Papers 1822-1888

Paine family


  • Notebook containing typewritten transcripts of papers of the family of Edward Lathrop Paine, lumber manufacturer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Papers deal with business interests, family affairs, and religious concerns primarily related to the Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • The collection includes business agreements and incoming correspondence, 1822-1888, of Edward L. Paine; papers, 1846-1863, of his son, Charles Nelson Paine, including genealogical materials, short biographies, Civil War letters written while Captain of Company B, 21st Wisconsin Volunteers, and a regimental history; similar papers, 1846-1865, of a second son, Nathan Paine, Captain of Company G, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry; and papers, 1848-1865, of Charles Robert Nevitt, publisher of the Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh), and Captain of Co. E, 5th Wisconsin Infantry, whose son Charles married Georgiana, a daughter of Charles N. Paine.
  • Papers also include letters from Nathan Paine while a student at Lawrence College and Albany Law School; and a short biography of Edward's third son, George Milton Paine. Inaccuracies are known to exist in the typewritten copies.


  • This collection is available only on microfilm.
  • Originals are in the Paine Art Center
  • Loaned for copying by George P. Nevitt, Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, Wis., Dec. 1960.
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