Turner Family Papers,1799-1891

Collection Number: 689

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Turner family papers, 1799-1891.
Collection Number:
689
Creator:
Quantity:
.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Chiefly letters written by members of the related Turner, Baker, and Wheeler families, describing their activities as they moved southward and westward from Massachusetts and New York.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Chiefly letters written by members of the related Turner, Baker, and Wheeler families, describing their activities as they moved southward and westward from Massachusetts and New York. Includes letters from Otis and Oliver Baker, theology students at Yale University; Baker and Turner family letters from Lockport and Watertown, New York; letters from Susie Turner, student at Mount Holyoke College (Class of 1853) and teacher at Rockford Seminary; letters from Asa Turner, travelling salesman in the South and Midwest; correspondence between Avery Turner, Cornell University Class of 1873, and his friends at Quincy College and Kansas City Medical College, and later letters relating his work as an engineer for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. Among the Wheeler papers are letters between relatives at an academy in New Bradford, Mass, and at Amherst College; letters from Marshall Wheeler relate to his activities as a clerk in Shelbyville, Kentucky, as a farm owner in Carthage, Ill., as the proprietor of a merchandising business at Quincy, Ill., and to his life as a merchant, plantation and slave owner, and stock and hog producer at Sabine and Cold Springs, Texas.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Turner family.
Baker family.
Baker, Oliver.
Baker, Otis.
Turner, Asa.
Turner, Avery.
Turner, Susie.
Wheeler family.
Wheeler, Marshall.
Amherst College.
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.
Cornell University. Class of 1873.
Kansas City Medical College.
Mount Holyoke College. Class of 1853.
Quincy College.
Rockford Seminary.
Yale University.Divinity School.

Subjects:
Railroads.
Migration, Internal--United States.
Women college students--Massachusetts.
Theological seminaries.
Slaveholders--Texas.
Family--Massachusetts.
Family--New York (State)
Agriculture--Illinois.
Merchandising--Illinois.
Agriculture--Texas.
Swine--Marketing--Texas.
Railroad engineers.
Traveling sales personnel.

Places:
Shelbyville, (Ky)--Commerce.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Turner family papers, #689. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
List of Otis M[arshall?] Wheeler letters in the Avery Turner Papers
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
Feb. 10, 1834
Employed by store
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
Mar. 1834
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
May 31, 1834
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
June 27, 1834
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
Jan. 18, 1835
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
May 1835
Box 1-2
Carthage, Illinois
Oct. 15, 1839
Box 1-2
Sabine Town, Texas
Jan. 25, 1844
Owns slaves
Box 1-2
New Orleans
July 9, 1844
Slaves and goods
Box 1-2
San Augustine
May 24, 1845
Introduction
Box 1-2
San Augustine
Mar. 23, 1847
War and conditions
Box 1-2
San Augustine
Nov. 28, 1847
Austin and crops
Box 1-2
San Augustine
Sept. 6, 1848
Low cost of cotton
Box 1-2
Paducah, Kentucky
Sept. 26, 1850
Trips
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
May 24, 1855
Great drought in Texas
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Sept. 11, 1855
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
May 5, 1856
Box 1-2
Polk County, Texas
May 22, 1857
Box 1-2
Polk County, Texas
July 29, 1857
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Sept. 29, 1859
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Dec. 16, 1859
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Jan. 4, 1860
Vaccination smallpox
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Feb. 19, 1860
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Mar. 10, 1860
Slavery abolition
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
July 4, 1860
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Sept. 5, 1860
Insurrection re: slavery
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Jan. 20, 1861
Political cloud
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Mar. 11, 1861
Box 1-2
Cold Spring, Texas
Sept. 1, 1871
After the war - free slaves