Thomas Wildes commonplace book
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Thomas Wildes was born in Arneytown, New Jersey, on November 10, 1839. He entered Haverford College in 1855, but left at the close of his sophomore year in 1856. Wildes was a merchant and a Private in the New York 10th Infantry, 1861. During the Civil War, he was promoted to Captain and fought at several critical battles, including Antietam. Wildes studied medicine at the New York Homeopathic College and became a physician. He also became the United States Deputy Consul to Jamaica and climbed the marksman ranks in New York to hold the title as one of five crack shots in New York City. Thomas Wildes died in New York City on November 27, 1907.
The commonplace book contains newspaper clippings, autographs, poetry and other writings written, or copied, by Thomas Wildes. It is 142 pages long and appears to be a collection of short writings that Wildes either transcribed or wrote himself in 1856.
Materials are arranged chronologically according to date of creation.
Processed by Addison Conn; completed February, 2018.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Addison Conn
- Finding Aid Date
- February, 2018
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).