John W. and Mary Mariner papers, 1881-1946

Mariner, John W., 1868-1930

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
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  • Physical Details
    • 7.4 c.f. (12 archives boxes, 13 volumes) and
    • 10 photographs; plus
    • additions of 2.0 c.f
  • OCLC ocn173711547, ocn173699570
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  • COLLECTION STORED, IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection may be available for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Business papers of John W. Mariner and papers of his wife Mary from her leadership of the National League for Woman's Service in Wisconsin. The business papers consist of correspondence, minutes, account books, maps, and stock certificates, of firms with which Mariner, a Milwaukee realtor, was associated. These included the Ontonagon and Brule River Railroad Company of Michigan, the J.J. Hof Land Company of Shawano County, Wisconsin, the Northern Colonization Company, and the Mariner and Kurtz Land Company, predecessor of the Mariner Realty Company.
  • The National League for Woman's Service was a patriotic organization which Mrs. Mariner served as state chairman during World War I. The records consist largely of correspondence with the national office of the league, with local chairmen, and with the Council of Defense, the Liberty Loan, and other committees with which the league cooperated.
  • The photographs include images of the J.J. Hof Land Company office, Sobieski, Wisconsin, circa 1895, with people posed outside; an image of the Sobieski railroad depot; and images related to the National League for Woman's Service, circa 1918.


  • Wisconsin Chapter of the National League for Woman's Service records in the Raynor Archives, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Presented by Mrs. John W. Mariner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1923, and Mrs. Stanley W. Stone, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1953.
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