John S. Wise Papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1869-1873, of John S. Wise concerning the application of his brother Doctor Richard A. Wise for positions as professor at the College of William and Mary, and at the University of Virginia; and as superintendent at the Central Lunatic Asylum, Richmond, Va. Correspondents include William E. Cameron, John W. Daniel, Benjamin S. Ewell, Hugh Blair Grigsby, John S. Mosby, Charles S. Venable and Richard A. Wise.
- Creation: 1869-1873
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John S. Wise was the son of Henry Alexander Wise and was born in Brazil in 1846. He attended Virginia Military Institute and fought with the cadets at the Battle of New Market. He graduated from the law department at the University of Virginia, was U. S. Attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, and served in Congress 1883-1885. He was a Readjuster and later, a Republican. He moved to New York City to practice law. John S. Wise died in 1913. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:
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Box and folder list inventory completed by Emily Eklund, SCRC staff, in March 2011.
- Guide to the John S. Wise Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English