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Identifier: MSS 2/143
Scope and Contents Hiester recalls experience as student sent by Caspar Wistar to Germantown to report on outbreak of yellow fever among several families there, circa 1805. Letter describes physical situation of Germantown and location of houses of infected families.
Identifier: MSS 2/125
Scope and Contents This small collection contains personal letters, 1827-1859, one from Caspar Wistar, the others received by him from family members, and two undated poems. The undated letter from Wistar to [Caspar?] Morris describes the concern Wistar feels for his brother's failing eyesight, while the letter from S. M. Waln to Wistar, 10 January 1859, relates the efforts made to locate Wistar's son, Caspar, who disappeared in Australia in 1859. The collection also includes three letters,...
Dates: 1827 - 1859