Joseph Cline Kiser Papers, 1840-1902

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Title: Joseph Cline Kiser Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1902

  • Kiser, Joseph Cline, 1818-1895
Call Number: Wis Mss PK; PH 1276 (3)

Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box and 3 volumes) and 13 paintings (3 flat boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Joseph Cline Kiser, an Oregon, Wisconsin, farmer and general merchant, consisting of account books, 1853-1857, and inventories from his stores in West Liberty, Ohio, and Oregon; and letters from his agents in Osceola, Iowa, concerning his real estate holdings. Pertaining to Kiser's trip to California during the gold rush are a diary of the overland journey, letters written to his family, and a register of the hotel operated by Kiser at Stockton, California. Transcriptions of eight of the letters, 1850-1851, and of diary entries from April 29-September 20, 1850, prepared by Richard L. Rieck, are in Box 1. Also included are the constitution and by-laws of the Oregon Rangers, a property-protection society; a manuscript article on cattle breeding; and genealogical notes on the Bonsack family. There are also watercolor paintings by his wife, Elizabeth Bonsack Kiser, and probably other family members, circa 1850.

Language: English

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