Wise family papers [manuscript], 1895, n.d.


Conrad, Holmes,. Wise family papers [manuscript], 1895, n.d.

Wise family papers [manuscript], 1895, n.d.

The collection contains the manuscripts of "Saga of blood and soil" a history of the Wise family and "Personal reflections and anecdotes of thirteen presidents." The collection contains a transcript of an 1895 May 2 letter from John S. Wise to Holmes Conrad explaining why he is a Republican, commenting favorably on John W. Daniel, and unfavorably on Charles T. O'Ferrell, Thomas S. Martin and John E. Massey. There is also a paragraph by [Jennings C. Wise?], n.d., on the history of the family home "Rolleston" in Princess Anne County. According to Wise John Mercer Brooke used the ice pond to experiment with models for the Virginia (Merrimac) and also that General Benjamin Butler turned the estate into a Freedman's School as an insult to Virginia governor Henry A. Wise. The collection also contains two copies of a set of three poems by Jennings Cropper Wise "Beware the brand of Cain," "Challenge to Communism," and "Plea for a new crusade"; a separate poem "Lee at the Peaks of Otter"; and a prospectus for "Mystery of Columbus."

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