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Wirt, William, 1824 October 31
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of a collection of letters, autographs, and papers of the Wainwright family of New York State, dating primarily from the nineteenth century. Included are two scrapbook albums, compiled by Maria Livingston Tillotson as a memento for her nephew, John Tillotson Wainwright (1898-1930), containing (1) photographs, letters, genealogies, clippings, and memorabilia of the Wainwright, Tillotson, and Livingston families--particularly of his father, John T. Wainwright (1865-1900)--as well as (2) autographs, letters, and photographs of Civil War generals and other prominent people, such as Winfield Scott, Richard Montgomery, Edward Eggleston, Daniel Webster, and Aaron Burr.
A separate series of autographs consists of letters (1694-1880) received mainly by Thomas Lawson, surgeon-general (1836-1861), and Major C. S. Wainwright, but also by military officers, government officials, and others. Included in this group are a document (1694) appointing Anthony Lawson as sheriff of Norfolk County, Va., signed by Edmund Andros; letters by James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, Joseph Hooker, Jefferson Davis, George Meade, and Zachary Taylor; and miscellaneous autographs.
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- Access Restrictions:
This collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Wirt, William; Wainwright Family Collection, C0633, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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