William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913.


Wedemeyer, William W. (William Walter), 1873-1913. William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913.

William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913.

Political and business correspondence, notes and addresses, and other materials relating to his business interests and political career; also papers concerning his trips to Alaska, British Guiana, and Panama. Correspondents include: Russell A. Alger, James B. Angell, Gerrit J. Diekema, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Harrison, Frank Knox, Charles E. Townsend, James Schermerhorn, Henry C. Smith, and Fred M. Warner.

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