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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the J. T. Wiswall papers W.0011

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

September 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T13:55-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

J. T. Wiswall papers

Unit ID:

W.0011

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

circa 1860

Location:

The A .S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Two notebooks, containing mathematical equations and scientific essays, as well as the handwritten manuscripts of J. T. Wiswall's works "The African" and "Iliad of the Family," neither of which were ever published.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

creator

Wiswall, J. T.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A.S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

J. T. Wiswall papers, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains two small, leather notebooks. One contains the handwritten manuscript "The African" and includes a bookplate identifying Caldwell Delaney as the owner. The other contains the handwritten manuscript "Iliad of the Family," as well as mathematical equations and scientific essays.

Biographical/Historical note

A Mobile, Alabama, author, J. T. Wiswall published two books, The Last Crusader in 1861 and Mr. Christopher Katydid (of Casconia) in 1864 (under the pseudonym Mark Heywood). The two handwritten manuscripts in this collection, "The African" and "Iliad of the Family," were never published, although they were listed in Robert E. Bell's Bibliography of Mobile, which noted that Mobile historian Caldwell Delaney held the manuscripts in his private collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

General note

Title on phase box spine: J. T. Wiswall of Mobile - Original Autograph Manuscripts: The African - Iliad of the Family - Scientific Essays

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Literature and Authors (localbroad)

Mobile (Ala.) (lcsh)

"Iliad of the Family" manuscript and math and science notebook Item 1 Box W0011.01

"The African" manuscript Item 2 Box W0011.01