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David Hilton Wheeler (1829-1902) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 3/4

Scope and Contents

The David H. Wheeler Papers fill one half-sized box, span the years 1869-1966, and consist of biographical information and clippings, and correspondence regarding Wheeler.

The Biographical Materials include excerpted articles on Wheeler taken from The History of Northwestern, Appleton’s Encyclopedia, and a Northwestern Alumni News magazine from 1928.

Clippings relate to Wheeler during and after his brief time at Northwestern.

Writings include a copy of an essay by Wheeler from 1871 relating his thoughts on the effects of the Great Chicago Fire titled “Political Economy of the Fire.”

Correspondence, dating between 1939 and 1966, between Northwestern and Wheeler relatives, discusses acquiring historical pictures for Northwestern University.

The Resources file includes information about the papers Wheeler published during his lifetime, as well as locations of additional information on Wheeler.

Dates

  • 1869-1966

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

David Hilton Wheeler (1829-1902) was a professor of English literature at Northwestern University, was elected as a trustee and executive officer of the faculty, and served as Northwestern's de facto acting president from 1868-1869. Wheeler's papers fill one half-sized box, span the years 1869-1966, and consist of biographical information and clippings, writings, and correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

David Schieber; June 2011.
Title
Guide to the David Hilton Wheeler (1829-1902) Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635