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Wightman family papers

Identifier: Mss 0034-139

Collection Overview

The collection consists of five letters concerning the history of the Wightman family in South Carolina and Rhode Island. The correspondents of the first letter are unknown. The second letter was written by Dr. G.B. Manzer to J.P. Wightman. This letter provides a brief history of the northern branch of the family, which resided in Rhode Island. The third letter was written by J.T. Wightman to his niece (whose name is not identified). The fourth letter was written by J.P Wightman to his cousin "Jinny." Each of these letters summarizes the original correspondence from Manzer. The final letter is a typed letter concerning the family's coat of arms. A reproduction of that coat of arms is attached to the letter. The correspondents of this letter are unknown. All of the letters are dated 1906.


  • Creation: 1906


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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1 folder (5 items) : 19 leaves ; 28 cm.

Inventory of the Wightman Family Papers, 1906
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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