William Alphonso Withers Papers 1868-1926

Creator
Withers, William Alphonso, 1864-1924
Size
9.5 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00178

The William Alfonso Withers Papers documents Withers' professional career and activities as well as his personal life. The collection contains materials on his employment as a professor of pure and agricultural chemistry at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts from 1889-1923, along with materials covering his employment at various other state, federal, and private organizations. It also contains materials on Withers' personal activities with extensive personal correspondence with friends and family.

Withers received his A.B. and A.M. from Davidson College, and did graduate work at Cornell University. He was a Professor of Pure and Agricultural Chemistry at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts from 1889-1923 and served as Acting Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station from 1887 to 1899. From 1916 to 1923 he served as Vice President of North Carolina State College, and from 1917 to 1918 was president of the North Carolina Academy of Science.

Biographical/historical note

William Alphonso Withers was born on May 31, 1864 in Riverview, North Carolina, near Davidson College. Withers was the son of William Banks Withers and Sarah L. Rutledge. He had seven siblings: Ida who married a Sloan, J.R., Jamie, Banks, Rosa, Victoria, and Mary B. who went by "Mamie".

He received his A.B. degree from Davidson College in June of 1883, and his A.M. from Davidson in 1885. From 1884 through 1888, he served as Assistant Chemist at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station in Raleigh. From 1885 through 1902, and again from 1905 through 1915, he was the North Carolina State Statistical Agent for the United States Department of Agriculture. He did graduate work at Cornell University from 1889-1890, where he received the Sage Fellowship in Agricultural Chemistry during that time. In 1917 Davidson College awarded him an honorary ScD.

From 1889 until 1923 he was Professor of Pure and Agricultural Chemistry at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. He served as the North Carolina State Chemist from 1897 to 1898. He was the Acting Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station from 1897 to 1899, where he was also a chemist until 1921. From 1916 through 1923, he served as Vice President of North Carolina State College. From 1917 through 1923, he was the Summer School Director for North Carolina State College.

In 1898 Withers was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Pure Food and Drug Congress, and in 1899, authored the North Carolina Pure Food Law. From 1899 through 1905 he was Chairman of the Committee on Pure Food and Drug Legislation of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations. He held leadership positions in many professional organizations. From 1901-1902 he was the President of the North Carolina section of the American Chemical Society. From 1909-1910 he was President of the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists. From 1917-1918 he was President of the North Carolina Academy of Science.

Withers was active as an alumnus of Davidson College. In 1886 he was appointed Chairman of the committee preparing the Semi-Centennial Alumni catalog. He worked to secure memorials to General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War hero, and General Francis Nash. Withers was also extremely active in the community. He was and elder of First Presbyterian church, a Grand Commander of the Knights Templar in 1896 and Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons the following year, President of the Rotary Club, President of the Raleigh YMCA, and President of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. William Withers died in Raleigh on June 20, 1924. On December 21, 1938 the Chemistry Building at North Carolina State College was named in his honor.

In June of 1896, William Alphonso Withers married Elizabeth (Bessie) Witherspoon Daniel, daughter of the Reverend Dr. Eugene Daniel and Susanna Tweed Witherspoon. Rev. Dr. Eugene Daniel was a Presbyterian minister in various churches in North Carolina and Virginia. Elizabeth Daniel was born in 1874 and died on August 20, 1905. After Elizabeth's death, Withers married Jane Hinton Pescud on July 20, 1909. William Withers had two children with his first wife, Elizabeth: Susanna Withers, (1897-1903) and Banks Withers, born October 2, 1901 and died in San Mateo, CA Apr 27, 1946. William Withers died in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina on June 20, 1924.

Scope/content

Most of the material in this collection dates from 1884-1908. It documents William Alphonso Withers' professional career, activities, and personal life. The Professional series includes material on his work at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, at various other North Carolina State Agencies, and external employment. The Personal Activities series includes information on Withers' participation in community organizations and on his personal interests. The Personal Correspondence series contains letters to and from friends and family. The Personal series contains various items and memorabilia, including calling cards, financial records, doctor's prescriptions, and souvenirs. The Friends and Family series is made up of items belonging to various friends and relatives that are not directly associated with Withers. The Photographs series contains images and negatives of friends, relatives, and buildings.

Physical description

19 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series: Professional, Personal Activities, Personal Correspondence, Personal, Friends and Family, and Photographs

Use of these materials

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Alphonso Withers Papers, MC 00178, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Carolina Stamp Auctions, Raleigh Stamp Shop, Inc., Bryan Building, Cameron Village Shopping Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 20, 1983. Gift of Bill Tucker, 2013 (Accession 2013.019).

Processing information

Processed by Katie Brightman, Erin Bradford, 2004 October

Encoded by Erin Bradford

Updated by Aaron Cusick, 2009 November

Professional 1885-1908

This series includes professional correspondence, meeting minutes, and various other materials related to Withers' work at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, as the North Carolina State Chemist, the North Carolina State Statistical Agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and various other assignments. The series is organized alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

2 archival boxes, 1 linear foot

Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 1
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 2
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 3
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 4
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 5
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations. Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 6
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations. Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 7
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations. Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 8
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations. Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 9
Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations. Aug 1902
Box 1, Folder 10
Professional. Brunswick Court Cases. 1901-1907
Box 1, Folder 11
Professional. Cornell University. 1890-1904
Box 1, Folder 12
Professional. Court Cases. 1895-1907
Box 1, Folder 13
Professional. Court Cases. Sower vs. Raleigh Water Company. 1900 (Accession 2013.0019)
Box 2, Folder 23
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture. Publications and News clippings. 1907
Box 1, Folder 14
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence. 1895-1901
Box 1, Folder 15
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence. 1902
Box 1, Folder 16
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence. 1903-1905
Box 1, Folder 17
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence. Jan-Jul 1906
Box 1, Folder 18
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence. Aug-Dec 1906
Box 1, Folder 19
Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. News Clippings. 1895-1906
Box 1, Folder 20
Professional. Egyptian Lotus. 1903
Box 1, Folder 21
Professional. The Erwin Cotton Mill Company. 1902-1906
Box 1, Folder 22
Professional. Feed Book 1904
Box 1, Folder 23
Professional. International Institute for Agriculture. 1908
Box 1, Folder 24
Professional. North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station. Correspondence. 1898-1906
Box 1, Folder 25
Professional. North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station. News Clippings. 1898-1901
Box 1, Folder 26
Professional. North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station. Reports. 1895-1903
Box 1, Folder 27
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. 1889-1893
Box 2, Folder 1
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. 1896-1903
Box 2, Folder 2
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. 1904-Jun 1905
Box 2, Folder 3
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. Jul-Aug 1905
Box 2, Folder 4
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. Oct 1905-Apr 1906
Box 2, Folder 5
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. May-Aug 1906
Box 2, Folder 6
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence. Aug 1906, [no date]
Box 2, Folder 7
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Evaluations of Students. Feb-Mar 1905
Box 2, Folder 8
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Financial Records. 1893-1908
Box 2, Folder 9
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. News. 1905, [no date]
Box 2, Folder 10
Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts.
Box 2, Folder 11
Professional. North Carolina State Fair. 1895-1905
Box 2, Folder 12
Professional. Professional Organizations. American Chemical Society. 1900-1908
Box 2, Folder 13
Professional. Professional Organizations. Correspondence. 1899-1903
Box 2, Folder 14
Professional. Professional Organizations. Various Materials. 1887-1894, [no date]
Box 2, Folder 15
Professional. Pure Food and Drug Legislation. 1898-1904
Box 2, Folder 16
Professional. Tuberculosis. Health Regulations. 1904
Box 2, Folder 17
Professional. Various Subjects. Correspondence. 1893-1907
Box 2, Folder 18
Personal Activities 1868-1908

This series includes materials on Withers' involvement in community organizations and his personal activities. Materials are mainly correspondence, but do include some certificates, membership forms, handbooks, notes, and other items. The series is organized alphabetically, then chronologically. It also contains oversize items, located in flat files.

2 archival boxes, 1 linear foot

Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Correspondence. May 1904-Jul 1905
Box 2, Folder 19
Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Correspondence. Aug-Dec 1905
Box 2, Folder 20
Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Correspondence. Jan-Jun 1906
Box 2, Folder 21
Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." News Clippings. 1895
Box 2, Folder 22
Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Research.
Box 3, Folder 1
Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Research.
Box 3, Folder 2
Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Research.
Box 3, Folder 3
Personal Activities. Capital Club. 1898
Box 3, Folder 4
Personal Activities. Chi Phi Fraternity. Correspondence. Aug 1888-Nov 1905
Box 3, Folder 5
Personal Activities. Chi Phi Fraternity. The Xi Record. 1893-1902
Box 3, Folder 6
Personal Activities. Chi Phi Fraternity. Register, By-laws, Congress Records. 1868-1900
Box 3, Folder 7
Personal Activities. Davidson College. Bulletin 1905-1907
Box 3, Folder 8
Personal Activities. Davidson College. Semi-Centennial Catalog. Correspondence. Aug. 1886-Mar 1888
Box 3, Folder 9
Personal Activities. Davidson College. Semi-Centennial Catalog. Correspondence. Mar 1888-Mar 1896
Box 3, Folder 10
Personal Activities. Democratic Party. Aug 1896-Mar 1905
Box 3, Folder 11
Personal Activities. Hiram Lodge. Jan 1892-Dec 1900
Box 3, Folder 12
Personal Activities. Juniper Poles Case. Jul 1903-Jul 1906
Box 3, Folder 13
Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Certificates, Programs. 1895-1908
Box 3, Folder 14
Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Certificates. 1893, 1905
Flat folder 1
Personal Activities. Knights Templar. News Clippings. 1895-1896
Box 3, Folder 15
Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Organization Correspondence. 1921-1926
Box 3, Folder 16
Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Withers' Correspondence. 1889-1906
Box 3, Folder 17
Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. Correspondence. Sep-Dec 1887
Box 3, Folder 18
Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. Correspondence. Jan 1888-Mar 1898
Box 3, Folder 19
Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. Correspondence. Jun 1902-Jun 1905
Box 3, Folder 20
Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. News Clippings and Reports. 1880-1903
Box 3, Folder 21
Personal Files. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Certificate. 1895
Flat folder 1
Personal Files. Oriental Order of the Palm and Shell. Diploma 1893
Flat folder 1
Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Building Campaign 1898-1899
Box 3, Folder 22
Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Correspondence. Feb 1904-Oct 1907, [no date]
Box 3, Folder 23
Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Meeting Minutes. 1892-1898
Box 3, Folder 24
Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. "Presbyterian Standard." 1900-1905
Box 3, Folder 25
Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. "Presbyterian Standard." 1905-1906
Box 3, Folder 26
Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Various Materials. 1895-1906, [no date]
Box 3, Folder 27
Personal Activities. Society of Colonial Wars. Apr-May 1908
Box 4, Folder 1
Personal Activities. The Story of the Declaration of Independence. Mar-Apr 1905
Box 4, Folder 2
Personal Activities. Withers Family Genealogy. Dec 1889-Dec 1906
Box 4, Folder 3
Personal Activities. Various. 1894-1895
Box 4, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence 1887-1909

This series is divided into two sub-series: correspondence from friends and correspondence from family. Major correspondents in the Friends sub-series include Charles Dabney, Jr., Alex Q. Holladay, Emily Jones, James Thomas, and Mary D. Thomas, as well as his future second wife, Jane H. Pescud. Additionally, at the end of this sub-series are folders containing correspondence on specific topics, including weddings, births, and deaths, and various correspondence, which are organized chronologically. Major correspondents in the Family sub-series include Elizabeth Daniel Withers (wife), Rev. Dr. Eugene Daniel and Susanna Witherspoon Daniel (parents of wife), Banks Withers (son), and Sarah L. Withers (mother). Due to the quantity of materials, correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Withers is further divided into sent and received correspondence. Both sub-series are organized alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

12 archival boxes, 6 linear feet

Personal Correspondence. Friends. Susan Graham Clark. [no date]
Box 4, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Charles Dabney, Jr. Jun 1896-Aug 1897, [no date]
Box 4, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Rhetta D. Dodge. 1905-1908, [no date]
Box 4, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Alex Q. Holladay. 1902-1906
Box 4, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Emily Jones. Dec 1903-Dec 1906
Box 4, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Friends. W. J. Martin. Apr 1888-Jul 1900
Box 4, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Jane H. Pescud. May-Jul 1909
Box 4, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Friends. James Thomas. 1905-1907, [no date]
Box 4, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mary D. Thomas. 1904-1907, [no date]
Box 4, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. 1889-1899
Box 4, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. 1903-1905
Box 4, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. 1906
Box 4, Folder 16
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. 1907-1908
Box 4, Folder 17
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. [no date]
Box 4, Folder 18
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various.
Box 4, Folder 19
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. Christmas Cards. 1923-1925
Box 4, Folder 20
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Congratulations on Daughter's Birth. Nov 1897
Box 4, Folder 21
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Death of Daughter. May 1903
Box 4, Folder 22
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Health. Aug 1904-Jul 1905
Box 5, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Health. Jul -Aug 1905, [no date]
Box 5, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Death. Aug 1905
Box 5, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Death. Sep 1905
Box 5, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Death. Oct 1905-Feb 1906
Box 5, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Children. May 1905, [no date]
Box 5, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Eugene Daniel. May 1902-Oct 1904
Box 5, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Eugene Daniel. Dec 1904-Sep 1906
Box 5, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Eugene Daniel. [no date]
Box 5, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. May-Dec 17, 1903
Box 5, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Dec 19, 1903-Jan 1904
Box 5, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Feb 1904
Box 5, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Mar 1904
Box 5, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Sep-Oct 1904
Box 5, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Nov-Dec 1904
Box 5, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Jan-Feb 1905
Box 5, Folder 16
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Mar-Apr 1905
Box 5, Folder 17
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. May-Jun 1905
Box 5, Folder 18
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Jul 1905
Box 5, Folder 19
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Aug-Sep 1905
Box 6, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Nov 1905-Mar 1906
Box 6, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. May-Aug 1906
Box 6, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Sep 1906-Feb 1907
Box 6, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. Jul 1907-Jun 1908
Box 6, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel. [no date]
Box 6, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Ida Withers Sloan. 1903-1906
Box 6, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Marie Sloan. Dec 1894-1906
Box 6, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Banks Withers. Feb 1887-Sep 1892
Box 6, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Banks Withers. Feb 1892-Nov 1897
Box 6, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Banks Withers. May 1902-Jan 1906
Box 6, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers. Feb 1890-Jul 1892
Box 6, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers. Sept 1892-Jun 1893
Box 6, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers. Feb 1894-Apr 1898
Box 6, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers. Dec 1902-Sep 5, 1905
Box 6, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers. Sep 16-Oct 18, 1905
Box 6, Folder 16
Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers. Oct 24, 1905-Dec 1907, [no date]
Box 6, Folder 17
Personal Correspondence. Family. J.R. Withers. Nov 1889-Feb 1901
Box 7, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. J.R. Withers. Feb 1903-May 1908
Box 7, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Mamie Withers. Sep 1890-Dec 1892
Box 7, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Mamie Withers. Jul 1894-Jun 1906
Box 7, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Mamie Withers. Aug 1906-Apr 1908
Box 7, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Rosa Withers. May 1890-Oct 1903
Box 7, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Aug 1888-May 1889
Box 7, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Sep 1889-Jan 1890
Box 7, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Mar 1890-Nov 1891
Box 7, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Jun 1892-Feb 1893
Box 7, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. May 1893-Dec 1894
Box 7, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. 1895-1897
Box 7, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. 1898-1900
Box 7, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Feb 1901-Jan 1903
Box 7, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. May 1903-Sep 1904
Box 7, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Oct 1904-Mar 1905
Box 8, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Apr-Aug 1905
Box 8, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Sep-Nov 1905
Box 8, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Dec 1905-May 1906
Box 8, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Jun 1906-Feb 1907
Box 8, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. Mar 1907-Apr 1908
Box 8, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers. [no date]
Box 8, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Victoria Withers. Dec 1895-Dec 1903
Box 8, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. William Banks Withers. Dec 1887-Apr 1888
Box 8, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. William Banks Withers. May 1888-Apr 1889
Box 8, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Emmie Witherspoon (cousin). Jul 1905-Apr 1907
Box 8, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Various. Oct 1897-May 1908
Box 8, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jul 1894-Aug 1895
Box 8, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Oct 1895
Box 8, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb-Apr 1896
Box 8, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. May-Jun 1896
Box 8, Folder 16
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 6-9, 1896
Box 9, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 10-16, 1896
Box 9, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 18-22, 1896
Box 9, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. May-Aug 1897
Box 9, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Oct-Nov 1897
Box 9, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan-Mar 1898
Box 9, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr-Jul 1898
Box 9, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jul 1898
Box 9, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 7-14, 1898
Box 9, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 15-20, 1898
Box 9, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 21-25, 1898
Box 9, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan-Jul 1899
Box 9, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 2-10, 1899
Box 10, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 12-21, 1899
Box 10, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 21-30, 1899
Box 10, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Oct-Nov 1899
Box 10, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar-Jul 1900
Box 10, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 1900
Box 10, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 1900
Box 10, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Oct 1902-May 1903
Box 10, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug-Nov 1903
Box 10, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 3-15, 1903
Box 10, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 19-25, 1903
Box 10, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 26-31, 1903
Box 10, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 1-7, 1904
Box 10, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 8-18, 1904
Box 10, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 19-31, 1904
Box 10, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 2-10, 1904
Box 10, Folder 16
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 11-20, 1904
Box 11, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 21-27, 1904
Box 11, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 2-19, 1904
Box 11, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 23-31, 1904
Box 11, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 3-13, 1904
Box 11, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 14-30, 1904
Box 11, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. May 1-13, 1904
Box 11, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. May 16-29, 1904
Box 11, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jun 8-17, 1904
Box 11, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jun 18-30, 1904
Box 11, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jul 1904
Box 11, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 2-22, 1904
Box 11, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 23-30, 1904
Box 11, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Sep 2-9, 1904
Box 12, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Sep 11-31, 1904
Box 12, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Oct-Nov 19, 1904
Box 12, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 20-24, 1904
Box 12, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 26-30, 1904
Box 12, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 1-7, 1904
Box 12, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 7-16, 1904
Box 12, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 4-18, 1905
Box 12, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 19-29, 1905
Box 12, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 1-9, 1905
Box 12, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 10-18, 1905
Box 12, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 19-28, 1905
Box 12, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 2-10, 1905
Box 12, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 11-23, 1905
Box 12, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 5-14, 1905
Box 13, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 17-28, 1905
Box 13, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. May 1-12, 1905
Box 13, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. May 19-28, 1905
Box 13, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. [no date]
Box 13, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. [no date]
Box 13, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. [no date]
Box 13, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. [no date]
Box 13, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. [no date]
Box 13, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. 1892-1893
Box 13, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb-Mar 22, 1894
Box 13, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 29-Apr 1894
Box 13, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May-Jun 1894
Box 13, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 1894-Jul 1895
Box 13, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug-Nov 1895
Box 13, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan-Apr 3, 1896
Box 13, Folder 16
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May-Jun 1896
Box 13, Folder 17
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 6-11, 1896
Box 13, Folder 18
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 12-16, 1896
Box 13, Folder 19
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov 18-24, 1896
Box 13, Folder 20
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May 1897-Oct 1902
Box 13, Folder 21
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 1-16, 1903
Box 13, Folder 22
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 17-Mar 1903
Box 14, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 14-19, 1903
Box 14, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Aug 21-27, 1903
Box 14, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Nov-Dec 8, 1903
Box 14, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 9-21, 1903
Box 14, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Dec 22-31, 1903
Box 14, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 1-12, 1904
Box 14, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 13-22, 1904
Box 14, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jan 23-31, 1904
Box 14, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 1-8, 1904
Box 14, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 9-19, 1904
Box 14, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Feb 21-29, 1904
Box 14, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 1-10, 1904
Box 14, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 10-20, 1904
Box 14, Folder 14
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Mar 21-31, 1904
Box 14, Folder 15
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 1-8, 1904
Box 15, Folder 1
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 9-15, 1904
Box 15, Folder 2
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 16-21, 1904
Box 15, Folder 3
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Apr 23-30, 1904
Box 15, Folder 4
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May 1-7, 1904
Box 15, Folder 5
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May 8-12, 1904
Box 15, Folder 6
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May 13-18, 1904
Box 15, Folder 7
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May 20-24, 1904
Box 15, Folder 8
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. May 26-28, 1904
Box 15, Folder 9
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jun 1-17, 1904
Box 15, Folder 10
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. Jun 18-Jul 4, 1904
Box 15, Folder 11
Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers. [no date]
Box 15, Folder 12
Personal Correspondence. Physicians. Mrs. Withers' Health. Jan 1903-Aug 1904
Box 15, Folder 13
Personal Correspondence. Physicians. Mrs. Withers' Health. Sept-Nov 1904
Box 15, Folder 14
Personal 1888-1908

This series contains various materials related to William Withers' personal life. Primary materials consists of calling cards, diaries, financial information, medical information, and speeches made by Withers.

1 archival box, .5 linear feet

Personal. Calling Cards. [no date]
Box 15, Folder 15
Personal. Diaries. 1888
Box 15, Folder 16
Personal. Diaries. 1893-1894
Box 15, Folder 17
Personal. Diaries. 1896-1898
Box 15, Folder 18
Personal. Diaries. Circa 1890s
Box 16, Folder 1
Personal. Diaries. 1900-1906
Box 16, Folder 2
Personal. Doctors' Prescriptions. [no date]
Box 16, Folder 3
Personal. Financial Matters. Bank Books. 1904-1905
Box 16, Folder 4
Personal. Financial Matters. Checks. 1905
Box 16, Folder 5
Personal. Financial Matters. Checks. 1905
Box 16, Folder 6
Personal. Financial Matters. Checks. 1907-1908
Box 16, Folder 7
Personal. Financial Matters. Lost Sewing Machine. Aug 1904-Mar 1908
Box 16, Folder 8
Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts. 1892-1901
Box 16, Folder 9
Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts. 1902-1905
Box 16, Folder 10
Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts. 1905
Box 16, Folder 11
Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts. 1906-1907
Box 16, Folder 12
Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts. 1908, [no date]
Box 16, Folder 13
Personal. Financial Matters. Various Correspondence. 1901-1908
Box 16, Folder 14
Personal. Financial Matters. Various. 1893-1907
Box 16, Folder 15
Personal. Speeches. [no date]
Box 16, Folder 16
Personal. Various Subjects. News Clippings. 1895, [no date]
Box 16, Folder 17
Personal. Various Items. [no date]
Box 16, Folder 18
Personal. Various Items. [no date]
Box 16, Folder 19
Personal. Various Items. [no date]
Box 16, Folder 20
Family and Friends 1884-1908

This series contains various materials not directly to or from William Withers. It mainly consists of correspondence between other friends and family members. It also includes calling cards and financial records for Elizabeth Daniel Withers. It is organized alphabetically, then chronologically.

1 archival box, .5 linear feet

Friends and Family. Banks Withers. 1903-1908
Box 16, Folder 21
Friends and Family. Banks Withers. [no date]
Box 16, Folder 22
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. 1894-1896
Box 16, Folder 23
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. 1897-1898
Box 16, Folder 24
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. 1900-1901
Box 17, Folder 1
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. 1902-Jan 1903
Box 17, Folder 2
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. May 17-20, 1903
Box 17, Folder 3
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. May 21, 1903
Box 17, Folder 4
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. May 22-23, 1903
Box 17, Folder 5
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. May 26-31, 1903
Box 17, Folder 6
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. Jun-Dec 1903
Box 17, Folder 7
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. 1904-1905
Box 17, Folder 8
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. [no date]
Box 17, Folder 9
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence. [no date]
Box 17, Folder 10
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Financial Matters. 1905
Box 17, Folder 11
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Funeral Arrangements. 1905
Box 17, Folder 12
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Funeral Calling Cards. 1905
Box 17, Folder 13
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Organization Memeberships. 1900, [no date]
Box 17, Folder 14
Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Various. 1891-1896, [no date]
Box 17, Folder 15
Friends and Family. Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Daniel. 1884-1906, [no date]
Box 17, Folder 16
Friends and Family. Susannah Withers (daughter). 1887-1903
Box 17, Folder 17
Friends and Family. Various Correspondence. 1888, [no date]
Box 17, Folder 18
Photographs [no dates]

This series contains photographs and negatives of friends, family, and buildings. Most subjects are unidentified. The series is organized by general subject, such as buildings or children. Some photographs have corresponding negatives. For preservation purposes these are housed in a separate box (indicated on the folder containing the associated photographs).

2 archival boxes, 1 linear foot

Photographs. Houses. Exteriors.
Box 18, Folder 1
Photographs. Houses. Interiors.
Box 18, Folder 2
Photographs. People. Children. Tintype.
Box 18, Folder 3
Photographs. People. Children.
Box 18, Folder 4
Photographs. People. Children.
Box 18, Folder 5
Photographs. People. Children.
Box 18, Folder 6
Photographs. People. Children.
Box 18, Folder 7
Photographs. People. R. T. Burwell.
Box 18, Folder 8
Photographs. People. William A. Withers.
Box 18, Folder 9
Photographs. People. John Witherspoon (Signer of the Declaration of Independence).
Box 18, Folder 10
Photographs. People. Hospital.
Box 18, Folder 11
Photographs. People. Portraits.
Box 18, Folder 12
Photographs. People. Portraits.
Box 18, Folder 13
Photographs. People. Portraits.
Box 18, Folder 14
Photographs. People. Portraits.
Box 18, Folder 15
Photographs. People. Portraits.
Box 18, Folder 16
Photographs. People. Portraits. Family.
Box 18, Folder 17
Photographs. People. Portraits. Family.
Box 18, Folder 18
Photographs. People. Various.
Box 18, Folder 19
Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 1-3.
Box 18, Folder 20
Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 4-9.
Box 18, Folder 21
Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 10-19.
Box 18, Folder 22
Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 20-29.
Box 18, Folder 23
Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 30.
Box 18, Folder 24
Negatives
Box 19, Folder 1

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