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Collection Number: 00781

Collection Title: C. H. Wiley Papers, 1774-1962

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Size 13.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3000 items)
Abstract C. H. (Calvin Henderson) Wiley (1819-1887) was born in Guilford County, N.C., and was a lawyer, editor, novelist, legislator, state superintendent of schools (1853-1865), Presbyterian minister, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and agent for the American Bible Society for Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The collection contains correspondence, writings, diaries, account books, and photographs of C. H. Wiley. The early papers consist of fragmentary business papers of Wiley's grandfather, David Wiley; grandmother, Mrs. Thankful Woodburn, widow of William Woodburn; and father, David L. Wiley (d. 1861). After 1850 the papers reflect Wiley's varied activities and are especially valuable for the history of education in antebellum North Carolina and for information on the Winston, N.C., public schools, 1883-1887. Correspondents include men of state and national prominence. Correspondence from 1853-1865 chiefly regards Wiley's work as the superintendent of common schools for North Carolina. There are also papers related to his work with the Presbyterian Church as a substitute or visiting preacher, his interest in a projected mine near Graham and other speculative projects, and scattered personal correspondence. Papers after 1868 reflect Wiley's work with the American Bible Society; his membership on the Literary Board which tried to raise money for schools by selling swamp lands in eastern North Carolina; family life in Tennessee and North Carolina; material on the education and career of Wiley's nephew, David Cyrus Rankin (1847-1902), Presbyterian minister; projected railroads in the Winston area; and the family of his wife Mittie Towles Wiley in Raleigh, N.C. Also included is material relating to the education and teaching careers of Wiley's daughters, Anne Woodburn Wiley and Mary Callum Wiley, at the State Normal and Industrial School, Greensboro (later known as the North Carolina College for Women), and in Winston; and to the work of Mittie Towles Wiley and Mary Callum Wiley with women's and children's church organizations and charities in Winston. Among related materials are speeches, sermons, and writings of Wiley, including an unpublished manuscript, "The Duties of Christian Masters"; writings of Mary Callum Wiley for children and about her father; papers about industry in North Carolina, 1886, acquired by C. H. Wiley when compiling information for the United States Bureau of Statistics; reports, records, and accounts of work for the American Bible Society; Wiley's diary, 1869-1886; personal and household accounts; and photographs.
Creator Wiley, C. H. (Calvin Henderson), 1819-1887.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Calvin Henderson Wiley Papers, #781, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received as gifts, 1937-1970.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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C. H. Wiley (1819-1887) was born in Guilford County, N.C., and was a lawyer, editor, novelist, legislator, state superintendent of schools (1853-1865), Presbyterian minister, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and agent for the American Bible Society for Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Wiley lived in Jonesboro, Tenn., 1870-1874, and, after May 1874, Winston, N.C.

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The collection contains correspondence, writings, diaries, account books, and photographs of C. H. Wiley (1819-1887). The early papers consist of fragmentary business papers of Wiley's grandfather, David Wiley; grandmother, Mrs. Thankful Woodburn, widow of William Woodburn; and father, David L. Wiley (d. 1861). After 1850 the papers reflect Wiley's varied activities and are especially valuable for the history of education in antebellum North Carolina and for information on the Winston, N.C., public schools, 1883-1887. Correspondents include men of state and national prominence. Correspondence from 1853-1865 chiefly regards Wiley's work as the superintendent of common schools for North Carolina. There are also papers related to his work with the Presbyterian Church as a substitute or visiting preacher, his interest in a projected mine near Graham and other speculative projects; and scattered personal correspondence. Papers after 1868 reflect Wiley's work with the American Bible Society; his membership on the Literary Board which tried to raise money for schools by selling swamp lands in eastern North Carolina; family life in Tennessee and North Carolina; material on the education and career of Wiley's nephew, David Cyrus Rankin (1847-1902), Presbyterian minister; projected railroads in the Winston area; and the family of his wife Mittie Towles Wiley in Raleigh, N.C. Also included is material relating to the education and teaching careers of Wiley's daughters, Anne and Mary, at the State Normal and Industrial School, Greensboro (later known as the North Carolina College for Women), and in Winston; and to the work of Mittie Towles Wiley and Mary Callum Wiley with women's and children's church organizations and charities in Winston. Among related materials are speeches, sermons, and writings of Wiley, including an unpublished manuscript, "The Duties of Christian Masters"; writings of Mary Callum Wiley for children and about her father; papers about industry in North Carolina, 1886, acquired by C. H. Wiley when compiling information for the United States Bureau of Statistics; reports, records, and accounts of work for the American Bible Society; Wiley's diary, 1869-1886; personal and household accounts; and photographs.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated.

Arrangement: chronological.

This series contains the correspondence of C. H. Wiley. The early papers consist of fragmentary business papers of Wiley's grandfather, David Wiley; grandmother, Mrs. Thankful Woodburn, widow of William Woodburn; and father, David L. Wiley (d. 1861). After 1850 the papers reflect Wiley's varied activities and are especially valuable for the history of education in antebellum North Carolina and for information on the Winston, N.C., public schools, 1883-1887. Correspondents include men of state and national prominence. Correspondence from 1853-1865 chiefly regardd his work as the superintendent of common schools for North Carolina. There are also papers related to Wiley's work with the Presbyterian Church as a substitute or visiting preacher, his interest in a projected mine near Graham and other speculative projects; and scattered personal correspondence. Papers after 1868 reflect Wiley's work with the American Bible Society; his membership on the Literary Board which tried to raise money for schools by selling swamp lands in eastern North Carolina; family life in Tennessee and North Carolina; material on the education and career of Wiley's nephew, David Cyrus Rankin, Presbyterian minister; projected railroads in the Winston area; and the family of Mittie Towles (Mrs. Calvin H.) Wiley in Raleigh, N.C. Also included is material relating to the education and teaching careers of Wiley's daughters, Anne and Mary, at the State Normal and Industrial School, Greensboro (later known as the North Carolina College for Women), and in Winston; and to the work of Mittie Towles Wiley and Mary Callum Wiley with women's and children's church organizations and charities in Winston.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1774-1800 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1801-1819 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1820-1839 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Tax lists: 1783-1784 and undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Fragments of David Wiley, undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1840-1849 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1851 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1852 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1853 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1854 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1855 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12-14

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

1856 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 12-14

Folder 15-18

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

1857 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 15-18

Folder 19-23

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

1858 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 19-23

Folder 24-28

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

1859 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 24-28

Folder 29-31

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

1860 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 29-31

Folder 32-36

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

1861 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 32-36

Folder 37-39

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

1862 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 37-39

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

1863 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 40-41

Folder 42

1864 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43-45

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

1865 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 43-45

Folder 46-48

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

1866 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 46-48

Folder 49-53

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

1867 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 49-53

Folder 54-57

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

1868 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 54-57

Folder 58-60

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

1869 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 58-60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

1870 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 61-62

Folder 63-64

Folder 63

Folder 64

1871 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 63-64

Folder 65-66

Folder 65

Folder 66

1872 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 65-66

Folder 67-68

Folder 67

Folder 68

1873 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 67-68

Folder 69-70

Folder 69

Folder 70

1874 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 69-70

Folder 71

1875 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72-73

Folder 72

Folder 73

1876 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 72-73

Folder 74

1877-1878 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 74

Folder 75

1879 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 75

Folder 76-77

Folder 76

Folder 77

1880 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 76-77

Folder 78

1881 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 78

Folder 79

1882 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 79

Folder 80-83

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

1883 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 80-83

Folder 84-88

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

1884 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 84-88

Folder 89-90

Folder 89

Folder 90

1885 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 89-90

Folder 91-94

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

1886 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 91-94

Folder 95

1887 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 95

Folder 96

1888-1899 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 96

Folder 97

1900-1902 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 97

Folder 98

1903 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 98

Folder 99

1904-1905 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 99

Folder 100

1906 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 100

Folder 101

1907-1915 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 101

Folder 102

1916-1932 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 102

Folder 103

1933-1945 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 103

Folder 104

1946-1962 #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 104

Folder 105

Undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 105

Folder 106-107

Folder 106

Folder 107

Family letters, undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 106-107

Folder 108

Letters of friends of Mittie Towles Wiley, undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 108

Folder 109

Unidentifed papers, undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 109

Folder 110

Fragments related to public schools, undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 110

Folder 111

Papers related to schools in Winston-Salem, undated #00781, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1774-1962 and undated." Folder 111

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Arrangement: topical.

This series contains the writings of C. H. Wiley and Mary Callum Wiley. Many of the writings by Mary Callum Wiley are based on C. H. Wiley's papers. Also included are papers related to C. H. Wiley's work with the Bureau of Statistics, United States Treasury Department, regarding North Carolina; reports and records of the American Bible Society, Tennessee, 1869-1873 and North Carolina and South Carolina, 1874-1886; family records; and unprocessed sermons and related writings.

Materials in folders 170-197 are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.

Folder 112

Mary Callum Wiley: Writings and reminiscences about C. H. Wiley #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 112

Folder 113

Mary Callum Wiley: Writings based on C. H. Wiley's letters #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 113

Folder 114

Mary Callum Wiley: Notes about C. H. Wiley's library and family antiques #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 114

Folder 115

Mary Callum Wiley: Excepts from C. H. Wiley's letters and other writings #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 115

Folder 116-119

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Mary Callum Wiley: Excerpts from C. H. Wiley's diary #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 116-119

Folder 120

Mary Callum Wiley: Typed transcriptions of newspaper article about C. H. Wiley #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 120

Folder 121

Mary Callum Wiley: Notes on C. H. Wiley's writings #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 121

Folder 122

Papers of C. H. Wiley's daughters, undated #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 122

Folder 123

Papers of C. H. Wiley related to Women's Missionary Union #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 123

Folder 124

Mary Callum Wiley: Writings about Greensboro and Winston-Salem, N.C. #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 124

Folder 125

Mary Callum Wiley: "Ann Dorothea, Her Book" #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 125

Folder 126

Family records: Wiley #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 126

Folder 127

Family records: Towles, Moore, Delany #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 127

Folder 128

Family records: Towles, Delany, Sharpe #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 128

Folder 129

Family records: Eldredge and Callum #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 129

Folder 130

Clippings: C. H. Wiley #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 130

Folder 131

Clippings: Wiley family #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 131

Folder 132-135

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

See Pictures PF-781/1-2 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 132-135

Folder 136

C. H. Wiley: Speeches and notes on Church history #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 136

Folder 137

C. H. Wiley: Fiction and fragments #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 137

Folder 138

C. H. Wiley: Drama, satire, and related writings #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 138

Folder 139

C. H. Wiley: Poetry and related materials #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 139

Folder 140

C. H. Wiley: Politics and current affairs #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 140

Includes material related to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Folder 141

C. H. Wiley: Public schools #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 141

Folder 142-123b

Folder 142

C. H. Wiley: Speeches to student groups #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 142-123b

Folder 144-145d

Folder 144

Wiley's Historical Reader: A Revisions of the North Carolina Reader, by Calvin Henderson Wiley , by Mary Callum Wiley, 1901-1902 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 144-145d

Includes writings on North Carolina and a copy of the minutes of the Superior Court, Hillsborough Distirct, September 1770.

Folder 146

North Carolina Statistics: Correspondence, February-April 1886 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 146

Folder 147

North Carolina Statistics: Correspondence, May-August 1886 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 147

Folder 148

North Carolina Statistics: Drafts of C. H. Wiley's report, 1886 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 148

Folder 149

North Carolina Statistics: Partial copy of C. H. Wiley's report, 1886 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 149

Folder 150-153

Folder 150

Folder 151

Folder 152

Folder 153

North Carolina Statistics: Correspondence with North Carolinians, 25 March 1886-10 August 1886 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 150-153

Folder 154

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1869-1870 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 154

Folder 155

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1871 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 155

Folder 156

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1872 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 156

Folder 157

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1873 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 157

Folder 158

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1874 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 158

Folder 159

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1875 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 159

Folder 160

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1876-1877 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 160

Folder 161

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1878 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 161

Folder 162

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1879 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 162

Folder 163

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1880 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 163

Folder 164

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1881 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 164

Folder 165

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1882 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 165

Folder 166

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1883 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 166

Folder 167

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1884 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 167

Folder 168

American Bible Society: Reports and records, 1885-1886 #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 168

Folder 169

Lists of items in the Calvin H. Wiley Papers at the State Department of Archives and History #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 169

Folder 170-197

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Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Unprocessed sermons and writings #00781, Series: "2. Writings and Reports, 1869-1902 and undated." Folder 170-197

Materials in folders 170-197 are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated.

Arrangement: chronological by C. H. Wiley, then chronological by related family members.

This series contains notebooks, account books, record books, scrapbooks, and diaries primarily of C. H. Wiley, Mittie Towles Wiley, and Mary Callum Wiley. The personal diaries of C. H. Wiley include discussions of his work with the Tennessee American Bible Society, religious news and events, travels, family and local events, his move to North Carolina, railroads, religious instruction with African American students, his writings, and educational matters. There are also account and record books related to several organizations including missionary groups and the Wiley Mission Band.

Folder 198

Volume 1: Notebook, 1852 and undated #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 198

Contains entries related to Wiley's law practice, the pension claims of clients, and his writing.

Volume 2: Account book, 1866 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 198

Personal account book that includes Wiley's sermon notes.

Volume 3: Notebook, 1869-1873 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 198

Small notebook with a list of Bible societies in Tennessee.

Folder 199

Volume 4: Account book for the American Bible Society, 1869-1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 199

Folder 200

Volume 5: Account book for the American Bible Society, October 1871 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 200

Volume 6: Account book for the American Bible Society, November 1871 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 200

Volume 7: Account book for the American Bible Society, September 1871; November 1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 200

Volume 8: Account book for the American Bible Society, April 1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 200

Volume 9: Notebook, 1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 200

Contains memoranda, personal accounts, Biblical commentary, and receipts for the American Bible Society.

Volume 10: Account book for the American Bible Society, 1872-1873 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 200

Folder 201

Volume 11: Account book for Wiley's mother's estate, 1877 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 201

Folder 202

Volume 12: Diary, 5 May 1869-14 July 1870 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 202

Folder 203

Volume 13: Diary, 15 July 1870-1 April 1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 203

Folder 204

Volume 14: Diary, 1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 204

Volume 15: Diary, 1873 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 204

Folder 205

Volume 16: Diary, 1874 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 205

Folder 206

Volume 17: Diary, 1875 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 206

Volume 18: Diary, 1876 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 206

Folder 207

Volume 19: Diary, 1877 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 207

Volume 20: Diary, 1878 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 207

Folder 208

Volume 21: Diary, 1879 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 208

Volume 22: Diary, 1880 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 208

Folder 209

Volume 23: Diary, 1881 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 209

Volume 24: Diary, 1882 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 209

Folder 210

Volume 25: Diary, 1883 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 210

Volume 26: Diary, 1884 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 210

Folder 211

Volume 27: Diary, 1885 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 211

Volume 28: Diary, 1886 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 211

Folder 212

Volume 29: Account book, 1872-1873 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 212

Volume 30: Notebook of sermon and religious writing notes, 1873 and undated #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 212

Folder 213

Volume 31: Notebook of sermon and religious writing notes, undated #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 213

Folder 214

See oversize volume SV-781/32 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 214

Oversize Volume SV-781/32

Volume 32: Notebook of religious writing notes and drafts, undated #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." SV-781/32

Folder 214a

Volume 33: Notebook of Thankful Aseneath Wiley, 1857 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 214a

Folder 215

Volume 34: Diary of James Moore Towles, 1 November 1831-November 1834 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 215

Diary chiefly contains discussions of religious matters.

Folder 216

Volume 35: Notebook of autobiography of Mary Ann (Callum) Towles, undated #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 216

Folder 217

Volume 36: Notebook of family history, undated #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 217

Contains references to the Eldridge, Smith, and Callum families, as well as William Shaw and Reverend Nehemiah Harding.

Folder 218

Volume 37: Manuscript, "The Monthly Rose," circa 1850s #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 218

Folder 219

Volume 38: Album of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1857-1866 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 219

Folder 220

Volume 39: Notebook of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1856-1857 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 220

Folder 221

Volume 40: Notebook of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1858-1859 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 221

Folder 222

See oversize volume SV-781/41 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 222

Oversize Volume SV-781/41

Volume 41: Commonplace book of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1861-1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." SV-781/41

Includes copies of extracts of a diary, 1861-1864.

Folder 223

Volume 42: Account book of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1866-1869 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 223

Folder 224

Volume 43: Account book of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1872 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 224

Folder 225

Volume 44: Account book of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1886-1887 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 225

Folder 226

Volume 45: Account book probably of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1888 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 226

Folder 227

See oversize volume SV-781/46 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 227

Oversize Volume SV-781/46

Volume 46: Account book of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1889-1895 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." SV-781/46

Folder 228

Volume 47: Record book of the Ladies Sewing Society of the Presbyterian Church, Winston, N.C., 1875-1892 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 228

Folder 229

Volume 48: Record book of the Female Society of the Winston Presbyterian Church, 1875-1881 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 229

Folder 230

Volume 49: Record book of the Missionary Society, 1875-1890 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 230

The Missionary Society was formerly known as the Winston Sewing Society.

Folder 231

Volume 50: Account book of the Missionary Society, 1885-1887 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 231

Volume 51: Record book of Mittie Towles Wiley relating to the Missionary Society, 1887-1893 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 231

Folder 232

Volume 52: Record book of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church of Winston, N.C., 1889-1899 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 232

Folder 233

Volume 53: Record book of the Ladies Missionary Sewing Society of the Presbyterian Church of Winston, N.C., 1875-1914 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 233

Folder 234

Volume 54: Account book related to Home Mission meetings, 1898 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 234

Folder 235

Volume 55: Notebook of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1900-1908 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 235

Contains material related to Ms. Wiley's work with juvenile societies of the Orange Presbytery.

Folder 236

Volume 56: Record book of a children's missionary society of the North Winston Presbyterian Chapel, 1900-1902 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 236

Folder 237

Volume 57: Record book of the minutes of the Wiley Mission Band, 1886-1896 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 237

Folder 238

Volume 58: Record book of the Wiley Mission Band, 1887-1902 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 238

Folder 239

Volume 59: Record book of the minutes of the Wiley Mission Band, 1898-1908 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 239

Folder 240

Volume 60: Record book of the Wiley Mission Band, 1908-1912 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 240

Folder 241

Volume 61: Record book of the minutes of the Wiley Mission Band, 1912-1917 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 241

Folder 242

Volume 62: Secretary's book of the Senior Department of the Wiley Mission Band, 1902-1907 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 242

Folder 243

Volume 63: Register of the Board of Charity Soup House, 1894 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 243

Folder 244

Volume 64: Record book of the Ladies Benevolent Society, Winston, N.C., 1887-1901 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 244

Folder 245

Volume 65: Notebook with list of contributions of school children to Wiley Monument Fund, 1901-1902 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 245

Folder 246

Volume 66: Album of Mittie Towles Wiley, 1886-1903 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 246

Folder 247

Volume 67: Album of Mary at Sunbeam Seminary, Parkersburg, Penn., and Oakland Institute, 1859-1860 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 247

Mary was probably the younger sister of Mittie Towles Wiley or Mary Emily Wiley.

Folder 248

Volume 68: Diary of Mary Callum Wiley, 1888-1894 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 248

Folder 249-250

Folder 249

Folder 250

Volumes 69-70: Scrapbook, clippings of short stories written for children by Mary Callum Wiley #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 249-250

Folder 251

Volume 71: Scrapbook of Mary Callum Wiley on missionary society and church work #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 251

Folder 252

Volume 72: Scrapbook of Mary Callum Wiley #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 252

Contains clippings related to religious matters and Mary Callum Wiley's writings.

Folder 253

Volume 73: Scrapbook of Mary Callum Wiley's writings on missionary society work #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 253

Folder 254

Volume 74: Record book of the Charles D. McIver Literary Society at Winston High School, 1911-1916 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 254

Folder 255

Volume 75: Record book of the Charles D. McIver Literary Society at Winston High School, 1921-1922 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 255

Folder 256

Volume 76: Birthday book #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 256

Record of birthdays on each day of the year, many names are German.

Folder 257

Volume 77: Scrapbook of clippings related to C. H. Wiley, circa 1851-1922 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 257

Folder 258

See oversize volume SV-781/78 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder 258

Folder SV-781/78

Volume 78: Scrapbook of Mary Callum Wiley relating to the work of C. H. Wiley, 1841-1959 #00781, Series: "3. Volumes, 1831-1959 and undated." Folder SV-781/78

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29 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The series contains photographs of C. H. Wiley and related individuals.

Image P-781/1

Photograph: C. H. Wiley, circa 1845-1855 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/1

Image P-781/2

Albumen print: C. H. Wiley, circa 1865-1875 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/2

Image P-781/3

Cabinet card: C. H. Wiley, circa 1875-1885 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/3

Image P-781/4

Engraving: C. H. Wiley, circa 1875-1885 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/4

Image P-781/5

Photograph: Mittie Towles Wiley, 1902 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/5

Image P-781/6

Photograph: Hannah Smith Callum Harding, circa 1850-1870 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/6

Image P-781/7

Halftone: David Cyrus Rankin, circa 1875-1885 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/7

Image P-781/8

Albumen Print: Dr. Atkinson, circa 1875-1890 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/8

Image P-781/9

Postcard: Annie Chestnutt Stuart, circa 1885-1905 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/9

Image P-781/10

Cabinet card: Dr. E. P. Davis, circa 1888-1892 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/10

Image P-781/11

Photograph: Mary Faison, circa 1890-1900 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/11

Image P-781/12

Photograph: Mary Dail, 1893 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/12

Image P-781/13

Photograph: Mary Lewis Harris, 1893 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/13

Image P-781/14

Miniature of cabinet card: Sue Torrance, 1893 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/14

Image P-781/15

Photograph: May Floyd, 1894 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/15

Image P-781/16

Photograph: Kitty Towles, 1899 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/16

Image P-781/17

Halftone: Samuel Lapsley, circa 1890-1910 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/17

Image P-781/18

Photograph: Sallie Dickson, 1909 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/18

Image P-781/19

Photograph: Family of Annie Chestnutt Stuart, circa 1885-1905 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/19

Image P-781/20

Albumen print: The E. P. Davis family, circa 1888-1890 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/20

Image P-781/21

Photograph: First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., circa 1880-1881 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/21

Image P-781/22

Halftone: First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1901 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/22

Image P-781/23

Carte-de-visite: Unidentified man, circa 1865-1885 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/23

Image P-781/24

Photograph: Unidentified woman, circa 1870-1885 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/24

Image P-781/25

Photograph: Unidentified woman and child, circa 1890-1910 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/25

Image P-781/26

Photograph: Unidentified woman #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/26

Image P-781/27

Cabinet card: Fourth grade at Salisbury Graded School, 1895 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/27

Image P-781/28

Photograph: Frame house with two unidentified women in front, 1905 #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/28

Image P-781/29

Photograph: Small building with unidentified woman in front #00781, Series: "4. Pictures, circa 1845-1910." P-781/29

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding and Jodi Berkowitz, February 2011

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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