Burt Green Wilder papers, 1841-1925.

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Wilder, Burt G. (Burt Green), 1841-1925. Burt Green Wilder papers, 1841-1925.

Burt Green Wilder papers, 1841-1925.

Includes diaries, 1866-1920; notes and charts pertaining to family genealogy; a copy of Professor Wilder's will; 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, his 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, Wilder's training under Louis Agassiz, Asa Gray, and Jeffries Wyman, and his career as a professor at Cornell University, 1867-1910, the WILDER QUARTER CENTURY BOOK, the Wilder Brain Collection, and the Department of Zoology at Cornell; and notebooks, pictures, and other materials relating to Louis Agassiz. Correspondents include J.F.A. Adams, Elizabeth Agassiz, Harrison Allen, Arthur Bean, Robert Bean, George L. Burr, Andrew Carnegie, John Codman, Anna B. Comstock, John H. Comstock, Eugene Corson, Hiram Corson, George W. Curtis, Margaret Deland, Alice Drew, Charles W. Eliot, Simon Henry Gage, C.L. Herrick, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Holt, William Dean Howells, G.M. Humphey, T.H. Huxley, David Starr Jordan, John Harvey Kellogg, D.S. Lamb, Charles Minot, Hugh D. Reed, Jacob G. Schurman, Louis Livingston Seaman, Goldwin Smith, Edward A. Spitzka, Henry Van Dyke, and Jeffries Wyman. Also a recommendation letter from Alexander Graham Bell. Also includes pamphlets compiled by Wilder: "Health Notes for Students" and "Hygiene and Morality" for distribution to students at Cornell; and "Last Night" sheet music by Wilder.

6.8 cubic ft.

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