.A.d.10. CdeV of an older child, using same set as previous. On back: photographer: “Van Riper”.
- II.A.d.11. Cabinet card of a woman. Photographer: Abell & Son, 29 Washington St., Portland, Oregon
- II.A.d.12. Cabinet card of a young man. Photographer: Bishop, Altoona, Pa.
- II.A.d.13. Cabinet card of a young woman. photographer: “Frank Jewel, Scranton. Pa.”
- II.A.d.14. Cabinet card of an older woman, photographer: Jewell, Scranton, Pa.
- II.A.d.15. Cabinet card of a young man, photographer: Frank Jewell, Scranton, Pa.
- II.A.d.16. Cabinet card of a young woman, no photographer
- II.A.d.17. Cabinet card of a man, no photographer
- II.A.d.18. Cabinet card of an older man with a long beard, no photographer
- II.A.d.19. Cabinet card of a woman, photographer: Frank Jewell, Scranton, Pa.
- II.A.d.20. Cabinet card of a aman with a beard, photographer: “Brownell & Jewell, 889 Broadway, Cor 19th St.”
- II.A.d.21. Cabinet card of a man, photographer: “Frank Jewell, Scranton, Pa.”
- II.A.d.22. Cabinet card of a young man, photographer: “R.K. Bonine, Tyron, Pa.”, with note “Probably Carlton McCarthy”
- II.A.d.23. Cabinet card of a woman, “Mrs President Cleveland”
- II.A.e. “Photos of houses, buildings. Miscellaneous but mostly
Pennsylvania. Some identified, some not.”
- II.A.f. “Unidentified photos (portraits) (19th c.): 1) Sprague,
Wash. 2) Washington, Iowa 3) Portland, Oregon”
- II.A.f.1. Tintype of a boy, in white card frame; backing paper is from a letter or sermon: “1 Cor. 15::22, “for a[…] / even so in Chr[…] / made alive.” I fo[…] / […]mfort for Univer[…] / […] ___ Anderson(?)”
- II.A.f.2. Tintype of an old woman, in white card frame. On back: dotted S.
- II.A.f.3. Tintype of a man, in white card frame. On back: dotted S.
- II.A.f.4. CdeV of a young man. On back: dotted S; photographer: “From Kracaw’s Fine Art Gallery, Washington, Iowa. Negatives Preserved.” Bottom trimmed.
- II.A.f.5. CdeV of a man and woman, seated. On back: dotted S; erased or faded pencil note (WIW?): “Grandfather”; photographer: “A. Kracaw, Photographer, Washington, Iowa.”
- II.A.f.6. CdeV of a man with a beard. On back: dotted S; photographer: “Armstrong Photographic Studio, Washington, Iowa. Negatives Preserved. Old Pictures copied.”
- II.A.f.7. CdeV of a woman. On back: dotted S; photographer: “Armstrong Photographic Studio, Washington, Iowa. Negatives Preserved. Old Pictures copied.” (Same logo as no.6)
- II.A.f.8. Cabinet card of a young man. Inscribed: “Chas Howard”. Photographer: McInnis / First Street / Sprague Wash.”
- II.A.f.9. Cabinet card of a young woman. Inscribed: “May Stevens”. Photographer: McInnis / First Street / Sprague Wash.” (logo matches no. 8)
- II.A.f.10. Cabinet card of a young child. Photographer: “Partridge / Opp. site the Post Office, Portland, OR.” On back, inscribed: “Charlie: 1 yr 9 mos.”
- II.A.f.11. Cabinet card of a young child, with peacock feathers superimposed. Photographer: “The Elite, / 1138 Railroad Street, Tacoma, Wash. Ty.” On back, inscribed: “Bessie: 2 yrs. 10 mos.”
- II.A.f.12. Cabinet card of a woman. Photographer: “G.L. Thomas, Columbus Junction, Iowa.” On back: dotted S; photographer: “G.L. Thomas, / Photographer, / Winfield and Columbus Junction, / IOWA. / The Finest work and the / lowest prices. / Duplicates of this Photo. can be had at any / time at reduced rates. / A Life Size Portrait, Guaranteed perect, / from $4.00 to $8.00.”
- II.A.g. A package of photos removed from the chest, inscribed “These
photos belong <with the> other ones - were loca<ted too> late to
be placed wi<th them.> Tom B.”
- II.A.g.1 Cabinet card of a couple. Mary’s notes on back: John W. Wheatley and his wife Emma [Georgia Wheatleys]. No photographer.
- II.A.g.2 Cabinet card of a woman; Mary’s notes: Callie Wheatley [Georgia]. Photographer: “Newdick, 18th St., cor. 6th Ave., N.Y.”
- II.A.g.3 Cabinet card of a young man; Mary’s notes: Cliff Smith, brother of Uncle Doc, husband of Callie. Photographer: “Newdick, 18th St., cor. 6th Ave., N.Y.”
- II.A.g.4 Cabinet card of a woman. Mary’s notes: Grace Stewart, nurse, who almost married WCW in Portland. Photographer: Maclaire, 275 Main Street, Orange, N.J.
- II.A.g.5 Cabinet card of a woman. Mary’s notes: Grace Stewart (note is continuation of previous). Photographer: H.H. Stem & Co. 13 & 15 E. Tenth St. Tyrone, Pa.
II.B. “Wheatley and related branches: Family history: notes gathered by my Uncle John W. Wheatley, compiled in 1912. Some of these (or perhaps all) were copied by my sister Mary Ada Williams in 1923. Jean Williams 6/23/1962.” Typed (carbon copies), generally two or three copies of each page, some signed by JWW3.
- II.B.a. Wheatley family notes.
- II.B.b. Gilmore family notes.
- II.B.c. Rowland family notes.
- II.B.d. Humes family notes.
- II.B.e. Two copies of an interview with WMW and MMHW by JWW3,
1890s(?). Both copies appear to be incomplete at the beginning and
end. The last page of one copy is in I.K.k.5 above. Another copy is at VII.B.a.3.
- II.B.e.1. 10 pages, with top of first page torn away.
- II.B.e.2. 8 pages,with first page cut short.
- II.B.f. Typed copy of DAR genealogical information.
II.C. “Love letters, Wm. and Mildred Wheatley”
- II.C.a. “Love letters - Mildred Humes to Wm. Wheatley. J. Williams,
- II.C.a.1. Letter, Val de Moulin, 17 Oct. 1857. Text.
- II.C.a.2. Letter, Val de Moulin, 23 Oct. 1857. Text.
- II.C.a.3. Letter, Val de Moulin, 28 Oct. 1857. Text.
- II.C.a.4. Letter, Val de Moulin, 21 Nov. 1857. Text.
- II.C.a.5. Letter, Val de Moulin, 12 Apr. 1858. Text.
- II.C.a.6. Letter, Val de Moulin, 17 July 1858. Text.
- II.C.a.7. Letter, Val de Moulin, 4 Aug. 1858. Text.
- II.C.a.8. Letter, last page only, beginning “brothers interest in you.”
- II.C.a.9. Letter, dated “Night”, beginning “Allow me to thank”. Text.
- II.C.a.10. Letter, dated “Thursday Night”, beginning “Circumstances which”. Text.
- II.C.a.11. Letter, dated “At Home”, beginning “I have been so constantly”. Text.
- II.C.b. “Love letters - Wm. Wheatley to Mildred Humes (my
grandparents). J. Williams, July 1962.”
- II.C.b.1. Letter, Northumberland, 20 Oct. 1857. Text.
- II.C.b.2. Letter, Northumberland, 1 Nov. 1857. Text.
- II.C.b.3. Letter, “Sunday Evening”, 15 Nov. 1857. Text.
- II.C.b.4. Letter, Northumberland, 23 Nov. 1857. Text.
- II.C.b.5. Letter, Northumberland, 30 Nov. 1857. Text.
- II.C.b.6. Letter, Northumberland, 8 Dec. 1857. Text.
- II.C.b.7. Letter, Val-de-Moulin, 7 Mar. 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.8. Letter, “Sunday Evening”, 4 Apr. 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.9. Letter, Walls Store P.O., Johnson Co. MO, 16 May 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.10. Letter, Walls Store P.O. MO, 30 May 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.11. Letter, Walls Store P.O., Johnson Co. MO, 20 June
- II.C.b.12. Letter, “At Davis’.”, Sun. 4 July 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.13. Letter, Walls Store, Johnson Co. MO, 28 July 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.14. Letter, “Sunday Morning”, 1 Aug. 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.15. Letter, “Sunday Evening”, 8 Aug. 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.16. Letter, “Sunday Evening”, 22 Aug. 1858. Text.
- II.C.b.17. Letter, “Monday Eve.”, beginning “Words are inadequate”. Text.
- II.C.b.18. Letter, “Wednesday Eve.”, beginning “Yes, you are very”. Text.
- II.C.b.19. Letter, “Saturday Night”, beginning “How can I sufficiently”, with an envelope containing a card tucked inside. Text.
- II.C.b.20. Letter, “Wednesday Eve.”, beginning “Like the true Christian”. Text.
- II.C.b.21. Letter, last page only, beginning “I shipped my boxes”.
- II.C.b.22. Letter, “At Home [Northumberland], Sunday Evening”, beginning “I have just returned” Text.
- II.C.b.23. Letter, “At Home, Sunday Evening”, beginning “Your affectionate letter”. Text.
- II.C.b.24. Letter, “Saturday Night”, beginning “I cannot refrain”. (Reference to hidden letters). Text.
- II.C.b.25. Letter, “At Home, Wednesday Night”, beginning “We arrived here today”. Text.
- II.C.b.26. Letter, “Peoria Ill., Monday Morning”, beginning “This bright, beautiful morning”. With inserted page from another letter. Text.
- II.C.c. “Unsorted”
- II.C.d. “Letters written by Grandmother Wheatley to her husband,
mostly 1873. Jean Williams, July 1962.”
- II.C.d.1. Three printed sewing patterns, with measurements
- II.C.d.1.i. Boys’ suit
- II.C.d.1.ii. Trousers and Boys’ suit, age 12.
- II.C.d.1.iii. Waistcoat.
- II.C.d.2. Letter, WMW to MMHW, on letterhead of Altoona Iron Co., 20 Sept. 1873.
- II.C.d.3. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 7 June 1873.
- II.C.d.4. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 17 June 1873
- II.C.d.5. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 22 June 1873.
- II.C.d.6. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 26 June 1873.
- II.C.d.7. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 30 June 1873.
- II.C.d.8. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 1 July 1873.
- II.C.d.9. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 10 July 1873.
- II.C.d.10. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 13 July 1873. With letter from JWW3 on the back.
- II.C.d.11. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 17 July 1873.
- II.C.d.12. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 24 July 1873.
- II.C.d.13. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 8 Aug. 1873.
- II.C.d.14. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 10 Aug. 1873.
- II.C.d.15. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 18 Aug. 1873.
- II.C.d.16. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 22 Aug. 1873.
- II.C.d.17. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 24 Aug. 1873.
- II.C.d.18. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 5 Sept. 1873.
- II.C.d.19. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 7 Sept. 1873.
- II.C.d.20. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 18 Sept. 1873.
- II.C.d.21. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 21 Sept. 1873. With letter from JWW3 on the back.
- II.C.d.22. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 26 Sept. 1873.
- II.C.d.23. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Gravois P.O., 28 Sept. 1873.
- II.C.d.1. Three printed sewing patterns, with measurements filled in.
II.D. “Scrap-book from Aunt Mary [MMcB] 1) Newspaper clips, some are important; 2) Misc: wedding announcements etc.”: scrapbook covered in marbled paper, with label inside front cover: “Trade Mark Mark Twain’s Scrap Book”; last patent 1881. Throughout the book old newspaper clippings have been torn out or pasted over with family-related clippings. Pages numbered by PAB, 29 Apr. 1997. Cataloged by page number, with letters assigned to loose items between the pages.
- II.D.1. Blank.
- II.D.2. Blank; followed by loose items:
- II.D.2.a. Two pages from a speech by MMcB in praise of Robert E. Lee.
- II.D.2.b. Scrap with poem in praise of Robert E. Lee.
- II.D.2.c. Clipping: “UN Delegates Group’s Topic”.
- II.D.2.d. Clipping: “Death of Wm. M. Wheatley” from a Northumberland paper, with note by MMcB: “date of paper Sept. 14 1900.”
- II.D.2.e. Clipping, pasted onto card: “Two lose lives in car smashup” (one was Arnold Keller).
- II.D.2.f. Clipping, pasted onto card: “7 Die in Plane; one of Spokane” (Paul Wheatley); dated 5 Sept. 1928; with photograph.
- II.D.2.g. Clipping: “Obituary. Pioneer’s rites will be today” (Werner Carlin Wheatley).
- II.D.2.h. Clipping, pasted onto card: “Pioneer banker taken by death” (JWW3), dated 18 June 1931.
- II.D.2.i. Clipping, pasted onto card: “Mrs. A. Keller estate $52,000”. (Amelia C. Keller, mother of Norma Grace Keller Wheatley); with an obituary of Eva I. Downs, Spokane.
- II.D.2.j. Clipping: “Pioneer woman is dead” (MMHW), with note by MMcB: “Date of paper Mar. 9th 1908”.
- II.D.2.k. Clippings, pasted onto card: “Wheatley graduates at aviation school” (Paul V. Wheatley), with photograph; “H.H. Marshall, Pistol in Hand, Falls at Home” (husband of Julia Kendrick Wheatley)
- II.D.3. Clippings: “Mrs. M. Walker death’s victim” (Mildred Humes Wheatley); “Thornton Wheatley”; “Walker, Mildred Wheatley”; “Obituary” (Charles Richard Bishop, infant son of MMcB); “Werner Wheatley rites tomorrow”.
- II.D.4. Clippings: “Postmasters pensions” (with pencil note: “1897”); “Wm. M. Wheatley is dead” (Spokane newspaper); “Funeral of W. M. Wheatley”; “Death of a Pioneer” (WMW; Spokane newspaper).
- II.D.5. Clippings: poems etc. (not family).
- II.D.6. Clipped obituaries: “Thornton M. Wheatley”; “Werner Wheatley rites tomorrow”; “Wheatley, Werner”; “Found dead in room” (Werner); “Wheatley, Werner”.
- II.D.7. Clipped obit: “John Wheatley, 63, dies” (Mullan Idaho: seems to be unrelated); poems etc. (not family).
- II.D.8. Clipping: “Former Spokane Maid Wins Music Honors” (JeanWW,
piano soloist with Chicago symphony orchestra).
- II.D.8.a. Clipping pasted onto card: “Death summons John Wheatley” (JWW3).
- II.D.8.b. Clipping pasted onto card: “Young Concert Master” (Helen Bacchus, aged 12), with photograph.
- II.D.9. Clipped poems etc., including “To M.” (MMcB’s note: “Milly”, signed “J.C.” (note: “John Cree”); (rest not family).
- II.D.10. Letter from W.T. Forsyth to “Will” (WMW), 20 June 1895, responding to invitation to marriage of HGWW. Pasted over printed text (continues onto 11).
- II.D.11. Non-family texts.
- II.D.12. Non-family texts.
- II.D.13. Non-family texts (one is a clipping: “Perfectly Formed Women”, with note: “How about this Queenie?”.
- II.D.14. Clipping: “Wheatley-Van Devander”, dated 10 June 1886: marriage of JWW3 and may Helen Van Devander at Neff mansion, Williamsburg.
- II.D.15. Non-family clippings.
- II.D.16. Non-family clippings, mostly torn away.
- II.D.17. Clippings torn away.
- II.D.18. Non-family clippings; card of Beck Tourist Home, Americus,
- II.D.18.a. Printed program for Fourth Annual Commencement, Lewistown Academy, 21 June 1881 (JWW3, valedictorian). With pencilled notes by MMcB.
- II.D.19. Clipping: “A Sad Love Story”, with note pasted over it: “This man was our Gt. Grandfather John Humes” (MMcB).
- II.D.20. Clipping: “Legal Notice”, 15 Aug. 1903: to heirs of Joseph
- II.D.20.a. Wedding invitation: HTW and Myfanwy Barriott, San Francisco, 12 Apr. 1930.
- II.D.21. Clippings: marriage announcement “Wheatley - Marshall” (Julia Wheatley), torn away; obit of WMW: “Death of a pioneer”, 8 Sept. 1900. Text.
- II.D.22. Clipping: “Amid music and flowers”: wedding of Elizabeth Kendrick Wheatley (daughter of Thornton WHeatley) to Charlesworth Hunter, [Americus].
- II.D.23. Clipping: “Letter owned by Amarilloan…”: letter of William Humes to Eliza Gilmore, Fluvanna, West Virginia, 12 Jan. 1823.
- II.D.24. Newspaper photo of Mrs. Elmira Painter Risher, with note by
- II.D.24.a. Drawing of gravestone for MMcB, her son Richard, and Mildred Wheatley Walker, on back of letterhead of Davenport Hotel.
- II.D.25. Clipping: “James Hill Widow is taken by Death”. Reference to Wheatley Hills, Long Island, N.Y. underlined in pink.
- II.D.26. Invitation to wedding of WIW and HGww, 19 June 1895.
Invitation to wedding of MMcB to Richard Kimball Bishop, 30 June,
Post Falls. Pasted to the back, torn fragment of letter signed
Robert A. Miller.
- II.D.26.a. Note from E. H. Van Devander to WMW and MMHW, Williamsburg, 14 June 1895: response to invitation to wedding of HGWW.
- II.D.26.b. Envelope addressed to “Mrs MacBride”, containing invitation to wedding of Beverly Coffman and John Paul Wheatley (CAR’s parents). Pasted to invitation to wedding of Frances Harriet Williams to Robert Cedric Binkley. Pasted to the envelope, clipping: “Engagement of Marjorie Wheatley is announced”, with note: “from Boulder Daily” (wedding in Atlanta).
- II.D.27. Clipping from Herald Tribune: “E.M. Herr dies; Westinghouse ex-president”, with photograph, with note: “New York Dec. 25”; husband of May Forsyth Herr; to be buried in Northumberland PA. Slip with opening hours of Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, Northumberland, with note: “Miss Wilson Librarian”.
- II.D.28. Clippings: “Mrs Coursen dead”, Scranton Republican, 3 Nov.
1905 (Katharine Wheatley Coursen). Clipping from The Gazette,
Sunbury PA, 25 June 1859: poem “On the sudden death - by drowning -
of Johny, son of Wm. T. and Rachael Forsyth., signed J.C.B.,
Northumberland, 18 June 1859.
- II.D.28.a. Invitation to wedding of MMcB and Richard Kimball Bishop, with two copies of MMcB’s signature pasted on.
- II.D.28.b. Receipt from Northern Express Co., 14 Sept. 1908: for package said to contain diamond ring worth $115.00, from Thornt Wheatley, for Mrs H.H. Marshall, Walla Walla.
- II.D.29. Clippings: “Northumberland from 1820-1820”: list of names remembered by oldtimer; includes “Store keepers- … John Boyd…. Tavern-keepers-William Forsyth…. Hatters-Robert McCoy…. Distillers-William McCoy….” (on reverse, ref. to Pres. Cleveland therefore 1885-9 or 1893-7). Card of Standard Engineering Co., Werner and Thornton Wheatley, Spokane. Obit: “Davies, Harry M.”. Card of Thornton Wheatley, Spokane.
- II.D.30. Card of Dugal Cree, publisher, Minneapolis, with note:
“Picture Oct. 15 1902”.
- II.D.30.a. Postcard from Gaines and Nell(?) Sutherland(?) to MMcB, 5 Dec. 1923, from Virginia (picture of Natural Bridge?).
- II.D.31. Platform tickets for reception for Theodore Roosevelt, Spokane, 26 May 1903, J.R. McBride and MMcB. Invitation to Univ. of Colorado commencement, Boulder, 22 June 1945, with note by Frances Williams Binkley.
- II.D.32. Clipping: “Self-asserted heir to part of Portland arises”
- II.D.32.a. Small clipping from Northumberland paper on occasion of Thornton Wheatley accompanying WMW’s body to Northumberland, with penciled date 14 Sept. 1900.
- II.D.32.b. Clipping: “Pioneer woman is dead” (MMHW), with pencilled date: 9 Mar. 1908.
- II.D.32.c. Clipping: “Pretty Wedding at Post Falls” (WIW and HGWW), with stamped date 19 June 1895.
- II.D.32.d. Clipping: “Mr. W.M. Wheatley”, on a political speech he gave, with pencilled date: 5 Nov. 1888, Altoona Times, signed “J.W.W.” (=JWW3?); another copy at II.I.m below.
- II.D.32.e. Torn page: apparently a list of famous Marys, ending with MMcB: “the promised bride of a man who is much devoted to her”.
- II.D.32.f. Christmas card, dated 1946, in envelope marked “My last xmas card from my dear brother Werner Carlin” (MMcB).
- II.D.33. Telegram from Frances Williams Binkley to MMcB, 3 Jan. 1947, on death of Werner; pasted to it, a photograph of Werner, in envelope addressed to MMcB.
- II.D.34. Blank.
- II.D.34.a. Envelope for letter from Thornton Wheatley, Spokane, to JWW2, Americus, with clipping about Scottish genealogical research pasted to it.
- II.D.34.b. Clipping: “Site is offered for old chapel” (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho).
- II.D.34.c. Clipping: “Widow, 79, dies at home here.” (Jean Matson Helphrey).
- II.D.35-39. Blank.
- II.D.40. Envelope for one of the loveletters from WMW to MMHW, with
note by MMcB on how the letters were exchanged.
- II.D.40.a. Clipping: “Pioneer’s Rites set for Today” (Samuel Martin Lathrum).
- II.D.40.b. Clipping: “Dr. Talkington, Educator, Dies”.
- II.D.40.c. Small clipping on visit by Thornton Wheatley of Spokane to his cousin W.F. McCay, on return from accompanying WMW’s body to Northumberland.
- II.D.40.d. Clipping: “Death of Wm. M. Wheatley” (Northumberland paper).
- II.D.40.e. Clipping: “Member of Pioneer family dies at home” (Anna Lee McBride, last member of family of Judge John R. McBride).
- II.D.40.f. Clipping pasted onto card: “Arp on April”, about student pranks, with reference to Prof. McKay; note by MMcB: “Prof. McKay - Charles son of Neal McKay lived & died in Baltimore. A man of great ability in mathematics and astronomy, cousin of Wm M. Wheatley.”
- II.D.41. Blank.
- II.D.42. MMcB’s notes on Moorcroft pottery (apparently in relation
to a vase with registration no.). Christmas card, with picture of
Capitol Building, Washington, apparently to MMcB.
- II.D.42.a. Photograph, apparently of MMcB’s child Richard.
- II.D.42.b. Postcard from JWW3 to MMcB, Guadalupe Mexico, 1 Sept. 1908.
- II.D.43. Letter from Jessie Wilson, Librarian, Priestley-Forsyth Library, Northumberland, to HGWW, 10 May 1937, regarding her donation of a picture of Blue Hill. Pasted to it, some notes cut from a letter from HGWW(?) on Binkley-Herr connection and on a radio broadcast of a violin piece arranged by JWW3.
- II.D.44. Blank.
- II.D.45. Non-family clippings, including obit for Anne Gess Lane, national president of Daughters of the Confederacy.
- II.D.46-47. Blank.
- II.D.48. Non-family clippings, torn away.
- II.D.48.a. Postcard from HGWW to MMcB, Cleveland, 13 Sept. 1938: picture of Windsor Hotel, Americus, of which she says the architect was Uncle Charley (CMW).
- II.D.48.b. Envelope from Tyrone Studio, Tyrone, GA, to Werner Wheatley, 28 Sept. 1941.
- II.D.48.c. Note from MMcB concerning a “little handmade Confederate flag” given to Uncle Ed after battle of Winchester [there were three battles of Winchester, VA, in the Shenandoah valley: 25 May 1862 (Stonewall Jackson defeated Banks); 13-14 June 1863 (Ewell defeated Milroy in Gettysburg campaign); 24 July 1864 (Early defeated Crook) - all Confederate victories]; and a letter from MMcB’s teacher Miss Learnard(?); see II.I.l below.
- II.D.49. Blank (one small clipping).
- II.D.50. Blank; part cut away.
- II.D.51. Blank.
- II.D.52. Clippings: “Phyllis Wheatley fund gains $1000.00”; “Wheatley’s debt fight nearly won” (Cleveland). Marriage Certificate for MMcB and Richard Bishop, 28 June 1896. Pasted to the back, long clipping: “This man’s hobby” (on C.S. Hubbell).
- II.D.53. Letter from MMcB to Rev. Dean Bockley, 18 Oct. 1897, regarding the baptism of her son, apparently returned with transcription of registration.
- II.D.54. Typed copy of poems by WMW:
“Farewell Susquehanna”, “Alone”, “‘Tis sad to see the autumnal
blast” (see I.A.k.1 and I.A.k.2 above).
Dated “about 1857”. Carbon copy.
- II.D.54.a. Clipping: “Wm. M. Wheatley is dead”.
- II.D.55. Clippings: “Stricken by death, seated in his chair” (Thornton Wheatley, Americus), with pencil note: “Friday May 8 1908”. “Death of a pioneer” (WMW), Chronicle, Spokane, 7 Sept. 1900.
- II.D.56. Clipping: “A brilliant church wedding” (Flora Maxwell Wheatley and George Williams Bacot), Americus, 13 Jan. 1899. Continued on 57.
- II.D.57. Clipping: “An incident of the forties recalled by ladies here”, Americus, 4 May 1911 (repetition of 1846 crowning of Mary Dudley, wife of JWW2, as May Queen).
- II.D.58. Clippings: “In memoriam” (death of Katherine Forsyth, recently married to E.M. Herr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Forsyth), Northumberland Public Press, 18 Aug. 1893.
- II.D.59-60. Blank.
- II.D.59-60.a. Clipped engraving from newspaper: “The Mountain House, Cresson, PA”.
- II.D.61. Clipping: “In memoriam. Wiley Palmer Jones.” With note by MMcB: “The 2nd Mrs. Jones was the widow of Thomas Rowland Humes brother of Mrs. Mildred Maria Humes Wheatley.” Pasted to card, with other clippings on the back: mainly non-family, but including obit of Samuel Rutherford Houston from Natural Bridge VA. (1806-1887).
II.E. “John Wright Wheatley, Jr., diaries, school notebooks (1876-77)”
- II.E.a. Diary, with inscription on cover: “10 - John Wheatley Northumberland Pennsylvania his Memoranda April 16th 1839”; diary of trip to Illinois to stake a claim, 16 Apr.-29 May 1839. Text.
- II.E.b. Geometry exercise book of WMW, with some pages filled with pen exercises, poems, an architectural drawing labeled “Plan of the Old School / Presbyterian Church / Completed in 1840”, abortive attempts at keeping a journal starting 30 Nov. 1843 and 24 Sept. 1843, essays, some watercolours of plants, etc. (A page from this notebook is enclosed in JWW1’s ledger: IV.B.w). Text.
- II.E.c. “Journal of John W. Wheatley Jr. For the Centennial Year 1876 at Altoona Penna.” Complete for the year. Includes the death of his young brother Robert on 3 Nov. Much information on the purchase of books and the fortunes of the local baseball teams. Text.
- II.E.d. “Diary of John W. Wheatley for the Year 1877 A.D. Altoona, Blair Co., Pa. U.S.A.” Complete for the year; with addenda dated 26 July 1882. Spent much of the year in Virginia with the Gilmores. Text.
- II.E.e. School essay by John W. Wheatley entitled “Memorial Hall”, describing his visit to the Centennial Exhibition. Mark: 5+. Text.
- II.E.f. Minutes of the meetings of the trustees (Thornton Wheatley, Werner Wheatley, Herman Hoefer) of the Spokane Textile Manufacturing Co., 25 Mar.-12 Dec. 1899. The last meeting with a quorum, 18 Sept. 1899, deals with collecting on fire insurance policies for the company property in Spokane, which was “damaged and destroyed by fire”, 6 Sept. 1899.
II.F. “Family History: Wheatleys, Rowlands, Humes etc.” Mary McBride’s notes.
- II.F.a. Note about Humes slaves, from letter from Mary Alice Humes (Curd) (pencil). Noted.
- II.F.b. Letter from “Grace” addressed “Dear Cousin”, Eminence MO, 27 Oct. 1949. Deals with Humes cemetery at Gravois Mills.
- II.F.c. Unsigned letter addressed “Dear Cousin”, Texico NM, 8 June
- [from Alice Curd to MMcB?] Deals with Humes family history. 6 pages, pencil.
- II.F.d. Notes by MMcB on Wheatley family history, taken from WMW’s bible, written on back of drugstore calendar pages, June-Nov. 1944.
- II.F.e. Blueprint of descendants of John Humes (much detail; not entered in database yet), with MMcB’s notes on the McCarthy family on the back.
- II.F.f. Notebook with label on front cover: “Notes on family history - Humes-Rowland branches. Compiled by my Aunt Mary (Mary Wheatley McBride). Jean Williams 6/22/1962.” Title page: “Rowland Family Records of Rockbridge Co. Virginia”
- II.F.g. Notebook (MMcB): “History of the Hume Family”. Includes story of Uncle Ed’s travels (from JWW3’s notes).
- II.F.h. Account book from Spokane National Bank with the name “W. M. Wheatley” on the cover; contains MMcB’s notes, entitled: “War Records of Relatives who fought in the American Revolution known as the D.A.R.”
- II.F.i. Ledger, with stamp on cover: “Receivable”; containing genealogical notes on Wheatley, McCoy, Humes etc., probably by Werner Wheatley; details sometimes differ from MMcB’s version.
- II.F.j. Large notebook containing pen exercises, copies of business letters from Dec. 1900; from the other end MMcB has used it for “History of the Hume Family” (See also I.F.a.12).
- II.F.k. Ledger, containing “History of the Rowland Family from 1700-1942” (MMcB).
- II.F.l. Note on WMW: named after Uncle Billy McCoy.
- II.F.m. Pencil notes on Humes birth and death dates.
- II.F.n. Pencil notes on Wheatley family genealogy, from WMW bible. 3 pages.
- II.F.o. Page 3 of a letter from MMcB.
- II.F.p. Letter from Grace H. Smith, page 4 only, regarding Rowland family and Humes graveyard, with marginal note by MMcB.
- II.F.q. Notes on Wheatley family, probably from WMW bible, dated 20 May ‘95, with some corrections by MMcB (including altering her birthplace and that of Werner from Missouri to Virginia). 2 pages.
- II.F.r. Paper wrapper for a roll (i.e. a piece of typing paper rolled and taped), labeled “The Humes family Record of Marriages &c. Made by our dear Bro. Werner.”, with added note (JeanWW) “Aunt Mary”.
II.G. “War records (Revolution and Civil War) of various members of Wheatley branch, incl. Rowlands, etc. - Various hand-written letters, etc. Concerning family history of Wheatleys, etc. - of some importance.”
- II.G.a. Letter, HGWW (?), Boulder, 21 Oct. 1949. Rowland family, obtained from Grace H. Smith of Eminence, MO, who got it from Mrs. Spessard (VA), descendant of David Rowland.
- II.G.b. Notes addressed to “Angeline” (or is that just a note?), 30 Sept. 1948, HGWW (?): “Negroes that came west with my mother or followed later were:…”
- II.G.c. Notes on children of JWW2 and Charles McCoy Wheatley.
- II.G.d. Notes on Werner and Thornton Wheatley from WMW bible, from letter from HGWW to MMcB, with notes by MMcB on the back.
- II.G.e. Notes on Neal McCoy’s military service.
- II.G.f. Part of a page from a letter apparently dealing with Georgia Wheatleys, reference to Cutts Artillery.
- II.G.g. Note on account of “Thornton Wheatley, Dealer in Staple and Fancy Goceries…”, Post Falls, on Gilmores.
- II.G.h. Note on notepad page on date of marriage of WMW and MMHW (MMcB).
- II.G.i. Letter from J.W. Blud, Treasurer (of what?), to MMcB, Northumberland, 22 June 1950, concerning gravestones in [Riverside] cemetery: Withingtons and Wheatleys (found no McCoys).
- II.G.j. Letter from Ida M. Felder, Asheville NC, 18 Aug. 1932, regarding Revolutionary War record of William Wheatley of Fayette Co., PA.
- II.G.k. Letter from Edward J. Wheatley to HGWW, Danville Illinois, 18 Sept. 1932, regarding her enquiry in Boston Evening Transcript for information about Phyllis Wheatley, a black writer (1753-1794), and his own Wheatley ancestor (gr.gr.grandfather named John, in Pennsylvania). With envelope and stamped self-addressed envelope.
- II.G.l. Letter from War Department to HGWW, 12 May 1932, on Civil War record of Charles McCoy Wheatley.
- II.G.m. Scrap of paper in WMW’s handwriting, listing children of William Humes with birth date and place, death date.
- II.G.n. Typed “War Record” of JWW2 and of James Edwin Humes. 3 pages.
- II.G.o. Typed “Soldier Record” of Charles McCoy Wheatley, with MMcB’s notes on WMW added.
- II.G.p. Typed notes on Revolutionary War record of Thomas Rowland. Apparently incomplete.
- II.G.q. Typed notes on Civil War record of Israel Thornton Wheatley and Charles McCoy Wheatley.
- II.G.r. Page from a letter from MMcB to HGWW (?), on stationery of Imperial Hotel, Portland, regarding Gilmores and Sidneyvale.
- II.G.s. Note by MMcB on stationery of Davenport Hotel, on Kent McKay.
- II.G.t. Letters from Grace Smith (daughter of Edwin Humes Jr.) to
MMcB, Eminence MO:
- II.G.t.1. 1 Aug. 1949.
- II.G.t.2. 8 Sept. 1949: regarding Humes family bible and photos. 2 pages.
- II.G.u. Pages 7-8 of a letter from MMcB (to HGWW?) on Humes family history.
II.H. “These are some notes on early history of Wheatleys, by H.T.W. [=Harlan Thomas Williams] 1965.”
- II.H.Typed and handwritten notes, mainly based on other papers in the collection, but some apparently original material on Joseph Wheatley’s family, etc. (11 pages)
II.I. “Wheatley documents”
- II.I.a. “Pleasant Retreat Casket”, mock newspaper prepared by MMHW and her schoolfriends at Pleasant Retreat Seminary, Boonville, MO, dated 2 Feb. [1854?]
- II.I.b. Letter from MMHW to her sons, 3 Sept. 1904, regarding disposition of heirlooms. With envelope.
- II.I.c. Typed copy of II.I.b, on letterhead of Thornton WHeatley, Spokane.
- II.I.d. Newspaper: Versailles Leader, 3 Apr. 1908, from which an item marked with blue pencil has been clipped (see II.I.j below).
- II.I.e. Newspaper: page from Versailles Leader, about 10 Apr. 1912, with obit of James E. Humes Sr. marked with blue pencil.
- II.I.f. Corner of page torn from Versailles Leader, with social column.
- II.I.g. Clipping pasted onto card: “Where Spokane Aviator lost life” (death of Paul Wheatley); with photograph.
- II.I.h. Newspaper: The Times, Altoona, 5 Jan. 1883, with story about Portage Iron Works marked with pencil. The front page is inscribed “J.W. Wheatley” (JWW3).
- II.I.i. Piece of grey card from the large black photo album (V.B below), with a photo of a paddlewheeler with mountains in the background on one side, and a clipping dated 29 July 1946 announcing the marriage of Paul V. Wheatley and Beverly Coffman on the other.
- II.I.j. The item clipped from d. above: obituary of MMHW.
- II.I.k. Front cover torn from a small ledger, inscribed: “Portage Iron Co., W.M. Wheatley, Duncansville, Pa.”
- II.I.l. Letter from M.T. Learnard(?) (a Lewistown schoolfriend) to MMcB, Chester N.H., 7 July 1896, with a note by MMcB: “A Beautiful letter. Mary.” Stitched to the letter, a small hand-made Confederate flag (not mentioned in the letter; the one mentioned in II.D.48.c above)
- II.I.m. Clipping concerning political speech by WMW, with penciled date: 5 Nov. 1888 (“date of paper”), signed “J.W.W.” (=JWW3?); another copy at II.D.32.d above.
- II.I.n. Clipping from the Spokesman-Review pasted onto card: “Wilbur Pioneer is Dead” (obit. of J.E. Humes, with photo).
- II.I.o. Clipping: “Obituary. Pioneer’s rites will be today” (Werner Wheatley).
- II.I.p. Letter from JWW3 to JWW1, Gravois Mills, 28 Nov. 1871, addressed “Dear Grandpap”, much crumpled.
- II.I.q. Letter of condolence to MMcB from Prof. A Ralph Vejar, on letterhead of The State Academy of Languages, Portland, 13 Mar. 1908, for death of MMHW.
II.J. File folder, labeled “Corresp. w/S.A.R. The Ancestry, etc.” (correspondence of Harlan T. Williams, c.1956-63, with family info. corresponding to MMcB’s notes; also typed history of Kinnear and Williams families)
- II.J.a. Photocopy of “Abstract of Pension Application of Neal McCoy or McCay”, on letterhead of S.A.R. National Headquarters (see II.J.f. below).
- II.J.b. Card announcing Evan Thomas Williams’ admission to Children of the American Revolution, 4 Feb. 1960.
- II.J.c. Card (in envelope) announcing admission of Harlan Wheatley Williams to Junior Sons and Daughters of the Revolution, 20 Apr. 1903.
- II.J.d. Carbon copy of letter from Harlan Williams to DAR, 16 June 1959, giving information on his descent from Neal McCoy (another copy at II.J.g. below).
- II.J.e. Carbon copy of letter from H.T. Williams to Hall of Records, Columbia Co., PA, requesting information on Harriet Withington, Martin Withington, JWW1, Catherine McCoy, Neal McCoy, Rachel Thornton.
- II.J.f. Letter to Harlan T. Williams on letterhead of SAR, 20 Sept. 1956, with information on several Neal McCoys, apparently in answer to HTW’s request; mentions Neal McCoy’s sword, which HTW evidently had; no Neal McCoy was an officer in the Revolution, so suggests that the sword might date from the War of 1812; p.3 is the original of II.J.a above.
- II.J.g. Another copy of II.J.d above.
- II.J.h. Letter from HTW to County Recorder, Northumberland Co., PA, evidently accompanying a copy of II.J.e, with response typed at bottom (no information).
- II.J.i. Letter from HGWW to HTW, 13 Aug. 1956 (but dated 1856), containing genealogical information; mentiones that she has Neal McCoy’s knapsack. 2 pages.
- II.J.j. HTW’s membership card in SAR Library Membership Fund, 1956.
- II.J.k. Various pages from WIW’s family history (II.L.a), possibly with additions that are not in the main copy.
- II.J.l. Typed notes on Williams name and family in England.
- II.J.m. Letter from WIW to Harlan, St. Petersburg, Florida, 6 May 1937; describes trip from Cleveland, Sept. 1936, with stop in Rockbridge Co., VA.
- II.J.n. Card announcing admission of HTW to SAR, 17 Apr. 1956.
- II.J.o. Carbon copy of typed lineage from Neal McCoy to HGWW.
- II.J.p. Printed minutes of meetings of California SAR: 11 June 1962, 11 Sept. 1962.
- II.J.q. Photocopied booklet: program of Butano Society, Children of the American Revolution, Sept. 1962.
- II.J.r. Certificate of HTW’s membership in SAR, 30 Mar. 1956.
- II.J.s. Letter from Harold L. Putnam, Executive Secretary, SAR, to HTW, 11 July 1963, re the flag, referring the question to chairman of Flag Day Committee.
- II.J.t. Membership card in SAR for HTW, for year ending 31 Mar. 1963.
II.K. “1) Letter, 1805, from someone in England; 2) John Wheatley’s will (a copy of original); 3) Old news clip about ancestor Withington; 4) Envelop of notes identifying old objects, sent to mother by Aunt Mary.”
- II.K.a. Folder containing letter from John Wheatley’s brother to John Wheatly, Whatnoll, 12 Jan. 1805; handwritten copy. Text.
- II.K.b. Folder containing John Wheatley’s will, 1834. Handwritten copy, and 2 typed copies.
- II.K.c. Folder containing obituary for William Potter Withington, d. 2 Dec. 1881, reprinted from Shamokin Herald; labeled “Relative of my father - Harriet”
- II.K.d. Envelope labeled “Notes from Aunt Mary - Written by Aunt
Mary Wheatley McBride, identifying various things sent to Mother.
6/30/1962 Jean Williams.” Contains MMcB’s notes on odd scraps of
paper, concerning objects now in the chest:
- II.K.d.1. “Mother’s call bell…”
- II.K.d.2. “This fan was mine…”
- II.K.d.3. “This is dear mother’s emery…”
- II.K.d.4. “This is dear Werner’s pocket knife…”
- II.K.d.5. “This sunshade belonged to our Grandmother Eliza Stuart Gilmore Humes…”
- II.K.d.6. “Grandma Humes little case for needles…”
- II.K.d.7. “You (Harriet) gave this vase to Mamma one Xmas…”
II.L. Box, labeled “Contents. 1) W.I. Williams - History of Wms. family … 2) Harl Williams - “My Days on the Rock Creek” … 3) large envelope containing valuable documents, etc. of Williams family”
- II.L.a. Three-ring binder, containing WIW’s typed family history notes, including his history of the Williams family (109 pages) …
- II.L.b. Folder containing miscellaneous pencil notes by WIW; folder marked “New”. …
- II.L.c. Folder containing more misc. notes by WIW; folder marked “Used” (i.e. used in his history?) …
- II.L.d. Folder containing letters to WIW on family history. …
- II.L.e. J. Harl Williams, “My Days on the Rock Creek.” Typescript, 28 pages, in a folder.
- II.L.f. Envelope containing “Williams Documents”, listed by JeanWW,
22 June 1962.
- II.L.f.1 Folder: “Inside are: 1. T.Y. Williams discharge” etc.
- II.L.f.1.i. T.Y. Williams, “Application for Certificate in Lieu of Lost Discharge”, 1884-03-01 (split at the folds into three pieces)
- II.L.f.1.ii. “Record of Enlistment and Service of Thomas Y. Williams”, typed notes, “on the way from Portland Ore. to Cleveland, Ohio, June 7-23rd, 1931.” Pinned to a page of pencil notes from which it was compiled.
- II.L.f.1.ii. Envelope addressed to WIW in Julietta, ID, 1912-01-02, from Spokane.
- II.L.f.1.iii. “Satisfaction of Mortgage”, T.Y. Williams, 1891-07-02
- II.L.f.2 Folder: “Pictures of Father and Mother in Folder” (WIW)
- II.L.f.2.i. Letter, TYW to WIW, 1910-06-30, half sheet with envelope
- II.L.f.2.ii. Obit of WIW
- II.L.f.2.iii. Wedding announcement for Jennie Mary Williams (daughter of TYW) and I. Newton Green, 1902-10-01
- II.L.f.2.iv. Obit, “Taps are Sounded for T.Y. Williams”, 1928-11-26
- II.L.f.2.v. Large clipping, “90 Years Old, Is Still Serene”, on Mary Jane Kinnear Williams, Spokan Spokesman-Review, with photo
- II.L.f.2.vi. Clipping, “Williamses Mark Wedding Day”, on TYW and MJKW’ anniversary, with photo
- II.L.f.2.vii. Obit of Naomi Willaims Anderson (d. 1908-04-19)
- II.L.f.2.viii. “Resolution of Respect” for TYW, from Sedgwick Post (of GAR?), with three signatures
- II.L.f.2.ix. Typed bio of MJKW, 6 pages (but p.2 is missing)
- II.L.f.2.x. Newspaper page, torn in half, with letter from Frank O. Williams to TYW, 1908-02-14, concerning funeral of Dolphus Sain
- II.L.f.2.xi. “Deed in Trust”: TYW and MJKW, “settlors” and T. Clair Williams and Laura M. House, “trustees”, 1919-11-18, concerning lots in Spokane Falls
- II.L.f.2.xii. “Records at Mansfield Ohio Recorders Office”, WIW pencil notes, 2 pages
- II.L.f.2.xiii. Printed form letter, Edward Norton Cantwell to “cousin”, concerning the printing of “the family record” = Generations of the Upright, 1911-05-10, with handwritten note at the bottom.
- II.L.f.1 Folder: “Inside are: 1. T.Y. Williams discharge” etc.
- II.L.g. Envelope containing two copies of
printed book Edward Norton Cantwell, The Generation of the Upright
(Lyons, Iowa, 1911): history of Cantwell family.
- II.L.g.1. Copy inscribed “Frances”, signed “W.I. Williams 6/1
1939”, with clippings pasted in back pages:
- II.L.g.1.i. obit. for WIW, Boulder Daily Camera, 2 Jan. 1948.
- II.L.g.1.ii. Newspaper story about Civil War record of T.Y. Williams (refers to upcoming inauguration of President Wilson on 4 March, therefore 1913: Encycl. Brit. under Wilson).
- II.L.g.1.iii. Newspaper story about comrade of T.Y. Williams, dated 1 Oct. 1914.
- II.L.g.2. Copy inscribed “Rachael Williams”. Some death dates added, pp.35-36.
- II.L.g.1. Copy inscribed “Frances”, signed “W.I. Williams 6/1 1939”, with clippings pasted in back pages:
II.M. “D.A.R., S.A.R. - Applications filled out for various members of family. Useful in verifying historical data.”
- II.M.a. Clipping: “Article III.–Membership”.
- II.M.b. Printed booklet: “Constitution and By-Laws of the General Society, Daughters of the Revolutions”.
- II.M.c. Typed copy of pension certificate for Neal McCoy, issued for MMcB, 27 June 1901.
- II.M.d. Typed copy of DAR certificate for Neal McCoy, issed for MMcB, Apr. 1903.
- II.M.e. Large sheet with MMcB’s notes for DAR application in name of Frances Harriet Williams. (Includes ref. to Neal McCoy’s sword).
- II.M.f. Printed application form for DAR membership, filled out for HGWW by MMcB.
- II.M.g. Printed application form for membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, with UDC crossed out and DAR written in, filled in for HGWW by MMcB.
- II.M.h. Printed application form for membership in the SAR, filled in for Paul Wheatley by MMcB.
- II.M.i. Printed application form for membership in DAR, filled in by MMcB (in her youth.
- II.M.j. Printed application form for membership in SAR filled out for John Paul Wheatley by MMcB.
- II.M.k. Printed application form for membership in DAR, filled out for Ricarda Elizabeth Wheatley-Bacchus
- II.M.l. Printed application form for UDC, with UDC crossed out and SAR written in, filled out for John Huntington Wheatley, son of Crawford Wheatley, by MMcB.
- II.M.m. Printed application form for DAR filled out for JeanWW.
- II.M.n. Printed application form for DAR filled out for JeanWW (name in pencil: “Jean W.”).
- II.M.o. Typed summary of descent from Neal McCoy to HGWW, with details of McCoy’s service (several copies found in various places).
- II.M.p. Typed notes on Wheatley and Gilmore families, JWW3 (also in II.B above). 3 pages, carbon copy.
II.N. Unlabeled envelope. II.N…. (school exercises etc., c.1915)
II.O. “1) Wedding certificate, & wedding mementoes, some other things saved by mother (Harriet Wheatley Williams); 2) A notebook of mother’s; 3) A sketchbook of Mother’s”
II.P. Folder containing photograph of John Wright Wheatley (1861-1931), with note by MMcB on the back.
II.Q. “Aunt Mary - Shares in mining companies purchased by her husband, 1880’s”
- II.Q…. (engraved share certificates)
II.R. “Mother’s scrapbook & other material which she used for her children.”
II.S. “Photos - 1) Loose, 3, of logging camp. Unidentified. 2) Scenes … grouped as Wheatley photos. 3) Scenes at (1) Sandon, B.C., (2) Sprague Wash. 4) Portraits… 5) ditto… 6) Photos …”
II.T. “Fort Sherman: papers collected by Mother. ‘Steptoe Butte and other old papers’ - Mother”
II.U. “McCarthy Portraits”
- II.U.a Cabinet card: portrait in grey folder, of a young man in military uniform (Confederate?). On back: “Captain Edward Stephens McCarthy / First Company Richmond Howitzers / Cabell’s Battalion Artillery / A.N.Va / Killed at Cold Harbor Va / June 4th 1864”
- II.U.b Large portrait in an oval frame of a young man in Confederate uniform. “Jany 25th 1862 / WH McCarthy - Age 20.” On back: “William Henry McCarthy / This chap went through the entire war, serving in the ary throughout the four year continuously; was present in the battery that fired the first shot on Virginia soil in ‘60 at Gloucester Point, and surrendered with Genl. Lee at Appomattox. / The picture being full faced and smoothe features presents a good opportunity for tracing our family resemblances – which suggested the sending it. / 2nd Richmond Howitzers / 1st Regt, Va Artillery / Commanded at one time by / Col. Hardaway of Georgia.” With a pasted-on label by MMcB.
II.V. “Williams Photos (portraits) …”
II.W. “‘Eyes for the Navy’ Certificate” (MMcB)
II.X. Fake leather folder stamped “Writing Portfolio” on the front, containing letters to Harlan Thomas Williams. (No serial letter added)
- II.X.a… Pocket containing several photographs (upper)
- II.X.b… Pocket containing several photographs (lower)
- II.X.c. Main folder
- II.X.c.1. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1949-02-15 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.2. Letter, HEW to HTW, 1965-12-08 (“Wed. Dec. 8”)
- II.X.c.3. Letter, HEW to HTW, undated (c.1965)
- II.X.c.4. Letter, HEW to HTW, 1965-11-04 (“Thursda, Nov.4”) (2 pages)
- II.X.c.5. Letter, HEW to HTW, undated (c.1965)
- II.X.c.6. Letter, FHWB to HTW, from Hawaii, 19653-03-11 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.7. Program for a concert by JeanWW at Sarah Lawrence College, 1- II.X.c.954-11-23
- II.X.c.8. Letter, HGWW to HTW, from Boulder, undated, re family history and papers.
- II.X.c.9. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1953-05-29 (3 pages)
- II.X.c.10. Card, Ethel to Vivian (wife of HTW), 1953-06-10
- II.X.c.11. Letter, HGWW to [HTW], 1954-06-21
- II.X.c.12. Letter, HGWW to HTW, from Boulder, undated, c.1942 (seem to be new in Boulder)
- II.X.c.13. Letter, Irene to Vivian, 1953-08-10, 2 pages.
- II.X.c.14. Letter, FHWB to HTW, 1954-07-21.
- II.X.c.15. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1941-12-29.
- II.X.c.16. Letter, FHWB to HTW, undated, c.1955 (mentions RWB and TEB having Fulbrights)
- II.X.c.17. Letter, Robert Harvey to Evan Thomas Williams, 1948? (penpal)
- II.X.c.18. Card, “Best Wishes in Retirement”, for HTW, 1965-01-15, with many signatures.
- II.X.c.19. Letter, last page, HGWW to [HTW], description of WIW’s final decline; undated, 1950s
- II.X.c.20. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1942-02-11
- II.X.c.21. Card, Ethel to Vivian, 1953-11-20
- II.X.c.22. Note, HGWW to HTW, 1952-12-01
- II.X.c.23. Note, HGWW to HTW, 1946-08-12
- II.X.c.24. Christmas card, JeanWW to HTW, undated
- II.X.c.25. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1950-01-10 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.26. Program for concert by Jean Williams et al. at Mary Baldwin College, 1941-09-20
- II.X.c.27. Letter, TEB to HTW, undated, refers to his graduation from high school. (2 pages)
- II.X.c.28. Letter, FHWB to HTW, 1941-06-14; refers to graduating with her B.Sc. in Library Science, plans for job search.
- II.X.c.29. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1941-10-28 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.30. Letter, HGWW to HTW, undated (from Boulder); refers to sending the boys to Boulder - must be 1941
- II.X.c.31. Invitation to Boulder High School commencement for RWB
- II.X.c.32. Business card for Lynn Parsons
- II.X.c.33. Letter, RWB to HTW, 1942-01-24
- II.X.c.34. Postcard, HGWW to HTW, undated (1940s)
- II.X.c.35. Letter, Rachael Williams to HTW, 1949-07-23
- II.X.c.36. Letter, HGWW to HTW, “July 21st”
- II.X.c.37. Letter, HGWW to HTW, last page, c.1941 - refers to Frances’ heart condition
- II.X.c.38. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1940-10-14 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.39. Letter, FHWB to HTW, undated (2 pages), c.1940 - mentions job in Cleveland Public Library; asks about Kate Beswick
- II.X.c.40. Letter, FHWB to HTW, 1948-11-22 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.41. Postcard of Hawaii, blank
- II.X.c.42. Postcard, “Mary” to HTW, 1948-11-08
- II.X.c.43. Postcard, RWB to HTW, 1947-08-05
- II.X.c.44. Postcard, RWB to HTW, 1947-07-17
- II.X.c.45. Postcard of Denver Mountain Parks, Colorado
- II.X.c.46. Wedding announcement, JAnet Ramage and TEB, 1953-11-27
- II.X.c.47. Christmas card, JeanWW to HTW, 1955-12-17
- II.X.c.48. Letter, FHWB to HTW, undated, c.1958
- II.X.c.49. Letter, Rachael Williams to HTW, “Monday Dec. 16” (3 pages)
- II.X.c.50. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1947-07-14 - mentions Werner Wheatley’s legacy (tools, books)
- II.X.c.51. Letter, HGWW to HTW, undated, c.1956 (mentions Hungarian refugees) (2 pages)
- II.X.c.52. Letter, HGWW to HTW, 1954-11-30
- II.X.c.53. Letter, Rachael Williams to HTW, 1959-02-10 (2 pages)
- II.X.c.54. Photograph of a boy (HEW?)
II.Y. “Daughters of the Confederacy - Papers of Mary Wheatley McBride …”
- II.Y.a. Printed booklet: “Mildred Lee Chapter No. 967, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1939-1941, Spokane, Washington.”
- II.Y.b. Printed application form for U.D.C, with notes of service of sons of Maria Humes McCarthy and Julia Ann McCarthy, dated Richmond, 21 Sept. 1910, signed Carlton McCarthy.
- II.Y.c. Printed certificate of membership in U.D.C. for MMcB, 6 Sept. 1922.
- II.Y.d. Printed application form filled out by MMcB for Alice Fanny Humes, daughter of James Edwin Humes (Uncle Ed), with information on the Rowland line.
- II.Y.e. Printed booklet: “Address Delivered by Miss Mildred Lewis Rutherford, Historian General, United Daughers of the Confederacy. - Grunewald Hotel, New Orleans LA. Thurdsday, Nov. 13th, 1913.”
- II.Y.f. Printed application form for membership in U.D.C. filled out for HGWW by MMcB, with notes on James Edwin Humes (Uncle Ed)’s Civil War record.
- II.Y.g. Ditto for Anna Isabelle Humes; notes on Uncle Ed’s record include information about Sidneyvale and MMcB’s birth there.
- II.Y.h. Speech by MMcB for Christmas meeting of Mildred Lee chapter. 6 pages.
- II.Y.i. Speech by MMcB entitled “History” fpr New Years, 1923. 11 pages.
- II.Y.j. Speech (or speeches) by MMcB for Memorial Day. 5 pages.
II.Z. “World War I, pictures, clips. Saved by W.I. Williams at Lewiston, Idaho, during the war.”
II.AA. “Photos - 1) Residences of Chas. M. Wheatley and 2) Thornton Wheatley, Americus GA. 4) (sic) Richmond Howitzer monument… 5) Duplicate of 4.” (MMcB)
- II.AA.a. Large photograph of the monument for the Richmond Howitzers, with a man standing beside it and a large house in the background. Photographer: “Foster / Richmond, Va.”. On back, a letter from “Cousin Willie” to “Cousin Mary” (William McCarthy to MMcB), dated Richmond, 1893-03-04.
- II.AA.b. A second print of II.AA.a, with the sides roughly trimmed (to fit a frame?). Note at bottom: “Photo of My Home / for Cousin Mary Wheatley / Richmond Va Jan 1893 Carleton McCarthy”
- II.AA.c. Large photograph of a house, with family members posing in the yard and on the porch. “Residence of Thornton Wheatley - America Ga / Jany 15/82”. Notes by MMcB on the back. Photographer: no information.
- II.AA.d. Large photograph of a hoouse, again with family members posing. “Residence of C.M. Wheatley / N.W. View / Americus Ga.” Pasted to a piece of stiff paper, with a note taped to the back, apparently transcription of MMcB’s notes.
II.BB. Copy of printed book: Time Out: A Pictorial History of the 119th Seabees (Harlan T. Williams’ unit in World War II), with some handwritten letters inserted. (No serial letter added)
II.CC. Large cards with old indentures pasted to them, labeled “Documents”
- II.CC.a. Indenture, 9 Mar. 1815: John Wheatley, shoemaker, of Northumberland, purchases land in Point Township from John Smith Haines. (=Northumberland Co. Deeds, vol.T, p.575)
- II.CC.b. Indenture, 1 Dec. 1772: Charles Syng purchases lot in town of Northumberland from John Lowdon. (n.b. whoever pasted this indenture to the card backing switched half of it with half of c below)
- II.CC.c. Indenture, 1 Dec. 1772: Richard Barrett purchases lot in town of Northumberland from John Lowdon. (see II.CC.b above)
II.DD. Bundle of old newpapers
III. Rolls (various rolled papers and photographs); labeled with capital letter in circle, in pencil, by PAB, 25 April 1997.
III.A. Several landscape photographs.
III.B. Blueprint of descendants of Donald McCoy (by Werner Wheatley?) - copy of D (below).
III.C. Torn landscape photograph, with pencil note “Fort Benton” on the back
III.D. Blueprint of descendants of Donald McCoy (by Werner Wheatley?).
III.E. More landscape photos, one labeled “Fort Benton Montana” in pencil on the back.
III.F. Paper towel roll containing photo, with label: “Photo, unidentified. Looks like Grandpa Wms (goatee) & Uncle John Wheatley next to him, to right. Is this possible? Jean Williams.”
IV. Ledgers (from chest)
IV.A. Ledger 1: John Boyd’s accounts, Northumberland 1802-1817, and John W. Wheatley’s accounts, Northumberland 1821-1832 (JWW turned Boyd’s unfinished ledger over and started from the other end)
IV.B. Ledger 2: John Wheatley, Northumberland, 1840 - c.1856, with some later entries. Some loose business letters dated 1854 are tucked in, also an accounting sheet for tolls on the ferry (bridge?) between Northumberland and Sunbury for the week ending Sun. 26 Sept. 1830. Insertions:
- IV.B.a, (pp.4-5) Slip of paper with sums; name “Withington” occurs.
- IV.B.b. (pp.18-19) Slip of paper with sum: “up to Oct 18. 1858”.
- IV.B.c. (pp.60-61) Letter, Susan R. Bisel to “Aunt Harriet”, Washingtonville (date torn away), apparently delivered by S.H. McCay, used for sums.
- IV.B.d. (pp.82-83) Slip of paper with sums.
- IV.B.e. (pp.82-83) Note from “E.F.R.” to M.J.D. Withington, undated; used for sums.
- IV.B.f. (pp.98-99) Envelope for letter to Robert T. McCay, Esq., Americus, Sumpter Co., Georgia, used for sums.
- IV.B.g. (pp.104-5) Slip of paper, torn from note, with date 1852.
- IV.B.h. (pp.106-7) Note of payment from John Wheatley to W.G. Bright M.D., 29 Dec. 1843, for attendance and medicine, 23 Aug. 1842 to 29 Dec. 1843, $6.81 1/4.
- IV.B.i. (pp.124-5) Slip of paper used for sums.
- IV.B.j. (pp.132-3) Envelope for note to Mr. Barret, Northumberland; used for sums.
- IV.B.k. (pp.136-7) Part of bill from J. Wheatley to H.S. Thomas, 1847-48.
- IV.B.l. (pp.136-7) Part of letter (from WMW?) ordering lottery tickets; used for sums.
- IV.B.m. (pp.148-9) Slip of paper used for sums.
- IV.B.n. (pp.157-8) Slip of paper used for sums.
- IV.B.o. (pp.161-2) Envelope for letter to John Wheatley, Northumberland; postmarked Apr. 30.
- IV.B.p. (pp.180-1) John Wheatley’s account with Jacob Grass, 30 Oct. 1860.
- IV.B.q. (pp.192-3) Bill for Dr. R.B. McCay, 1854-57, copied from p.193.
- IV.B.r. (pp.198-9) Slip of paper used for sums.
- IV.B.s. (pp.204-5) Return of tolls between Northumberland and Sunbury for week ending 24 Sept. 1830, printed form, used for sums (some dated 1850, 1851).
- IV.B.t. (pp.204-5) Note from Samuel H. McCay to JWW1, Washingtonville, 8 May 1854, refering to a letter that JWW1 sent to “Father” with a draft for Neal; used for sums.
- IV.B.u. (pp.204-5) Note from Neal McCay to JWW1, Washingtonville, 15 Nov. 1854, used for sums.
- IV.B.v. (pp.206-7) Part of bill from JWW1 to Jones, dated 6 Mar. 1857.
- IV.B.w. (pp.208-9) Page from WMW’s geometry exercise book (see above, II.E.b).
- IV.B.x. (pp.212-3) Bill from JWW1 to A.E. Capp, Northumberland, Sept. 1861.
- IV.B.y. (pp.[216-7]) Part of note (JWW1?): “…this april… could not see a Boat in time but will send him down tomorrow moring on a sand flat / it is our wish that you will make wim wark and learn everry thing you want him to learn he ses he likes to live with you vell(?) well you will pleas make him wark and if he dose not mind corect”; used for sums.
IV.C. Ledger 3: WMW’s accounts, Northumberland, 1862 and 1867
IV.D. Ledger 4: WMW’s accounts, Northumberland and (apparently) Missouri, 1860-63, 1866-73.
Some loose letters to WMW and other scraps are tucked in; they indicate that he was living in Gravois Mills, Morgan Co., Missouri in 1871-72 at least, and that he acted as agent for Pennsylvanians who owned land in Missouri (taking care of their taxes and assessments, for a fee). There is also a letter from “T Wheatley” (Israel Thornton Wheatley, I assume) to his brother WMW from Americus Ga, 8 Aug. 1872, indicating that their brothers Charles and John are also in Americus. A couple of incomplete letters: from WMW’s father John to WMW, asking for information about WMW’s accounts (apparently he was handling WMW’s affairs in Pennsylvania), and a letter from a lawyer in Springfield Ohio, dated 11 Dec. 1868, to Mildred M. Humes Wheatley, advising her and her brothers to accept a settlement offered in a case they had brought over some Carlin inheritance (her father’s mother’s name was Elizabeth Carlin).
V. Photo albums (from chest)
V.C. Small Black Album, grey paper pages.
V.D. Large Black Album, black paper pages.
V.E. Large Black Album, grey paper pages, labeled “Photos: Williams Family, Uncle Ed”.
V.F. Small Black Album, labeled “Homestead near Versailles, Mo.”
(has notes by MMcB inserted, written on Thornton Wheatley’s business card).
V.G. Small Red Album.
VI. Other items from chest.
VI.A. Brown manilla folder (from chest)
VI.B. Blue binder: “Carruthers Case”
VI.C. Book of Common Prayer belonging to Eliza Stuart Gilmore.
VI.D. Scrapbook from chest, with label on front: “Wheatley, mostly. Obits, other clips from newspapers” (JeanWW).
VII. Jean Wheatley Williams’ box (1969)
This box contains materials that Jean kept for herself after sorting Frances Binkley’s papers in 1962. Jean sent these materials to RWB in 1969. The box contains several manilla envelopes, like the ones in Harlan’s box. I have added identifying letters (PAB, 18 May 1997). As well as papers, the box contains various objects, including a sort of purse containing doilies and handkerchiefs, one with a “W” monogram, and a photo of HGWW in a small brass frame.
VII.A. Letters from the Georgia Wheatleys, 1877-1900. (All with typed transcription by JeanWW.)
- VII.A.a. Letter, JWW2 to WMW, Americus, 25 Nov. 1877 (on ledger paper).
- VII.A.b. Letter, JWW2 to WMW, Americus, 11 Oct. 1885 (2 pages, on letterhead of “Office of Thornton Wheatley, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Fancy Goods.”)
- VII.A.c. Letter, JWW2 to WMW, Americus, 22 June 1892.
- VII.A.d. Letter, CMW to WMW, Americus, 13 Aug. 1892 (5 halfscap pages, on letterhead of “C.M. Wheatley & Co. manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors and Blinds, Builders’ Materials. C.M.Wheatley, Arch’t. Crawford Wheatley, M.E.”)
- VII.A.e. Letter, CMW to WMW, Americus, 5 Feb., 1896. 2 pages, on letterhead of “The Americus Construction Co. Manufacturers of Dressed Lumber and Builder’s Materials. Architects and Engineers. C.M. Wheatley, President. Thornton Wheatley, Vice-President. G.A. McNeill, Sec. and Treas.”
- VII.A.f. Letter, CMW to MMHW, Linville N.C., 25 July 1900. On letterhead of “Acme Cement Plaster, Newport News, Va.”
- VII.A.g. Letter, CMW to MMHW, Americus, 8 Jan. 1906. 2 pages, on letterhead of “The Americus Construction Co. Manufacturers of Dressed Lumber and Builders’ Materials. Architects and Builders. C.M. Wheatley, Pres’t. Thornton Wheatley, Vice Pres’t. G.A. McNeill, Sec’y & Treas.”
- VII.A.h. Typed copies of obituaries of CMW and Crawford Wheatley, typed by JeanWW, Dec. 1962.
VII.B. Bundle of file folders tied with cord
- VII.B.a. “Notes on family history by John W. Wheatley c.1910” (typed
notes, mostly copies of material in II.B above)
- VII.B.a.1. Application form for DAR filled out for Mary Ada Williams
- VII.B.a.2. Application form for Children of the American Revolution filled out for JeanWW
- VII.B.a.3. Transcript of interview of WMW and HGWW by JWW3 (9 pages)
- VII.B.a.4. “Family History” - transcript of records from the family bible by JWW3 (2 pages)
- VII.B.a.5. “Mr. Crawford Wheatley Dies at Americus” - transcript of obit
- VII.B.a.6. “Memorandum page 2” - JWW3 notes on e.g. the Episcopalian “prayer book” - 1912-07-20
- VII.B.a.7. “Family history” - 1899-06-22, copy made 1922-08-03 - JWW3 notes on Rowland family (2 pages)
- VII.B.a.8. “Wheatley” - 1912-07-17 - records from family bible - JWW3
- VII.B.a.9. Another transcript of family bibl records by JWW3, 1912-10-18 (3 pages)
- VII.B.a.10. “Family History / Memorandum” - reminiscences of Uncle Ed Humes, recorded on dictaphone Oct. 1912. Another copy at VII.B.a.25.
- VII.B.a.11. “Family History / Matador, Texas” - 1912-08-01 - copy of letter from Aunt Lou Jones (2 pages). Another copy at VII.B.a.27
- VII.B.a.12. “Family History / Notes” - 1922-08-03 - notes from Aunt Lou, taken 1908-09-17
- VII.B.a.13. Notes on line back to Neal McCoy
- VII.B.a.14. “Family History / Memorandum” - 1911-11-21 - copy made 1922-08-03 - Information from Uncle Ed Humes about William Humes, his grandfather
- VII.B.a.15. “Death of Mrs. Yeatman” - copy of obit, 1912-01-13
- VII.B.a.16. Copy of letter from H.P. Houston to J.W. Gilmore about Rowland family, 1898-12-10
- VII.B.a.17. Copy of letter from J.W. Gilmore to MMcB, 1899-06-01 about Rowland and Gilmore families
- VII.B.a.18. Copy of letter from R.R. Houston to “Cousin”, 1898-12-23, about Rowland family (another copy at VII.B.a.22)
- VII.B.a.19. Copy by JWW3 of “pencil memorandum” in possession of MMHW about Rowland family, 1899-06-22
- VII.B.a.20. “Gilmore” - notes by JWW3, 1912-07-17
- VII.B.a.21. “Family History / Memorandum” - JWW3’s notes from information from MMHW about John Humes (1 page, cut in two)
- VII.B.a.22. Another copy of VII.B.a.18
- VII.B.a.23. “Memorandum Bearing on the Origin and Antiquity of the Family Name of Wheatley” - JWW3, 1912-07-11
- VII.B.a.24. Notes from conversations with Aunt Lou and Uncle Ed by JWW3, 1912-11-13
- VII.B.a.25. Another copy of VII.B.a.10
- VII.B.a.26. Transcript of Wheatley family information from “John Wheatley, Sr., famiy Doctor Book”, by JWW3, 1912-07-20
- VII.B.a.27. Another copy of VII.B.a.11
- VII.B.a.28. Notes on life of Uncle Ed, 1912-12-04, typed 1913-01-02
- VII.B.a.29. Copy of letter from MOye Wicks to JWW3, 1912-12-17, on death of Ed Humes
- VII.B.a.30. Copy of letter from Josephine Gilmore Yeatman to JWW3, 1912-06-19
- VII.B.a.31. “Copy of John Wheatley’s Will” from the book of Wills at Sunbury
- VII.B.a.32. Copy of will of James Gilmore furnished by Josephine Gilmore Yeatman
- VII.B.a.33. Information on Gilmore family from Josephine Gilmore Yeatman, by JWW3, 1912-06-28
- VII.B.a.34. Copy of grant from Governor Page to Joseph and William Gilmore,
- VII.B.b. “Letters between Wm. and Mildred Wheatley, starting 1857
thru 1865; Poems copied or composed by them.” (including more
loveletters from the same set as II.C above, letters from
WMW to MMHW during his western trip in 1865, etc.)
- VII.B.b.1. Two envelopes for letters from WMW to MMHW (as in II.C.c.2 above)
- VII.B.b.2. “Valentine” (poem by WMW for MMHW, Altoona, 14 Feb. 1878; with envelope)
- VII.B.b.3. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Val du Moulin, 27 Nov. 1857. Text.
- VII.B.b.4. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Versailles, 26 July 1858, with inserted page dated 27 July. Text.
- VII.B.b.5. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Val du Moulin, “Sunday Eve. 1858”. Text.
- VII.B.b.6. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Val de Moulin, “Sunday Morning” Text.
- VII.B.b.7. Letter, MMHW to WMW, Val de Moulin, “Sunday Evening” Text.
- VII.B.b.8. Letter, WMW to MMHW, Wall’s Store P.O., 27 Apr. 1858 Text.
- VII.B.b.9. Letter, WMW to MMHW, Wall’s Store P.O., 2 May 1858. Text.
- VII.B.b.10. Letter, WMW to MMHW, “Sam Gaty”, 29 May 1865. Text.
- VII.B.b.11. Poem by WMw: “Evermore”, dated “Sam Gaty”, 2 June
- VII.B.b.12. Letter “5”, WMW to MMHW, “Sam Gaty”, June 1865, 3 sheets. Text.
- VII.B.b.13. Letter “6”, WMW to MMHW, “Sam Gaty”, 20 June 1865, 2 sheets. Text.
- VII.B.b.14. Letter “7”, WMW to MMHW, Fort Union, 26 June 1865. Text.
- VII.B.b.15. Letter, John G. Copelin to WMW at DeSoto Washington Co., 13 Apr. 1865, St. Louis (regarding shipping of WMW’s mill). Text.
- VII.B.b.16. Poem, WMW to MMHW, Val-de-Moulin, 4 Feb. 1858: “Impromptu to Miss Mildred” Text.
- … (poems)
- VII.B.c. “Misc. letters, early 1900s, most condolences on death of
Mildred Wheatley 1908.”
- VII.B.c.1. Letter, E.A. Harrison to Thornton Wheatley, Eldon MO, 23 Mar. 1908. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.c.2. Letter, Mary B. Coursen (daughter of Kate Wheatley Coursen?) to Thornton Wheatley, “615 Mulberry Street”,  (on death of MMHW).
- VII.B.c.3. Letter, Mrs. J.H. Cross to Thornton Wheatley, La Crosse, Wash., 26 Mar. 1908.
- VII.B.c.4. Letter, “Aunt” Matt (childhood friend of MMHW) to “Mary” (=MMcB), Independence MO, 3 Apr. 1908. With envelope.
- VII.B.c.5. Letter, typed, on letterhead of “Office of the Mayor, The City Hall, Richmond, Va”, from Carlton McCarthy to Thornton Wheatley, 22 Apr. 1908.
- VII.B.c.6. Letter, L.H. Smith to WMW, Fresno, 3 Feb. 1894.
- VII.B.c.7. Letter from “Cousin Alice” (identified as “Alice K. Wheatley” by HGWW(?), i.e. daughter of Israel Thornton Wheatley) to HGWW, “Monday”. (Answer to HGWW’s letter from Hawaii. Some information about cousin Mame: seems to be wife of Edwin Forsyth, brother of Will Forsyth; she founded the library in their name in Northumberland; she died 5 or 6 years ago, buried in Northumberland. Alice is 81; had 2 brothers, both dead.)
- VII.B.c.8. Letter, “Sis” to MMHW, South Somerville N.J., 23 Apr.
- (Some information about Mame, Americus Wheatleys)
- VII.B.c.9. Engraved invitation to wedding of Flora Maxwell Wheatley and George Williams Bacot, 12 Jan., Americus GA.
- VII.B.d. “The testimonial to Wm. Wheatley 1889, from employees of
Portage Iron works.”
- VII.B.d.1. Typed transcription of newspaper story from Morning Tribune, Altoona, 27 Dec. 1889: “Christmas at Duncansville. Wm. Wheatley the Recipient of a Handsome Memorial.” Many lacunae.
- VII.B.d.2. Pencilled notes (by MMcB?) with birthdays of Thornton, Werner, HGWW, Robert, and Julia, with calculations of their ages in 1948, and calculation for HGWW in 1952.
- VII.B.d.3. Envelope, from Lewis Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO, to HGWW, Richland Wash., postmarked 16 July 1910, redirected to Moscow, Idaho.
- VII.B.d.4. Clipping, apparently from a St. Louis newspaper, probably Mar. 1882, with a poem “Mountain Violets”, Augusta Moore, and an essay “Lonesome Lake Papers: A Golden Morning–The Old Fashioned Puritan Sunday, February, 1882”, signed “W.”
- VII.B.e. “Newspaper clips: obits, marriage announcements; Letter
from Mildred Humes Wheatley [MMHW], 1907, inquiring about a Negro
girl who grew up with her.”
- VII.B.e.1. Clipping, Oakesdale, Wash, 1 June: wedding of Naomi Williams to Frank J. Anderson.
- VII.B.e.2. Clipping, Kootenai Herald: wedding of WIW and HGWW.
- VII.B.e.3. Clipping, poem: “My Sweetheart” (Anon., in the Atlanta Constitution)”
- VII.B.e.4. Clipping: death of CMW.
- VII.B.e.5. Clipping: death of John McBride.
- VII.B.e.6. Clipping: death of John Williams.
- VII.B.e.7. Second copy of VII.B.e.6.
- VII.B.e.8. Clipping: 30 June 1910. Wedding of Ricarda Wheatley and G.A. Bacchus. With picture of Ricarda.
- VII.B.e.9. Envelope of Manhattan Live Ins. Co., inscribed
“Letter from Omi to Leeuna, Oct. 14 1901.” Contents:
- VII.B.e.9.i. Letter, Naomi Williams to WIW and HGWW, undated. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.e.9.ii. Letter, Naomi Williams to WIW, undated. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.e.10. Clipping: tribute to Mrs. J. Frank Anderson, signed J.N. Janeway, Clifton, Wash.
- VII.B.e.11. Clipping: death of Mrs. J. Frank Anderson (Naomi Williams).
- VII.B.e.12. Clipping: death of Naomi Williams Anderson.
- VII.B.e.13. Letter from MMHW addressed “Dear Sir”, Spokane, 17 Mar. 1907, asking that the attached letter be sent to Mary, former slave of Joseph Humes. Attached to letter addressed “Dear Mary”, Spokane, 17 Mar. 1907. Some information about Humes slaves.
- VII.B.f. “Lock of Frances’ hair cut 1900; Formula for baby food
1900; Wedding Announcement Harriet and Irvin Williams; Obituary of
infant, Ruth, daughter of above.”
- VII.B.f.1. Envelope inscribed “Death-notice of infant, Ruth, daughter Harriet and Irwin Williams”, containing newspaper clipping of notice of Ruth’s death and funeral (listing family members present), and four stamps (including two Canadian 3-cent).
- VII.B.f.2. Envelope inscribed “Lock of Frances’ hair Cut May 21st 1899 (change of ink) Largest lock cut Feb. 25 1900”, containing two locks of hair wrapped in tissue paper.
- VII.B.f.3. Engraved invitation to wedding of WIW and HGWW, 19 June 1895, Post Falls, Idaho.
- VII.B.f.4. Recipe for baby food, handwritten, on letterhead of Nathan M. Baker, M.D., Spokane, 190..
- VII.B.f.5. “Special Assessment Receipt”, for assessment on 6 lots of land, paid by WIW, Lewiston, Idaho, 8 June 1921.
- VII.B.g. “Letters to Harriet Williams from her parents Wm. and
Mildred Wheatley from 1895-1908”
- VII.B.g.1. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 25 Feb. 1897. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.g.2 Letter, WMW to HGWW, St. Marie’s, Idaho, 10 Mar. 1897.
- VII.B.g.3. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 17 Mar. 1897. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.g.4. Letter, WMW to HGWW, St. Marie’s, Idaho, 12 Apr.
- With envelope postmarked 15 Apr. 1897, addressed to “Mrs. W.I. Williams, Sandon, British Columbia.”
- VII.B.g.5. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 18 Apr. 1897. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.g.6. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 28 Sept. 1899. Contains recipes for pickled mangoes and “Rickalily” (pickled green tomatoes).
- VII.B.g.7. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 13 Aug. 1900.
- VII.B.g.8. Letter, WMW to HGWW (partly dictated to MMHW), 14 Aug. . With note by HGWW on the back.
- VII.B.g.9. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 22 Oct. 1902.
- VII.B.g.10. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 3 Mar. 1903. 2 sheets. Mentions MMcB’s imminent marriage to John McBride, reaction of his children.
- VII.B.g.11. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 5 Aug. 1904. 2 sheets. Refers to death of Judge McBride.
- VII.B.g.12. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 3 Sept. 1904.
- VII.B.g.13. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, last page, undated. Mentions the building of a house.
- VII.B.g.14. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 11 Dec. 1904, on letterhead of “Spokane Textile Manufacturing Company, Inc.”.
- VII.B.g.15. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 1 May 1905.
- VII.B.g.16. Letter, MMHW to HGWW, Spokane, 28 Apr. 1907.
- VII.B.h. “Legal agreement between Wm. Wheatley and his son, John 1908”: Agreement releasing each other from any claims arising from prior dealings, which have all been settled; 3 Nov. 1898, signed by WMW and JWW3, with Thornton Wheatley and Werner Wheatley as witnesses.
- VII.B.i. “Letter about loan of binoculars to U.S. Navy, 1918”
(signed by FDR as Assistant Secretary of the Navy).
- VII.B.i.1. Poem, typed: “Bill” (World War I).
- VII.B.i.2. Flyleaf from a book, with on one side an inscription: “Mildred M. Wheatley, Gravois Mills, Mo.”, and a note of the date of her death; on the other side, Gen. 1:1-3 in Latin (paraphrase of Vulgate text).
- VII.B.i.3. Letter from F.D.Roosevelt, Asst. Sec. of the Navy, to HGWW (Mrs W.I. Williams), 2 May 1918, thanking her for donation of binoculars for Navy.
- VII.B.j. “Letters to Harriet Williams dating from around 1900,
mostly from Wheatley and Williams relatives”
- VII.B.j.1 Price list, dated June 1859, on printed form headed “John How, dealer in Hides, Leather, Shoemaker’s Findings and Saddlery-Hardware, No. 170 North Main Street, Saint Louis.” [evidence of WMW working as shoemaker in Missouri?]
- VII.B.j.2 Letter, John L. Lewis to WMW at Altoona, on letterhead of “Roll Turner, Engine Builder and General Founder J.L. Lewis”, 27 Mar. 1877.
- VII.B.j.3 Promissory note by WMW for $100 to be paid to HGWW, dated 13 Aug. 1900.
- VII.B.j.4 Letter from JWW3 to HGWW, regarding payment of $100 from WMW’s estate, 19 Dec. 1902
- VII.B.j.5 Letter from “Aunt Sis” [=Sarah Harriet Wheatley, b.1840 ?] to HGWW, South Somerville N.J., 18 Nov. 1900.
- VII.B.j.6 Letter from WMW and MMHW to HGWW and WIW, Oaksdale Wash., 30 Oct. 1900.
- VII.B.j.7 Letter from Frank O. Williams, Oakesdale, to HGWW and WIW, 31 Oct. 1900.
- VII.B.j.8 Letter from Mattie M. Livers to HGWW, Buffalo, 18 Nov. 1900.
- VII.B.j.9 Letter from Milly Milliken Beale to HGWW, Philadelphia, 10 Nov. 1900.
- VII.B.j.10 Letter from “Aunt Sis” to HGWW, South Somerville N.J., 7 Jan. 1900. 2 sheets.
- VII.B.j.11 Letter from “Aunt Sis” to HGWW, Sourth Somervile N.J., 19 May 1903. 2 sheets. [mentions Annie Priestley in Northumberland]
- VII.B.j.12 Letter from “Aunt Sis” to HGWW, South Somerville N.J., 31 Dec. 1914. [mentions Annie and Jean Priestley as surviving friends in Northumberland]
- VII.B.j.13 Letter from “Aunt Sis” to HGWW, South Somerville N.J., 5 Jan. 1916.
- VII.B.j.14 Letter from Kate Miller Williams to HGWW and WIW, Kalispell, Montana, 29 Oct. 1900.
- VII.B.j.15 Letter from “Mame” to HGWW, Pittsburgh PA, 17 Feb.
- 3 sheets. [Regarding estate of Aunt Sis]
- VII.B.j.16 Letter from Charlye L.N. Curry [=Charlye Lou Wheatley, daughter of CMW] to HGWW, Florence Villa Florida, [c.1908]. 4 sheets. [on death of “Aunt Mildred” = MMHW]
VII.C. Genealogical charts by JeanWW
Mostly the same as those in the red plush album, V.A above, but perhaps updated; also a handwritten note labeled “Mother [HGWW] dictated this to me, 1957. J.W. [JeanWW]”: family history, some new information.
- VII.C.1. Notes on Humes and Wheatley family, with attached label: “Mother [HGWW] dictated this to me, 1957. J.W. [JeanWW]”. Includes information about Uncle Ed’s imprisonment, Val du Moulin during the Civil War. 3 sheets.
- VII.C.2. Typed genealogy: “Maternal Forebears of Robert Williams Binkley, Thomas Eden Binkley”, by JeanWW, Aug. 1962. 3 sheets.
- VII.C.3. Typed notes on Humes, Gilmore and Rowland family, “Rowland Family Records of Rockbridge Co., Va., Copy of a pencil manuscript with above Title. No author or date given. Original in chest.” JeanWW.
- VII.C.4. Typed genealogies, carbon copies, with many handwritten additions, for Williams, Wheatley, Humes and Rowland families, JeanWW, Boulder, June/Aug. 1962, with contents of red plush photo album. 5 sheets.
- VII.C.5. Two copies of the typed DAR genealogy, for children of WIW and HGWW.
VII.D. Picture of Juliaetta, Idaho (JeanWW’s birthplace)
VII.E. Typescript of J. Harl Williams, “My Days on the Rock Creek” (28 pages, carbon copy)
VII.F. “Drawing by Harriet Wheatley Williams” [HGWW]
VII.G. File folder: “Hollidaysburg Seminary catalogue 1894-95”
VII.H. “Portrait of Wm. Wheatley” (another copy of the engraving, I.A.a above)
VII.I. “Old astronomy book”: Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy (New York: Cady & Burgess, 1851). Used by Mary Ada Humes (1844-1860), MMHW, JWW3, etc.
VII.J Misc. items from FWB and her family.
VII.K. Two books:
- VII.K.a. A Souvenir of the Unveiling of the The Richmond Howitzer Monument at Richmond, Virginia, December 13th, 1892. Address of Mr. Leigh Robinson, with Rolls of the Three Companies and Lists of Battles. 1893. Inscribed: “Compliments D.S. McCarthy”.
- VII.K.b. The Generation of the Upright (see II.L.g above).
VII.L. Orange folder: “For Robert Binkley: The Caruthers Story” (apparently a revised version of the booklet in the chest, with handwritten notes in an envelope, including a letter from May Caruthers to Eva J. Caruthers, Huntsville, 8 Aug. 1876.)
VII.M. Miscellaneous loose items
- VII.M.a. Grey folder containing JeanWW’s B.Mus. diploma (Chicago, 1941), with her high-school diploma attached.
- VII.M.b. Letter from Aunt Lou to “Mary” (MMcB?), 31 Aug. 1929 (marked “Last letter from Aunt Lou Humes”), containing a lock of her hair.
- VII.M.c. Envelope containing “Identification tags for some things in
the chest” (from MMcB)
- VII.M.d. Letter from Sarah McCay to HGWW, 1935, containing extensive notes on McCoy/McCay/McKay family history (partly transcribed by PAB: file mccoy1.txt)
- VII.M.e. Envelope containing “Wheatley Coat of Arms and photos” (of HGWW and MMcB(?), 1895)
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