RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 122537924 LA English A1 Wheeler family., Adams, Henry, Allen, William Wirt., Barclay, C. C., Barrett, E. W., Bankhead, John H., Broun, William Leroy,, Bryan, William Jennings,, Bunting, W. M., Cashin, W. V., Chambers, William Lea,, Coleman, Franklin,, Councill, William Hooper,, DuBose, John Witherspoon,, Goethals, George W., Gwinnett, G. S., Hanna, Marcus Alonzo,, Harris, Christopher Columbus,, Humes, Milton,, Hundley, Oscar R., Hunt, Benjamin Powell,, Johnson, Robert Underwood,, Johnston, Joseph F., Jones, Richard Channing,, Kolb, Rueben F., Morgan, John Tyler,, Moses, Alfred H.,, Nesmith, Christopher C.,, Oates, William C., Ochs, Adolph S., O'Neal, Edward Asbury,, O'Neal, Emmet,, Pettus, Edmund W., Phelan, John,, Porter, Fitz-John,, Powell, John Wesley,, Powers, James Knox,, Pryor, Luke,, Reese, Warren S., Reid, John Whitelaw,, Roosevelt, Theodore,, Roulhac, Thomas R., Rountree, J. A., Shafter, William Rufus,, Sheffey, John H., Smith, Hoke,, Smith, Sterling S.,, Wheeler, Anne Early,, Wills, A. W., Alabama A & M University., Auburn University (Ala.), University of Alabama., Democratic and Conservative Party of Alabama., Cuban Educational Association of the United States of America., Immigration Restriction League., YR 1809 AB Papers, 1809-1943, that belonged to General Joseph Wheeler consist of genealogical and biographical material, letters and correspondence, financial and business records, legal notes, military reports, speeches, printed material, maps, scrapbooks, and photographs. Additionally, the family subgroups contain a wide variety of papers, including letters, invoices, receipts, account books, legal instruments, real property documents, work contracts, and other material that testify to the family's business and legal activities. The collection documents primarily the public service career of Joseph Wheeler (1836-1906) as a Confederate and, later, as a U.S. general, and, more fully, his almost-two decades as a U.S. Representative from Ala. The bulk of political papers are letters, telegrams, and postcards sent to him in Washington. Unfortunately, Wheeler did not regularly keep records of his responses until the late 1890s, and then only during the months he was on active duty. Within the Political/Post-political series of the Joseph Wheeler subgroup, the letters and correspondence cover such topics as patronage, a variety of U.S. Postal Service issues, military appropriations, claims and pension settlements, the development of Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee River, Alabama politics, the free silver issue, and the Spanish-American and Civil wars, on which he wrote extensively. Other topics include tariff issues, elections, education, and African American soldiers' claims. The Joseph Wheeler papers also include letters and correspondence on personal and family matters as well as financial, business, and legal topics, the latter being generated by the extensive and complicated Wheeler real property lawsuits.