WHEELER, William Almon, 1819-1887


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Guide to Research Collections

Brown University
John Hay Library
Providence, RI
Papers: 1828-1927, 24 items.
Includes documents signed by William A. Wheeler.


St. Lawrence University
Special Collections & University Archives, Owen D. Young Library
Canton, NY
Papers: In Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1789-1981, ca. 1.8 cubic feet.
Includes notes and letters of William A. Wheeler about political appointments, military issues, and St. Regis Indians.


State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Special Collections, Feinberg Library
Plattsburgh, NY
Papers: 1849-1884, 6 items.
Includes letters written when William Wheeler was agent of the St. Regis Indians. The letter includes discussions of annuities, hostility between Catholic and Protestant Indians, and charges against William Wheeler by the chiefs. Another letter concerns politics and a mortgage discharge.

Papers: In the Robert F. Hale Papers, 1812-1963, 2 volumes.
Includes a lengthy obituary of William A. Wheeler from the Malone Palladium.


University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library
Santa Barbara, CA
Papers: 1861, 1 item.
A letter of recommendation for R.A. Sorelund to be in charge of purchasing horses in Northern New York. The letter is from William Wheeler to Montgomery C. Meigs.


University of Pennsylvania
Special Collections, Van Pelt Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1873, 1 item.
A postcard addressed to Horace Howard Furness which originally accompanied a copy of the Boston Daily Advertiser. The newspaper contains a notice of the transfer of the Barton Library to Boston, however, the clipping is not included with the postcard.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 1866-1883, 3 items.
Includes an army commission naming William Wheeler as major by brevet, August 9, 1865; a printed advertisement concerning “Wheeler’s Novelty Carpet Cleaner” patented by J.W. and William A. Wheeler, Madison, Wisconsin, 1871; a statement signed by voters of Dodge County in support of the Presidential ticket of Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler; and a letter from William Wheeler, Vice-President of the United States, to a relative including comments on the importance of education for both men and women.