J. T. Wiswall papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two small, leather notebooks. One contains the handwritten manuscript "The African" and includes a bookplate identifying Caldwell Delaney as the owner. The other contains the handwritten manuscript "Iliad of the Family," as well as mathematical equations and scientific essays.
- circa 1860
- Williams, A. S., III (Collector, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
A Mobile, Alabama, author, J. T. Wiswall published two books, The Last Crusader in 1861 and Mr. Christopher Katydid (of Casconia) in 1864 (under the pseudonym Mark Heywood). The two handwritten manuscripts in this collection, "The African" and "Iliad of the Family," were never published, although they were listed in Robert E. Bell's Bibliography of Mobile, which noted that Mobile historian Caldwell Delaney held the manuscripts in his private collection.
0.2 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Two notebooks, containing mathematical equations and scientific essays, as well as the handwritten manuscripts of J. T. Wiswall's works "The African" and "Iliad of the Family," neither of which were ever published.
The A .S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama
Gift of A.S. Williams III, 2010
Title on phase box spine: J. T. Wiswall of Mobile - Original Autograph Manuscripts: The African - Iliad of the Family - Scientific Essays
Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013
- Guide to J. T. Wiswall papers
- September 2013
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