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Wissler-Mayer Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.223
Papers, circa 1830s-1950s, of the Wissler, Mayer, and Erb families of Grottoes and Columbia Furnace, Virginia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Included are photographs, an autograph album, a manuscript cookbook, receipts, two ledgers, a Bible and hymn book, a Wissler family record for the descendants of William Franklin Wissler and Elizabeth Mayer (m. 1890), and correspondence.

For a more detailed description see finding aid link below.

Dates

  • 1835-1952

Creator

Language of Materials

English German

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

1.05 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The following information was provided by the seller:

"Wissler family from Grottoes and Columbia Furnace, Virginia, [and Lancaster, Pa. Descendatns of] William Franklin Wissler who married Elizabeth Mayer in the late 1800s. Jacob Mayer Wissler was one of their children and he married Alice L Erb. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:

Administrative History: The Wissler family was from Grottoes, Virginia. They came from the family of William Franklin Wissler, who married Elizabeth Mayer in the late 1800s. One of the photo albums within this collection records their marriage and their children. Jacob Mayer Wissler, one of their children, married Alice L Erb and there are items related to her family as well. The Erb family was from Grottoes and Columbia Furnace, Virginia along with parts of southern Pennsylvania.

Administrative History: The Wissler family was from Grottoes, Virginia. They came from the family of William Franklin Wissler, who married Elizabeth Mayer in the late 1800s. One of the photo albums within this collection records their marriage and their children. Jacob Mayer Wissler, one of their children, married Alice L Erb and there are items related to her family as well. The Erb family was from Grottoes and Columbia Furnace, Virginia along with parts of southern Pennsylvania.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and processed. Therefore, description and date range are only preliminary. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Acquisition Information:

Purchase.

Related Materials:

Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include: lockbox of Jacob M. Mayer (2010.223.01), small leather change purse (2010.223.02), brown leather coat wallet (2010.223.03), purple leather accordion wallet (2010.223.04).

Separated Materials:

Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include: lockbox of Jacob M. Mayer (2010.223.01), small leather change purse (2010.223.02), brown leather coat wallet (2010.223.03), purple leather accordion wallet (2010.223.04).

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in April 2010 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist. Fully processed by Hannah Craddock, SCRC Staff, in September, 2010.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Wissler-Mayer Family Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Hannah Craddock, SCRC Staff.
Date
2010-04-23
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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