Wheeler Family Papers, 1833-1965

Summary Information

Title: Wheeler Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1833-1965

  • Wheeler Family
Call Number: Northland Mss 14; PH Northland Mss 14

Quantity: 5.0 cubic feet (12 archives boxes and 4 oversize folders) and 125 photographs (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center / Ashland Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Leonard H. Wheeler (1811-1872), an early missionary to the Ojibwa Indians at Madeline Island, Wisconsin (1841-1866), and his family. The Wheelers also founded and operated the Indian boarding school at Odanah, Wisconsin, in 1845. They later moved to Beloit, Wisconsin, where they were prominent in religious and manufacturing circles. The papers mostly consist of correspondence with family, officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other missionaries. Also includes diaries, writings, family photographs, and family library.

Language: English, Ojibwa

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-nort0014
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