Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

William Caldwell Family

 

LH 71

 


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Letter Transcription

Introduction

The collection is composed primarily of correspondence and business papers of several generations of the William Caldwell family of Fremont, Ohio.

Biographical Sketch

The William Caldwell family has its origins in Pennsylvania: however, in 1787 the family moved to Kentucky and in 1806 to Chillicothe, Ohio. William Caldwell, Sr., a gunsmith, served in the War of 1812 and was part of Hull’s army at the surrender of Detroit. Following the war, Caldwell moved to Columbus, Ohio, and in 1832 he brought his family north to Ottawa County. With them was William Sutherd Caldwell, Jr. who was born in Chillicothe in 1808. After several years in Elmore, William S. Caldwell moved to Fremont where he married Jane Davis. In 1850, William Jr. and his brother Robert Harvey left for the California gold fields. Robert died there in 1853. William returned to Elmore that same year. He later served as a justice of the peace, township treasurer, and Ottawa County probate judge. William and Jane (Davis) Caldwell were the parents of four children: Charles, who died in Fremont in 1852; Robert H., who was killed at the Battle of Stones River at the age of 22; William Clinton, a noted Fremont physician who served as the Assistant Surgeon of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War; and Juliet, who attended Oberlin College and resided in Elmore and Fremont. Although married in 1870 in Ottawa County to David Dewey by her father, Juliet filed for and received a divorce decree from him in 1872. She died in 1900 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Scope and Content

The William Caldwell family collection is composed primarily of several generations of business and family correspondence, with the business correspondence extending from 1834 to 1892 and the family correspondence and papers from 1851 to 1935. The material was probably preserved by Dr. William C. Caldwell of Fremont, Ohio.

Most noteworthy are the Caldwell letters from the California gold fields and the Civil War correspondence of Robert H. Caldwell of the 21st O.V.I., who died as a result of wounds received at Stones River. Robert’s letters tell of camp life in Ohio and campaigning in Kentucky and Tennessee. The collection also contains correspondence of his brother, Dr. William C. Caldwell, Assistant Surgeon of the 72nd O.V.I. He served in the war’s Western Theater. He details army life and the Battle of Shiloh and its aftermath, including treatment of the wounded. Another major component of the collection is the business correspondence of Judge William Caldwell. Ledgers from the Caldwell blacksmith shop, numerous medical papers by Dr. William Caldwell, and an extensive amount of Caldwell family genealogical material as well as correspondence of other family members, photographs, reunion ribbons, and other miscellaneous items are also included.

The post-war correspondence includes business papers, documents, and letters belonging to both Dr. William Caldwell and his father, Judge William Caldwell of Ottawa County. The business ledgers provide customer accounts of the blacksmith business of (Robert H.) Caldwell & Grainer until the partnership was dissolved.

A number of the three-dimensional artifacts were removed from the collection and transferred to the museum. The inventory contains a general box and folder inventory as well as a detailed listing of all correspondents, the dates of letters (or records). Also included is an alphabetical list of all names appearing in the business ledgers and names of photographic subjects. Subjects are listed for the Caldwell scrapbook as well.

Inventory

Ac. 2149
3Ύ linear ft.

Box 1
1. Inventory
2. Correspondence – Incomplete, undated, and partially dated
3. Correspondence – 1851-1854 (Caldwell correspondence from California gold fields)
4. Correspondence – 1858-1863
5. Correspondence - Robert Caldwell – Undated-1861
6. Correspondence – Robert Caldwell – Jan.-March 1862
7. Correspondence – Robert Caldwell – April-June 1862
8. Correspondence – Robert Caldwell – July-Sept. 1862
9. Correspondence – Robert Caldwell – Oct.-Dec. 1862
10. Correspondence – Robert Caldwell - 1863
11. Correspondence – Dr. William Caldwell – Jan.-June 1862
12. Correspondence – Dr. William Caldwell – July-Dec. 1862
13. Correspondence – Dr. William Caldwell – 1863-1865
14. Correspondence – 1867-1884
15. Correspondence – 1885-1886
16. Correspondence – 1887-1888

Box 2
1. Correspondence – 1889
2. Correspondence – 1890
3. Correspondence – 1891-1898
4. Correspondence – 1904-1909
5. Correspondence – 1910-1935
6. Caldwell Family Deeds & Insurance Policies – 1848-1880
7. Business Papers – 1834-1849 & n.d.
8. Business Papers – 1850-1883
9. Business Papers – 1884-1888
10. Business Papers – 1889-1892
11. Receipts – 1891-1892
12. Notes – 1838-1849
13. Checks – 1845-1888 & undated
14. Promissory Notes – 1841-1888
15. Caldwell Family Genealogical Material
16. Caldwell Family Genealogical Material
17. Caldwell Family Genealogical Notes
18. Caldwell Family Genealogical Chart
19. Caldwell Family Chronicle Oct. 19, 1899; Nov. 2, 1899; Nov. 16, 1899; Dec. 1899;
      March 1900
20. A Branch of the Caldwell Family Tree, Charles T. Caldwell, Washington, D.C., 1906
21. Photographs

Box 3
1. Judge William Caldwell Scrapbook
2. Judge William Caldwell printed funeral notice
3. William Caldwell – Cloth Badges
4. William Caldwell – Medical Record Visiting List, Formulas, Notebook
5. William Caldwell – "The Medical and Surgical Department of 72nd Reg. O.V.I."
6. William Caldwell – "The Purulent Form of Pleurisy as it Occurs In Children"
7. William Caldwell – "A Singular Epidemic" (p. 16 missing)
8. William Caldwell – "Traumatic Synovitis"
9. William Caldwell – "Address of Dr. William Caldwell, Retiring President of North West Ohio
    Medical Association" Dec. 13, 1888

Box 4
1. William Caldwell – "Complications in Epyema"
2. William Caldwell – Appointment as Pension Examining Surgeon ad Certificates
3. William Caldwell – Dinner Menu, Annual Meeting of National Association of Railway Surgeons, 1894
4. William Caldwell – Program, Fifty-First Semi-Annual Banquet North West Ohio Medical Association,
    1895
5. William Caldwell – Printed Obituary – MOLLUS, Jan. 16, 1897
6. William Caldwell – Wedding Invitations, Announcements
7. William Caldwell – Papers in Dr. Caldwell’s Medical Bag 1881-1887
8. William Caldwell – Oration, "Ireland’s Sorrow"
9. Charles Caldwell Book (given to him by the Methodist Church in Lower Sandusky as a child)
10. Juliet Caldwell – Marriage License, Promissory Note, Divorce Papers
11. Juliet Caldwell – Estate Papers
12. Aaron Perry – Clippings
13. Stuart Perry – Clippings
14. Betty Perry – Promissory Note, Receipt from Sandusky Co. Memorial Hospital
15. Toledo Critic, Aug. 28, 1897 – contains articles re 23rd O.V.I. and Fremont
16. William Caldwell Social & Calling Cards
17. Empty Envelopes
18. Miscellaneous

Shelf
Caldwell & Grainer – Index to Ledger A
Caldwell & Grainer – Ledger A, 1844-1847
Index to Ledger C
R. H. Caldwell – Ledger D, 1840-1850

CALDWELL FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE: (alphabetical list of correspondents)

Incomplete
    2

Undated/Unsigned
    2

Unidentified
    1865, January 28
    1887, August 26
    1889, July 17
    1890, July 11
    1909, November 13

Unsigned
    1910, March 14

Cousin Alfred
    1862, May 19

Bainbridge, Mrs. R.
    1886, May 17
    1886, July 20
    1886, October 12
    (Stapled with June 20, 1885 receipts)

The Bank of Elmore (Ohio)
    1882, February 6
    1882, March 1
    1882, March 20
    1882, April 17
    1882, June 1
    1882, June 17
    1882, August 2
    1882, October 2
    1882, November 1
    1882, December 5
    1883, January 4
    1883, May 5
    1883, July 2
    1883, October 2
    1883, December 1
    1883, December 3
    1884, January 2
    1884, April 22
    1884, June 16
    1884, July 24
    1884, August 18
    1884, September 13
    1884, September 20
    1884, October 20
    1884, November 19
    1884, December 18
    1885, February 17
    1885, May 2
    1885, June 1
    1885, July 1
    1885, August 1
    1885, October 5
    1885, November 9
    1885, December 14
    1885, December 15
    1886, February 1
    1886, February 9
    1886, April 1
    1886, June 2
    1886, August 4
    1886, September 4
    1886, October 4
    1886, November 1
    1886, December 1
    1886, December 9
    1886, December 10
    1886, December 15
    1886, December 23
    1887, January 17
    1887, April 29
    1888, February 21
    1888, March 14

Becker, H. V. & Son
    1887, April 29
    1889, March 16
    1889, March 19
    1890, March 18
    1890, March 27
    1890, April 10
    1890, April 23

Benington, H. C.
    1868, April 13

Bense, W. E.
    1888, June 7
    1888, June 9

Benton, Rev. I. A.
    1853, December 15

Boggs, James
    1887, January 4
    1888, January 4

Bosworth, F. H.
    July 14

Buckland, R. P.
    1867, March 11

Caldwell, Mrs. Arilla Cook (wife of Dr. William Caldwell)
    Undated - 4 calling cards
    1913, April 9

Caldwell, Augustine
    1906, October 9

Caldwell, David T.
    1906, November 13

Caldwell, Emma
    Monday A. M.
    August 1

Caldwell, H. T.
    1910, May 27

Caldwell, Jane Davis d. 1890 (wife of Judge William Caldwell)
    Friday Afternoon
    20th
    August 15
    August 16
    August 17
    August 18
    September 6
    1862, August 30
    1863, January 16
    1863, August 8

Caldwell, Juliet (daughter of Judge and Mrs. William Caldwell)
    November 5/9
    1858, January 8
    1860, June 17
    1863, March 31
    1887, January 4
    1887, January 6
    1887, September 7

Caldwell, M. I.
    1863, February 15

Caldwell, M. J.
    1882, September 4

Caldwell, Maggie M.
    1886, July 23

Caldwell, Maud (daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Caldwell)
    1880, June 6
    1881, September 25

Caldwell, R. F.
    1886, July 28
    1886, August 6

Caldwell, R. H. d. 1853
    1851, August 10
    1851, August 25
    [1853, February]
    1853, March 15
    1853, March 30, 31
    1853, April 14
    1853, April 23
    1853, May 9
    1853, May 25

Caldwell, Robert H. d. 1863 (son of Judge and Mrs. William Caldwell)
    Incomplete
    November 21
    1861, September 15
    1861, September 15
    1861, September 17
    [1861], September 25
    [1861], September 27
    [1861], September 29
    1861, September 29
    [1861], October 4
    1861, October 7
    [1861], October 9
    [1861], October 11
    [1861], October 13
    [1861], October 24
    [1861, November] (portion missing)
    1861, November 13
    1861, November 15
    [1861], November 17
    1861, November 20
    [1861], December 3
    [1861], December 4
    1861, December 8
    1861, December 8
    [1861], December 12
    1861, December 22
    1861, December 26
    1861, December 27
    1861, December 29
    1862, January 3
    1862, January 10
    [1862], January 15, 16
    1862, January 19
    1862, January 21
    1862, January 25
    [1862], January 28
    1862, February 2
    1862, February 5
    1862, February 8
    1862, February 9
    1862, February 10
    1862, February 12
    1862, February 15
    1862, February 16
    [1862], February 20
    [1862, February-March]
    1862, March 9 (portion missing)
    [1862, March 14] (portion missing)
    1862, March 14
    1862, March 16
    1862, March 23
    1862, March 27
    1862, March 30
    [1862, March-April] (portion missing)
    1862, April 12
    1862, April 13
    1862, April 14
    1862, April 17
    1862, April 21
    1862, April 26
    1862, April 28
    1862, April 28
    1862, May 4
    1862, May 7
    1862, May 21
    1862, May 23
    1862, June 1
    1862, June 3
    1862, June 3
    1862, June 10
    1862, June 14
    1862, June 19
    1862, June 22
    1862, June 22
    1862, June 24
    1862, July 4
    1862, July 8
    1862, July 12
    1862, July 15
    1862, July 17
    1862, July 21
    1862, July 27
    1862, July 31
    1862, July 31
    1862, August 4
    1862, August 6
    1862, August 17
    1862, August 31
    1862, September 11
    1862, September 14
    1862, September 18
    1862, September 19
    1862, September 21
    1862, September 21
    1862, September 26
    1862, September 28
    1862, October 2
    1862, October 5
    1862, October 5
    1862, October 8
    1862, October 11
    1862, October 14
    1862, October 16
    1862, October 19
    1862, October 24
    1862, October 26
    1862, October 28
    1862, October 30
    1862, November 6
    1862, November 9
    1862, November 12
    1862, November 15
    1862, November 21
    1862, November 24
    1862, November 24
    1862, November 30
    1862, December
    1862, December 4
    1862, December 7
    1862, December 7
    1862, December 12
    1862, December 14
    1862, December 19
    1862, December 22
    1863, January 3
    1863, January 7
    1863, January 9
    1863, January 14

Caldwell, Samuel Dean
    1907, January 9
    1909, August 31
    1909, November 13
    1910, February 18
    1910, March 8, 16
    1910, March 12

Caldwell, W. L.
    1886, July 13

Caldwell, Dr. William 1837-1896 (son of Judge and Mrs. William Caldwell)
    Undated
    [1862, January 20] (portion missing)
    1862, February 9
    1862, February 12
    1862, February 16
    1862, February 18
    1862, February 20
    1862, February 22
    1862, March 11, 13
    1862, March 21
    1862, April 5
    1862, April 10
    1862, April 18
    1862, April 28
    1862, May 9
    1862, May 15
    1862, May 18
    1862, May 31
    1862, June 27
    [1862], July 1
    [1862], July 9
    1862, July 15, 16
    1862, August 10
    1862, August 22
    1862, September 7
    [1862], September 16
    [1862], September 21
    [1862], September 25
    [1862], September 28
    1862, October 2
    1862, October 5
    [1862], October 17
    1862, October 26
    1862, November 6
    1862, November 15
    1862, November 23
    1862, November 24
    1862, November 29
    1862, December 5
    1862, December 12
    1862, December 21
    1862, December 29
    1863, January 6
    1863, January 15
    1863, January 20
    1863, January 27
    1863, February 8
    1863, February 15
    1863, February 17
    1863, February 23
    1863, February 24
    1863, March 5
    1863, March 7, 8
    1863, March 14
    1863, March 17
    1863, March 22
    1863, March 25
    1863, March 28
    1863, March 29
    1863, April 4
    1863, April 6
    1863, April 12
    1863, April 18
    1863, April 20
    1863, April 26
    1863, April 29
    1863, May 3
    1863, May 8
    1863, June 5
    1863, June 13
    1863, July 8
    1864, December 1
    1875, August 27
    1878, May 28
    1878, May 30
    1878, June 1
    1878, June 4
    1878, June 10
    1895, May 20 (& family)

Caldwell, Judge William 1808-1892
    1862, January 25
    1862, August 30
    1883, September 3
    1889, November 13

Chafin, R. T.
    1886, November 24
    1887, December 21
    1889, November 27
    1889, November 29

The City Board of Equalization, Fremont, Ohio
    1889, June 17

Clark, George R.
    1881, February 3

The Clerk of Corporation, Elmore, Ohio
    1889, June 27

Cook, H. L.
    1867, November 5

The Croghan Bank, Fremont, Ohio
    1889, July 25

Davis, John
    1863, February 22

The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions
    1887, September 22
    1889, September 16
    1889, November 20
    1890, November 5
    1890, November 8

Dillon, John F.
    1910, March 18

Eshleman & Craig
    1888, June 23
    1890, June 30

Everett, Homer
    1876, August 15

Field, L. C.
    1854, February 9 (portion missing)

Fire Association of Philadelphia, Agency at Elmore, Ohio
    1889, November 11 (incomplete)

Frese, Louis
    1889, September 30

Gale, Axline & Guitner
    1890, March 24

Gillespie, Mrs. J. D.
    1910, March 2
    1910, March 29

Hardesty, Mrs. L, Q.
    1887, February 7

Jenney, John
    1882, July 7
    1882, July 13

Johann Hoff's Malt Extract Co.
    1895, May 2 (circular)

Keighty, George W.
    1890, April 30
    1890, August 22

Keller, Luther R.
    1905, November 5

Kelly, Willmer
    1870, March 6
    1870, November 7
    1874, March 23
    1874, April 6

McRitchie, D. R.
    1891, December 28
    1892, January 14

McSheehy, Thomas
    1888, June 30
    188[9], January 21
    1889, November 23
    1889, December 6
    1890, August 7
    1891, August 31

Mama
    1892, November 3
    1898, February 4
    1898, March 3

Mattoon, Edwin
    1854
    1854, January 28

Meredith, H. B.
    [1854]

Mervine, William M.
    1905, December 4
    1906, January 31
    1906, October 2

The Merwin-Clayton Sales Company
    1910, February 28

Merz, Dr. Charles H.
    1893, August 3

Meyer
    1888, March 14

Miller, William
    1887, October 18
    1887, October 24
    1887, October 27
    1887, November 5

Mizner, David
    1871, January 10

Myers, George W.
    1886, July 30

Neidecker, John
    1887, August 27
    1887, October 18

Nutter, Jesse H. G.
    1890, March 23

Nutter, Thomas S.
    1890, February 24
    1890, February 27
    1890, March 5

Ottawa County News
    See: Clark, George R.

Parke, Davis & Company
    1897, April 3

Pero, Anna Rice (wife of John Walter Pero)
    Undated
    Undated
    Undated
    Friday
    October 24
    1910, March 21
    1910, March 22
    1910, May
    See also: Mervine, William M.

Pogue, Emma
    1904

Pool, John G.
    1886, February 7

Porter, Wm.
    1880, July 28

The Postmaster, La Rue, Ohio
    1904, May 11

Rice, Robert H.
    1904, May 8

Richards, R. E. (Secretary, N. W. O. Masonic Relief Association)
    1879, December 19

Rideont, Paul
    1935, December 15

Ruggles, George L.
    1888, August 27
    1888, September 2

Sadler, T. J.
    1890, June 26

The Sandusky County Medical Society
    1886, June 17 (invitation)

The Sandusky County Pioneer and Historical Society
    1891, August 29

Sarah
    1854, September 4
    1854, September 24

Smith
    1913, December 8

The Thomson-Houston Carbon Co.
    January 30

Vance, George W.
    1890, March 24

Ward, Julia D.
    1909, January 19
    1910, January 19

Williams, Mrs. Irene M.
    1910, March 12
    1910, March 14
    1911, January 8

Wool, Amos E.
    1863, February 18

CALDWELL FAMILY LEDGERS - (alphabetical list of accounts)

1. Caldwell & Grainer - Index to Ledger A. 24pp.
2. Caldwell & Grainer - Ledger A. 1844-1847. 300pp.
    Contents include blacksmithing accounts with Joseph Alexander; John Babeon; Volentine Barling;
    Bassett & Smith; Claus Beckman; Riverius? Bidwell; Sardis Birchard; William Boiles; David Bowlis;
    Henry Bowlis; Jacob Bowlis, Senior; L. E. Bowran; Rev. Mr. Brown; David Burger; Petter Burgoon;
    R. H. Caldwell; William Caldwell, Senior; Rev. Mr. Cashman; Dr. Chamberlin; John Christian; Edmun
    Cooley; Addam Crowell; Samuel Crowell; Daniel H. Dana; William K. Dana; Thomas Demass;
    Rodolphus Dickinson; Eddy & Wilks; Joseph Edwards; F. J. Norton & Co.; David Feaster; Sidney
    Forgason; H. R. Foster; John Foust; Jacob Fraber; Marshell Frary; P. P. Fussleman; Thomas Gallagher;
    Alvin Gasser; John Gillgar; J. H. Glenn; (old man) Gobble; D. W. Gould; George Grainer; Fredrick
    Grund; John P. Haines; Joseph Hall; Samuel Hartman; K. Hoads; Mr. Hostler; William Hughs; Trusstum
    Hull; Joseph Hunsinger; James Justice; Joseph Keller; James & J. Kridler; Gabril Lapoint; John B.
    Lathrop; Edward Leppleman; Daniel Lesher; Ambrose McCallum; C. G. McCulloch; John Macklin;
    David Maltby; Lewis E. Marsh; B. & F. Meeker; George Michael; J. C. H. Montgomry; Jarvis
    Morehouse; Nelson Moosac Morgan & Dawns; Christ. Mudge; C. Munson; John Newman; Peter
    Numena; Thomas & William Nyce; Peter Oax; Henry Parker; James Parkes; J. R. Peas[e]; Peter Buck
    & Co.; Dr. Rawson; George Remsburgh; Daniel Rhauhouser; Nathaniel Robbinson; Henry & Nortan
    Russell; Philip Russell; Shubel Russell; Samuel Scott; Daniel Seaman; John Shell; William Sherrod; Henry
    Shoup; William Sitchel; John T. Sloan; Stephen C. Smith; Jacob Stahl; John Stahl; James Steward; John
    Stokes; David Swank; Isaac Thorp; Daniel Tindall; M. & J. S. Tyler; Isaac Vandoran; Mr. Walker; John
    Wiglin; Miles D. Williams; Micheal Wolf; and Martin Zigler.
        Notes:
        1. Material laid in.
        2. Some blank pages.

3. Index to Ledger C. 24pp.

4. R. H. CALDWELL -LEDGER D, 1840-1850 & 1855. 380pp.(alphabetical list of accounts)
    Contents include accounts with Joseph Alexander; John Babeon; John Baker; Lenard Baker; B. J.
    Bartlett; Basset & Smith; Claus Beckman; Francis Bell; Michael Bender; R. Bidwell; Dr. Bilehard; Mr.
    Billew; Sardis Birchard; George Bixler; John Bixler; Mathias Boose; David Bowlis; Henry Bowlis; Jacob
    Bowlis, Senior; Daniel Brainard; A. H. Brown; Rev. Mr. Brown; R. P. Bucklin; David Burger; Peter
    Burgoon; Burris & Rich; Timothy Bush; William Caldwell, Jr.; William Caldwell, Senior; Dr. Chamberlin;
    John Christian; Samuel Clark; John Cluts; Philip Cluts; Capt. Cole; Dr. Alvin Coles; L. V. D. Cook;
    Cook & Remington; Isreal Cookson; William Cookson; Edmun 0. Cooley; Addam Crowell; Samuel
    Crowell; Rev. Mr. Cushman; A. W. Cutter; John Dall; Daniel H. Dana; Wm. K. Dana; Jessee Darcus;
    Benjamin E. A. Davidson; Philip Dean; Dean & Ballard; Thomas Demass; Philip Dorr; Wm. Dougherty;
    Eli Dunhaing; Aazariah Eddy; Eddy & Wilks; Joseph Edwards; Anson Eldredge; Christopher Ensbergor;
    F. J. Norton & Co.; William Fields; Rev. Mr. Fitch; Sidney Forgason; A. G. Foster; H. R. Foster; Jacob
    Foust; John Foust; Dr. Fox; Gabril Frazier; Mr. Fuller; 0. H. Fusslaman; P. P. Fussleman; Thomas
    Gallagher; Alvin Gasser; Gasser & Angle; Petter Gephart; Jason Gibbs; Jeremiah Gibbs; Jones Gibbs;
    "Misses" Gibbs or Green; Jacob Gigar; John Gillgar; Glenn & Bidwell; Jacob Gobble; Joseph Gobble;
    Micheal Gobble; James Goram; John Gorriett; David W. Gould; John L. Green; Fredrick Grund;
    Benjamin Gurnoe; H . S. Russle & Co.; J. P. Haines; Josep Hall; John Harpster; Arnold Harris; Samuel
    Hartman; David Hawk; E. W. Hawlin; Samuel Henry; Mr. Higgins; George Hineline; Soloman Hineline;
    K. Hodes; Micheal Hoffman; Houghton & Co.; Jacob Hufford; Wm. Hughs; Trustium, Hull; Jestin Imes;
    Verge Jacobs; John Moore & Co.; Ranson Jones?; John Julin; James Justice; Battis Keefer; Joseph
    Keller; William Kessler; Samuel King; Kridler & McNeil; J. & J. Kridler; James Kridler & Brother;
    Wm. Kridler; L. E. Boran & Co.; Veti Langti; James Lary; J. B. Lathrop; E. Leppleman; Daniel Lesher;
    John Leshey; John Lindlebaugh; Charles Little; Aaron Loveland; Ambrose McCallum; Mr. McClarey;
    C. G. McCulloch; Robert McCulloch; McMullin; Sanford Maines; Lewis E. Marsh; John Martin; Joseph
    Meek; Benjamin & F. Meeker; George Michael; Mills & Co.; George Moomey; J. C. H. Montgomrey;
    Montgomrey & Kridler; John Moomey; Frank Moosac; Nelson Moosac; Jarvis Morehouse; Morgan &
    Dawns & Co.; Dr. Morris; Esqr. Morse; Christian Mudge; Mr. Munson; Putman J. Norton; Thomas &
    William Nyce; O. & P. Fussleman & Co.; Orender; Ashell Otis; Michael Overmyer; Samuel Overmyer;
    Joseph Paol; Henry K. Parker; James Parkes; Levi Parrish; Peas & Robberts John R. Peas[e]; Chester
    Phelps; Philip Dean & Co.; Pinkerton; B. S. Porter; Isadore Prenett; Patrick Quinn; Charles Ramsey;
    Dr. L. Q. Rawson; George Remington; Daniel Rhauhouser; Dr. Rheshell; John F. Ritter; Robbinson &
    Keller; Nathaniel Robbinson; James Rolley; William Rollins; Old Mr. Roush; Henry Russell; Norton
    Russell; Shubel Russell; Dr. Ryder; Samuel Scott; Daniel Seaman; Peter Seaman; Isaac Sharp; Isreal
    Shepperd; David Sherrod; John Shrank; Daniel Shuch?; Joel Silvester; Tunis Slater; Wm. Slater; Smith
    & Cockran; Casper Smith; George B. Smith; Joshua B. Smith; Linard Smith; Mathias Smith; Osburn &
    Jonas Smith; Stephen C. Smith; William B. Smith; Jacob Spaid; Samuel Spangler; John Stahl; Dr.
    Stanley; Wm. B. Stephenson; James Steward; Perkins Steward; John Stokes; Swank & Stokes;
    David Swank; Isaac Swank; Mr. Sweet; Sweet & Nyce; Rev. Mr. Thrap; Mr. Tillison; Daniel
    Tindall; "Misses Widdow" Tindall; Isaac Tyler; M. & J. S. Tyler; C. Tytus & Stiller; Miles Tytus;
    James Vallett; Isaac Vandoran, Senior; Mr. Vanness; David Walker; George Wall; Old Mr. Wheeler;
    Wm. Wheeler; Mr. Whitman; Obediah Whitmore; Edward Whyler; John Wiglin; Larry? William;
    Miles D. Williams; Jacob Witmer; John Woolcut; Christian Worts; Messrs. Wright; Mr. Younkman;
    Martin Zigler; and Morris Zimerman.
        Note:
        Material laid in.

5. JUDGE WILLIAM CALDWELL SCRAPBOOK:
    1852, 1861-1864, 1867, 1870, 1872-1873, 1876-1884, 1886-1888 & 1890. 148pp.
    Contents include addresses and lectures; anecdotes (humorous stories, etc.); William Caldwell's
    certificates of commission to the post of Justice of the Peace for Mississippi Township, Sacramento
    County, California (November 10, 1852), and for Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio (October 16,
    1861; October 27,1864; October 14, 1867; October 20, 1870; October 24, 1873; November 13,
    1876; and October 27,1879); William Caldwell's certificates of commission to the post of Probate Judge
    for the Ohio County of Ottawa (October 29, 1881; and November 10, 1884); clippings re Bartow
    County (Georgia), Henry Ward Beecher, the Bible, Blacks, Byron (Michigan), Maude Elaine Caldwell,
    William Clinton Caldwell, charity, Cleveland (Ohio), courts and the law, deaths of centenarians during the
    year 1878, the Detroit Lime Kiln Club, the early settlement of the Whetstone Valley (Marion County,
    Ohio), Elmore (Ohio), the first railroad in Ohio, flag restoration ceremonies at Fort Sumter, the Fort
    Stephenson Celebration of 1839, Fremont, President Garfield, the golden wedding anniversary of Judge
    William Caldwell and Jane A. (Davis) Caldwell, Harris Township (Ohio), Robert Ingersoll, Leadville
    (Colorado), a letter written by  Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, General Donald McLeod, medicine,
    a meteorite, the monetary question (fiat vs. "honest" money), New Year's Day (1879), old Capitol Prison
    (Washington, D. C.), Ottawa County (Ohio), poisoned food, politics, Port Clinton (Ohio), President
    Cleveland's marriage, the Prime Meridian, religion and morals, Sandusky County (Ohio), science,
    General Sheridan, "silent" men, tramps, and Flavel S. White; editorials; election returns; excerpts from
    Josh Billings' Cook-Book and Pictorial Receipts, and Farmer's Alminax; extracts from the farewell
    sermon of George C. Miln; "A Grecian Tale" by Maude Elaine Caldwell; incomplete pages from the
    Commercial Gazette (Cincinnati) for February 22, 1890, and the Gladiator (Caldwell & Luckey, Prop's.)
    for December, 1870; jokes; letters dtd March 4, 1863/Columbus, Ohio/from David Tod to William
    Caldwell - with Caldwell's honorable ("Squirrel Hunter"'s) discharge dtd September,1862, dtd February
    9, 1880/Byron, Mich./from Maud to Aunty, dtd July 19, 1880/Fremont, Ohio/from Maud to Grandma,
    and dtd December 27, 1888/Stanton, Mich./from Robert L. Caldwell to Papa; letters to the Editor;
    notices; poetry; a postcard dtd December 7, 1879/Chicago, Ill./from Maud to Grand Pa & Ma; a
    printed schedule of graduation exercises; the printed speech of John Randolph Tucker, of Virginia, in the
    House of Representatives, on the resolution accepting the desk on which the Declaration of
    Independence was written by Thos. Jefferson, presented by J. Randolph Coolidge and others, of
    Massachusetts (April 22, 1880.Washington. 1880. 7pp.); a promissory note; and want ads.
        Notes
        1. Material laid in.
        2. Some blank pages.
        3. Some items pasted in out of chronological order.

CALDWELL FAMILY FINANCIAL PAPERS:
1. Accounts and receipts; incomplete, partially dated & 1834-1892. 196 pieces.
2. Business receipts (Dr. William Caldwell), undated & 1891-1892. 5 pieces.
3. Notes, 1838-1849. 7 pieces.
4. Orders to pay, undated & 1845-1888. 10 pieces.
5. Promissory notes, 1841-1888. 7 pieces.

CALDWELL FAMILY GENEALOGY:
1. Genealogical material - 2 folders.
2. Genealogical chart.
3. Genealogical notes.
4. The Caldwell Chronicle for October 19, 1899; November 2, 1899; November 16, 1899; December,
    1899 & March, 1900.
5. A Branch of the Caldwell Family Tree by Charles T. Caldwell, M. D. The Olympia, Washington, D. C.
    1906.

CALDWELL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS (23):
1. Jane Davis Caldwell
    [c.1890] (1)
2. Juliet Caldwell
    [c.1880] (1)
3. Robert L. Caldwell
    (1)
4. Dr. William Caldwell
    1878 & [c.1892] (2)
5. Group photo
    [c.1882]
    (Judge William Caldwell, Jane Davis Caldwell, Juliet Caldwell, etc. on beach at Port Clinton)
6. Basil Meek
    (1)
7. The Pero house, Fremont, Ohio
    (1)
8. Reunion 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
    [c.1892] (2)
9. Dr. John B. Rice
    [c.1884] (2)
10. Dr. Robert Rice's home, Fremont, Ohio
      (4)
11. Elizabeth Davis Sharpe
      (2)
12. Isaac Sharpe
      (1)
13. Lena Simons
      (1)
14. Mame Watson
      (1)
15. Mr. Yaeger
      (1)
16. Unidentified
      (1)

CALDWELL FAMILY MEDICAL PAPERS:
1. Dr. William Caldwell's medical notebook. 284pp.
    Contents include drawings, formulas, and notes re the diagnosis and treatment of various physical
    ailments.
        Notes
        1. A prescription laid in.
        2. Some blank pages.
2. Dr. William Caldwell's notebook containing a medical paper re the diagnosis of eruptive fevers. 70½ pp.,
    37pp. filled.
3. The Medical Record Visiting List or Physicians' Diary for 1896. New revised edition. New York:
    William Wood & Company, Medical publishers. 300pp. w/accounts (1896 & 1911-1912), and a list
    of patients referred to the International Collection Agency (Van Wert, Ohio) by reason of unpaid bills.
        Note:
        Some blank pages.
4. The Medical and Surgical Department of 72d Regt. 0. V. I. by Asst. Surg. Dr. Wm. Caldwell. 9pp.
    Typescript.
5. A medical paper - "Complications in Empyema" by Dr. Wm. Caldwell, Fremont, OH. 5pp.
6. A medical paper - [The Purulent Form of Pleurisy as it Occurs in Children]. 8pp.
7. A medical paper "A Singular Epidemic".
8. A medical paper "Traumatic Synovitis". 8pp.
9. Address of Dr. William Caldwell, Retiring President of the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association.
    Toledo, Thursday, December 13, 1888. Reprinted from the Cleveland Medical Gazette, February,
    1889. 15pp. 3 copies.
10. A letter dtd January 10, 1890 (w/envelope) from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions
      notifying Dr. William Caldwell of his appointment to the post of Examining Surgeon (Fremont, O.), and
      Caldwell's certificates (1891-1892) re pension applicants (Frank J. Artz, Robert A. Bloomer, Solomon
      Fetterman, Andrew Link, W. L. Millhoff, Darling Traill, and Martin Waikel). 18 pieces.
11. Annual meeting National Association of Railway Surgeons at Galveston, Texas (Headquarters, Beach
      Hotel) - Dinner menu (May 10, 1894).
12. Program: 1869-1895. Fifty-first semi-annual banquet of the N. W. O. M. A., given by the Hancock
      County Medical Society, at the Joy House, Findlay, Ohio, Thursday evening, December Twelfth,
      Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Five.
13. Printed obituary - Dr. William Clinton Caldwell (1837-1896). Issued by the Military Order of the Loyal
      Legion of the United States on January 16, 1897.
14. Betty Perry's promissory note to, and receipt from the Sandusky County Memorial Hospital
       Subscription Fund (1915).
15. Papers in Dr. William Caldwell's medical bag; 1881-1887, partially dated & undated. Dr. William
      Caldwell's medical bag.
          Contents include cases containing a rack for subcutaneous injection vials, and vials of medicine (pills,
          etc.); eyeglasses; false teeth; a syringe (pat. April 7, 1891); and a wallet.

MISCELLANEOUS:

1. A blotter.
2. Cloth badges (6 pieces).
3. Deeds and insurance policies, 1843-1880.
4. A Confederate flag given to Dr. Caldwell by a Southern girl near Memphis during the Civil War
    [c.1863].
5. An oration.
6. A metal pin.
7. Social, and calling cards; undated, partially dated & 1886-1891. 79 pieces.
8. The Toledo Critic for August 28, 1897.
9. Wedding announcements and invitations. 6 pieces.
10. Jones, The Rev. Joseph, comp. Religious Lacon: or, Holy Thoughts. New-York: J. S. Redfield, Clinton
      Hall Bookstore, 1845. 142pp. Inscription:"Charles Caldwells Book. Presented to him by the Methodist
      Sabbath School. Lower Sandusky, Ohio. Now Fremont Ohio 1851"
11. Juliet Caldwell papers.
12. Robert H. Caldwell's wallet.
      Inscription:"Robert H. Caldwels' Book Presented by his Aunt Eleanor Caldwell Lower Sandusky May
      1st , 1845"
13. Dr. William Caldwell's white bow tie.
14. Printed obituary - Judge William Caldwell (May 14, 1892).
15. Aaron Perry - clippings.
16. Stuart H. Perry - clippings, a note & a pamphlet.
17. Miscellanea (Undated, partially dated & 1806-1910)
      An article of agreement, a bill, a certificate, clippings, compositions, guardian's letters, a marriage
      license, a note, a notebook, an order & a summons.
18. Empty envelopes.

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