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Title: Burt Green Wilder papers,
Creator: Burt G. (Burt Green) Wilder, 1841-1925
Inclusive dates: 1841-1925
7 cubic ft.
Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, diaries, photographs.
Abstract::
Diaries; notes and charts pertaining to family genealogy; clippings concerning vivisection; correspondence, photographs, and printed material pertaining to spiders, phrenology, hygiene and education, writing music, Nantucket Island, the Field family, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., temperance, natural history, Wilder's career as a medical cadet and military surgeon during the Civil War; activities of members of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry both during and after the war, Negro troops, his training under Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray, and Jeffries Wyman, and his career as a professor at Cornell University.

Call number: 14-26-95
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library