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Austin Wiswall Papers, 1863-1912
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11Austin Wiswall Letter Transcriptions5.6 MB
 
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21Correspondence: 1863, March 6, Austin Wiswall to H. L. Hammond. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]11.8 MB
Correspondence: 1863, April 5, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall, Miss Hattie Wiswall, and his brother, Clarks]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]11.8 MB
Correspondence: 1863, April 5, Austin Wiswall to Owen Lovejoy. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]11.8 MB
Correspondence: 1863, April 28, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]11.8 MB
Correspondence: 1863, May 10, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]11.8 MB
Correspondence: 1863, June 5, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]11.8 MB
 
Correspondence: 1863, June 11, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 4 lvs. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1863, December 4, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1863, December 12, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1863, December 17, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1863, December 29, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1864, January 15, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1864, January 19, Austin Wiswall to [H. L. Hammond]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]15.6 MB
Correspondence: 1864, January 24, through 1865, April 15, diary and expense account of Austin Wiswall. 1 item 3" x 4 7/8" [AD] 121 lvs. [Bound Vol.]N/A
 
Correspondence: 1864, March 11, Edward Elliott to his aunt, Elizabeth Lovejoy Wiswall. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]17.8 MB
Correspondence: 1864, March 18, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]17.8 MB
Correspondence: 1864, April 15, Austin Wiswall to his brother, Clarke. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]17.8 MB
Correspondence: 1864, April 19, Austin Wiswall to his brother, Clarke. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]17.8 MB
Correspondence: 1864, May 11, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]17.8 MB
Correspondence: 1864, May 11, Austin Wiswall to [Miss Hattie Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]17.8 MB
Correspondence: 1864, May 27, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]17.8 MB
 
Correspondence: 1864, June 4, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1864, June 21, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1864, June 25, Austin Wiswall to [Miss Hattie Wiswall]. 1 pc. 2 lvs. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1864, August 9, Austin Wiswall to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1864, September 2, Lt. Col. S. C. Armstrong to [Mrs. E. L. Wiswall]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1864, December 19, Austin Wiswall to [Mr. H. L. Hammond]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1869, March 25, George H. Tracy to [Rev. C. W. Buckley]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [ALS]18.5 MB
Correspondence: 1912, June 29, Mrs. Joseph Asearian to [Mrs. Frederick R. Wickett]. 1 pc. 1 lv. [PD]18.5 MB
 

Preferred Citation All items used from the Austin Wiswall Papers should be cited according to the format in the following example:

"Austin Wiswall to H. L. Hammond, 6 March 1863, ALS," Austin Wiswall Papers, 1659-1957 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Additional Collection Information

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Texas Tech University

Title of Collection: Austin Wiswall Papers, 1863-1912

Institution: The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Texas Tech University
MS 41041
Lubbock, Texas 79409
806-742-3749
http://swco.ttu.edu/

Contact Person: Reference Librarian

Date: April 8, 2003

Accession number(s):

Collection number: S 401.1

Size of Collection: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)

Biographical Sketch: A civic leader and soldier, Austin Wiswall was born on April 5, 1840, in Princeton, Illinois, to Noah and Elizabeth Lovejoy Wiswall. He was the nephew of the famous abolitionist publisher and martyr Elijah Parish Lovejoy, and of U. S. Senator Owen Lovejoy. He served as a lieutenant in the 9th United States Colored Troops, 3rd Division, 10th Corps, United States Army during the Civil War. Wiswall was captured by Confederate forces in August 1864, and held at Andersonville and Libby prisons until released by exchange. After the war, he married Martha Francis Almy on November 15, 1865. She was the daughter of Benjamin Rathbone and Hannah Evans Almy of Bedford, Massachusetts. They had three children. He served on the Board of Trustees of Morgan Park, Illinois after the Civil War. He was Secretary of Mount Hope Cemetery Association until he died. Wiswall died on September 9, 1905 in Morgan Park, Illinois.

Additional Sources: “Austin Wiswall,” The Post, Morgan Park, Illinois, 16 Sept. 1905.

Beecher, Edward. Narrative of Riots at Alton in Connection with
the Death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy. Alton, Illinois: G. Holton,
1838.

Dillon, Merton Lynn. Elijah P. Lovejoy: Abolitionist Editor.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961.

Gill, John. Tide Without Turning: Elijah P. Lovejoy and Freedom
of the Press. Boston: Starr King Press, 1958.

Lovejoy, Joseph Cammet and Owed Lovejoy. Memoir of the Rev.
Elijah P. Lovejoy. New York: Arno Press, 1969.

Moore, Richard Ray. "Elijah P. Lovejoy: the Making of a
Reformer." Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Technological College, 1960.

Simon, Paul. Freedom's Champion--Elijah Lovejoy. Carbondale:
Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.


Scope and Content: Consists of correspondence and a diary. Bulks with correspondence (1863-1864) concerning personal experiences, family matters, and information relating to the Civil War. Of particular interest are letters describing the recruiting, behavior, fighting skills, and movements and activities of the 9th United States Colored Troops participating in the Civil War.

Location: B121.2K

Related Materials: Lovejoy, Elijah P. (Elijah Parish), 1802-1837
Dillon, Merton Lynn, Papers, 1960-1961

The Post, Vol. I, No. 14, Morgan Park, Ill., Sept. 16, 1905,
Oversized Items (Oversize Folder 20)

Wiswall, Austin, Reference File

Wiswall, Harriet, Papers, 1863-1865 and undated

Acquisition: Donation, 1965 by Kenneth L. Wickett

Access: Open for research

Processed by: Ida Pittman, 1966

Preferred Citation (Item), Austin Wiswall Papers, 1863-1912,
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech
University, Lubbock, Texas.


Collection Topics:

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

Personal Names

Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864
Lovejoy family
Wiswall, Austin, 1840-1905
Wiswall, Austin, 1840-1905--Correspondence
Wiswall, Austin, 1840-1905--Diaries
Wiswall, Elizabeth Lovejoy--Correspondence
Wiswall family

Organizations

Andersonville Prison
Libby Prison

Geographic Subjects

Alton (Ill.)
Madison County (Ill.)
Morgan Park (Ill.)
United States. Army--African American troops
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 9th (1863-1866)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories

Subjects

African American soldiers

     
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