Sherman M. Booth Family Papers, 1818-1908

Summary Information

Title: Sherman M. Booth Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1908

  • Booth, Sherman M., 1812-1904
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss BB; Micro 145

Quantity: 4.0 cubic feet (10 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Sherman Booth, a 19th-century Wisconsin abolitionist agitator, politician, lecturer, and publisher. Includes correspondence concerning Booth family affairs; miscellaneous school and church materials collected by Booth's daughters while living in Connecticut; Civil War soldiers' medical examination records; family diaries; and school notebooks of Lillian May Booth, one of Sherman Booth's daughters. The majority of the collection consists of approximately 3,000 letters. Only about 145 were written by Sherman Booth; the rest concern the family of Adeline P. Corss (mother of the second Mrs. Booth). There are also school and church items which were acquired by Mary Ella and Lillian May in the course of their work; and copies of Booth materials held elsewhere.

Language: English

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