This collection includes letters, addresses, compositions, and other material pertaining to Timothy E. Wetmore, a teacher and labor union activist in Wilson, New York. Although the bulk of the material is of a personal nature, there is also material related to the founding of Chapter 67 of the Mechanics' Mutual Protection Association in Wilson, New York, which was founded by Wetmore. Some of the topics discussed in the letters include politics and Henry Clay, local life in and around Wilson, education, and information about the Mechanics' Mutual Protection Association. The collection also includes by-laws, quarterly reports, and minutes from the first meeting of the Wilson, New York chapter of Mechanics' Mutual Protection Association, which was founded in 1849. Certificates, publications, and letters from when Wetmore was a student at Yates Academy, as well as a teacher at Wilson Collegiate Institute are also included.
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