Burt Green Wilder papers, 1841-1925.
Collection Number: 14-26-95

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Burt Green Wilder papers, 1841-1925.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
Diaries; notes and charts pertaining to family genealogy; clippings concerning vivisection; correspondence, photographs, and printed material pertaining to spiders, phrenology, hygiene and education, writing music, Nantucket Island, the Field family, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., temperance, natural history, Wilder's career as a medical cadet and military surgeon during the Civil War; activities of members of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry both during and after the war, Negro troops, his training under Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray, and Jeffries Wyman, and his career as a professor at Cornell University.
Wilder, Burt G. (Burt Green), 1841-1925.
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
7 cubic feet.
Collection material in English


Neurologist, professor of anatomy, comparative neurology, and zoology at Cornell University.


These papers consist of correspondence with colleagues and friends; personal prose and poetry; Civil War correspondence and history with papers and clippings re Burt Green Wilder's career and service as a medical cadet at the Judiciary Square Hospital in Washington, D.C. in 1862, and as assistant surgeon (First Lieutenant), 1863, and then surgeon of the Massachusetts 55th Black Volunteer Regiment until 1865. After the Civil War and for the rest of his life, BGW actively corresponded with veterans of the war, both Yankee and Confederate. There are letters and clippings re pension requests, commission papers, discharge and parole papers, treatment of prisoners from both the North and South; a history of black soldiers; federal government segregation; clippings and letters re battles such as River's Causeway, Fort Wagner, the siege of Charleston, Grimball's Causeway, Fort Sumter, Honey Hill, Pocotaligo and Folly Island. (While he was stationed at Folly Island in 1863, BGW discovered a large spider later named the NEPHILA WILDERI, from which at a later time he reeled off 150 yards of yellow silk.) An account of "The 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Colored", written by BGW and given as a address before the Brookline, Massachusetts Historical Society on May 28, 1914; and letters and clippings re the death and burial of Col. Robert Gould Shaw of the Massachusetts 54th Volunteers with his fallen black troops at the battle of Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, and clippings re the Shaw Monument in the Boston Common by Augustus St. Gaudens are also included. Other Civil War reminiscences include BGW's Civil War diary, 1863-1865; letters and newspaper clippings re Lt. George T. Garrison (eldest son of William Lloyd Garrison), General Sam Jones, Robertson James (brother of Henry James), Lt. Col. Charles B. Fox, Capt. Charles C. Soule, Capt. Wheelock Pratt, Francis H. Brown, M.D., James F.A. Allen, M.D., Rev. James H. Fowler, Luis F. Emilio, Col. Robert Gould Shaw, Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell (Commander of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment), Col. John L. Clem (the youngest soldier to serve with the Union Army), Gen. William T. Sherman, Jefferson Davis, and many others.
These papers also contain correspondence with Prof. Louis Agassiz (the naturalist), Asa Gray, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and Jeffries Wyman, with whom BGW worked at Harvard University as an assistant after receiving his M.D. degree there in 1866. There are letters, papers, clippings and various medical pamphlets from BGW's years as a professor of anatomy, physiology, comparative neurology and vertebrate zoology at Cornell from 1867-1910, where he devoted special attention to human and animal brain mechanism experiments, and the nervous system. At the time of his retirement he had gathered between 1,600 and 2,000 brain specimens with completed data. (Currently, 70 of these specimens survive.) The collection also contains "Brain Bequest" forms, and letters dealing with the reneged brain bequest of Goldwin Smith; papers relating to BGW's laboratory studies of cats (possibly as many as 400 cats per year were used for these studies) and other "wild" animals such as opossums (including many others.)
At the end of twenty-five years of teaching, Professor Wilder was presented with "The Wilder Quarter Century Book" (a festschrift). This was a collection of original papers dedicated to him by former students in 1893.
Also, female and male spider (NEPHILA WILDERI) specimens and 2 mile silk strand.
Right ulna bone fragments of Daniel P. Havey of the 19th Mass. Infantry Regiment, 1862 (with shot).


See also the Department of Zoology Records, #14-26-966, http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMA00966
See also the Albert Hazen Wright papers, #14-26-1382, http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMA01382


Cite As:

Burt Green Wilder papers, #14-26-95. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


Adams, J. F. A.
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1872-1907.
Agassiz, George R. (George Russell), 1862-1951.
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873.
Agassiz, R. L.
Allen, Harrison, 1841-1897.
Bean, Arthur.
Bean, Robert Bennett, 1874-1944
Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938.
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Codman, John.
Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930.
Comstock, John Henry, 1849-1931.
Corson, Eugene Rollin, 1855-
Corson, Hiram, 1828-1911.
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.
Deland, Margaret, 1857-1945.
Drew, Alice.
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926.
Gage, Simon Henry, 1851-1944.
Gray, Asa, 1810-1888.
Herrick, C. L. (Clarence Luther), 1858-1904.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935.
Holt, Henry, 1840-1926.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
Humphrey, G. M.
Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895.
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
Kellog, John Harvey.
Lamb, D. S.
Minot, Charles Sedgwick, 1852-1914.
Reed, H. D. (Hugh Daniel), 1875-1937.
Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.
Seaman, Louis Livingston, 1851-1932.
Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910.
Spitzka, Edward A.
Spitzka, E. C. (Edward Charles), 1852-1914
Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933.
Wilder, Burt G. (Burt Green), 1841-1925. (Title of work: Wilder quarter century book..)
Wyman, Jeffries, Jr., 1864-1941.
Field family.
Cornell University -- : Faculty.
Cornell University -- : Students.
Cornell University. Department of Zoology
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 55th (1863-1865)
United States. Army. Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1862-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Nantucket Island (Mass.)
College teachers.
Sex instruction.
Science -- Study and teaching.
Natural history.
Composition (Music).
College students.
Form and Genre Terms:

Box 1 Folder 1
Letters from Asa Gray, Elliot Coues and others. Also, museum item descriptions of Dr. Paul B. DuChaillu's African collection and a seaman's "relief and protection" agreement. January 22 1841, July 7, 1849 - August 21, 1866
Box 1 Folder 2
Letters from A.D. White, Major John W. M. Appleton, Louis Agassiz, Dr. Asa Gray, Mary A. Quincy Gould (daughter of Josiah Quincy and wife of Benjamin A. Gould), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Edward Everett Hale, Dr. Harrison Allen, Eliza Susan Quincy, George William Curtis and others.
Sept. 4, 1866-Nov. 25, 1869
Box 1 Folder 3
Letters from W.P. Samson, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, James Dwight Dana, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Wendell Phillips Garrison, Jeffries Wyman, Louis Agassiz, and others.
Jan. 22, 1870-Jan. 16, 1872
Box 1 Folder 4
Letters from Goldwin Smith, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elizabeth Agassiz (Mrs. Louis Agassiz), and Louis Agassiz, (including the letter Agassiz wrote to BGW asking him to accept a position at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology).
Apr. 1, 1872-May 30, 1874
Box 1 Folder 5
Letters from Jeffries Wyman, William Dean Howells, Asa Gray, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sir Richard Owen, George Rolleston, Charles Darwin, James Dwight Dana, Simon Henry Gage.
June 17, 1874-Nov. 25, 1876
Box 1 Folder 6
Harrison Allen, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sir Richard Owen, Simon Henry Gage, Dr. William Parker.
Jan. 11, 1877-Dec. 19, 1880
Box 1 Folder 7
Letters from Leland Ossian Howard, Thomas Dwight, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Simon Henry Gage, Spencer Fullerton Baird, and others.
Jan. 16, 1881- Apr. 25, 1882
Box 1 Folder 8
Dr. Louis L. Seaman, Wendell Phillips Garrison, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Elliot Coues, David Starr Jordan, J. W. Slater, Theodore Gill and others.
May 3, 1882-Nov. 15, 1883
Box 1 Folder 9
Simon Henry Gage, Joseph Leidy, Charles M. Tyler, Harrison Allen, and others.
Jan. 15, 1884-Nov. 18, 1886
Box 1 Folder 10
Edward Drinker Cope, Simon Henry Gage, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William A. Sprague, Sir Richard Owen, Harrison Allen, Alexander Graham Bell.
Apr. 12, 1887-Jan. 27, 1889
Box 1 Folder 11
William Dean Howells, Simon Henry Gage, Joseph Leidy, Charles M. Tyler, Harrison Allen, Othniel Charles Marsh.
Feb. 26, 1889-Dec. 20, 1889
Box 1 Folder 12
Thomas Henry Huxley, Harrison Allen, Mary Gage Day, James Thurber, E. L. Williams, Goldwin Smith, Simon Henry Gage.
Jan. 11, 1890-Dec. 23, 1891
Box 1 Folder 13
Goldwin Smith, Harrison Allen, Charles Sedgwick Minot, Flavel S. Thomas, M.D., John Henry Comstock, Simon Henry Gage, Pierre A. Fish, Theobald Smith, Hermann M. Briggs, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, George Lincoln Burr, Dr. William Browning.
Jan. 1, 1892-May 29, 1893
Box 1 Folder 14
John Henry Comstock, Charles Sedgwick Minot, William Parker, Harrison Allen, Andrew D. White, Dr. Theobald Smith, W.R. Dudley, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, David Starr Jordan, George M. Gould, Jacob Gould Schurman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, George R. Williams, William Channing Russell and others.
June 23, 1883-Nov. 28, 1893
Box 1 Folder 15
Charles Sedgwick Minot, Andrew Carnegie, Harrison Allen, George M. Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., William Clark Russell, William Russel Dudley, and others.
Dec. 21, 1893-Apr. 7, 1895
Box 2 Folder 1
Letters from Andrew Sloan Draper, Frank Collins Baker, Simon Henry Gage, Dr. Harrison Allen (correspondence with Dr. Allen and newspaper clippings of his obituary), and others. Also, one photograph of Donald McGee, an infant whose brain was used for BGW's collection filed with four letters to Wilder from his mother Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee.
June 11, 1895-Nov. 17, 1897
Box 2 Folder 2
Letters from Frank Collins Baker, George W. Allen, and others. Also, a biographical sketch and tribute written by Burt Green Wilder for Dr. Harrison Allen. Included in this folder is a military record of Harrison Allen's service in the Civil War.
Dec. 1897
Box 2 Folder 3
Letters from Goldwin Smith, Simon Henry Gage, Harrison Allen Jr., Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Samuel Eliot, George W. Gould and others. Included is a memoir of Dr. Harrison Allen, and several newspaper clippings.
Jan. 4, 1898-Oct. 27, 1898
Box 2 Folder 4
Letters from Simon Henry Gage, Edward Everett Hale, Francis Greenwood Peabody, George Milbry Gould, Dr. Matthew Woods, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a document re the disposition of her brain from BGW's collection); Paul B. DuChaillu, J.B.Howes, Jacob Gould Schurman, C.L. Herrick, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Goldwin Smith, and others.
Nov. 15, 1898-Nov. 10, 1901
Box 2 Folder 5
Newspaper clippings, various correspondence. Also, letters from George MilbryGould, Simon Henry Gage, Jacob Gould Schurman, Elizabeth C. Agassiz and Goldwin Smith's brain bequest.
February 28, 1902-Nov. 29, 1903
Box 2 Folder 6
One article: "Some Intellectual Weeds of American Growth," by George M. Gould, M.D.; several acknowledgements for "The Quarter Century Book," letters from Andrew D. White, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Jeffries Wyman, George Lincoln Burr, and others.
Dec. 17, 1903-Feb. 13, 1905
Box 2 Folder 7
Letters from Charles W. Elliot, Eugene Rollin Corson, Frank A. Barton, Jeffries Wyman, Goldwin Smith, W.P. Garrison, George M. Gould, Julia Ward Howe, Wendell Phillips Garrison. Also, some newspaper clippings.
Mar. 12, 1905-May 23, 1906
Box 2 Folder 8
Letters from George M. Gould, Wendell Phillips Garrison, (Including his obituary), Henry Holt, Samuel McChord Crothers, Jacob Gould Schurman, Glover Morrill Allen, G.R. Agassiz.
June 27, 1906-July 23, 1907
Box 2 Folder 9
Letters from A. Agassiz, William Lloyd Garrison, G.R. Agassiz, Goldwin Smith, Glover Morrill Allen, Phillip McK. Garrison, William Winter, Francis Greenwood Peabody, Henry Holt, and others.
July 29, 1907-Feb. 25, 1908
Box 2 Folder 10
George Milbry Gould, Thomas Dwight, George Hodges, Goldwin Smith (some of his last letters to Burt Green Wilder), Henry Holt, William Winter, and various other correspondence.
Mar. 6, 1908-May 11, 1910
Box 2 Folder 11
Letters from William Elliot Griffis, William Winter, R.L. Agassiz, Hiram Corson, Andrew Carnegie, John Henry Comstock, Andrew D. White, Thomas Dwight. Several newspaper articles and also correspondence re the disposition of Goldwin Smith's brain.
May 16, 1910-Dec, 31, 1910
Box 3 Folder 1
Letters from David Starr Jordan, Charles W. Eliot, Andrew D. White, Charles Alexander and others. Also included are typescript copies of letters written by Burt Green Wilder.
Jan. 6, 1911 Sept. 29, 1912
Box 3 Folder 2
Letters to and from BGW mainly dealing with his writing and musical compositions such as the music he wrote for Joyce Kilmer's poem, "The Peacemaker."
Nov. 18, 1912-Feb. 24, 1913
Box 3 Folder 3
Reprints of published articles and a typescript career resume of Vladimir Karapetoff.
Feb. 1913?
Box 3 Folder 4
Various correspondence including some from men who served in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment under Col. Robert Shaw.
Mar. 3, 1913-Feb. 17, 1914
Box 3 Folder 5
Letters from E. B. Titchener, W. Tecumseh Sherman, Charles W. Eliot, Robert T. Morris, F.P. Sprague and others. There are also letters dealing with racial questions, miscegenation, and the Oliver Wendell Holmes poem, "Old Ironsides."
Mar. 19, 1914-Feb. 19, 1916
Box 3 Folder 6
Letters from David Starr Jordan, Charles W. Eliot and others.
Apr. 15, 1916 - Jan. 31, 1917
Box 3 Folder 7
Letters from Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Alice H. James, David Starr Jordan, Katharine Lee Bates, Henry Smith Pritchett and others.
Feb. 2, 1917- Sept. 25, 1917
Box 3 Folder 8
John Haynes Holmes, R.S. Woodward, Albert Bushnell Hart, Edward A. Horton, Marquise Clara Lanza, and others.
Oct. 1, 1917-May 17, 1919
Box 3 Folder 9
Copy of a letter of Louis Agassiz, Samuel Atkins Eliot, Henry Cabot Lodge, Aline Kilmer, Henry Holt, Henry van Dyke, and others.
June 27, 1918-May 27, 1919
Box 3 Folder 10
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Simon Henry Gage, Aline Kilmer (Mrs. Joyce Kilmer), Edward W. Emerson, and others.
June 2, 1919-Nov. 29, 1919
Box 3 Folder 11
Letters to and from Burt Green Wilder; also newspaper clippings.
Dec. 16, 1919-May 28, 1920
Box 3 Folder 12
Letters from Joyce Kilmer, John Henry Comstock, Walter R. Spaulding and others.
June 2, 1920-Dec. 21, 1920
Box 3 Folder 13
Letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Anna Comstock, Edward W. Emerson, Henry van Dyke, and others. Also included are typescript copies of letters written by BGW.
Jan. 22, 1921-July 14, 1921
Box 3 Folder 14
Letters to and from BGW mainly dealing with his writing and musical compositions such as the music he wrote for Joyce Kilmer's poem, "The Peacemaker."
Oct. 26, 1921-Nov. 27, 1921
Box 3 Folder 15
Letters of condolence re Mrs. Wilder's death; music written by BGW for "The Peacemaker," expressions of concern for BGW's ill health; the Louis Agassiz Memorial exercises at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood's Hole, Mass.; other letters from colleagues and friends. October 17, 1922 - February 28, 1925, August 14, 1933
Box 3 Folder 16
Letters from Elizabeth C. Agassiz; Walter F. Willcox, Samuel A. Eliot, portion of a letter from Louis Agassiz, (very faded); George R. Kennedy, Frank W. Very and others.
Undated letters
Box 3 Folder 17
"Immortality and Sir Oliver Lodge" by William Dean Howells; Letters from Sir Richard Owen, Elizabeth C. Agassiz. Morrill Wyman; W.R. Spalding, W. Newton Parker, Samuel A. Eliot, William Russel Dudley, and others.
Undated items, letters
Box 4 Folder 1
Biographical Sketch of Burt Green Wilder. (From the Boston Globe).
Sept. 1, 1912
Box 4 Folder 2
A history of Black Soldiers. (Extract from a lecture, 1910). Also, letters and one newspaper clipping, 1913, 1917-1919.
1910, 1913, 1917-1919
Box 4 Folder 3
Boy Scout "find" at Yellow Bluff, Florida, of Confederate items. Sent to Wilder from John Gordon.
Box 4 Folder 4
Recollections of a Civil War expedition of February 28, 1865 by Major R.J. Hamilton.
Aug. 28, 1913
Box 4 Folder 5
Clippings re Col. John L. Clem, the youngest soldier to serve in the Union army.
Box 4 Folder 6
Commission Papers of Burt Green Wilder.
1862-63, 1865-66, 1885
Box 4 Folder 7
Letters to B.G.W. from Confederate Soldiers.
1895, 1897, 1901-02, 1912-1917
Box 4 Folder 8
Clipping from the Confederate Veteran re the Ku-Klux Klan.
July, 1917
Box 4 Folder 9
Letters to BGW from men who served with Company 1, 103rd New York.
Box 4 Folder 10
Discharge papers and Parole forms.
1862, 1865
Box 4 Folder 11
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Box 4 Folder 12
"Extra Digits," by BGW. Reprinted from the Massachusetts Medical Society.
June 2, 1868
Box 4 Folder 13
Address given by BGW on the "Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Colored," before the Brookline, Massachusetts Historical Society.
May 28, 1914
Box 4 Folder 14
Letters of thanks to BGW for his research and publication on the 55th Massachusetts Colored Regiment."
Aug. 14, 1917-Mar. 22, 1919
Box 4 Folder 15
Letters to BGW from, and about the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Regiment Enlisted Men.
1914, 1917-18, 1925
Box 4 Folder 16
Correspondence re the pay of 54th and 55th Massachusetts Volunteers.
Box 4 Folder 17
Obituary of Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell
Box 4 Folder 18
Hospitals in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.
1863, 1902, 1913
Box 4 Folder 19
Typescript sketch and hand sketched and printed maps of James Island, South Carolina.
Box 4 Folder 20
Letters from Emily Read Jones re her father's book on the Siege of Charleston. (Daughter of General Sam Jones).
Box 4 Folder 21
Correspondence with R.E. Mellichamp (an Episcopal minister), including a hand drawn map of James Island and surrounding areas.
Box 4 Folder 22
"Proposed Arrangement of Specimens of a Single Structure for Museums," by Thomas Dwight. (One reprint).
May, 1903
Box 4 Folder 23
Miscellaneous items. Includes shoulder stripes.
Box 4 Folder 24
The Neale Advertiser on Civil War books.
Box 4 Folder 25
Recollections of individuals who served aboard the S. S. Pawnee.
Box 4 Folder 26
Letter to The New York Evening Post from T.W. Higginson (Col. 1st South Carolina regiment) re the lower pay given to black Civil War troops.
Oct. 1904
Box 4 Folder 27
Pension requests for families of Civil War soldiers.
Box 4 Folder 28
Box 4 Folder 29
Wilder "Quarter Century Book." (BGW's 25 years of service at Cornell.)
Box 4 Folder 30
Obituary of BGW from The Ithaca Journal.
Jan. 25, 1925
Box 4 Folder 31
Letters and recollections of Sgt. Andrew Jackson Smith, African-American member of the Massachusetts 55th Regiment
Box 5 Folder 1
Andersonville (newspaper clippings).
May 1916
Box 5 Folder 2
The Shaw Monument in the Boston Common (and other clippings re Robert Gould Shaw).
Box 5 Folder 3
Letters re the Burial of Colonel Robert Shaw from General George P. Harrison.
Box 5 Folder 4
Soldiers' First Free Library and Reading Room-Elida and John Fowle.
1863, 1915
Box 5 Folder 5
Fort Sumter, as it was during the effects of the bombardment.
Box 5 Folder 6
Letters in answer to BGW's questions on Civil War reminiscences from veterans.
Box 5 Folder 7
Extracts from the Diary of George T. Garrison.
Box 5 Folder 8
Manuscript memorial of Frank Goodwin, by Major Luis F. Emilio.
Oct. 20, 1895
Box 5 Folder 9
Johns Island Demonstration.
Feb. 8-11, 1864
Box 5 Folder 10
Letters re allegations of misconduct by Yankee soldiers made by Mr. Mazyck Porcher.
Box 5 Folder 11
Letters re The Battle of Honey Hill. Also, newspaper clippings re this battle, (1898-1899, 1914.) and an address delivered to the Confederate Survivors' Association, 1885.
1864, 1899, 1901, 1914-1917
Box 5 Folder 12
The Battle of Honey Hill on Broad River, South Carolina.
Nov. 30, 1864
Box 5 Folder 13
The Battle of Pocotaligo. Deveraux's Neck, South Carolina.
Dec. 9, 1864
Box 5 Folder 14
50th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner. (Newspaper clippings and broadsides.)
July 18, 1913
Box 5 Folder 15
Fort Wagner - Evacuation and Occupation. (Newspaper articles and letters.)
Box 5 Folder 16
Excerpt from a public address by Jefferson Davis threatening commissioned officers who might aid negroes or mulattoes.
Box 5 Folder 17
Excerpts from the diary of Lieutenant Dennis Hartwell Jones; and a letter from Captain Charles Soule of the Massachusetts 55th Regiment re Jones' accidental death.
Box 5 Folder 18
Letters from Anna G. Pratt (wife of Captain Wheelock Pratt of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment.)
Aug.-Sept. 1914
Box 5 Folder 19
Excerpts from Civil War letters of Col. Charles Barnard Fox recorded by Burt Green Wilder.
Box 5 Folder 20
Letters and recollections of Major Charles Carroll Soule. (Including his obituary notices).
Box 5 Folder 21
Francis H. Brown, M.D., a prominent Civil War doctor, correspondence and biographic material.
Box 5 Folder 22
William A. Hammond, M.D., Surgeon General of the United States, correspondence and biographic material.
1883, 1914
Box 5 Folder 23
Joseph Trimble Rothrock, M.D. correspondence and biographic material
Box 5 Folder 24
Rev. James H. Fowler, Chaplain of the 33rd U.S. Black Troops and also a "citizen-nurse" at Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C., correspondence and biographic material
1863-1864, 1910-1914
Box 5 Folder 25
Nurses during the Civil War.
Box 5 Folder 26
Doctors during the Civil War.
Box 5 Folder 27
Correspondence re Photographic History of the Civil War.
Mar. 1913
Box 5 Folder 28
Writings and Opinions of Burt Green Wilder.
Box 5 Folder 29
Short Narratives re the Civil War.
1863-1878, 1914
Box 5 Folder 31
Diagram of the Plan of Defences at "Yellow Bluff", now New Berlin, Florida, St. John's River.
Box 5 Folder 30
Chaplains in the Civil War.
Oct. 1, 1914
Box 6 Folder 1
Account of Robertson James at Grimballs' Causeway. (Robertson James was the brother of Henry James).
Feb. 10, 1865
Box 6 Folder 2
Battle of Grimball's Causeway on James Island.
Feb. 10, 1865
Box 6 Folder 3
Letters (and some drawings and maps) of the Incident at River's Causeway and other reminiscencesre this battle.
Box 6 Folder 4
Excerpts from newspapers and other writings re the River's Causeway, South Carolina battle.
July 2, 1864
Box 6 Folder 5
Army Medical Museum Items.
Box 6 Folder 6
Alleged murders of captured Black soldiers by Confederate troops. Referred to in "Reminiscences of the Civil War," by John Hallum. (A former Confederate soldier.)
Box 6 Folder 7
Treatment of soldiers during the Civil War.
Box 6 Folder 8
Recollections of life as a Civil War medical cadet at Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Box 6 Folder 9
Recollections of the USA General Hospital on Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C. (BGW as a medical cadet).
June, 1862-June, 1865
Box 6 Folder 10
Private Joseph Parsons, Company F, 2nd Maryland Infantry. (Account of injuries at Bull Run).
Aug. 29, 1863
Box 6 Folder 11
"Calendar of main events - national - regimental - personal," Wilder's own title for record book, mostly blank.
June 1863 - September 1865
Box 6 Folder 12
Letters from students to Burt Green Wilder.
1885?, 1885-1889
Box 6 Folder 13
Tale of the University Bear on the C.U. campus (by BGW). The bear was for a long time under the care of John H. Comstock while he was a student at Cornell.
Nov. 1883
Box 6 Folder 14
Correspondence with publishers.
Box 6 Folder 15
Adjutant and Inspector - General's Office, Woodstock Vermont. Register of Commissioned Officers of the Vermont Volunteers in the Service of the U.S.
June 1863
Box 7 Folder 1
Burt Green Wilder's Diary (typescript in 1910). pp. 1-50.
Scope and Contents
This is a photocopy of the original found in Box 9.
Box 7 Folder 2
Burt Green Wilder's Diary (typescript in 1910). pp. 51-100.
Scope and Contents
This is a photocopy of the original found in Box 9.
Box 7 Folder 3
Burt Green Wilder's Diary (typescript in 1910). pp. 101-150.
Scope and Contents
This is a photocopy of the original found in Box 9.
Box 7 Folder 4
Burt Green Wilder's Diary (typescript in 1910). pp. 151-200.
Scope and Contents
This is a photocopy of the original found in Box 9.
Box 7 Folder 5
Burt Green Wilder's Diary (typescript in 1910). pp. 201-241.
Scope and Contents
This is a photocopy of the original found in Box 9.
Box 7 Folder 6
The Federal government and segregation. (newspaper clippings).
Box 7 Folder 7
Various newspaper clippings re the Civil War.
Box 7 Folder 8
"The Week in the War." (newspaper clippings).
Box 7 Folder 9
Excerpts from [UNK] review of Dr. R.W. Shufeldt: America's Greatest Problem: The Negro.
Box 7 Folder 10
Articles on Brains and Skulls.
Box 7 Folder 11
Book notices and reviews of "Anatomical Technology as applied to the Domestic Cat" by BGW and Simon Henry Gage.
Box 7 Folder 12
Pamphlets on Insects, Birds, Bats, Monkeys and others.
Box 8 Folder 1
Medical pamphlets
Box 8 Folder 2
Fragments of articles from medical journals.
Box 8 Folder 3
Conference on the conditions of American Negroes.
June, 1909
Box 8 Folder 4
Mutilation and burning alive of Eli Persons, (a black man) in Memphis, Tennessee; BGW's interest in the case.
May 22, 1917
Box 8 Folder 5
Clippings from Ithaca Journal and Cornell Daily Sun. BGW's lectures on Military Science.
1895, 1909 1912
Box 8 Folder 6
Clippings re the film "Birth of a Nation," and the play, "The Clansman."
Box 8 Folder 7
"Vivisection in the state of New York." (Written by BGW.) Article reprint.
June, 1883
Box 8 Folder 8
Harper's New Monthly Magazine.
Nov. 1869
Box 8 Folder 9
Articles appearing in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine. "Time Works Wonders," "Right and Left," and "Equal yet Diverse."
Box 8 Folder 10
Clippings from The Cornell Daily Sun.
1881-1895, 1909
Box 8 Folder 11
One journal: The Sanitarian. Vol. XII. No. 174.
May, 1884
Box 8 Folder 12
"Food and Morals." A sermon by Rev. J.F. Clymer, First M.E. Church of Auburn, New York.
June 20, 1888
Box 8 Folder 13
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Report of the Director.
1866-67, 1893-94
Box 8 Folder 14
Articles re the resignation of William C. Russel from Cornell University.
May 21, 1881
Box 8 Folder 15
Experiments and study of anatomy of cats and other animals by BGW. All newspaper clippings.
Box 8 Folder 16
Burt Green Wilder's views of Secret Societies.
Oct. 22, 1873
Box 8 Folder 17
"The Living Death" (an anti-drug use pamphlet by Dr. H.H. Kane.)
May, 1883
Box 8 Folder 18
Medical pamphlets in German.
Box 8 Folder 19
Medical pamphlets in French and Italian.
Box 8 Folder 20
Medical reports on Alcoholics and Alcoholism.
Box 8 Folder 21
"The House that Jack Built," a poem written by George Shepard Burleigh, and hand copied by BGW.
Box 8 Folder 22
"Darwinism in Ethics." A lecture given by W.M. Salter.
Mar. 17, 1887
Box 8 Folder 23
American Public Health Association Lomb Prize Essays. (Four volumes).
Box 8 Folder 24
Report of the Ann Arbor Meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.
Box 8 Folder 25
1. Ruttan Heating and Ventilating Company, Bloomington, Ill. "Cut [i.e. cutaway drawing of house] representing the Ruttan System of warming and ventilation, with Hawley's improvements." R.R. Donnelley, Lakeside Press, printer; Bond & Chandler, engravers [undated, folded, colored diagram, ca. 26" x 22"]. 2. "A new idea in architecture": undated journal article with floor plan and illustration, describing a modern, healthful apartment building 3. Photo of unidentified clapboard house
Box 9
Original Typescript Diary of BGW
Scope and Contents
Do not use this original, it is fragile. Use the photocopy found in Box 7.
Box 10 Folder 1
Phrenology Materials
1872, 1879, 1897
Box 10 Folder 2
Phrenology Materials
1898, 1913
Box 10 Folder 3
Phrenology Materials
Box 10 Folder 4
Phrenology Materials
Box 10 Folder 5
News Clippings, Essays, Course Description. 1874, 1879, 1881, 1888, and Undated
Box 10 Folder 6
News Clippings, Booklets
Ca. 1880s
Box 10 Folder 7
News Clippings
Box 10 Folder 8
News Clippings
Box 10 Folder 9
News Clippings
Box 10 Folder 10
News Clippings
Box 10 Folder 11
News Clippings
Box 10 Folder 12
News Clippings
Box 10 Folder 13
Old Ironsides Clippings (Music)
1906, 1911-1913, 1916-1918
Box 10 Folder 14
Old Ironsides, Bulletins
1911-1913, 1916, 1921
Box 10 Folder 15
Old Ironsides (Music)
1912, 1916
Box 10 Folder 16
Old Ironsides (Music)
1912, 1916, 1918
Box 10 Folder 17
Ode to Lifesavers, Peacemaker, Dr. Hooker (Music)
1907, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1922
Box 10 Folder 18
Clippings Related to Nantucket (Music)
Box 10 Folder 19
Clippings Related to Nantucket (Music)
Box 10 Folder 20
County Guy (Music)
Box 10 Folder 21
Founder's Centenary Hymn, Fiat Justitia
1897, 1909
Box 10 Folder 22
Fiat Justitia (Music)
1904, 1911, 1915, 1925
Box 10 Folder 23
Fiat Justitia (Music)
Box 10 Folder 24
Home Song, Thanatopsis, Last Night (Music)
1909, 1917
Box 10 Folder 25
Largo, Newsclippings
1905, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917
Box 10 Folder 26
Largo (Music)
1909, 1913, 1915
Box 10 Folder 27
Miscellaneous Music
1901, 1903-1905, 1909
Box 10 Folder 28
Miscellaneous Music
1903, 1909, 1923
Box 10 Folder 29
Miscellaneous Music
Box 10 Folder 30
Miscellaneous Music
1905-1906, 1908-1909
Box 10 Folder 31
Miscellaneous Music
1905, 1907, 1908
Box 10 Folder 32
Miscellaneous Music
1905, 1907, 1909
Box 10 Folder 33
Miscellaneous Music
1905, 1908-1911, 1920
Box 10 Folder 34
Miscellaneous Music
1905, 1909
Box 10 Folder 35
Miscellaneous Music
1914, 1916-1917
Box 10 Folder 36
Miscellaneous Music
Box 10 Folder 37
Photographs and Portraits, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (printed, not original), John Townsend Trowbridge, "Six Great Authors", (Unidentified composite engraving)
1894, 1914
Box 10 Folder 38
Field Family Genealogy
1901, 1906-1908, 1912
Box 10 Folder 39
Oliver Wendell Holmes News Clippings. 1894, 1896, 1900, 1902, 1909, 1916, 1932
Box 10 Folder 40
Unidentified graphics, 2 color landscapes, 1 engraving of ships.
Box 11 Folder 1
Draft of B. G. Wilder's Biography of Holmes and Notes Concerning Publication
Box 11 Folder 2
Correspondence, Clippings and Notes Relating to the Spider and Silk Producing Spiders
Box 11 Folder 3
Papers Published about the Spider
1865, 1866, 1900, 1903, 1910
Box 11 Folder 4
Papers Published about the Spider
Box 11 Folder 5
Clippings and Notes about the Spider
Ca. 1850s-1910s
Box 11 Folder 6
Hygiene and Morality Leaflet and Poem by Ruth Putnam
Ca. 1890s
Box 11 Folder 7
Notes on Health
Ca. 1890s
Box 11 Folder 8
Box 11 Folder 9
Box 11 Folder 10
Box 11 Folder 11
Box 11 Folder 12
Box 12 Folder 1
Box 12 Folder 2
Box 12 Folder 3
Box 12 Folder 4
Box 12 Folder 5
Box 12 Folder 6
Louis Agassiz , clippings, Wilder's notes about Agassiz
Box 12 Folder 7
Louis Agassiz , includes printed copy of his will
Box 12 Folder 8
Louis Agassiz
Box 12 Folder 9
Louis Agassiz , printed photo of him at blackboard, 1873
Box 12 Folder 10
Louis Agassiz
Box 12 Folder 11
Louis Agassiz
1883, 1908-1909, 1911, 1918-1919
Box 12 Folder 12
Louis Agassiz
Box 12 Folder 13
Louis Agassiz
Box 12 Folder 14
Louis Agassiz
1902-May 1907
Box 12 Folder 15
Louis Agassiz
June-Sept. 1907
Box 12 Folder 16
Louis Agassiz
Ca. 1910s
Box 12 Folder 17
Cornell University , schedule of subjects Spring Term 1872, general courses of study, October 1868
Box 12 Folder 18
Cornell University , including photos of McGraw Hall, cyanotype and sepia
Box 12 Folder 19
Etiquette, Health and Hygiene Article, Correspondence, and Leaflets, (1875-1876, 1882, 1886-1889, 1893-1894, 1905, Bulk 1889)
Box 12 Folder 20
Hygiene, Physiology, and other Professional Notes
1875, 1897, 1902, 1940
Box 12 Folder 21
Requests to Attend Lectures and Lecture Tickets
1866-1915 (Bulk 1897)
Box 12 Folder 22
The Wilder Quarter-Century Book
1893-1894, 1911
Box 12 Folder 23
University Related Articles (Cornell and others)
1887, 1889, 1915 (Bulk 1889)
Box 13 Folder 1
Anatomy Manuscripts, microscope instructions
1872, 1882, 1892
Anatomy cyanotypes and Van Dyke prints
Brain -- Anatomy.
Veterinary anatomy.
Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
Vandyke prints
Human anatomy -- Pictorial works.
Box 13 Folder 2
Bone (Cyanotype) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 3
Brain (Black and White) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 4
Brain (Cyanotype) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 5
Cat Dissection (Cyanotype) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 7
Dissection Equipment (Cyanotype) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 8
Dissection Photograph
Box 13 Folder 9
Heart (Cyanotype) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 10
Miscellaneous Animal Photographs
Box 13 Folder 11
Miscellaneous Dissection (Cyanotype) Photographs
Box 13 Folder 13
Small Anatomy Photographs
Box 13 Folder 6
Chimpanzee Photographs
Box 13 Folder 12
Photograph of unidentified office with table, desk, books, lab equipment
Scope and Contents
Includes one carte-de-visite photograph of Morrell Hall with inscription "University building No. 1" on verso.
Box 13 Folder 14
Caged Cat Photograph
Gelatin silver prints.
Box 13 Folder 15
Brain Collection Photographs
Box 13 Folder 16
Brain Collection Photographs
Box 14 Folder 1
Anatomy Sketches (Miscellaneous)
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 2
Anatomical Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 3
Bone Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 4
Brain Sketch with Commentary
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 5
Brain Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 6
Cat Dissection Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 7
Dissection Equipment Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 8
Dissection Equipment Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 9
Frog Anatomy Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 14 Folder 10
Heart Sketches
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 15 Folder 1
Printed dissection manual, unidentified, (Muscles, Viscera, Blood Vessels), Pages 204-368, mounted on pages in an album
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 16
Printed dissection manual, unidentified, continued, (Lymphatics, Nervous System, Cranial Nerves, Organs of Sense, Bibliography, Index), Pages 364-575
Ca. 1870s-1890s
Box 16
Bound volume with names on spine, Agassiz, Dana, Gray, Parsons, Wyman. Contains primarily journal articles responding to Darwin's Origin of Species, and other articles on species. Includes James D. Dana's "Thoughts on Species", 1857, "The Arwinian Theory Consistent with Christianity", lecture by Dr. McCosh, Princeton.
Box 16
Bound volume with title, "Homology of Limbs", includes printed articles, manuscripts, notes, and letters on anatomy.
Box 17 Folder 1
Agassiz' Lectures
Box 17 Folder 2
Biographical Material: College
1861, 1918
Box 17 Folder 3
Biographical Material: Compositions and Sketches
1857-1859, 1895
Box 17 Folder 4
Biographical Material: Cornell Classes
1868-1869, 1892-1893
Box 17 Folder 5
Biographical Material: Pets
Box 17 Folder 6
Biographical Material: Reminiscences
1898, 1909-1912, 1913-1925
Box 17 Folder 7
Correspondence, Re: Estate of Burt G. Wilder
Box 17 Folder 8
Family Register
Box 17 Folder 9
Retirement of Burt G. Wilder
Box 18
Four bound volumes. 1. "Tableau synoptique du cerveau, cervelet, et moelle epiniere" (from *Anatomie clastique du docteur Auzoux*): manuscript key/ index in unidentified hand. 2. Volume with spine title: "Nomenclature--papers & notes by B. G. Wilder" reprints bound together with mss. notes; includes a blank "Brain Bequest" form near back of volume. 3. "Records of the High-School Scrap-Book for the year commencing Sept. 1858" editors Burt G. Wilder and Miss Fannie W.(?) Chandler. 4. Volume with spine title: "Papers by G. Wilder": includes typed letters and printed articles.
Box 22
Printing block, microscope slides
Box 23
Wilder family Bible, One volume, plus one newspaper clipping. [Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha], published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1809 with inscriptions: Leominster, February 8, 1813; property of David Wilder, Jun. (given to him by his father, David Wilder, Sr., who had received it from his own father) The family record is written on p. 677-80, between the O.T. and the Apocrypha plus newspaper clipping: "Religions of the Presidents"
Box 29 MU-1391
Right Ulna bone fragments of Daniel P. Havey of 19th Mass. Infantry Regiment (with shot)
Scope and Contents
"Parts of the right ulna of Dan'l P. Havey, Co. I, 19th Mass. Resected by Dr. Brown, July 1862. Good recovery; useful arm; work in Charlestown Rope Walk."
Box 25 MU-1392
Spider Specimens (Fragile glass frame)
Box 25 MU-1393
Spider Specimen
Box 25 MU-1394
Spider Specimen
Box 25 MU-1395
Silk Specimen - 2 mile strand
Box 26 Folder 1
Papers in the Family Bible
1836, 1841, 1856
Box 26 Folder 2
Papers on Family Background; Edward Marshall, David, and Harris Wilder, etc; Small Book of Wilder Family Clippings
Scope and Contents
Includes ca. 1890s-1900s, 1910, 1913-1914, and 1917
Box 26 Folder 3
Prepared Autobiography (1911) and Related Letters and Wilder Clippings
Scope and Contents
Includes 1869, 1893, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909-1912, 1915, and 1917
Box 26 Folder 4
Bibliography of Wilder Publications and List of Papers
Box 27
Photocopies of typescript diaries, manuscripts and correspondence.
Box 28 Folder 1
"Report on Wilder Brain Collection", by Hedwig Kasprzak
Box 28 Folder 2
"The Brain of Helen H. Gardner", by James W. Papez
Box 28 Folder 2
How to make a brain bequest
Box 28 Folder 4
Copy of Burt G. Wilder's will
Five Certificates awarded to Burt Green Wilder
1859, 1865, 1869, 1881
Portraits of BGW's military and medical colleagues during the Civil War (original cabinet card photographs, unless otherwise noted); two small photos of Civil War battle sites in South Carolina; one record-book [Descriptive captions based on Wilder's own notes]
Box 19 Folder 1, 1a
J. F. (James Forster) Alleyne Adams (1844-1914) Intimate friend of Wilder's; acting Medical Cadet in Wash., DC Photo by: Warren, Lamson's Block, Cambridgeport, MA; 4.25" x 2.5" [housed together]
Box 19 Folder 2
Maj. John W. M. Appleton saw action at Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. Carolina
Box 19 Folder 3
William Francis Bartlett (1840-1876) Major-General at age 24 Engineer with ? engraving of his statue in Pittsfield, Mass.
Box 19 Folder 4
John R. Bowles (African American) 2nd Chaplain of the 55th Mass; d. Sept. 3, 1874 Photo by: Matthews, Piqua, OH; 6.5" x 4.25"
Box 19 Folder 5
Dr. John Hill Brinton Surgeon, U.S. Vols.; In 1862—63 charged with preparing Surgical History of the War; died March, 1907 (printed, not original photo)
Box 19 Folder 6
Dr. Francis Henry Brown, Surgeon at Judiciary Square Hospital, Wash., D. C.
Box 19 Folder 7
Lieut. Henry Camp (mounted clipping from Colliers, NY Weekly by Walter Camp; with printed photos of BGW and Robert Gould Shaw)
Box 19 Folder 8
Sergt. William Harvey Carney (African American) Co. C, 54th Mass.; holding flag he saved at Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. Carolina 6.5" x 4.75"
Box 19 Folder 9
Chandler family of Brookline, Mass. (clipping from the Brookline Chronicle, Dec. 7, 1918, which contains photos of Chandler family members who fought in the Civil War and WWI; includes Lieut. Col. Charles Lyon Chandler of the 57th Mass. Regiment, killed in action, 1864; was a schoolmate of BGW
Box 19 Folder 10
Col. John L. Clem youngest soldier to serve with the Union Army
Box 19 Folder 11
2nd. Lieut. Thomas Murrett DeLorme Confederate; Blake's Battery
Box 19 Folder 12
_____ DeLorme, son of 2nd. Lieut. Thomas M. DeLorme
Box 19 Folder 13
Orderly Sergt. William H. Dupree (African American) Co. H, 55th Mass.; for many years in charge of South End Station of the Boston Post Office 7.25" x 5.0"
Box 19 Folder 14
Capt. Luis F. Emilio Commander of Co. E, 54th. Mass. Vol. Infantry Regiment author of *A Brave Black Regiment; the history of the 54th Mass.* printed photo from journal, not original; 4.25" x 3.0"
Box 19 Folder 15
Rev. James H. Fowler Chaplain of the First South Carolina Colored Infantry; was a student of Divinity and Zoology at Harvard, 1862 2 photos, by: G. H. Loomis, Boston (as young man), 4.25" x 2.5" Metcalf, Boston (as older man), 6.5" x 4.25"
Box 19 Folder 16
Lt. Col. Charles Barnard Fox, Dorchester, Mass. 3rd Commander of the 55th Mass.; Brevet Col. of U.S. Vols.; commanded the 55th at Rivers' Causeway, July 2, 1864. Later a member of Mass. State Legislature; died March 30, 1895 2 photos, by: Notman, Boston & Cambridge; 6.5" x 4.25" (1895) and J. W. Black & Co., n.p.; 6.5" x 4.25" (n.d.)
Box 19 Folder 17
Capt. Frank Goodwin Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; with the 55th later photo
Box 19 Folder 18
Dr. Augustus A. Gould, M.D.
Box 19 Folder 19
Dr. George Milbry Gould, with his autograph. Inventor of bifocal lens eyeglasses Photo by: F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia
August 10, 1922
Box 19 Folder 20
Robert W. Gourdine (African American); with his autograph note to BGW former slave; soldier with the 55th Mass.; became station-master on Fitchburg RR.
Box 19 Folder 21
James Manter Greenleaf seated, white-bearded man, with head-covering that appears to be evidence of a past injury; his name appears on verso (accompanied by another photo of an unidentified younger man standing, in uniform; verso reads: "Please return to James Manter Greenleaf, Stark, Maine")
Box 19 Folder 22
Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell, of Philadelphia First Commander of the 55th Mass.; wounded at Antietam. later president of the National Bank of Commerce died at West Medford, Apr. 11, 1914 6.5" x 4.75"
Box 19 Folder 23
Dr. William A. Hammond Surgeon General of the United States
Box 19 Folder 24
Col. Alfred Stedman Hartwell later, Brig. Gen. of 55th Mass.
Box 19 Folder 25
Lieut. William G. Hinson 7th S. C. Cavalry; born on James Island, S.C.; "A fine example of the southern soldier and courteous gentleman." 8.0" x 6.0"
Box 19 Folder 26
Maj. John Johnson Confederate engineer; in charge of engineering part of Fort Sumter; later Episcopal clergyman (engraved portrait, 6.0" x 5.5")
Box 19 Folder 27
1st Lieut. Dennis Hartwell Jones Co. 1, 55th Mass.
Box 19 Folder 28
Rev. Frederick N. Knapp, Brookline, Mass. 1862-63, agent of the Sanitary Commission in Washington; Unitarian clergyman
Box 19 Folder 29
William H. Lathrop Asst. Surgeon, 55fth Mass. (later photo; with newspaper clipping)
Box 19 Folder 30
David Lee (African American) Pvt., Co. C, 55th Mass.; "Served for a time as my orderly. Absolutely trustworthy." Later worked in Xenia, Ohio
Box 19 Folder 31
Dr. Elias J. Marsh Asst. Surgeon, in charge of Judiciary Square Hospital, Wash., DC photo by: W. Kurtz, NY
Box 19 Folder 32
William Mather Confederate gunner of DeLorme's section of artillery at River's Causeway, James Island, S.C. 7.75" x 3.75"
Box 19 Folder 33
Dr. James R. May, 1862-63, of Portsmouth, N.H. Medical cadet in Judiciary Square Hospital, 1862-63. 4.0" x 2.5'' (plus modern surrogate print of original cabinet card photo)
Box 19 Folder 34
"Mitt" dog found on battlefield, (2 cc.)
Box 19 Folder 35
Robert T. Morris
Box 19 Folder 36
Jimmy Noland drummer boy photo by: Peln & Co., Wash., DC; 4.0" x 2.5"
Box 19 Folder 37
Lt. Col. William Nutt, of Natick, Mass. Capt., Major and Lt. Col. of Co. C, 55th Mass.; Brevet Col. .S. Vols.; died Aug. 31,1909 photo by: Henry Barrett, Cambridge, MA; 6.5" x 4.25"
Box 19 Folder 38
Major Frank Oakley, ca. 1900-1910s 1st Lieut., Co. K, Seventh Wisconsin Inf'y. Wounded Aug. 23, 1862 at Rappahannock Station, Va.; tended by his wife, BGW, and Dr. Francis H. Brown later, clerk of U.S. District Court, Madison with photo of Mrs. Frank Oakley, ca. 1900-1910s; both 11" x 11"
Box 19 Folder 39
Charles Page Surgeon and Brigadier General in charge of Judiciary Square Hospital when BGW was there, 1862-63
Box 19 Folder 40
Calvin Pratt (1842-1911), as older man, Medical Cadet at Judiciary Square Hospital, 1862-63
Box 19 Folder 41
Mrs. Col. David Price, of Newport, RI; with her dog; picture postcard
Box 19 Folder 42
Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock fellow student of BGW at Harvard; capt. in a Penn. regiment; wounded at Fredericksburg; BGW removed a ball from his leg photo of him as a young man, by: Henry Ulke, Wash., DC; 4.25" x 2.5" two additional photos: another as a young man; another (printed, not original) as an older man
Box 19 Folder 43
Col. Robert Gould Shaw, Commander of the 54th Mass. Regiment 3 printed, not original photos (two are on same page as Lieut. Henry Camp)
Box 19 Folder 44
Carleton A. Shurtleff son of the Brookline Shurtleff photo by: Warren, Lowell, MA; 4.25" x 2.0"
Box 19 Folder 45
Sergt. Andrew Jackson Smith (African American) Co. B, 55th Mass.; saved the colors at Battle of Honey Hill, S.C., Nov. 30, 1864 (2 cc of same photo: picture postcard by Paschal Studio, Paducah, KY)
Box 19 Folder 46
Geneva Smith Older daughter of Sergt. Andrew Jackson Smith when she was about 6 or 7 years ol picture postcard, by: Paschal Studio, Paducah, KY; 5.25" x 3.5"
Box 19 Folder 47
Capt. Charles Carroll Soule Co. K, 55th Mass.; Brevet-major in U.S. Vols. Later, founder and head of the Boston Book Company, publisher of L. Emilio's A Brave Black Regiment; died Jan. 7, 1913
Box 19 Folder 48
Mrs. Sarah J. Sprague, Lynn, Mass., formerly Miss Milliken, nurse in the eighth ward of Judiciary Square Hospital, Wash., DC, 1862-63 2 photos, ca. 1900-1910s, 7.0" x 5.0"
Box 19 Folder 49
Frank E. Thayer Dedham, Mass.; at age 10 he had been BGW's "orderly" in action at River's Causeway; later a merchant in Springfield, Mass. Died July 6, 1911 4.75" x 5.0"
Box 19 Folder 50
Capt. James Danforth Thurber (1839-1921) Co. F, 55th Mass.; Brevet Maj. of U.S. Vols.; wounded July 2, 1864; "A perfect soldier and gentleman" b. Feb. 21, 1839; d. Sept. 12, 1921 photo by: D. Hinkle, Germantown, PA; 6.5" x 4.25"
Box 19 Folder 51
James O. Weil (1920) hospital patient of BGW in 1862
Box 19 Folder 52
Brig. Gen. Edward A, Wild commanded the brigade including the 55th during the first three months of its service; previously the Wilder family's physician photo by: F. T. Stuart, Boston; 6.75" x 5.75"
Box 19 Folder 53
Burt Green Wilder, Surgeon in uniform, ca. 1865 three photos (plus a modern surrogate print of one) plus one Ambrotype, by Davis & Co., Boston
Box 19 Folder 54
____ Wing, Lieut.
Box 19 Folder 55
unidentified officer, standing; has lost left arm
Box 19 Folder 56
unidentified officer, seated photo by: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York and Washington, D.C.; 4.0" x 2.5"
Box 19 Folder 57
unidentified officer 6.5" x 8.5"
Box 19 Folder 58
Drs. John L. Craven and Samuel A. Green (and others), examining a wounded soldier in a hospital tent, summer of 1863, Morris Island, S.C.
Box 19 Folder 59
trench near River's Causeway, S.C. trench used by Union army for refuge, July 2, 1864; photo taken spring 1895; 6.5" x 5.0"
Box 19 Folder 60
Fort Lamar, the most easterly of the line of Confederate works on James Island, S.C., 6.5" x 5.0"
Box 19 Folder 61
modern negatives of several prints in Box 19
Box 19 Folder 62
Record-book, containing ruled pages with signatures, annual meeting notes, treasurers' reports, etc.: Association of Officers of the Fifty-Fifth Mass. Vol. Inftr'y ,1877, 1909
Box 20
Photographs (primarily cabinet cards, but also some tintypes)
Box 20
Burt Green Wilder (several photos, mostly cabinet cards)
Box 20
Celia Colton Burt (1812-1904), BGW's mother, photo in later life
Box 20
David Wilder, Sr. (1809-1891), BGW's father, photo in later life
Box 20
Sarah Cowell Nichols, BGW's first wife: solo portrait (between 1874-1884); with eldest daughter, Ruth
Box 20
Dr. William Nichols, BGW's father-in-law
Box 20
Ruth Wilder, eldest daughter, who died before reaching one year: Oct. 29, 1869 (at 7 1/2 mos.); several undated; just after she died
Box 20
Mary Nichols Wilder (b. 1871? second daughter): cabinet card photos of her as an infant, little girl, and young woman also, 10 tintypes, probably of Mary, including one with her as little girl with an African American woman, probably a nanny
Box 20
Bertha Wilder, youngest daughter (b. 1874): as an infant; little girl; as a teenager playing the violin; as a young woman
Box 20
BGW and his second wife, Mary Field Wilder, 1919 at Siasconset ("Sconset") Nantucket, with BGW's note: "ourselves & 'Gray Brother Jr.' [cat] taken by Juanita Bates at close of her visit here in spring of 1919"
Box 20
Wilder Breckenridge (1899-1976): two photos: one cabinet card dated Feb. 1901 (at 19 months); one portrait, dated 1915 (at age 16) grandson of BGW: son of Mary N. Wilder and Roeliff Morton Breckenridge, '92, Cornell Class of 1919 brother of Hugh, '26, and brother-in-law, via sister Anne, of Mordelo Lee Vincent, Jr., '26
Box 20
David Wilder, Jr. (BGW's brother, b. 1837) and his wife
Box 20
Edward Wilder (BGW's brother, b. 1843)
Box 20
Mabel Scott Wilder (b. 1869), daughter of Edward Wilder (in group photo with her two brothers, as young children; photo by Imperial, San Francisco: see two below)
Box 20
Edward Twichell Wilder (1872-1929), '93, son of Edward Wilder (see above)
Box 20
Walter Robb Wilder (1875-1934), '96, son of Edward Wilder (see above)
Box 20
Mary Catherine Scott Wilder (?--unidentified, but very possibly wife of Edward Wilder (photo by Imperial, San Francisco; she resembles Mabel Scott Wilder in photo above)
Box 20
Sophronia Wilder Edgerly (1823-1915), in 1880 at age 57; BGW's paternal aunt (youngest child of his grandparents David Wilder and Sally Nourse Butler)
Box 20
BGW's cousins: young children of Sophronia Wilder and James Wheeler Edgerly: 9 miniature tintypes, four of which identified only by first name only one tintype has complete name: William Drew Edgerly (1866-1869)
Box 20
Mary Nichols Barnard, sister of Sarah Nichols Wilder
Box 20
William Nichols Barnard, '97 (1875-1947), as young boy; son of Mary Nichols Barnard and William Stebbins Barnard, '71. Cornell Prof. of Mechanical Engineering; became Director of Sibley School of Engineering in 1938
Box 20
Group portrait of little boy, older boy, and little girl, with note on verso: "Aunt Mamie with best love from Dick, Sister & Harry, Jan 1st 1881" (Boston)
Box 20
Tintype, ca. 2-3" : unidentified African-American man, standing; holds a cabinet card photo of an unidentified bearded white man (photo by R. L. Wood, Canal St., NYC)
Box 20
Four small cartes-de-visite: friends and/or family: Jessie G. Dart, New London, CT, Barbara M. Ringeling, April 1874, Staten Island, Charles H. Robinson, of Nantucket, "who built my cottage at Sciasconset ….", Mrs. Vincent, Boston Museum
Box 20
Two snapshots, both dated 1914, with BGW's notes: "Dr. Edw. Cranch and family, 813 Sassafras St., Erie, Pa. 6 sons, 1 daughter, 10 grandchildren"; "Dr. Edw. Cranch's children: Charles, Gerard, Raymond, Walter, Eliot, Edith, Eugene" [ages 20-37]
Box 20
Snapshot taken at Woodlawn Cemetery, May 30, 1921, by E??. Flagg: Mrs. Alice Field Dudley of Newton Centre; Mr. Isaac Sprague of Wellesley, Mass.; Mr. Edward Dudley of Newton Centre; Mr. Edward H. Flagg and Mr. Walter E. Flagg of Wellesley; soldier not known
Box 20
3 cabinet card photos: unidentified young women (at least two were possible brain donors):
Box 20
Photo by J. Notman, Boston, w. BGW's notation, verso upper right: "4629" (brain no.?)
Box 20
Photo by J. Notman, Boston, w. BGW's notation, verso upper right: "4675" (brain no.?)
Box 20
With spectacles; photo by Pach Bros., Cambridge, Mass., "19641" noted by ?, verso lower right
Box 20
Katharine Kemp-Stillings, violinist two printed photos of her as a young woman, in a brochure about her; w. BGW's note that "we lived in her mother's house on Park St., Brookline"
Box 20
George Washington Meacham (b. 1827), at age 83, picture postcard, from Idah Meacham Strobridge, Los Angeles, who writes: "A California Pioneer of 1849 …" (friend or colleague of BGW?)
Box 20
Two houses: "Grandfather's house at Leominster, Mass.; return to Mrs. Marshalt, occupying it"; "Pringle Mansion, King St. Charleston, S.C. April 1913"
April 1913
Box 21
Photographs of Burt Green Wilder's students (their class years given, when known); Cornell faculty colleagues; non-Cornell colleagues, primarily zoologists, anatomists, neurologists, physicians, etc. (some of whose correspondence is elsewhere in the collection); other persons identified by name but lacking attribution; some brain donors
Box 21
Louis Agassiz and Count De Pourtales (Boston)
Box 21
Major W. E. Arnold, Military Science, Cornell
Box 21
Burt Green Wilder papers,
Box 21
Fordyce Barker (with autograph)
Box 21
Bischoff [probably Theodor L. W. Bischoff, 1807-1882, anatomist, neurologist]
Box 21
Wm. (?) Bourland
Box 21
William E.(?) Browning
March 1889
Box 21
Prof. H. Carmichael (Portland, Me.)
Box 21
Major Louis Cazione, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.
Box 21
Prof. H. L. Chapman (Boston)
Box 21
James Bertram Clarke, Cornell Class of 1910 (with autograph) African-American student; member of Alpha Phi Alpha BGW's note: "One of the best men and most brilliant scholars graduated from Cornell University. He is now connected with the Crisis in New York."
Box 21
Dr. Eugene Rollin Corson (1855-1946); Cornell Class of 1875 2 photos from Ithaca: by Beardsley; by Evans son of Prof. Hiram Corson
Box 21
Benjamin E. Cotting, Curator of the Lowell Institute (with autograph)
Box 21
Hosea Curtice (1825-1893), with BGW's note: "Brain 3091" American mathematician and educator; donor to BGW's brain collection See: Dept. of Zoology records (# 14-26-966), Box 13, which contains Accession Book, 1882-1897 (record of specimens received): specimen no. 3091, Hosea Curtice of Moravia, NY, was received June 13, 1893, from his son, Dr. (Fred) Cooper Curtice, Cornell Class of 1881
Box 21
James D(wight) Dana
Box 21
Orville A. Derby, Cornell Class of 1873 (with autograph)
Box 21
DuBois Raymond, [Emil du Bois-Raymond (1818-1896), German physician and physiologist)]
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Arthur M. Edwards, M.D., Newark, NJ; BGW notes to see his letter about brain bequest
June, 1897
Box 21
Pierre A. Fish, Cornell Prof. Veterinary Physiology; 2 photos
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Horace Howard Furness, Philadelphia
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Simon H. Gage ; 3 photos
1877, 1889, 1890
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Carl Gegenbaur (1826-1903), Morphologist; 2 photos
Box 21
Gilder [American poet and editor Richard Watson Gilder, 1844-1909]
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Benjamin Apthorpe Gould, PhD
Box 21
Ernst Haeckel
Box 21
Alfredo Gottlieb Hammar, Cornell Class of 1907 (Agr.), 1907 student of BGW
Box 21
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), poet and physician carte-de-visite, 1865 (at age 56); printed (not original) photo
Box 21
Grant Sherman Hopkins, Cornell Class of 1889 (BS), DSc 1893, DVM 1900 also CU Prof. of Veterinary Anatomy
Box 21
G. M. Humphrey, Cambridge
Box 21
Thomas H. Huxley
Box 21
J. B. S. Jackson (Boston pathologist, d. 1879)
Box 21
Joe Jefferson
Box 21
David Starr Jordan (1851-1931); Cornell Class of 1872; 2 photos
Box 21
Dr. W. W. Keen, Philadelphia
Box 21
Koelliker [probably Albert Koelliker, 1817-1905]
Box 21
Dr. W. C. (William Christopher) Krauss, Buffalo, NY; Cornell Class of 1884 with autograph note to BGW
Box 21
Leuckart (?), Leipzig [probably Rudolf Leuckart (1822-1898), German zoologist and parasitologist]
Box 21
Henry B. Lord (1821-1915), CU Trustee from 1876-1915; photo by George C. Stanley Gallery, Ithaca
March 1906
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Augustus Nathaniel Hubert Lushington, Med. Prep. Spec., Cornell 1889-94 (African descent; originally from Trinidad) became veterinarian in Lynchburg, VA
Box 21
Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee (1864-1940), w. autograph Acting Ass't Surgeon in the U.S. Army; founder of the Army Nurse Corps mother of Donald McGee, whose brain she donated to BGW after he died at the age of 9 months [photo of Donald alive accompanies his mother's letters to BGW, in Box 2-1]
June 1894
Box 21
Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Brunswick, Me. (of Bowdoin College?)
Box 21
S(ilas) Weir Mitchell, M.D.
Box 21
St. George Mivart (St. George Jackson Mivart), 1827-1900, anatomist
Box 21
Joseph Moore, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. (seated, bearded older man)
Box 21
Veranus A. Moore, M.D.
March 20, 1880
Box 21
Nathaniel Allison Murray, Cornell Class of 1911 (with autograph) African-American student; one of Alpha Phi Alpha's seven Jewels
Box 21
Andrew Newell, San Francisco
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R. Owen (Sir Richard Owen)
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T(homas) Jeffery [sic] Parker, author of *Text-bok of zoology* (1897)
February 1893
Box 21
W(illiam) Kitchen Parker, father of T. Jeffery Parker and William Newton Parker author of *Morphology of the skull*
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Charles G. Pease, M.D., New York (with autograph)
Box 21
Milton Josiah Roberts, Cornell Class of 1875; died 1893; 2 photos, Prof. of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Vermont)
Box 21
Dr. D. A. Robinson, Bangor, Me.
Box 21
George Rolleston, Prof. at Oxford (two photos, incl. one small)
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Max Gustav Schlapp, Cornell Class of 1893 (Special Course) physician in New York
Box 21
Edward Anthony Spitzka (1876-1922), anatomist, neurologist (printed, not original photo; w. printed signature)
Box 21
Edward Charles Spitzka (1852-1914), anatomist, neurologist (father of Edw. Anthony)
Box 21
Homer B. Sprague, (photo by Purdy & Frear, Ithaca; student or faculty or other Ithacan?)
March 29, 1869
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Mr. Elmer Stilwell Janitor of Dept. of Zoology, McGraw Hall
Box 21
T. B. (Thomas Blanchard) Stowell, Chair of Natural Sciences at Cortland State Normal School, 1869-1889
Box 21
Thomas Blanchard Stowell and Mary Blakeslee Stowell: Cortland, NY 1869; Potsdam, NY 1894; Los Angeles, Calif. 1919; 3 small cameo, non-original photos of each, printed on single sheet; w. BGW's note on verso: "We made their acquaintance in 1873-4 at the Agassiz (Anderson) "Summer School of Natural History" on Penikese Id., near New Bedford …"
1869, 1894, 1919
Box 21
Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts (1811-1874), abolitionist
Box 21
Henry Ward Turner, Philadelphia
February 23, 1881
Box 21
John Tyndall (?) (small engraving)
Box 21
(Rudolf) Virchow (Berlin)
Box 21
Booker T. Washington (not original photo; in newspaper clipping at time of his death)
Box 21
Millard Welfman (?), Boston
Box 21
Prof. S. A. White (Peoria, Ill.)
Box 21
Solon F. Whitney (photo of painted portrait) assistant teacher at Brookline, Mass. school, at time BGW was there
Box 21
Harris Hawthorne Wilder (1864-1928) Prof. of Zoology at Smith College (founded the dept. there in 1894) amphibians; evolution; comparative anatomy; anthropometry
Box 21
Chauncey Wright (2 photos)
Box 21
Dr. Jeffries Wyman, Sr.(?) (2 photos, one dated May 1868)
May 1868
Box 24
"Roster of Commissioned Officers of the 55th Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry 1863-1865." Photo album compiled by Burt Green Wilder
Scope and Contents
This list replaces an earlier typed list that neither included names of officers whose photos are lacking, nor identified African-American officers, nor provided page numbers. A note on the earlier list says: "Orig. List sent to National Archives, 1961." Names are listed in the order in which they appear in the album, followed by the page number; lacking photos are noted. This list indicates African-American officers, including those whose photos are lacking. To confirm which officers (including those lacking photos) were African- American, the following website was consulted: http://suvcw.org/mollus/usctofficers.htm ( U.S. Commissioned Officers of African-American Descent who served during the Civil War). [SUVCW stands for Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; MOLLUS for Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; and USCT for United States Colored Troops]. Where photo is lacking, or where given information is possibly uncertain, the designation [African-American] indicates confirmation via this website. Please note that the website list may be incomplete, so not all officers lacking photos in the album are fully identified. Individual companies of the 55th are indicated for each person, when known, and/or the person's rank/membership in other army divisions, when known; This list does not record the complete military history accompanying each photo. Photos of some of the persons in the album appear elsewhere (loose) in the collection, as indicated in the guide; some of these additional photos are duplicates, while others are post-war; Wilder wrote captions on many of them. Letters to Wilder from some of these officers, and/or references to these officers, appear elsewhere in the collection. All photos in the album are 4.0" x 2.5" cabinet cards; photographer/ studio is given when available.
Box 24 Page 1
Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell
Box 24 Page 2
Col. Alfred Stedman Hartwell
Box 24 Page 3
Lieut. Col. Charles Barnard Fox (photo by Whipple, Boston)
Box 24 Page 4
Lieut. Col William Nutt
Box 24 Page 5
Major Sigourney Wales
Box 24 Page 6
Maj. Wheelock Pratt
Box 24 Page 7
William Symmington Brown, Surgeon (Black & Case, Boston)
Box 24 Page 8
Burt Green Wilder, Surgeon
Box 24 Page 9
Chaplain William Jackson: photo lacking; [African-American]
Box 24 Page 10
Chaplain John R. Bowles (African-American; F. A. Simonds, Chillicothe, Ohio)
Box 24 Page 11
Capt. Robert James Hamilton (Co. G)
Box 24 Page 12
Capt. William Dwight Crane (Co. H)
Box 24 Page 13
Capt. Charles Carroll Soule (Co. K)
Box 24 Page 14
Capt. Charles Edward Grant (Co. B)
Box 24 Page 15
Capt. John Gordon (Co. I)
Box 24 Page 16
Capt. Charles Pickering Bowditch (Co. A; Capt. 5th Mass. Cav.)
Box 24 Page 17
Capt. Frank Goodwin (Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 18
Capt. James Danforth Thurber (Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; A. H. Locke, Plymouth, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 19
Capt. William Haviland Torrey (Co. C; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.)
Box 24 Page 20
Capt. George Moore Woodward (Co. A)
Box 24 Page 21
Capt. George Frederick McKay (Co. C; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.)
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Capt. Thomas Foldes Ellsworth (Co. H)
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Capt. Josiah C. Hall (Co. D)
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Capt. George Thompson Garrison (Co. I; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.)
Box 24 Page 25
Capt. Nathaniel Eustace Ladd (Co. H; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; Whipple, Boston)
Box 24 Page 26
1st Lieut. and Qr. M. George B. Mussey: photo lacking
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1st Lieut. and Adjt. William Penrose Hallowell
Box 24 Page 28
1st Lieut. Edward Stearns Stimpson
Box 24 Page 29
1st Lieut. Dennis Hartwell Jones (J. S. Black, Boston)
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1st Lieut. Harrison Holt (A. Lonrel, Boston)
Box 24 Page 31
1st Lieut. Wyllys Gannett
Box 24 Page 32
1st Lieut. and Qr. M. John Osborne Mowry (O. C. Knox, Athol Depot, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 33
1st Lieut. Ephraim Albert Wood (J. W. Black, Boston)
Box 24 Page 34
1st Lieut. Robertson James (Brevet Capt.; Black & Case, Boston)
Box 24 Page 35
Asst. Surgeon Warren Morris Babbitt: photo lacking
Box 24 Page 36
1st Lieut. Ezekiel Fowler: photo lacking
Box 24 Page 37
1st Lieut. Winthrop Perkins Boynton
Box 24 Page 38
1st Lieut. Leonard Battelle Perry (Capt. & A.A.G. Vols.)
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1st Lieut. Thomas Leader Harman (Whipple, Boston)
Box 24 Page 40
1st Lieut. Alphonso Marsh (Moulton ,Fitchburg, Mass.)
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1st Lieut. William C. Roberts (Brevet Capt., U.S. Vols.)
Box 24 Page 42
1st Lieut. Josiah A. Bean (Brevet Capt., U.S. Vols.)
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1st Lieut. E. Harris Jewett
Box 24 Page 44
1st Lieut. Henry Newton Sheldon
Box 24 Page 45
1st Lieut. Peter N. Sprague (L. W. Cook, Weymouth Landing, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 46
1st Lieut. and Adjt. Charles W. Mutell: photo lacking
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1st Lieut. Charles L. Roberts (Frank Rowell, Boston)
Box 24 Page 48
1st Lieut. Solomon C. Starbird (Black & Case, Boston)
Box 24 Page 49
William H. Lathrop, Asst. Surgeon (G. Grellings, Detroit)
Box 24 Page 50
1st Lieut. George H. Carter: photo lacking
Box 24 Page 51
2nd Lieut. Leonard Case Alden (Black & Case, Boston)
Box 24 Page 52
2nd Lieut. John H. Kingston
Box 24 Page 53
2nd Lieut. William Dorance Messinger: photo lacking
Box 24 Page 54
2nd Lieut. Joseph Towne Nichols: photo lacking
Box 24 Page 55
2nd Lieut. Ezra P. Gould (Major, 59th Mass. Vols.; Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 56
2nd Lieut. Albert Henry Bradish (Fisher Bros., Boston)
Box 24 Page 57
2nd Lieut. Edwin Ruthen Hill (Taylor & Preston, Salem, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 58
2nd Lieut. Charles F. Lee (Brevet 1st Lieut, U.S. Vols.; J. C. Spooner's Picture Palace, Springfield, Mass.)
Box 24 Page 59
2nd Lieut. George A. Glidden: photo lacking
Box 24 Page 60
2nd Lieut. Marshall E. Hunter (H. O. Foster, Charleston, S.C.)
Box 24 Page 61
2nd Lieut. John Freeman Shorter (African-American; Biddle, Photographer, Xenia, Ohio)
Box 24 Page 62
2nd Lieut. James Monroe Trotter (African-American)
Box 24 Page 63
2nd Lieut. William H. Dupree (African-American; F. A. Simonds, Chillicothe, Ohio)
Box 24 Page 64
Sergt. Charles L. Mitchell (2nd Lieut., 55th Mass. Vols.; Prescott Whiting, Boston) [African-American]
Box 24 Page 65
Sergt. Abram W. Shadd (African-American; 2nd Lieut., 55th Mass. Vols.; Brady's National Photographic Portrait, New York)
Box 24 Page 66
Com. Sergt. Richard M. White: photo lacking; [African-American]
Box 24 Page 67
Qr. M. Sergt. Martin F. Becker (born in Africa, 1834): photo lacking; [African-American]
Box 24 Page 68
1st Sergt. Armstead M. Jones: photo lacking; [African-American]
Items removed from the collection.
Scope and Contents
There are several other Wilder items that have been cataloged individually outside of this collection. This is just a partial listing.
Book: Official Records of Union and Confederate Armies (Washington: GPO, 1891) prepared by the late Lt. Col. Robert N. Scott, 3rd US Art., Series I, Vol. 35 - in 2 parts, part 1, now cataloged as Rare E491 U58 Ser.1,v.35,pt.1
Scrapbook including hygiene and other loose printed material. [See also CUL-CUF, bound volumes Wilder "Papers 1882-1911" "Miscellaneous Pamphlets 15"] now cataloged as Rare QL3.W55