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View photographs, drawings, manuscript essays, and correspondence from our archival collections.

 

Correspondence of Owen Wister

Letters from Owen Wister (1860-1938), the author of "The Virginian," to a variety of people, including many to George Lorimer, the former editor of the famed "Saturday Evening Post."

 

Photographs from the Ethel Langhorne Wister Chichester Papers

Ethel Langhorne Wister Chichester (1881-1977) was born on June 12, 1881 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her father, Jones Wister (1839-1917) was the fourth son of William Wister and Sarah Logan Fisher Wister. Included are images of her early life, her father, and their family's travels through Europe and Egypt in 1900.

 

Selected material from the John Caspar Wister Papers

John Caspar Wister (1887-1982), son of William Rotch Wister and Mary Rebecca Eustis, is regarded as one of the greatest horticultural figures of the twentieth century. Featured here are a number of photographs, botancial drawings, and writings selected from his personal papers.

 

Pamphlets on historic buildings

Selected pamphlets from the Owen Wister and Family Collection on historic properties such as Stenton and Fort Hunter. 

 
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