Wiswall family papers, 1862-1971

Wiswall, Viola

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.2 c.f. (1 folder) and
    • 14 photographs


  • Papers related to the Wiswall family, descended from Thomas Wiswall who came to America in 1635 and Joseph Wiswall who moved to Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin in 1848. Contents include a genealogy and coat of arms, Civil War letters of Alvah Wiswall, a Civil War diary (1863) and discharge paper (1865) of Theophilus Taylor, family correspondence (1862-1924), a brief autobiography of Elvin Clark Wiswall, Irma Wiswall's autograph book, an invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Casson to the White House (1900), calling cards, papers of Hugh and Mary Reynolds pertaining to their home in Milwaukee, a calendar and photographs from the firm E. C. Wiswall, dealer in teas, coffee, and crockery at 120 State St., Madison, Wis., and family photographs.


  • Presented by Viola Wiswall, Sunnyvale, California; additional materials presented by Leroy H. Banicki, El Paso, Texas, 1981, and Mrs. Ben C. Reynolds, Madison, Wisconsin, 1958.
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