Waldo-Henderson family papers, 1829-1979

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  • COLLECTION STORED AT ARC: Collection may be available for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers of a prominent family from Green Bay, Wisconsin, primarily documenting the women of that family. Included are original and transcribed copies of diaries, correspondence, clippings, writings, notes, and genealogical material. Among the individuals represented are Morris A. Waldo (1828-1902) and his first wife Ann Eliza Appleton Waldo (1832-1862); her sister Susan Appleton Brown; their daughter Mary Adele Waldo Henderson (1858-1939); and two of her daughters, Anna Laura Henderson Jackson (1881-1957) and Ruth A. Henderson (1890-1980), and her granddaughter Anne Jackson Foster (1911- ). Of note are the exchanges between Waldo and his wife before she traveled from New York to join him in Wisconsin during the 1850s and during his service in the Civil War with the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry; an autobiography and letters of Susan Brown; and radio talks, student papers, and World War II era correspondence of Laura Henderson Jackson exchanged with her daughter Anne Jackson Foster primarily concerning child care and family matters.
  • Additions consist of numerous photographic snapshots and portraits.


  • Presented by Anne Jackson Foster and Ruth Hartman, both of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1983-1984.
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