Manuscripts

Wilson Family Papers

MSS. COLL. #50


BRIEF INVENTORY

Title: Wilson Family Papers

Dates: 1795-ca. 1950

Quantity: 2 boxes

Types of Material: correspondence; photos; postcards; printed programs, pamphlets, books, certificates and ephemera; bills & receipts; deeds; currency; and medals

Accession Numbers: 1986.20.125; 1995.26.1

Brief Description: This eclectic collection includes: The Sage (May 1918); The Reflector (1915); cabinet photos of Native Americans (ca. 1890) and the Thomas & Howard Co. (1921-22); various imprints related to World War II, including 20th and 444th Bomber Air Force Group albums (ca. 1946-1982); a UCV veterans reunion program (1951); various postcards (ca. 1910) of Greensboro including: ME Church, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, St. Leo’s Hospital, City National Bank, the Southern Railway Depot, White Oak Cotton Mills, A&M Colored College, the Dixie Building, S. Elm St. and Asheboro St.; a collection of Confederate currency; various materials (programs, certificates, photos, etc.) relating to the First Presbyterian Church (ca. 1910-30), including a fine panoramic photo of the church (1916); an anti-smoking broadside (ca. 1910); Greensboro Public Schools grade reports (ca. 1930-40); Greensboro High School student handbooks (1937-41); the High Life (1937-41); miscellaneous correspondence, ca. 1860-1950; numerous Guilford County deeds (1795-ca. 1875); military documents (1945-67); Guilford County bills and receipts (1829-91); World War II decorations (ca. 1945); a Jefferson Standard Life Ins. statement (1915); a Greensboro Chamber of Commerce pamphlet (1915); and a Southern Railway coupon book (1914). Notable are three letters from Robert Wilson, a private in Co. A, 53rd NC Regiment, which surrendered with Lee at Appomattox Court House. Two of these letters were composed at a Richmond hospital in September, 1863. There is also a printed poem entitled “The Soldiers’ Sufferings,” dated March 10th, 1863, and said to have been composed by the Guilford Guards regiment stationed upon the Maryland Heights, near Fredericksburg, Va.

Major Names/Subjects: First Presbyterian Church (Greensboro, N.C.)
Greensboro High School (Greensboro, N.C.)
Southern Railway (U.S.)
United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865
Wilson, Andrew
Wilson, Maxwell M.
Wilson, Robert
Wilson, William M.
World War, 1939-1945

Date Surveyed: 5/31/1996