Guide to the Papers of the Wheeler Family of Orford, NH, 1777-1978 [1828-1905]WMAN ML-86

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wheeler Family
Title Remainder: Papers. 1777-1978
Dates: 1777-1978
Identification: ML-86





Other Descriptive Data

Papers of the Wheeler Family of Orford, NH, 1777-1978 [1828-1905]

ML-86

Brief History of the Wheeler Family of Orford, NH

The Wheeler Family of Orford, NH has a long, diverse history and genealogy. A very large, comprehensive genealogical record of the Wheeler family in America was published in 1914, The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America, compiled by the American College of Genealogy under direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr. In it are described several originating branches of Wheelers that settled in Concord, MA and dispersed throughout New England. Their likely point of origin was Odell, Bedfordshire, England, sometime between the years 1635 and 1939. The family branch the Orford Wheelers are descended from originates with Sergeant Thomas Wheeler (1620?-1704) of Concord, MA.

Sergeant Thomas Wheeler's eleven children were all born in Concord, MA. The eighth child, Timothy Wheeler (1667-1718) had eight children; his seventh, a son, Benjamin Wheeler (1709-1777), also fathered many children, perhaps as many as sixteen. Benjamin's third and fifth children, Aaron (1740/1-1806) and Abner (1745-1820) are the two Wheeler descendants whose family lines lead away from Concord, MA to the established and continued history of the Wheelers of Orford, NH.

Aaron Wheeler's descendants were responsible for the family's settlement in Orford and the building of the Wheeler mansion there. He was born in Concord, MA and died in Mason, NH. His third-born son, John Brooks Wheeler (1770-1842), and his fifth-born son Daniel Wheeler (1774-1810), were established residents in Orford by the years 1806 and 1804, respectively. John Brooks had previously purchased land from established Orford resident Samuel Morey in April 1804. In 1806, he moved with his first wife, Hannah Hills Wheeler, and four children, John, Rebekah, Maria, and David, from Grafton, VT where he had been a prosperous merchant. His brother, Daniel, moved to Orford and established a small store on the corner of Bridge and Main Streets in October 1804. Daniel had purchased the land for the store from his brother John in the previous July. (That store, now called Patterson's, has been in operation as a mercantile business for most of the years since it was built, with many different owners.) In 1806, John Brooks bought and operated a tavern originally built by John Mann, one of the founders of Orford. The following year, he bought the store from his brother Daniel and ran it very successfully for many years. Tragically, Daniel died three years later, just a few months after his only child, Daniel Prescott Wheeler (1810-1888), was born. John Brooks' wife, Hannah, died in December 1809, possibly as a result of childbirth.

John Brooks Wheeler acquired a substantial fortune from his enterprises, including the store proprietorship and income from interest on money lent. With his wealth, he was able to build on land he had additionally purchased from Samuel Morey in 1814. He built a stately mansion on his newly acquired land located on the south end of the Orford Ridge. It was an elegant house, designed by an associate of the famous architect, Charles Bulfinch. Meanwhile, John Brooks had remarried in 1810 and his new wife, Sarah (Scudder), gave birth to his last child, Sarah Weld Wheeler, almost two years later. In 1816, the same year he and his family moved into the mansion, John Brooks' son, John Wheeler, (1798-1862) graduated from Dartmouth College. While in attendance at his son's graduation, John Brooks became aware of the State of New Hampshire's attempt to amend the Dartmouth Charter and turn the College into a state-run university. John Brooks contributed $1000 to the College so that it could defend itself in court against the state's action. His contribution helped solidify the College's defense and created more time to collect funds to pay for that defense. In the end, the Dartmouth College Case, which had been successfully argued for the College by Daniel Webster (Dartmouth 1801) in the United States Supreme Court, became a landmark case regarding the inviolability of contracts.

Abner Wheeler, brother of Aaron Wheeler, was born in Concord, MA and died in Lincoln, MA. His direct descendents are the line of Wheelers that retained the Orford estate in the family name until 1997. Abner's seventh child, Asa Wheeler (1783-1860), was also born in Concord, MA. He married Eleanor Rice in 1807 and had three children. The third child from this marriage, Mary Ann, would marry Daniel Prescott Wheeler (a second cousin) in 1833. In 1818, about five months after the death of his first wife, Asa took Daniel Prescott's widowed mother, Emily Strong Wheeler, as his second wife. From this marriage there were three children. Alexander Strong Wheeler (1820-1907), the eldest, was a half-brother to Daniel Prescott. As a successful business man, Daniel Prescott accepted the responsibility for putting Alexander, ten years younger, through school. Alexander graduated from Dartmouth College in 1840 and later became an established, respected lawyer in Boston. Daniel Prescott had two sons, Daniel (1836-1886) and Charles (1839-1896), neither of whom had children. Daniel became successful in the shoe manufacturing business, while Charles graduated from Dartmouth College in 1860 and later became a lawyer in the same practice his Uncle Alexander started in Boston. Alexander had two children, Helen (1854-1930), who never married, and Henry (1854-1945), who had four children of his own. Henry joined his father's law firm and practiced for many years.

The families of Daniel Prescott Wheeler and Alexander Strong Wheeler were well known to each other. Since the families were close, there were many visits to the Orford mansion by many of the members that did not live in Orford. Because of the closeness of the two families, the Orford Ridge house stayed in the Wheeler family when Daniel Prescott and his two sons died within a span of ten years. Mary Ann, Daniel Prescott's widow, left the house to Alexander's son, Henry, upon her death in 1902. Henry had visited often in his youth and was fond of the house and the town of Orford.

Henry Wheeler, Sr. and his family enjoyed the house for many years. Upon his death in 1945, the house was left to his four children, Alexander, Eleanor, Anna, and Henry Jr. They remained co-owners of the house until it was sold in 1997 to Bartlett Harwood III, the youngest grandchild of Anna Upton (Wheeler) Snow (youngest daughter of Henry Wheeler, Sr.). He and his wife Meredith still live in the Orford Ridge house.

Detailed History of the Wheeler Family Members Represented in the Papers

Daniel Prescott Wheeler (1810-1888)

Daniel Prescott Wheeler was considered a very honorable man, and was well respected in Orford and the local area. Townspeople often referred to him as “The Major” because of his rank from the time he served in the New Hampshire State Militia. His family often called him by his middle name, and his brother Alexander's family referred to him as Uncle Prescott.

He undertook many responsibilities and ventures during his lifetime. He was married to Mary Ann Wheeler, a second cousin, in 1833. By 1839 he had two sons, Daniel (1836-1886) and Charles (1839-1896). Daniel Prescott became involved in his Uncle John Brooks Wheeler's enterprises at an early age. John Brooks was apparently fond of his nephew and had taken an interest in his well-being since his father, Daniel, John Brooks' brother, had died three months after Daniel Prescott's birth. He was given the proprietorship of the Wheeler Tavern by his uncle in 1831. He was able to sell the tavern in 1836, and in the same year John Brooks built a house for Daniel Prescott on Bridge Street in Orford. Daniel Prescott was involved in his uncle's store, probably as proprietor, by 1834. John Brooks Wheeler died in 1842 and in 1843 Daniel Prescott purchased his late uncle's estate for about $5500.

When Daniel Prescott purchased the estate, he acquired the Ridge house and the store located on Bridge and Main (Orford) Streets. He owned and operated it under several different partnerships for about twenty-six years. He operated the store initially under a partnership with Daniel F. Tillotson (Wheeler & Tillotson) of Orford from 1834 until 1837, several years before his uncle's death. Daniel Prescott ran the store for eleven years on his own, from about 1837 to 1848. A second store partnership (Wheeler & Bissell), was formed with Edward Bissell of Orford in 1849, and lasted until early 1856. During the years 1849 and 1850, they were assessed for taxes on a store in Fairlee, VT. Records verify that the second store existed; however, even research by a local historian has not identified its location. A third store partnership (Wheeler & May) was established in the spring of 1856 with George W. M. May, probably of Orford. This partnership lasted until about 1860. This is the same year his son, Charles, graduated from Dartmouth College.

Since Daniel Prescott was a successful businessman, he was able to assist in the education of his half-brother, Alexander Strong Wheeler (Dartmouth 1840). Their maternal grandfather, Alexander Strong, had planned to assist Alexander through college, but died before his planned attendance. Daniel Prescott paid for Alexander's education and assisted him through his entire college career at Dartmouth. The two brothers were fond of each other and developed a close family bond which existed throughout their lives.

Daniel Prescott was said to have held almost every public office in the Town of Orford; however, only his tenure as Town Treasurer is represented in the papers. He served as State Representative for Orford for at least five years: 1848, 1857-1858, and 1861-1862. He sat on the House Standing Committees on Manufactures, Banking, and Judiciary, respectively in 1858, 1861, and 1862. Daniel Prescott also served as Postmaster for the Town of Orford for about twelve years, from 1841 to 1853. He also held the position of Justice of the Peace for a number of years. He held the office of Bank Commissioner for the State of New Hampshire and traveled the state examining individual bank records from 1858 to 1861. After local recommendation to officials in Washington, Daniel Prescott was appointed Collector of Taxes for the Third Congressional District in 1863 and was tax collector through 1867. As part of his duties, he collected and record Civil War commutation money for the Department of War.

As a respected individual, Daniel Prescott was often asked to serve as executor or trustee to individuals' estates, as is evident by the number of such responsibilities so noted in his papers. The most important such appointment, however, was that of trustee to the Estate of General David Culver of Lyme, NH, three years after Culver's death in 1865. General Culver (his title carried over from service in the New Hampshire state militia), a wealthy business man and property owner in New Hampshire and New York, left a substantial estate, which was to be liquidated so that parties set forth in Culver's will could be compensated. One such party in this will was Dartmouth College, which eventually started an agricultural college with money from this estate, a last wish of General Culver's. Daniel Prescott was mutually chosen by the estate executors and the College to perform the trustee's duties. He was often in communication with Dartmouth College Treasurer Daniel Blaisdell, and records of financial transactions with the College were carefully kept. Fulfilling his responsibilities involved constant communication with many parties in New York and New Hampshire, including family members who were lawyers in New York City, as well as traveling to New York. The Culver Estate was finally settled in 1876, more than twelve years after Daniel Prescott's acceptance of the trusteeship.

Daniel Prescott seems to have had many business ventures over the years, and bought stock in banks, railroads, and other institutions. He purchased mortgage deeds for property at a young age. It also appears he invested money for trustee and executors' accounts he oversaw. One venture brought about his involvement in the distribution of and investment in the Vail Rotary Oven, the patent for which was owned by Joseph Vale of Beloit, Wisconsin. This seems to have been of interest through the 1870s and early 1880s. Daniel Prescott is listed as a general sales agent for the New England states in a sales flier for the product.

Daniel Prescott died in Boston, MA in December of 1888 at the age of seventy-eight. Although there are headstones in the cemetery on the Ridge in Orford for him and his wife Mary Ann, who died in Newton, MA in July 1902, they are actually buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery outside of Boston, MA in plot number 3993.

Alexander Strong Wheeler (1820-1907)

Alexander Strong Wheeler was born in East Sudbury (now called Wayland), MA. In 1818, his father, Asa Wheeler, had married the widow of Daniel Wheeler (who died in 1810), Emily Strong Wheeler. This second marriage for Asa produced three children. The family moved to Orford, NH around 1824. Alexander lived there for twelve years and prepared himself to further his education at Dartmouth College. Though his grandfather, Alexander Strong, was to pay for Alexander's education, Grandfather Strong died in 1834. However, Alexander's half-brother, Daniel Prescott (see above), was financially able to pay the $800 cost for his enrollment at Dartmouth from 1836 through his graduation in 1840. Daniel Prescott later even lent Alexander money so he could establish his own law practice in Boston, MA.

Between 1840 and 1844, Alexander read law in Orange County, VA with Lewis B. Williams. He also read law with John G. Britton (Dartmouth 1832) in Troy, NY, then studied law at Harvard Law School for two years, and finally read law with Sidney Bartlett of Boston. In January 1844, Alexander opened his own law firm in Boston with Henry C. Hutchins (Dartmouth 1840). Hutchins was a schoolmate (and roommate) of Alexander's at Haverhill Academy in Haverhill, NH, and at Dartmouth College, and they even shared the same birthday. Their law firm, Hutchins & Wheeler, enjoyed many years of fruitful practice and the original partnership lasted more than 50 years, until Hutchins' death in 1894. Their practice was known for its diligence with clients' cases and their ability to understand what was just and to convince others of the same. Alexander married Augusta Hurd of Charleston, MA in January of 1848. By 1856 they had two children, Helen (1854-1930) and Henry (1856-1945). As the law practice prospered, Alexander and his family were able to afford to travel and made many trips to Europe. Henry would later go to Harvard Law School, himself, and eventually join his father's law firm in 1881. Alexander authored a memorial tribute to his partner, Henry Clinton Hutchins, upon his death in 1895.

Alexander and his partner became prominent lawyers in Boston. They were both active and well-respected members of the Boston Bar Association. Because of this, Alexander was selected to serve on several important committees and boards, both within Boston and for the State of Massachusetts. In the 1870s through the early 1890s he was part of the Boston Bar Association Committee on the Building of the New Suffolk County Court House in Boston. Through the late 1880s into the mid-1890s he served on the Board of Commissioners for the Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving as Chairman of the Board during part of its existence. It was a major undertaking, consisting of many volumes of laws dating back to the early years of the Commonwealth. Alexander Strong Wheeler is recognized as one of the authors of this important legal publication.

Alexander was apparently an influential alumnus for Dartmouth after his years at the College. Dartmouth President Asa Dodge Smith (Dartmouth 1830) wrote to Alexander in the latter half of 1866 to ask for his assistance in soliciting money from a potential donor to fund professorships and other academic needs of the College. He received individual letters from Dartmouth College Treasurer Fred Chase (Dartmouth 1860) and Dartmouth Professor Charles Augustus Young (Dartmouth 1853) during the period in 1877 when Professor Young was considering leaving Dartmouth. Professor Young was being wooed by Princeton University to join the Astronomy Department there and continue his prominent astronomical research with greater funding than Dartmouth could provide. Alexander was apparently involved in the effort to raise funds for Dartmouth to keep Professor Young there. Alexander was also in communication with Dartmouth College Trustee Hiram Hitchcock (Dartmouth H1872) in June of 1889 in regard to the attempt to award New Hampshire Governor David H. Goodell (Dartmouth H1889) the honorary degree of LLD. Again, perhaps due to Alexander's reputation, he was contacted by Massachusetts Governor William Eustis Russell for his opinion on the extension of jurisdiction from local to statewide for notaries public in February 1891.

Although Alexander never sought public office, he was involved with many groups and organizations throughout his life. He served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1882 until his death. He was a religious man, a Unitarian, and a member of the Arlington Street Church and the Second Church on Bedford Street, both in Boston. He was elected to attend and serve on the Council of the Conference to the National Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches in October 1876. Alexander was also a member of the Massachusetts Charitable Congregational Society in the late 1880s. He was elected as director of the Second National Bank and of Kearsarge Mills, both in Boston.

Alexander wrote and received many letters concerning business and family matters, as had his brother Daniel Prescott. He kept diaries for more than forty years, as well. He died in 1907 at the age of 86.

Charles Wheeler (1839-1896)

Charles Wheeler was born in Orford, the second son of Daniel Prescott Wheeler (see above). He attended school at Orford Academy, and later at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH. Charles also attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1860. Upon leaving Dartmouth, Charles decided to pursue a career in law. He read law with the firm Devens & Hoar in Worcester, MA from October 1860 to May 1861, entering Harvard Law School in September of that same year. In July 1862, he left Harvard to read law at his Uncle Alexander's law firm, Hutchins & Wheeler, until October 1863. He was admitted to the Suffolk County Bar Association in that same month. Charles then began his own law practice in his uncle's law firm in company with James Bailey Richardson (Dartmouth 1857; Dartmouth College Trustee 1891-1903) also of Orford, NH, who many years later became Superior Court Judge for the State of Massachusetts (1892-1911). By the spring of 1867, Charles had moved to New York City to become a broker. However, he moved back to Boston soon thereafter and resumed his legal practice. Along with his legal practice, Charles was a member of the Common Council of the Boston City Government from 1878 to 1881, and was a representative to the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1882 to 1883.

Charles was a practicing lawyer in Boston until his death in 1896. Many of Charles' legal cases had to do with estate settlement. He was often an executor or trustee to individual estates or acted as legal counsel for business estates and bankruptcies. He was named co-executor, with his Uncle Alexander, of his brother Daniel's estate upon his death in 1886. Daniel, who had been involved in the shoe manufacturing business, had land holdings in the form of a working mine in Eureka, Colorado, the Sunnyside Mine. The settlement of this aspect of the estate took many years, since there were several co-owners of the mine, including Joshua Putnam, Daniel's former business partner.

Never married, Charles was described by family members as a shy individual and as being unhappy with his life. Charles was at the Wheeler mansion during a terrifying wind storm which destroyed a swath of trees between Orford's Main Street and the south end of the Ridge onto the Wheeler property on July 4, 1890. This storm so affected him that it was thought to have worsened his already nervous disposition. While visiting his mother at the Wheeler house in Orford in September of 1896, Charles committed suicide. His death resulted in his mother, Mary Ann, not having a living heir to whom to pass the Wheeler property. Before her death in 1902, she gave the house to Henry and Helen Wheeler, Alexander's children.

Charles is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery outside of Boston, MA, in the same location as his father and mother, Daniel Prescott and Mary Ann Wheeler, in plot number 3993. His brother, Daniel, and Daniel's wife, Harriet (Curtis) Wheeler, are buried in an adjacent plot in the same cemetery, number 3787.

Scope and Content Note

The Papers of the Wheeler Family of Orford, NH (39 boxes, 47.5 linear feet) contain letters, deeds, diaries, account books, bank books, cash books, bills and receipts, checking account stubs, blotters, daybooks, ledgers, certificates of appointment, postal records, tax journals, court documents, individual and business estate papers, trustees' and executors' records, address and speech drafts, and photographs. The papers are a collection of individual papers belonging predominantly to three Wheeler family members from the nineteenth century: Daniel Prescott Wheeler, Alexander Strong Wheeler, and Charles Wheeler. The papers represent the personal and business affairs of each individual. Of particular interest are the diaries that each of the three Wheelers kept (Alexander for more than forty years) which offer a glimpse into their everyday lives. Other Wheeler family members are represented within the collection, but often either predate or postdate the time period the majority of the collection falls within. Some material relates to events in Dartmouth history in which the Wheelers were involved. The collection's photographs range in size, type, and age, and are well preserved.

Series Descriptions

in Rauner Special Collections Library in Webster Hall

Dartmouth College Library

January 2000

Hanover, New Hampshire

The Papers of the Wheeler Family of Orford, NH are organized into five series:

  1. PAPERS OF DANIEL PRESCOTT WHEELER, 1786-1888 [1818-1888] (29 boxes, 33.5 linear feet);
  2. PAPERS OF ALEXANDER STRONG WHEELER, 1840-1907 (2 boxes, 3 linear feet);
  3. PAPERS OF CHARLES WHEELER, 1852-1896 (5 boxes, 7.5 linear feet);
  4. MISCELLANEOUS WHEELER FAMILY PAPERS, 1777-1978 (1 box, 5 linear inches); and,
  5. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1860-1926 (2 boxes, 3 linear feet).

Series I., PAPERS OF DANIEL PRESCOTT WHEELER, 1786-1888 [1818-1888] (29 boxes, 33.5 linear feet), is the largest series of the collection. A majority of this series is made up of material related to the operation of the Wheeler store during the years 1834 to 1860. The store records are represented by blotters, daybooks, and ledgers detailing the everyday operation of a mercantile business in the early to mid-1800s and who its patrons were. Of similar content are daybooks and ledgers recorded by Francis Dow, apparently from Orford. It appears from the entries within that Mr. Dow was a blacksmith who may have worked for Daniel Prescott in the 1840s. However, this is not confirmed. Daniel Prescott's tenure as Treasurer for the Town of Orford is represented in the papers by a cash book recorded by him through the early 1860s. Of particular interest in this series are papers relating to his trusteeship under the Estate of General David Culver of Lyme, NH. There are letters and financial records pertaining to transactions between Daniel Prescott and Dartmouth Treasurer Daniel Blaisdell in regard to the liquidation of the estate for payments to be made to named parties in the Culver will, of which Dartmouth was one. Also within the papers are several years' worth of quarterly circulation reports to the U.S. Post Office Department during his tenure as Postmaster for the Town of Orford in the 1840s and 1850s. Interrogatories prepared by Daniel Prescott while he was Bank Commissioner for the State of New Hampshire are also included. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject title and chronologically, therein. However, items pertaining to store partnerships appear at the end of the series in chronological order and are listed alphabetically by proprietorship, therein.

Series II., PAPERS OF ALEXANDER STRONG WHEELER, 1840-1907 (2 boxes, 3 linear feet) consists of a mix of personal and professional papers, as in the previous series. Alexander Strong Wheeler's forty-two year accumulation of personal diaries is noteworthy to this series. There are also letters covering a span of over sixty-five years. Some of these letters are from his half-brother Daniel Prescott Wheeler (see Series I). There are also letters from Alexander's estranged brother, John Lee Wheeler, who left home to live in the South and fought for the Confederacy in General Robert E. Lee's army in the Civil War. Letters from important figures at Dartmouth College, such as President Asa Dodge Smith (Dartmouth 1830) and Trustee Hiram Hitchcock (Dartmouth H1872) indicate that Alexander was an influential alumnus of the College. Other letters written to Alexander from Professor Charles Augustus Young (Dartmouth 1853) and Treasurer Fred Chase (Dartmouth 1860) in relation to Princeton University's attempt in 1877 to persuade Young to leave Dartmouth, also tell of Alexander's influence. This series also includes drafts and reprints of speeches and addresses given by Alexander to the members of the Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Bar Association in honor of members of the Bar and other important legal figures, such as Daniel Webster (Dartmouth 1801) and Rufus Choate (Dartmouth N1819M). Letters and reports related to Alexander's work as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners on the Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 1880s and 1890s are included. A small amount of material regarding Alexander's work as a member of the Boston Bar Association Committee on the Building of the New Suffolk County Court House in the 1870s and 1880s is also included. Another group of documents that appear in the papers are those regarding Alexander's involvement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees from 1882 to 1907. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject title and chronologically, therein.

Series III., PAPERS OF CHARLES WHEELER, 1852-1896 (5 boxes, 7.5 linear feet) contains a mix of personal and professional papers, as in the previous two series. However, the material that relates to Charles' position as a Boston lawyer are more of a representation of the kinds of cases and legal work he experienced in his daily work. There are materials from cases representing clients in both Boston, MA and Orford, NH. These papers relate to bankruptcy cases, estates' representation (both family and non-family), related checking account statements and bank account books. Carbon-copy letterbooks of letters Charles sent span the last twenty-five years of his life, while letters he received cover nearly the same period. Docket journals also document the types of cases he was involved in within a twenty-seven year period ending in 1893, covering more than 1500 court dockets. Upon his brother Daniel's death in 1886, Charles was named co-executor (along with his uncle, Alexander Strong Wheeler) to the estate. The work done by Charles in his effort to settle Daniel's estate is represented by the large number of letters and accompanying documents from the men who co-owned with Daniel the Sunnyside Mine in Eureka, Colorado. Charles also kept personal diaries, and those found in this series cover a span of twenty-one years. Other materials that reflect a more personal side of Charles Wheeler include letters sent to family members during his trip to Europe in 1885. Although Charles Wheeler was a representative from Boston in the state legislature from 1882 to 1883, there is nothing within the papers that relate to this. This series is also arranged alphabetically by subject title and chronologically, therein.

Series IV., MISCELLANEOUS WHEELER FAMILY PAPERS, 1777-1978 (1 box, 5 linear inches) contains material on various Wheeler family members other than those represented in the first three series of the collection. However, the material contained within Series IV represents the broadest time span, more than 200 years. Some of the earlier materials emanate from the branch of Wheelers which includes Benjamin (1709-1777) and Abner (1745-1820) Wheeler, father and son, respectively. They include deeds, estate documents, and copies of wills. Of particular interest are letters and deeds from the two Wheeler brothers that first settled in Orford, NH, John Brooks and Daniel. The letters from Daniel to John Brooks reveal that the likely previous settlement of John Brooks before his relocation was in Grafton, not Groton, Vermont as was originally thought by local historians. Also included in this series are addresses and sermons given by Reverend John Wheeler (Dartmouth 1816), a son of John Brooks Wheeler. John later became President of the University of Vermont (1833-1849). A pamphlet entitled “The Character and Conduct of the War” written by Everett Pepperrell Wheeler (Dartmouth H1861), nephew of John Wheeler, is also included in this series. Everett P. Wheeler became a distinguished lawyer in New York City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. More recent materials in this series include information transcribed in 1978 from records in the Grafton County (New Hampshire) Registry of Deeds which include an inventory of the Estate of John Brooks Wheeler in Orford, upon his death in 1842. This information is transcribed by Leon Little, a son-in-law to Henry Wheeler, Sr. (son of Alexander Strong Wheeler). Other records produced by Henry Wheeler in this series include documents related to discussion of rights and usage of water emanating from Wheeler property by neighbors of Henry Wheeler in Orford in the early to mid 1900s. This series is also arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Series V., PHOTOGRAPHS, 1860-1926 (2 boxes, 3 linear feet) contains photographs of members of the Wheeler family, relatives, family acquaintances, and other identified and unidentified individuals. Of particular interest in this group are portraits in their original “union cases” that are identified as daguerreotype and tintype photographs, which were produced commonly in America during the time period from 1840 to 1860 and 1853 to 1930, respectively. Two large, tintype portraits are of Alexander Strong Wheeler and his wife, Augusta (Hurd) Wheeler, and two small, daguerreotype portraits are of unidentified individuals. While many of these photographs do not have associated dates, they appear to have been produced in the later 1800s and early 1900s. The photos have been removed from albums or potentially damaging mountings and individually or collectively sleeved in buffered envelopes. Families appear first, alphabetically by last name, and include associated and related individuals. Unidentified individuals occur next in the listing, and are followed by oversized photographs listed alphabetically by subject title.

An appendix is included at the end of the series listings. It is a genealogical chart of the Wheelers, beginning with the first descendant of this particular branch of the family in America, Thomas Wheeler. It includes members of the family that are represented within the papers, as well as those that have owned the Wheeler mansion on the Ridge in Orford, NH, through to the present. Some families are not continued in the chart so that those which relat to the papers can be highlighted. Members of the Strong family of Orford are also included, since they help complete the lineage of the Orford Wheelers, and are also mentioned throughout the collection. Information is taken from records and publications pertaining to both families and is as complete as can be ascertained.

Related Materials

Thanks to the Past: the Story of Orford, New Hampshire

The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America

History of Dartmouth College

The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Massachusetts






Series I. PAPERS OF DANIEL PRESCOTT WHEELER, 1786-1888 [1818-1888]



(29 boxes, 33.5 linear feet)



BOX : 1

Item No. 1

Guide to the Papers of the Wheeler Family of Orford, NH, 1777-1978 [1828-1905]



BOX : 1

2

Accounts and debts, miscellaneous



1853-1864



3

Accounts book, miscellaneous



Mar 1849-Jan 1856 [?]



4

Accounts settled with the firm of Tillotson & Cushman



Jan 1863-Feb 1866



5

Agreement with Willis Bugbee, Orford, NH. Includes inventories of work done



Apr 1865-Dec 1870



6

Agreement with Timothy Sargent and John Rogers to pay debt to Guardian Alexander Strong, for Daniel P. Wheeler



Jan 15, 1828



7

Agreements and obligations involving Daniel P. Wheeler



Apr 1849-Apr 1852



8

Bank book. Bradford Bank, Bradford, VT



Jun-Dec 1864



9

Bank book. New England Trust Company, Boston, MA



Dec 1883-Mar 1885



10

Bank book, unidentified



May 1856-May 1860



11

Bank commissioner's statement of confirmation of capital stock payment by Valley Bank of Hillsborough, NH. Daniel P. Wheeler, New Hampshire State Bank Commissioner. Copy



May 16, 1861



12

Bank interrogatories prepared by Bank Commissioner Daniel P. Wheeler



Mar 19-Apr 26, 1861



13

Cash accounts book, unidentified. Includes accounts for Hazen Carr, Daniel P. Wheeler, and Nathaniel Dodge, all from Orford, NH



Feb 1851-Oct 1853



14

Cash book



Jan 1863-Jun 1869



15

Cash book



Sep 1877-Jan 1883



16

Cash book



Feb 1883-Dec 1888



17

Cash book of Town Treasurer Daniel P. Wheeler, Orford, NH



Mar 1859-Feb 1863



18

Cash book, unidentified



Sep 1857-Jan 1863



BOX : 2

1

Certificates conveying to Daniel P. Wheeler the title of Deputy Grand Master for District 23 of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire



Aug 1855-Aug 1866



2

Certificates of appointment: Fourth Sergeant of the NH State Militia; First Sergeant of the NH State Militia; Adjutant of the Thirteenth Regiment of the NH State Militia



Sep 1828-Jul 1829



2.1

Certificates of appointment (continued): Inspector of the Sixth Brigade, NH State Militia; Deputy Sheriff, Grafton County, NH; Bank Commissioner, State of NH



Jul 1831-Aug 1860



2.2

Certificates of appointment (continued): Justice of the Peace, NH; Collector of Internal Revenue for the Third Collection District of NH; Justice of the Peace, NH



Aug 1862-Nov 1863



3

Civil War bounty and advance pay refunded receipts journal: sample. Office of Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue, Daniel P. Wheeler, Collector for the 3rd Congressional District of N. H.



1860s



4

Civil War commutation money bank book: deposits of money collected. Bank of Lebanon, Lebanon, NH



Sep 1863-Oct 1864



5

Civil War commutation money journal: amounts received and deposited



Sep 22, 1863-Oct 5, 1864



6

Civil War commutation receipts journal



Sep 22, 1863-Jan 26, 1864



7

Civil War commutation receipts journal



May 31-Sep 29, 1864



BOX : 3

1

Commencement ball tickets, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Wheeler



1836-1840



2

Deeds for property sold to Daniel P. Wheeler



Sep 1831-Sep 1876



3

Deeds, miscellaneous



Mar 1839-Nov 1851



4

Deeds of mortgages sold to Daniel P. Wheeler



Sep 1831-Jul 1876



5

Diaries



1855-1856



6

Diaries



1857-1858



7

Diaries



1859-1860



8

Diaries



1861-1862



9

Diaries



1863-1864



10

Diaries



1865-1866



11

Diaries



1867-1868



12

Diaries



1869-1870



13

Diaries



1871-1872



14

Diaries



1873-1874



15

Diaries



1875-1876



16

Diaries



1877-1878



17

Diaries



1879-1880



18

Diaries



1881-1882



19

Diaries



1883-1884



20

Diaries



1885-1886



21

Diaries



1887-1888



22

Estate of Lucy Campbell: claims against



Jan-Oct 1866



23

Estate of John M. Corliss: bond describing payment by John M. and Levi D. Corliss to Administrator of the Estate Daniel P. Wheeler



Sep 28, 1867



24

Estate of General David Culver of Lyme, NH: accounts book of Trustee Daniel P. Wheeler. Includes records of payments to Dartmouth College Trustees and Treasurer Daniel Blaisdell



Aug 1868-Jul 1876



25

Estate of David Culver: [cash] accounts book of the trustee. Includes records of payments to Dartmouth College Trustees and Treasurer Daniel Blaisdell



Aug 1868-Apr 1874



26

Estate of David Culver: agreement of conveyance of Culver Estate to Daniel P. Wheeler and acceptance of administrative responsibilities, therein



Jul [?] 1868, n.d.



27

Estate of David Culver: agreements with Executor Joseph H. Peters and Dartmouth College Treasurer Daniel Blaisdell appointing Daniel P. Wheeler as trustee



Dec 29, 1868



28

Estate of David Culver: assessments of property in New York City



187?



29

Estate of David Culver: bank book for trustee account. Second National Bank of Boston, MA



Apr 1874



30

Estate of David Culver: bill filed in Supreme Judicial Court, Grafton County, NH. The Town of Lyme vs Harris Allen, Thomas J. Emmons, et al.



Jul 1870



31

Estate of David Culver: debts and credits



Aug 1865-Oct 1873



32

Estate of David Culver: deeds of land sales and other real estate transactions in Lyme, NH and New York, NY. Includes deeds of property preceding Culver ownership



Feb 1786-May 1873



33

Estate of David Culver: deposits in Dartmouth Savings Bank, Hanover, NH



Dec 29, 1869



34

Estate of David Culver: descriptions, drawings, and surveys of land owned in Lyme, NH, and some surrounding properties of the Latham, Post, and Gardner families



1813-1868, n.d.



35

Estate of David Culver: documents relating to debt settlement due to the estate from William Rodden, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Apr 23, 1853-Mar 30, 1869



36

Estate of David Culver: explanation of award of expenses reimbursement to Thomas J. Emmons, Harris Allen, and J. H. Simons by Grafton County Probate Judge Nathaniel Waite Westgate



Feb 22, 1869



BOX : 4

1

Estate of David Culver: heirs to his estate



n.d.



2

Estate of David Culver: in account with J. H. Simons



Feb 7, 1867-Dec 31, 1868



3

Estate of David Culver: inventory of the estate as ordered by Judge Nathaniel W. Westgate



Aug 30, 1865



4

Estate of David Culver: last will and testament of Mrs. David (Mary M.) Culver of Lyme, NH. Copy



n.d.



5

Estate of David Culver: letters received from Dartmouth College Treasurer Daniel Blaisdell, Hanover, NH



Apr 1868-Sep 1874



6

Estate of David Culver: letters received from A. P. Carpenter, Bath, NH



Jun 1868-Jul 1876



7

Estate of David Culver: letters received from Culver family members



Apr 1871-May 1874



8

Estate of David Culver: letters received from H. Hubbard, Bath [?], NH



May 1868-Dec 1869



9

Estate of David Culver: letters received from Internal Revenue Offices of Washington, DC., and New Hampshire



May 1874-Jun 1876



10

Estate of David Culver: letters received from Attorney J. F. Manning, Worcester, MA



Aug 1868-Nov 1873



11

Estate of David Culver: letters received from Executor J. H. Peters, Bradford, VT



May 1868-Nov 1873



12

Estate of David Culver: letters received from Simonds Manufacturing Company, New York City



Sep 1869-Feb 1873



13

Estate of David Culver: letters received from former business partner Jehiel H. Simonds, Warehouse Point, Connecticut



Aug 1868-May 1874



14

Estate of David Culver: letters received from (cousin) Attorney David Everett Wheeler (Dartmouth 1827), New York City



May 1868-Aug 1869



15

Estate of David Culver: letters received from (cousin) Attorney Everett Pepperrell Wheeler (Dartmouth H1861), New York City



Jul 1869-Oct 1878



16

Estate of David Culver: letters received, other



Jun 1868-Feb 1876



17

Estate of David Culver: list of assets [?]



n.d.



18

Estate of David Culver: list of deeds sent to David E. Wheeler for recording



Mar 1, 1869



19

Estate of David Culver: memorandum of amount sent to Daniel P. Wheeler by the law office of Vose & McDaniel, New York City



Mar 18, 1874



20

Estate of David Culver: miscellaneous



Oct 1856-Mar 1871, n.d.



21

Estate of David Culver: receipts of accounts/bills paid and funds delivered by Daniel P. Wheeler



Jul 1868-May 1876



22

Estate of David Culver: receipts for money received by Dartmouth College Treasurers Daniel Blaisdell and Fred Chase, Hanover, NH



Jul 1870-Jul 1876



23

Estate of David Culver: receipts for taxes paid on Culver property in New York City



1867-1872



24

Estate of David Culver: sales of personal property of the estate at auction



Oct 27-28, 1868



25

Estate of David Culver: schedule of property belonging to the estate passed to Daniel P. Wheeler by Jehiel H. Simonds and Harris Allen



Aug 1868



26

Estate of Eben Gage: claims against the estate



Apr 1853-Aug 1877, n.d.



27

Estate of Hannah B. Phelps: claims against the estate



Mar 1863-Apr 1865



28

Estate of C. W. Pierce: related documents



1881



29

Estate of A. Starks: claims against the estate



Jan 15, 1859



30

Estate of John N. Stetson: related documents



Mar 1858-Jun 1866



31

Estate of Alexander Strong (father of Emily Strong Wheeler), Daniel P. Wheeler, Executor: last will and testament. Includes declaration of the trust of the Estate of Emily S. Wheeler



c. 1836-1851



32

Estate of Ebenezer N. Strong (son of Alexander Strong): letters received from D. C. Churchill of Lyme, NH, and G. C. Churchill of Deadham, MA



Sep 1870-Jan 1877



33

Estate of Emily Strong Wheeler (mother to Daniel P. Wheeler), Daniel P. Wheeler, Trustee [?]: account book.



1842-1876



BOX : 5

1

Estate of John B. Wheeler: deeds of sale of the estate to Daniel P. Wheeler by Executors John Wheeler of Burlington, VT and George Pritchard of Bradford, VT. Other agreements included



Dec 20, 1843-Jan 1, 1844



2

Estate of John B. Wheeler: documents related to the trusteeship of Sarah Weld (Wheeler) Broadhead (daughter of John B. Wheeler), Daniel P. Wheeler, Trustee



Apr 22, 1867, n.d.



3

Estate of John B. Wheeler: documents related to the trusteeship of Sarah W. Broadhead under the will of Sarah S. (Mrs. John B.) Wheeler



Apr 4, 1853, n.d.



4

Estate of John B. Wheeler: receipts of monies received by Trustee Daniel P. Wheeler for Sarah W. Broadhead



Apr 1867-May 1876



5

Estate of John B. Wheeler: trusteeship of Rebecca Wheeler Francis (daughter of John B. Wheeler): documents and letters



Dec 1842-Aug 1876, n.d.



6

Estates of John B. Wheeler and Sarah S. Wheeler: receipts of payments to Sarah W. Broadhead



Apr 1868-Apr 1879



7

Estate of Sarah S. Wheeler: reports, receipts, and schedules



Nov 1869-Jan 1873, n.d.



8

Expense book of Town Treasurer Daniel P. Wheeler [?]



May 1863-Jan 1867



BOX : 6

1

Francis Dow, blacksmith [?]: daybook



Jul 11, 1844-Jan 7 [?], 1846



2

Francis Dow, blacksmith [?]: daybook



Jan 1-Nov 21, 1847



BOX : 7

1

Francis Dow, blacksmith [?]: ledger



Jun 1844-Nov 1846



2

Francis Dow, blacksmith [?]: ledger. Alphabetical index included



Jan-Nov 1846



BOX : 8

1

Grafton County Mutual Fire Insurance Company: account of money received by Treasurer Daniel P. Wheeler



Oct 1839-Aug 1842



2

Grafton County Mutual Fire Insurance Company: founding documents and meeting minutes of Secretary John B. Wheeler



Dec 13, 1838-Jun 24, 1841, n.d.



3

Hay Press Company, Orford, NH: accounts book



Oct 1853-Jan 1859



4

Hay Press Company: bills and receipts



Nov 1853-Aug 1854, n.d.



5

Hay scale book



Jul 1841-Jan 1846



6

Hay scale receipt book



Jan 2, 1846-Dec 13, 1848



7

“Heath's Infallible Counterfeit Detector at Sight” by American Bank-Note Company. Personal copy of Daniel P. Wheeler



c. 1864



8

Ibson N. Ames, soldier of the Eleventh New Hampshire Regiment: enclosed notes and letters regarding the property of Mr. Ames



Nov 1863-Sep 1865



9

Indices: alphabetical, unidentified



1850, n.d.



10

Insurance assessments, monthly. Home Mutual Aid Association, Boston, MA



Jun-Sep 1885



11

Inventory of household furniture [Daniel P. Wheeler?]. Includes miscellaneous accounts



Aug 9, 1845-Jun 5, 1855



12

Ledger / daybook- B. & S. [?]



May 1835-Nov 1868



13

Letter received from Secretary of the Treasury, U. S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.



Apr 17, 1865



14

Letter received from U. S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton authorizing Daniel P. Wheeler to collect commutation monies for the Third Congressional District, New Hampshire



Jun 29, 1863



15

Letter sent to unidentified cousin



Jul 17, 1818



16

Letters received



Feb 1847-Mar 1857



17

Letters received



Aug 1862-Oct 1869



18

Letters received



Feb 1870-Jul 1878



19

Letters received



Jul 1880-Nov 1887, n.d.



20

Letters received from Edward M. Bissell, partner in Wheeler & Bissell, Orford, NH



Apr-Sep 1851



21

Letters received from Internal Revenue Service, U. S. Treasury Department, New Hampshire and Washington, D. C.



Sep 1867-Jun 1876



22

Letters received from D. B. Pelton of Lyme, NH



Jun 1869-May 1874



23

Letters received from Attorney C. W. Pierce, Orford, NH



Jan 1870-Mar 1876



24

Letters received from Spaulding & Bryant of Boston, MA



Sep-Nov 1851



25

Letters received from cousin Ephraim B. Strong, Orford, NH



Mar 1869-Mar 1881



26

Letters received from Daniel F. Tillotson, Orford, NH



Jan 1872-Apr 1887



27

Letters received from half-brother Alexander Strong Wheeler, Boston, MA



Feb-Nov 1851



28

Letters received from son Charles Wheeler



Apr 1865-Aug 1885



29

Letters received from cousin Everett P. Wheeler, New York City



Jun 1882, Feb 1883



30

Letters received from wife Mary Ann Wheeler, cousin Sarah W. Broadhead, half-sister Susan Emily Wheeler, uncle Alexander Strong



Aug 1851-Jan 1868



31

Letters sent to President Abraham Lincoln recommending Daniel P. Wheeler for the position of Tax Collector, Internal Revenue Service, Third Congressional District. Copies



Jul 1862



32

Loans taken by John Lee Wheeler for repayment to half-brother Daniel P. Wheeler and A. G. Britton of Orford, NH



Mar 1845-Feb 1846



33

Meeting House in Orford, NH: related documents and letters



Sep 1850-Dec 1855, n.d.



34

Membership in the Webster Historical Society of Boston, MA



Sep-Oct 1883



35

Miscellaneous



1833-1880, n.d.



36

Miscellaneous accounts of John M. Corliss as Guardian of John Wilcox. Includes accounts of Ebenezer W. Corliss



May 1831-Jan 1851



37

Money received from Ephraim B. Strong for Mrs. Sophia Caraway



Jun 1868-Mar 1869



38

New Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Company: receipts for three per cent payments on premiums. Daniel P. Wheeler, Agent



Dec 1833-Nov 1838



39

Orford Academy Boarding House: accounts



May 1854-Nov 1858



40

Orford Post Office, Postmaster Daniel P. Wheeler: account book



Jul 1841-Feb 1851



41

Orford Post Office: account book



Apr 1850-Jun 1853 [?]



42

Orford Post Office: account of mail received



n.d.



43

Orford Post Office: accounts paid



Oct-Dec 1841



44

Orford Post Office: letters, circulars, etc., received by the postmaster



Jun 1849-Mar 1854, n.d.



45

Orford Post Office: miscellaneous



Apr 1853, n.d.



46

Orford Post Office: property belonging to the U.S. Post Office Department turned over by former Postmaster William Howard



Jan 30, 1841



47

Orford Post Office: property belonging to the U.S. Post Office Department turned over by former Postmaster Daniel P. Wheeler



Jul 1, 1853



48

Orford Post Office: quarterly account current with the U.S. Post Office Department



Jan 1850-Jul 1853



49

Orford Post Office: quarterly account of circulars, newspapers, pamphlets, books, and other printed matter, prepaid and sent



Dec 1851-Jun 1853



50

Orford Post Office: quarterly account of newspapers and pamphlets/periodicals received



Jul 1841-Jun 1853, n.d.



51

Orford Post Office: quarterly account of postage due



Sep 1851-Dec 1852



52

Orford Post Office: quarterly list of letters remaining



Jun 1841-Mar 1853



53

Orford Post Office: subscribers to the weekly New York Tribune



Nov 1850-Nov 1852



54

Orford Post Office: subscription receipts for the weekly New England Farmer



Apr 1850-Jun 1851



55

Orford Post Office: subscription accounts. Includes alphabetical index



Jul 1851-Jun 1853



BOX : 9

1

Orfordville Soapstone Company, Orfordville, NH: account book. Accounts of Daniel P. Wheeler, Daniel F. Tillotson, and Ephraim B. Strong



Nov 1871-Dec 1874



2

Orfordville Soapstone Company: letters, bills, and receipts



Jun 1871-Jun 1875



3

Orfordville Soapstone Company [?]: miscellaneous documents



Oct 12-16, 1855



4

Orfordville Soapstone Company: quarry accounts



Aug 1871-Dec 1874



5

Railroad Convention at Orford, NH: minutes and resulting petition for the extension northward of the Connecticut River Valley Railroad. Includes notice of land lease at auction



Feb 1845-Mar 1851



6

Receipts for shipping via the Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad Company



May 1851-Mar 1862



7

Receipts from and agreements with Increase S. Wheeler of Framingham, MA for payment on dividends



Apr 1849-Apr 1862



8

Receipts, miscellaneous



1847-1888, n.d.



9

Spring [water] and aquaduct expenses



Sep 1870-Sep 1879



10

Tax collection bank book, Bradford Bank, Bradford, VT: deposits of tax money collected from the Third Congressional District, New Hampshire. Daniel P. Wheeler, Tax Collector



Feb 1863-Apr 1865



11

Tax collection bond signed by Deputy Collector Edward L. Whitford and sureties, to collect taxes under Daniel P. Wheeler



Dec 1833-Nov 1838



12

Tax collection journal



Feb 1863-Jul 1867



BOX : 10

1

Tax collection journal: ad valorem duty, licenses, enumerated articles. Office of Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue, Third Congressional District of N. H. Daniel P. Wheeler, Tax Collector. Oversize



Apr-Sep 1863



2

Tax collection journal: excise taxes. Oversize



Aug 1864-Mar 1865



3

Tax collection journal: excise taxes. Oversize



Apr-Sep 1865



BOX : 11

1

Tax reports of the Fifth Auditor's Office of the Internal Revenue Department, Third Congressional District, U.S. Treasury Department



Dec 1865-Feb 1871



2

Taxes paid on bank shares owned in banks from Boston, MA: receipts



1868-1872



3

Tillotson, Wheeler, & Clark [?]: miscellaneous documents



Apr 1864-May 1872, n.d.



4

Vail Rotary Oven, patented by Joseph Vale of Beloit, Wisconsin: contract and letters regarding Daniel P. Wheeler's purchase of interest in the manufacture and sale, therein



Apr 1870-Jan 1873



5

Vail Rotary Oven: letters received from Joseph Atkinson, General Sales Agent for Joseph Vale



May 1870-Feb 1883



6

Vail Rotary Oven: letters, testimonials, and other documents



Dec 1869-May 1870, n.d.



7

Vail Rotary Oven: woodcut created for production of the advertising flier. Includes copy of flier



Nov 1870



BOX : 12

1

Whig Party meeting resolutions in regard to selection of delegates to the convention of the Eleventh Senatorial District of New Hampshire



Jan 1-19, 1847, n.d.



2

Wood sales book



Dec 1832-Mar 1841



3

Wheeler & Tillotson: accounts settled



Sep 1834-Sep 1838



4

Wheeler & Tillotson: accounts settled with Daniel P. Wheeler



Mar 1836-Sep 1837



5

Wheeler & Tillotson: agreement with Daniel F. Tillotson and Daniel P. Wheeler concerning the late firm



Sep 6, 1837



6

Wheeler & Tillotson: bill book



Sep 1834-Apr 1841



7

Wheeler & Tillotson: bill book



Apr 1841-Jan 1849



8

Wheeler & Tillotson: blotter



Dec 16, 1834-Jan 5, 1835



9

Wheeler & Tillotson: blotter



Jan 7-Feb 10, 1835



10

Wheeler & Tillotson: blotter



Feb 10-Apr 11, 1835



11

Wheeler & Tillotson: blotter



Apr 13-Jun 23, 1835



12

Wheeler & Tillotson: blotter



Jun 23, 1835-Feb 1, 1836



BOX : 13

1

Wheeler & Tillotson: blotter. Oversize



Sep 4-Oct 3, 1834



2

Wheeler & Tillotson: daybook (A)



Sep 4, 1834-Jan 30, 1836



3

Wheeler & Tillotson: daybook (B)



Feb 1, 1836-May 20, 1837



4

Wheeler & Tillotson: daybook (C) / Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (A)



May 22-Sep 6, 1837/Sep 7, 1837-May 16, 1838



BOX : 14

1

Wheeler & Tillotson: deeds for sale of property mortgages to the firm



Nov 1836-Apr 1837



2

Wheeler & Tillotson: dissolution of the co-partnership and settlement of internal accounts



Sep 6, 1837



3

Wheeler & Tillotson: freight book. Includes miscellaneous accounts



Sep 1834-Apr 1848



4

Wheeler & Tillotson: invoice book



Mar 21, 1835-Sep 6, 1837



5

Wheeler & Tillotson: invoice of goods



Mar 23, 1836



6

Wheeler & Tillotson: invoice of goods, stock of the late firm. Statement of goods purchased signed by Edward M. Bissell



Sep 1-11, 1834



7

Wheeler & Tillotson: merchandise orders. Copies



Aug 1834-Aug 1835



8

Wheeler & Tillotson, miscellaneous



Aug 1835-Jan 1836



9

Wheeler & Tillotson / Daniel P. Wheeler: cash book



Sep 1834-Mar 1841



10

Wheeler & Tillotson / Daniel P. Wheeler [?]: [cash?] sales book. Includes miscellaneous accounts



May 1835-Mar 1844/Sep 1834-May 1840



11

Wheeler & Tillotson / Daniel P. Wheeler [?]: foreign accounts journal



Sep 1835-Oct 1847



12

Daniel P. Wheeler: account of store expenses



Jul 1842-Sep 1845



13

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Apr 10-Sep 30, 1843



14

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Oct 2, 1843-Feb 13, 1844



15

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Feb 13-Aug 9, 1844



BOX : 15

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Aug 10, 1844-Mar 31, 1845



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Mar 31-Dec 10, 1845



3

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Jul 12-Aug 30, 1847



4

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Aug 30-Oct 22, 1847



5

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Oct 22, 1847-Jan 20, 1848



6

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Jan 21-Apr 6, 1848



7

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Apr 7-Jul 10, 1848



8

Daniel P. Wheeler: blotter



Jul 11-Sep 30, 1848



9

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook / account book: Wheeler Tavern, former Solomon Mann House



Jan 1830-Oct 1835



BOX : 16

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (B)



May 16, 1838-Jun 27, 1839



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (C)



Jun 27, 1839-Aug 27, 1840



BOX : 17

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (D)



Aug 27, 1840-Sep 15, 1841



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (E)



Sep 15, 1841-Apr 8, 1843



BOX : 18

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (F)



Apr 10, 1843-Feb 20, 1844



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (G)



Feb 21, 1844-Mar 27, 1845



3

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (H)



Mar 28, 1845-Jun 3, 1846



BOX : 19

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (I)



Jun 3, 1846-Oct 7, 1847



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: daybook (J)



Oct 7, 1847-Mar 15 [?], 1849



3

Daniel P. Wheeler: invoice book



Mar 1842



4

Daniel P. Wheeler: invoices of goods and yearly financial lists



Mar 1839-Mar 1840, n.d.



BOX : 20

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: ledger. Two separate ledgers within, alphabetical index of accounts in second ledger



Sep 1834-Dec 1843



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: ledger from the Wheeler Tavern



May 1828-Jul 1840



BOX : 21

1

Daniel P. Wheeler: notes and accounts received for collection



May 1837-Jul 1846



2

Daniel P. Wheeler: price list from Edward Brinley & Company of Boston, MA



Jul 31, 1847



3

Daniel P. Wheeler / Wheeler & Bissell [?]: account journal of foreign cash, merchandise. Includes Estate of John Corliss; Orford Post Office



Jan 1847-Jun 1853



4

Daniel P. Wheeler / Wheeler & Bissell: cash book



Jan 24, 1849-Apr 2, 1867/Oct 3, 1874-Sep 6, 1877



5

Daniel P. Wheeler / Wheeler & Bissell [?]: ledger. Possibly from store located in Fairlee, VT



Apr 1842-Nov 1848



6

Daniel P. Wheeler / Wheeler & Bissell: writs of collection on debts owed to both firms



Mar 1842-Apr 1854



7

Wheeler & Bissell: account journal



Jan 1847-Jun 1853



8

Wheeler & Bissell: accounts and notes of Orford, NH and Fairlee, VT stores. Also Wheeler & Bissell auction transactions



Apr 1850-Apr 1857



9

Wheeler & Bissell: cash sales book



Jan-Jul 1850



10

Wheeler & Bissell: cash sales book



Jul 1850-Mar 1851



11

Wheeler & Bissell: cash sales book



Jan 1851-Feb 1852



12

Wheeler & Bissell: cash sales book



Sep 1854-Apr 1856



13

Wheeler & Bissell: correspondence with the New Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Concord, NH



Jan 1849-Nov 1852, n.d.



14

Wheeler & Bissell: daybook. Possibly from second store located in Fairlee, VT



Feb 5, 1849-May 2, 1851



15

Wheeler & Bissell: daybook (A)



Jan 12, 1849-Jan 17, 1850



BOX : 22

1

Wheeler & Bissell: daybook (B)



Jan 17, 1850-Sep 5, 1851



2

Wheeler & Bissell: daybook (C)



Sep 5, 1851-Apr 23, 1853



BOX : 23

1

Wheeler & Bissell: daybook (D)



Apr 23, 1853-Sep 5, 1854



2

Wheeler & Bissell: daybook (E)



Sep 5, 1854-Apr 7, 1856 [?]



BOX : 24

1

Wheeler & Bissell: investment notifications and receipts on account with G. W. P. Bissell, brother of Edward M. Bissell



Jul 1853-Mar 1856



2

Wheeler & Bissell: invoice of goods, statement of goods sold to Wheeler & May. Signed by Wheeler & Bissell



Apr 4-Jun 6, 1856



3

Wheeler & Bissell: knitting supplies accounts, Book #1



Sep 1852-Oct 1854



4

Wheeler & Bissell: knitting supplies accounts, Book #2



Apr 1856-Mar 1860



5

Wheeler & Bissell [?]: ledger for knitting supplies accounts



Aug 1853-Mar 1856



6

Wheeler & Bissell: miscellaneous



c. 1850



7

Wheeler & Bissell: transfer of life insurance policy by Alonzo F. Tuttle of Orfordville, NH in lieu of promissory debt payment



Aug 1851-Apr 1853



BOX : 25

1

Wheeler & Bissell / Wheeler & May: ledger with alphabetical accounts index. Includes auctions of Wheeler & Bissell and Wheeler & May



Feb 1849-Feb 1860



2

Wheeler & Bissell / Wheeler & May: notes due to both firms



1853-1860



3

Wheeler & Bissell / Wheeler & May: writs for payments of debts owed to both firms



Jun 1857-Sep 1859



4

Wheeler & May: articles of agreement in co-partnership between Daniel P. Wheeler and George W. M. May



Jun 2, 1856



5

Wheeler & May: bill book



Apr 1856-Jan 1860



BOX : 26

1

Wheeler & May: blotter



May 6-Oct 28, 1856



2

Wheeler & May: blotter



Oct 29, 1856-May 19, 1857



3

Wheeler & May: blotter



May 19, 1857-Apr 7, 1858



4

Wheeler & May: blotter



Apr 9, 1858-Apr 1, 1859



5

Wheeler & May: blotter



Apr 5, 1859-Apr 25, 1860



BOX : 27

1

Wheeler & May: cash sales book



Apr-Aug 1856



2

Wheeler & May: cash sales book



Mar-Sep 1857



3

Wheeler & May: cash sales book



Sep 1857-May 1858



4

Wheeler & May: cash sales book



May-Dec 1858



5

Wheeler & May: cash sales book



Dec 1858-Aug 1859



6

Wheeler & May: cash sales book



Aug 1859-Mar 1860



7

Wheeler & May / Daniel P. Wheeler: cash book



Apr 1856-Jul 1866; Jul 1869-Oct 1874



BOX : 28

1

Wheeler & May: daybook (A)



Apr 23, 1856-Dec 3, 1857



2

Wheeler & May: daybook (B)



Dec 3, 1857-Jul 14, 1859



3

Wheeler & May: invoice of goods



Mar 16-26, 1857



4

Wheeler & May: invoice of goods



Mar 16-25, 1858



5

Wheeler & May: invoice of goods



Mar 14-24, 1859



BOX : 29

1

Wheeler & May: miscellaneous



Sep 1856-May 1860



2

Wheeler & May: receipts for medicines sold. Includes daily cash sales records



May 1856-Jul 1859; Mar 27-Apr 27, 1860



Series II. PAPERS OF ALEXANDER STRONG WHEELER, 1840-1907



(2 boxes, 3 linear feet)



BOX : 30

1

Acknowledgment of tax payment on property sold at auction in Boston, MA and purchased by Alexander S. Wheeler.



Sep 5, 1846



2

Address before an association of bank presidents. Untitled, handwritten and typed drafts



n.d.



3

Address in honor of Rufus Choate (Dartmouth 1819). Handwritten drafts



c. 1900



4

Address in honor of deceased members of the Boston Bar Association. Handwritten and typed drafts



n.d.



5

Address/speeches. Untitled, handwritten drafts (1 of 2)



n.d.



6

Address/speeches. Untitled, handwritten drafts (2 of 2)



n.d.



7

Addresses/speeches. Untitled, typed drafts



n.d.



8

Agreement with Daniel D. Broadhead of Boston concerning the sale fo property and mortgages associated with 75 Pinckney Street, Boston



Dec 1852-May 1853



9

Agreement with Samuel S. Cudworth of Boston for lease of a dwelling house on Harvard Street in Charlestown, MA



May 1, 1848



10

“Alexander Strong Wheeler: Member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1882-1907” by William Lowell Putnam. Reprinted



1907



11

Autobiography of Alexander S. Wheeler. Handwritten draft



n.d.



12

Bills and receipts for transportation via the firm Public Carriages, Denis Hurley, Proprietor



May 1878-Apr 1879



13

Certificates acknowledging Alexander S. Wheeler as Justice of the Peace for Boston, MA



Feb 9, 1846; May 28, 1890



14

Deed indicating sale of Harvard Church pew #10 1/2 to Alexander S. Wheeler by Henry and Ellen Jacques



Feb 15, 1848



15

Diary



1863-1864



16

Diaries



1865-1866



17

Diaries



1868-1869



18

Diaries



1870, 1872



19

Diaries



1874-1875



20

Diaries



1876-1877



21

Diaries



1878, 1880



22

Diaries



1881-1882



23

Diaries



1883-1884



24

Diaries



1885-1886



25

Diaries



1887-1888



26

Diaries



1889-1890



27

Diaries



1891-1892



28

Diaries



1900-1901



29

Diary



1902



30

Diaries



1904-1905



31

Documents related to Alexander S. Wheeler's involvement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology



1884-1898, n.d.



32

Documents related to Alexander S. Wheeler's guardianship of Henry and Andrew Fiske under the will of A. H. Fiske



May 2, 1865-Mar 1, 1867



33

Documents related to precedents in the legal transfer of stocks



Jan 1879, n.d.



34

Documents related to the testimonial contribution for Judge Theron Metcalf organized by Alexander S. Wheeler



Jan-Feb 1874



35

Expenditures of furnishings and other details for houses at 75 Pinckney Street and 72 Marlborough Street, Boston



May 1853-May 1869



36

“Henry Clinton Hutchins: A Sketch of His Life” by Alexander S. Wheeler



1896



BOX : 31

1

Letter received from Dartmouth College Professor Charles Augustus Young (Dartmouth 1853), Hanover, NH. RE: Princeton's offer of a position



Feb 16, 1877



2

Letter received from Dartmouth College Treasurer Fred Chase (Dartmouth 1860), Hanover, NH. RE: attepmts to keep Professor Charles A. Young from leaving Dartmouth



Feb 19, 1877



3

Letter received from Dartmouth College Trustee Hiram Hitchcock (Dartmouth H1872), Hanover NH. RE: will try to attain degree of LLD for NH Governor David H. Goodell (Dartmouth H1889)



Jun 24, 1889



4

Letters received



1852-1866



5

Letters received



1867-1877



6

Letters received



1878



7

Letters received



1879



8

Letters received



1880



9

Letters received



1881



10

Letters received



1882



11

Letters received



1883



12

Letters received



1884



13

Letters received



1885



14

Letters received



1886



15

Letters received



1887



16

Letters received



1888



17

Letters received



1889



18

Letters received



1890



19

Letters received



1891



20

Letters received



1894-1905



21

Letters received



n.d.



22

Letters received from son Henry Wheeler, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA



Feb-Oct 1877



23

Letters received fro half-brother Daniel Prescott Wheeler, Orford, NH



1840-1883



24

Letters received from brother John Lee Wheeler, Blackshear, GA. Includes letter from J. Nichols written to Daniel P. Wheeler on behalf of John



1841-1866



25

Letters received from nephew Charles Wheeler, sent from Orford, NH



Sep 1866-Aug 1883



26

Letters received from cousin Everett Pepperrell Wheeler, New York, NY



1874-1904, n.d.



27

Letters received from cousin David Everett Wheeler, New York, NY



Aug 1852-Sep 1855



28

Letters received from Increase Sumner Wheeler, Framingham, MA



1853-1865



29

Letters received from other family members



1840-1866



30

Letters received from law firm (Hutchins and Wheeler) partner Henry Clinton Hutchins (Dartmouth 1840), Boston, MA



1853-1885, n.d.



31

Letters received from Dartmouth College President Asa Dodge Smith (Dartmouth 1830), Hanover NH. RE: solicitation of funds from potential donor, Mr. Poran Stevens of Boston



Jul-Dec 1866



32

Letters received from Massachusetts Governor William Eustis Russell, Boston. RE: Mr. Wheeler's opinion on extending jurisdiction of notaries public to the entire state



Feb-Mar 1891



33

Letters received from recipients of memorial tribute to Henry C. Hutchins, written by Alexander S. Wheeler, published in 1896



Apr 1896-Mar 1897



34

Letters sent durign 1867 trip to Europe. Copies



Apr 11-Jul 21, 1867



35

Letters sent to Daniel P. Wheeler during 1867 trip to Europe. Copies



Jun-Aug 1867



36

Letters sent to sister Susan Emily Wheeler during 1867 trip to Europe. Copies



Apr-Sep 1867



37

Letters sent to law firm partner Henry C. Hutchins during 1867 trip to Europe. Copies



Mar-Sep 1867



38

Memorial [of Henry Clinton Hutchins] of the Suffolk Bar Association. Adopted at the Annual Meeting, January 5, 1895. Copies, typed



Jan 1895 [?]



39

Miscellaneous



c. 1840-1876, n.d.



40

Miscellaneous legal documents



1875-1902, n.d.



41

The New Suffolk County Court House in Boston: letters received and sent related to its planning and building. Alexander S. Wheeler, Boston Bar Association Committee member



Oct 1878-Dec 1894



42

The New Suffolk County Court House in Boston: other documents related to its planning and building



Aug 1868-Nov/Dec 1894, n.d.



43

Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: letters received from Board of Commissioners Publications Editor Abner C. Goodell, Jr.; Alexander S. Wheeler, Board Chairman



Jul 1890-Jun 1895



44

Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: letters received from William C. Williamson, Board of Commissioners member



Aug 1890-Apr 1892



45

Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: letters received from William M. Olin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Dec 1892-May 1893



46

Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: miscellaneous letters received



Apr 1889-Jun 1893



47

Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: news clippings



Feb 6, 1891; Feb 28, 1893



48

Publication of the Provincial Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: reports and published statements



1889-Apr 1894, n.d.



49

Receipts for miscellaneous bills paid



Jun 1868-Dec 1881



50

Receipts for stock and gold purchases



Jun 1866-1885



51

“Reminiscences of an Old Lawyer” by Alexander S. Wheeler. Includes personal observations of important legal figures such as Daniel Webster (Dartmouth 1801). Typed draft



c. 1897



52

Report by a committee of the Massachusetts Charitable Congregational Society. Alexander S. Wheeler, committee member. Typed draft



Mar 1889 [?]



53

Travel expense accounts and receipts



1862, 1872-1879, n.d.



54

Travel expense accounts and receipts for Alexander S. Wheeler's 1867 trip to Europe



Apr-Sep 1867



Series III. PAPERS OF CHARLES WHEELER, 1852-1896



(5 boxes, 7.5 linear feet)



BOX : 32

1

Agreement by J. B. Kendall to pay Sarah Weld Wheeler for claims against him



Oct 12, 1875



2

Anecdotes, sayings, quotations, and gravestone epitaphs



n.d.



3

Bankbooks. New England Trust Company, Boston, MA



May 1890-Dec 1895



4

Bankbooks. Second National Bank, Boston, MA



Jul 1866-Feb 1888



5

Bankbooks of unidentified estate accounts. Second National Bank, Mt. Vernon National Bank, Boston, MA



Apr 1884-May 1889



6

Bankruptcy case of Andrew Beissbarth & Company of Boston, MA: fire insurance policies for materials stored by Charles Wheeler as Receiver for the firm



May-Jul 1885



7

Bankruptcy case of Andrew Beissbarth & Company: letters received



Jan-Dec 1885



8

Bible given to Charles Wheeler by his mother, Mary Ann Wheeler



Feb 1862



9

Bible given to Charles Wheeler by his mother



1881



10

Boston Art Club: constitution and by-laws. Charles Wheeler, Secretary and member of the Club



1887-1894



11

Case of Charles Durgin and the Troy & Greenfield Railroad Disaster of 1886



May-Jul 1886, n.d.



12

Case of Laurette G. Tillotson of Orford, NH versus Willard B. Avery of Boston, MA: related documents



Sep 1852-Jan 1858, n.d.



13

Cash book



Jun 1867-Apr 1892



14

Checking account stubs, #750-790. Eleventh Ward Bank of Boston, MA



Oct 1873-Apr 1875



15

Checking account stubs, #1-238. Mt. Vernon National Bank of Boston, MA



Oct 1880-Oct 1883



16

Checking account stubs, #239-23. Mt. Vernon National Bank



Oct 1883-Apr 1887



17

Checking account stubs, #524-664. Mt. Vernon National Bank



May 1887-May 1889



18

Checking account stubs, Book (1), #68-166. New England Trust Company of Boston, MA



May 1891-May 1892



19

Checking account stubs, Book (2), #167-363. New England Trust Company



May 1892-May 1893



20

Checking account stubs, Book (3), #364-560. New England Trust Company



May 1893-Apr 1894



21

Checking account stubs, Book (4), #561-762. New England Trust Company



Apr 1894-Feb 1898



22

Checking account stubs, Book (A) [1], #1-325. Second National Bank of Boston, MA



Aug 1866-Mar 1870



23

Checking account stubs, Book (B) [2], #326-623. Second National Bank



Mar 1870-Jan 1873



24

Checking account stubs, Book (3), #624-1191. Second National Bank



Jan 1873-May 1875



25

Checking account stubs, Book (4), #1193-1804. Second National Bank



Jun 1875-Feb 1878



26

Checking account stubs, Book (5), #1806-3490. Second National Bank



Feb 1878-Jul 1880



27

Checking account stubs, Book (6), #3492-4010. Second National Bank



Jul 1880-Oct 1883



BOX : 33

1

Checking account stubs, Book (7), #4012-4450. Second National Bank



Oct 1883-Feb 1885



2

Checking account stubs, Book (8), #4452-5058. Second National Bank



Feb 1885-Jan 1887



3

Checking account stubs, Book (9), #5060-5656. Second National Bank



Jan 1887-Aug 1888



4

Checking account stubs, Book (10), #5658-6286. Second National Bank



Aug 1888-Feb 1890



5

Checking account stubs, Book (11), #6288-6882. Second National Bank



Feb 1890-May 1891



6

Checking account stubs, #1-284. Security National Bank of Boston, MA



Jun 1876-Oct 1880



7

Class Day program, Class of 1860. Charles Wheeler, Class Marshall



Spring 1860



8

Class lecture notes, Dartmouth College



Jul 1858



9

Class lecture notes, Harvard Law School



Mar-Jul 1862



10

Client account book (A)



Jun 1867-Dec 1871



11

Client account book (B)



Jan 1872-Oct 1875



12

Client transactions journal



Aug 1871-Sep 1881



13

Common prayer book



1869



14

Diaries



1873-1874



15

Diaries



1875-1876



16

Diary



1877



17

Diaries



1878 [1 and 2]



18

Diaries



1879-1880



19

Diaries



1881-1882



BOX : 34

1

Diaries



1883-1884



2

Diary: travel log of trip to Europe



Jul-Aug 1885



3

Diaries



1886-1887



4

Diaries



1888-1889



5

Diary with “Inter-State Law Association Directory” included



Dec 1888-Mar 1889



6

Diaries



1890-1891



7

Diaries



1892-1893



8

Diary



1894



9

Diploma, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH



Jul 1860



BOX : 35

1

Docket journal (A), #1-579



May 1866-Sep 1873



2

Docket journal (B), #580-1144



Aug [?] 1873-Jan 1877



3

Docket journal (C), #1145-1539



Jan 1877-Jan [?] 1893



4

Estate of Borden, Starbuck, and Bruce of Boston, MA: bank book. Globe National Bank of Boston, in account with Assignee Charles Wheeler



Apr 1969-Jul [?] 1870



5

Estate of Borden, Starbuck, and Bruce: bankruptcy dividend warrants issued



Aug 10, 1869



6

Estate of Borden, Starbuck, and Bruce: bankruptcy dividend warrants, receipts for payment



Aug 1869-Jan 1870



7

Estate of Borden, Starbuck, and Bruce: checking account stubs



Mar 1869-May 1870



8

Estate of Francis Curtis, father of Harriet Curtis (Mrs. Daniel) Wheeler: bankbook. New England Trust Company of Boston, in account with Executors J. Gardner Curtis and Charles Wheeler



Feb 1887-Feb 1891



9

Estate of Francis Curtis: letters concerning debt owed the estate by H. Frances Tingley of Providence, Rhode Island



Nov 1882-Oct 1883



10

Estate of Francis Curtis: related documents



Dec 1850, n.d.



11

Estate of John Curtis: accounts book



Apr 1884-Feb 1886



12

Estate of John Curtis: related papers. Administrator Charles Wheeler



Nov 1849-Mar 1886, n.d.



13

Estate of J. D. Farnsworth: bankbook. International Trust Company of Boston, MA, in account with Trustee Charles Wheeler



Jan-Nov [?], 1887



14

Estate of the Peak Brothers of Boston, MA: bank book. Second National Bank of Boston, in account with Assignee Charles Wheeler



Sep 1882-May 1883



15

Estate of Daniel Pitman of Boston, MA: bank book. Mt. Vernon National Bank of Boston, in account with Trustee Charles Wheeler



Jul 1882-Feb 1883



16

Estate of Daniel Wheeler, brother of Charles Wheeler, of Boston, MA: insurance policies. Co-executors Charles Wheeler (brother) and Alexander S. Wheeler (uncle)



1881-1886



17

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine, Eureka, CO.: letter from Daniel Wheeler to Joshua H. Putnam, business partner, of Brookline, MA



Oct 9, 1884



18

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from Thomas R. Beaumont, Carson City, CO to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



Jan 2-30, 1889



19

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from A. A. Denman, Cashier, Denver National Bank, Denver, CO to Charles Wheeler



Sep 1888-Jan 1889



20

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from M. M. Engleman, Durango, CO to Joshua H. Putnam



May 1887-Nov [?], 1893



21

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from William J. Lewis, London, England to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



Oct 1888-Jul 1889



22

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from J. R. McKay, Chicago, IL to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



Jan 1888-Feb 1894



23

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from E. L. Osborne, Montrose, CO to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



May 1893-Jan 1894



24

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from Edward G. Stoiber, Silverton, CO to Joshua H. Putnam



Apr 1889-Jan 1891



25

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from J. H. Terry, Pueblo, CO to Joshua H. Putnam



May 1891-Nov [?] 1893



26

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from Lewis C. Thompson, Carson City, CO to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



Feb 1888-May 1889



27

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from C. Van Timmons, Silverton, CO to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



Sep 1890-Nov 1892



28

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from C. Van Timmons, Silverton, CO to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



Mar 1893-Jan 1894



29

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from various sources to Joshua H. Putnam and Charles Wheeler



May 1888-Jan 1894



30

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from Charles Wheeler to Joshua H. Putnam



Aug 1889-May 1896,n.d.



31

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: letters from Harriet Frances Wheeler (widow of Daniel Wheeler) to Joshua H. Putnam



Jun-Oct 1892



32

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: miscellaneous



1892 [?]



33

Estate of Daniel Wheeler—Sunnyside Mine: reports



Aug 1884-Nov 1886



34

Estate of Daniel P. Wheeler: bankbook. New England Trust Company of Boston, MA, in account with Executor Charles Wheeler



Jan-Nov [?], 1887



35

Labombard Investment Company, Kansas City, MO: bankruptcy reorganization plan and notices to holders of investment mortgages



Sep 1893-Jan 1896,n.d.



36

Letters received



May 13-Dec 30, 1869



37

Letters received



Jan 1-May 31, 1870



38

Letters received



Jun 2-Dec 31, 1870



BOX : 36

1

Letters received



Jan 12-Dec 25, 1871



2

Letters received



Jan 1-Mar 30, 1872



3

Letters received



Apr 1-Dec 31, 1872



4

Letters received



Jan 3-May 19, 1873



5

Letters received



Aug 1890-Dec 1895



6

Letters received



1896



7

Letters received



n.d.



8

Letters received (in French) from members of the Berlitz School of Languages [?], Boston, MA



1886-1889,n.d.



9

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Jul 1867-Dec 1870



10

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Dec 1870-Jun 1876



11

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Jul 1876-Nov 1878



12

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Nov 1878-Feb 1881



13

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Mar 1881-Dec 1882



14

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Dec 1882-Dec 1884



15

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Jan 1885-Mar 1886



16

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Mar 1886-Dec 1889



17

Letters sent: letterbook carbons



Dec 1889-Feb 1892



18

Letters sent to brother Daniel Wheeler and cousin Helen Wheeler during trip to Europe. Copies [?]



Aug 1885



19

Letters sent to parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Wheeler, during trip to Europe: letterbook. Typed



Jul 11-Aug 27, 1885



20

Miscellaneous



1866-1896,n.d.



21

Pocket notebook [belonging to Charles Wheeler?]



n.d.



22

Quotations from Shakespeare



n.d.



23

Sheriff's deeds of land sold at public auction to Charles Wheeler. Includes documents describing lots sold



1875-1883



Series IV. MISCELLANEOUS WHEELER FAMILY PAPERS, 1777-1978



(1 box, 5 linear inches)



BOX : 37

1

Accredited certification of tuberculosis-free cattle herd. NH and U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Tuberculosis Eradication Program



1937



2

“Address Before the Porter Rhetorical Society of the Theological Seminary, Andover Massachusetts, September 1834” by John Wheeler (Dartmouth 1816), President, University of VT



1836



3

Blueprint of land owned by Henry Wheeler in Orford, NH, surveyed from the years 1915 to 1920



1921



4

“The Character and Conduct of the War” by Everett P. Wheeler (Dartmouth College H1861), New York City



1863



5

Crest of the family of Thomas Wheeler of Waterford, England: sketch. Also contains letter from Alexander Wheeler, Jr. (1922-) relaying information found by Charles Wheeler (1839-1896)



Dec 1, 1963



6

Deed of land sale by Asa Wheeler to Reverend John B. Wight. East Sudbury (County of Middlesex), MA



Nov 2, 1820



7

Deed of land sale by John B. Wheeler to Daniel Wheeler, brother [both of Orford, NH]. Fairlee, VT



Apr 2, 1810



8

Deed of land sale by Noadiah Bissell of Fairlee, VT to Daniel Wheeler



Mar 22, 1810



9

Deed of sale of one share of the Fairlee-Orford Bridge to Daniel Wheeler by Moulton Morey of Fairlee, VT



Jun 24, 1808



10

Deeds of land sales by Amos Bemis to John Weston and by Lucy Weston to Abner Wheeler. Lincoln (County of Middlesex), MA



Jul 1807-May 1812, n.d.



11

Deeds of land sales by Benjamin Wheeler (father of Abner Wheeler) and Joseph Wheat to Abner Wheeler. Concord and Lincoln (County of Middlesex), MA



Sep 1777, Apr 1786



12

Documents related to the estate of Thomas Hunt of Jeffrey, MA [?]. Executor Abner Wheeler



Oct 21, 1793-Dec 20, 1797



13

Information taken from deed books in Grafton County, New Hampshire: Orford Meeting House; land deeded by Mary Ann Wheeler from 1796 to 1893. Transcribed



n.d.



14

Inventory lists of silver kept at the Wheeler house in Orford, NH



Sep 1943-Nov 1949



15

Inventory of the estate of John Brooks Wheeler of Orford, deceased, 1842. Copied from Grafton County records in Woodsville, NH by Leon Little, son-in-law to Henry Wheeler, Sr.



Jan 1978



16

Letter from John Wheeler (Dartmouth 1816) to Mary Ann Wheeler (aunt), Mrs. F. E. Fifield, and Mrs. Horsford of Orford. RE: sum of money needed for church and what has been raised



Sep 30, 1850



17

Letters from Daniel Wheeler (of Mason, NH; New Ipswich, NH) to brother John Brooks Wheeler (of Walpole, NH; Grafton, VT)



Oct 1793-Feb 1800



18

List of money given by Abner Wheeler (1745-1820) to his children, Elizabeth, Abner, Lucy, Patty, and Benjamin



n.d.



19

Miscellaneous



1810-1896, n.d.



20

Rain gauge measurements recorded by Henry Wheeler [probably near the Wheeler house in Orford, NH]



1924-1930



21

Sermons preached by the Reverend John Wheeler (Dartmouth 1816), Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Windsor, VT. Printed



1823-1826



22

Travel expense account for Henry Wheeler's trip to Europe in 1878



Dec 31, 1878



23

Water supplied to residents of Orford, NH from Wheeler land: notes and letters to and from Henry Wheeler



Jun 1915-Jun 1954



24

Wheeler genealogy: letters and other documents related to the creation of a Wheeler family genealogical chart



1915-1964, n.d.



25

Will of Abner Wheeler of Lincoln, MA. Executor Asa Wheeler (son). Includes Massachusetts Probate Court documents. Copy



Jun 1820



26

Will of Daniel Wheeler of Orford, NH. Executor John Brooks Wheeler (brother). Copy



n.d.



27

Writ authorizing collection of debt from or arrest of Dr. John Wilson for money owed to Asa Wheeler from previous court judgement. Middlesex County Middle Court, MA



Mar 29, 1820



Series V. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1860-1926



(2 boxes, 3 linear feet)



BOX : 38

1

Alexander Strong, grandfather of Daniel Prescott and Alexander Strong Wheeler



n.d.



2

Ebenezer N. Strong (son of Alexander Strong) and his wife Mira (Bailey) Strong, uncle and aunt of Daniel P. and Alexander S. Wheeler



n.d.



3

David Everett Wheeler (Dartmouth Class of 1827), son of John Brooks Wheeler. From portrait



n.d.



4

Daniel P. Wheeler and his wife Mary Ann Wheeler (daughter of Asa Wheeler)



n.d.



5

Daniel Wheeler, first son of Daniel P. Wheeler



May 1881, n.d.



6

Mrs. Daniel Wheeler (Harriet Frances Curtis)



n.d.



7

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Curtis, parents of Harriet Frances (Curtis) Wheeler



n.d.



8

J. Gardener Curtis and Adeline Curtis



n.d.



9

Charles Wheeler (Dartmouth Class of 1860), second son of Daniel P. Wheeler



circa 1860, n.d.



10

Mr. Berkely and his wife Louise (Brodhead) Berkely



Jun 1872, n.d.



11

Mrs. Daniel D. Brodhead?



n.d.



12

Alexander Strong Wheeler (Dartmouth Class of 1840). Tintype process



n.d.



13

Mrs. Alexander S. Wheeler (Augusta Hurd). Tintype process



n.d.



14

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander S. Wheeler



1867-Jan 1898, n.d.



15

Mary Parks Hurd (Mrs. William Hurd), mother of Augusta (Hurd) Wheeler



n.d.



16

Aunt Parks- sister of Mary Parks Hurd [?]



n.d.



17

Susan Emily Wheeler, sister of Alexander S. Wheeler



n.d.



18

Helen Wheeler, daughter of Alexander S. Wheeler



circa 1862, n.d.



19

Henry Wheeler, son of Alexander S. Wheeler



1878, n.d.



20

Mrs. Henry Wheeler (Ellen Hayward) and children: Alexander, Eleanor, and Mary Wheeler



circa 1890, 1895



21

Charles Alexander Hayward [relation of Ellen (Hayward) Wheeler?]



n.d.



22

Alexander Wheeler, son of Henry Wheeler



Apr 1890, n.d.



23

President Nathan Lord, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH



n.d.



24

Other individuals, identified (1 of 5). Daguerreotype process



Oct 1864-Dec 1886, n.d.



25

Other individuals, identified (2 of 5)



Oct 1864-Dec 1886, n.d.



26

Other individuals, identified (3 of 5)



Oct 1864-Dec 1886, n.d.



27

Other individuals, identified (4 of 5)



Oct 1864-Dec 1886, n.d.



28

Other individuals, identified (5 of 5)



Oct 1864-Dec 1886, n.d.



29

Other individuals, unidentified (1 of 5)



Dec 14, 1869 [?]-Sep 14, 1886, n.d.



30

Other individuals, unidentified (2 of 5)



Dec 14, 1869 [?]-Sep 14, 1886, n.d.



31

Other individuals, unidentified (3 of 5)



Dec 14, 1869 [?]-Sep 14, 1886, n.d.



32

Other individuals, unidentified (4 of 5)



Dec 14, 1869 [?]-Sep 14, 1886, n.d.



33

Other individuals, unidentified (5 of 5)



Dec 14, 1869 [?]-Sep 14, 1886, n.d.



34

Howard Ridge House, Orford, NH, completed 1829. Postcard



post-1915



35

Orford, NH-Fairlee, VT bridge over the Connecticut River



1926



36

Orford, NH: view of Orford Street, facing north



n.d.



37

Reed Hall, Dartmouth College



n.d.



38

Village and landscapes, unidentified



n.d.



39

Wheeler House, Orford, NH. Postcards



n.d.



40

Wheeler House [with Mr. and Mrs. Alexander S. Wheeler [?] posing in front]



n.d.



41

Wheeler House, ell, and barn



n.d.



42

Wheeler House: photocopy of Boston Sunday Herald article photo



Mar 9, 1919



43

Wheeler House: views of front yard after Tornado of July 4, 1890



Jul 1890



44

Miscellaneous photos



circa 1866-Sep 9, 1895, n.d.



BOX : 39

1

Fairlee, VT (foreground) and Orford, NH: view facing southeast from vicinity of Sawyer Mountain in Fairlee



n.d.



2

Orford Ridge Houses: view perhaps from the back of the Willard Store (where a photographic studio was located, upstairs), facing east



pre-1915



3

Wheeler House



n.d.



4

Wheeler House: view facing southeast



n.d.



5

Wheeler House with family members in photo, from left to right: Charles, Susan Emily, Daniel, Mary Ann, Harriet Frances (Daniel's wife), and Daniel Prescott



circa 1870



6

Wheeler House: duplicate of previous photo



circa 1870



7

Wheeler House: with family members in photo, from left to right: Daniel Prescott, Mary Ann, Daniel, Susan Emily (in window), Charles, Harriet Frances (Daniel's wife)



circa 1870



8

Wheeler House: duplicate of previous photo



circa 1870



9

Stedman Willard Store: looking east from across Orford (Main) Street. Willard House in background, left of store



pre-1915





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