H I S T O R Y MSS 791
Charles W i l l i s Reeder Papers
1 / 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society acquired the Charles
W i l l i s Reeder Papers as a g i f t of M r . and M r s . Charles Wells
Reeder, Columbus, Ohio, in November 1963. Robert W. Viol
processed the c o l l e c t i o n in October 1982.
Property r i g h t s : The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society owns the property
r i g h t s t o t h i s c o l l e c t i o n .
Copyrights: Copyrights have not been dedicated t o the public.
Consideration o f t h e requirements of copyrights is the responsi-b
i l i t y of the author and publisher.
Access: This c o l l e c t i o n is open under t h e r u l e s and regulations
of the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society.
C i t a t i o n : Researchers are requested t o c i t e c o l l e c t i o n name,
c o l l e c t i o n number, and the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society i n a l l foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: This c o l l e c t i o n o r i g i n a l l y was cataloged as VOL 609
and t r a n s f e r r e d t o MSS 719 i n September 1982.
Biographical sketch: Charles W i l l i s Reeder was born in Hartford,
Ohio, on June 1 0 , 1855. He received a degree in medicine from
Western Reserve University in 1880 and set up a p r a c t i c e in
Portsmouth, Ohio. Reeder married Emma Cornelia Wells on February
20, 1884, and died i n Portsmouth, Ohio, of typhoid fever on
September 18, 1 8 9 1 .
Source: L e t t e r from M r s . Charles Wells Reeder, January 21, 1954,
i n manuscripts department c o l l e c t i o n f i l e s .
Scope and content: The Charles W i l l i s Reeder Papers date from
ca. 1890 and occupy one- quarter cubic f o o t . The papers c o n s i s t
o f a 351 page holograph book manuscript e n t i t l e d , Nerriam - the
Friend of Old John Brown - A Romance of Peace and War, by Charles
W i l l i s Reeder. The novel is a f i c t i t i o u s account of the l i f e of
Lieutenant Frank Merriam, during the American Civil War
- Box Folder Description
1 1 Cover page, 2 page prologue, pages 1- 78
2 Pages 79- 135
3 Pages 136- 187
4 Pages 188- 258
5 Pages 259- 295
6 Pages 296- 347, and 1 page prologue
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