Wilde Family Collection

Wilde Family Collection
(1807-1985) Bulk Dates (1830-1930)
DAL.MSS.070

Scope and Content:
The Doctor James Wilde and Wilde Family Collection contains letters, photographs, notes, degrees, certificates, and hair from various descendants of Dr. James Wilde dating approximately from 1807 to 1985. Of the letters, 11 are from Edward “Ned” Laurence Wilde to his mother and father, James Laurence Wilde and Augusta “Gussie” Wilde (née Dickson), sent between 1921 and 1922. The majority of the remaining letters are interfamily exchanges, primarily addressed to, or written by, Catherine “Kate” Wilde, Augusta “Gussie” Wilde, Zilpah Wilde (née Smith). Further correspondence pertains to Edward L. and Augusta Wilde’s communication with the National Guaranty Syndicate, and citations given to James Laurence Wilde in appreciation for his participation in the World War I initiative, “Eyes for the Navy”. Also included in the collection are numerous newspaper clippings primarily about suffragette, Judith Winsor Smith (née McLauthlin), a relative of Zilpah Smith Wilde, and the deaths of other Wilde family members. The collection contains 7 books (3 Holy Bibles, 2 poetical works, 1 Reader, 1 personal notebook) owned by various members of the Wilde Family, and 1 genealogical chart of Silvanus Smith and Judith Winsor Smith (née McLauthlin), sent to William Bradford Wilde.

Biographical Information:

Doctor James Wilde (1812-1887) was born in Hingham, MA, the only son of Elijah Doubleday Wilde and Lucy Wilde (née Beale), on November 30th, 1812. He was educated in the public school system and at the Derby Academy. On August 28, 1832, he received his Bachelor of the Arts degree from Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. He received his medical degree also from Harvard Medical School on August 26, 1835. On March 9, 1843, Doctor Wilde married Zilpah Smith (1821-1888), the daughter of Capt. Jonathan Smith and Zilpah Drew. The Wildes had five children: Catherine “Kate” Wilde (b. January 31, 1844), George Eaton Wilde (b. January 29, 1850), James Laurence Wilde (b. September 3, 1851), Lucy Beale Wilde (b. September 8 1853), and William Bradford Wilde (b. July 10 1856). Dr. James Wilde passed away on October 15, 1887 in Duxbury, MA at the age of 74. He was one of two town doctors in Duxbury during his lifetime.

Catherine “Kate” Wilde (1844-1917) was the first child of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde (née Smith). She was born on January 31, 1844. She passed away January 17, 1917 in Dorchester, MA. She was a suffragette and close friend of Henry Blackwell and Lucy Stone Blackwell. She was an editor and clerk for the Woman’s Journal, a weekly suffragist newspaper published by the American Woman’s Suffrage Association. She was also a member of the Pentagon Club in Boston. The club’s goal was to bring together women in the learned professions such as doctors, journalists, ministers, lawyers and teachers.

George Eaton Wilde (1850-1908) was the second child of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde (née Smith). He was born on January 29, 1850. He married Angie C. Joyce on November 17, 1879 in Duxbury, MA. Their children were Sydney Laurence (b. December 17, 1883 d. March 19, 1946) and Zilpah (b. October 9, 1889 d. June 17, 1966). George Eaton Wilde died on July 17, 1908 in Boston, MA. As a Freemason, he was a member of the Corner-Stone Lodge in Duxbury.

James Laurence Wilde (1851-1926) was the third child of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde (née Smith). He was born on September 3, 1851. On May 22, 1894 he married Augusta “Gussie” Dickson in Faceville, GA. Their only child was Edward “Ned” Laurence (b. January 5, 1896 d. November 30, 1986). James Laurence Wilde passed away May 12, 1926 in Lordsburg, NM, though he was buried in Paris, TX.

Lucy Beal Wilde (1853-1921) was the fourth child of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde (née Smith). She was born on September 8, 1853. She passed away January 21, 1921 in Jamaica Plain, MA. Like her sister, Catherine Wilde, Lucy was involved with the suffrage movement.

William Bradford Wilde (1856-1933) was the fifth child of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde (née Smith). He was born on July 10, 1856. On November 3, 1881 he married Frances Adelaide (Raymond) Roberts. He passed away April 7, 1933 in Hollister, CA.

Edward “Ned” Laurence Wilde (1896-1986) was born on January 5, 1896. He was the grandson of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde (née Smith), and the son of James Laurence Wilde and Augusta “Gussie” Wilde (née Dickson). In 1911 he passed the International Bible Study Examination held by the Young Men’s Christian Associations of North America Bible Study. He received his high school diploma from the Central High School of the District of Columbia on June 17, 1914. Edward “Ned” Laurence Wilde made his career working for the Agriculture Department. Between 1921 and 1922 he spent time in Texas and New Mexico working for the Agriculture Department. On June 9, 1924, he married Hinda Nabors. Their children were Edward Dickson (b. November 22, 1925 d. March 24, 1929) and James Bradford (b. October 11, 1932).

Series List:
Series I: Photographs
Series II: Correspondence, c.1807-1985
Series III: Notes, Certificates, and Ephemera
Series IV: Contents of Wallets
Series V: Published Material

Series I: Photographs
BOX 1

Folder 1: James Wilde M.D. and Zilpah Wilde. 5 items.
1. Carte de visite of Doctor James Wilde
2. Carte de visite of Zilpah Smith Wilde
3. Carte de visite of Zilpah Smith Wilde, in profile
4. Newspaper image of Doctor James Wilde and Zilpah Wilde

Folder 2: Lucy Beale Wilde and Catherine “Kate” Wilde. 6 items.
1. Ambrotype, young girl
2. Tintype “About 15 & 25 Lucy and Kate Wilde”
3. Carte de visite labeled “Lucy Beale Wilde” taken in Stamford Connecticut
4. Cabinet card labeled “Catherine Wilde” from the Notman Photographic Co.
5. Daguerreotype of Catherine Wilde as a child
6. Ambrotype of Lucy B. Wilde at 6 years old

Folder 3: James Laurence Wilde and Augusta “Gussie” Wilde. 7 items.
1. Postcard photo “Grandpa”
2. James Laurence Wilde, seated
3. Photo “979” James Laurence and Augusta, standing outside
4. Photo of James Laurence and Augusta, standing outside (same as above)
5. Photo 8 men and a house
6. “Aunt Gussie and Uncle Laurence mom said Merry Christmas Please forward to Washington”, woman seated on horseback
7. Photo of Gussie in white dress on lawn

Folder 4: Edward Laurence Wilde and Hinda Wilde. 16 items.
1. Photo “321“, “Ned” Wilde + Mother “Gussie”
2. Photo “877”, “Ned Wilde on one of his jobs with the Agricultural Dept.” (Ned on left)
3. Photo “15”, Hinda Wilde with dog
4. Edward Laurence Wilde as a boy standing on lawn
5. Edward Laurence Wilde with 3 women
6. Edward Laurence Wilde in military dress, posed in front of bench
7. Edward Laurence Wilde with mother and father, in military dress
8. Edward Laurence Wilde in a fedora
9. Edward Laurence Wilde in military dress outside open window
10. Edward Laurence Wilde, standing, and Hinda Wilde, seated
11. Edward Laurence Wilde and man, taken Easter Sunday April 1922 in Colorado, Texas
12. Edward Laurence Wilde as a boy, photo strip, taken in Washington D.C.
13. Edward Laurence Wilde at 6 months old
14. Hinda Wilde, in profile
15. Edward Laurence Wilde and toddler, outside
16. Edward Laurence Wilde and Hinda Wilde outside house

Folder 5: Assorted family photographs. 16 items.
1. Photo of Clara Drew Smith on her 80th birthday, September 13, 1910
2. Cabinet card of Susan Thayer Hooper
3. Carte de visite of Mrs. Thayer, September 16th 1898
4. Photo of young child on porch, labeled “Brad in the house lived in during their years that Ned worked for the Agricultural Dept. This was in Florida.”
5. Photo possibly of James Laurence Wilde, 1 older man and 3 older women outside house, labeled “Aren’t you glad we didn’t look like this?”
6. Carte de visite of young man in tie, “Uncle Will Wilde at 20 yrs of age”
7. Tintype, Thomas St. John Lockwood, Horace G. Allen and unidentified boy, all in costume, note on back.
8. James Bradford Wilde with mustache, black and white
9. James Bradford Wilde in military dress (Major rank)
10. Cabinet card of young woman in semi-profile, identified as Jessie Bangs
11. Young boy and James Laurence Wilde in background, on street in front of buildings
12. Brown folder containing picture of Sydney Smith
13. Black and white photo of Sydney Smith
14. Image of the Alden School in Duxbury, MA (there are 4 of these in total)
15. Post card photo of the Cable Office of Duxbury, MA, copyrighted 1907 by A. S. Burbank, Plymouth, MA

Folder 6: Unlabeled photographs. 8 items.
1. Tintype, 4 posing girls, seated and kneeling
2. Tintype, 4 women posing, seated and standing
3. Photo of 3 older women and 1 older man outside a house
4. Older man and young boy outside on grass, long distance shot
5. Post card photo of 3 women, produced by Mitchell Studio of Washington D.C.
6. Young girl in dress with hair bow, posing on a chair
7. In white envelope, a photo of a man smoking and laying on a bed, photo negative found in envelope with Augusta Wilde’s name on it
8. In white envelope, a photo of a young man smoking and laying on a bed, different subject than above, photo negative found in envelope with Augusta Wilde’s name on it

OVERSIZED BOX
1. Daguerreotype of Doctor James Wilde, seated in quarter profile. Brown wood case, gold flower embossed interior matting
2. Daguerreotype of woman seated, brown wood/leather case embossed with flowers
3. Leather bound photo album with 2 gold clasps. Contains 6 loose pictures, 33 inserted pictures. Doctor James Wilde at 50 years old in 1863 is on page 5.

Series II: Correspondence, c.1807-1985
BOX 1

Folder 1: Family Correspondence, c.1807-1894
1. John Ware (Boston, MA) to Major Judah Alden (Duxbury, MA), April 12, 1807 re: Endorsement for Doctor James Wilde.
2. U.S. Vice Counsel, Rob. P. Pooley (St. Helena) to Dr. James Wilde (Duxbury, MA). February 21, 1844
3. Judith Winsor Smith (Pembroke, MA) to Sylvanus Smith, February 2, 1851
4. Zilpah Smith Wilde [Duxbury, MA] to Catherine Wilde, c. 1861-1862
5. Zilpah Smith Wilde (Duxbury, MA) to Catherine Wilde, c. 1864
6. Dr. James Wilde (Duxbury, MA) to Catherine Wilde, February 28, 1864
7. [Zilpah Smith Wilde] to Catherine Wilde, c. 1860-1865
8. Zilpah Smith Wilde to [Judith Winsor Smith?], January 19, 1880
9. Zilpah Smith Wilde to unknown, 1880
10. Zilpah Smith Wilde (Duxbury, MA) to Judith Winsor Smith, December 27, 1880
11. Samuel. W. Dickson (California) to Augusta Dickson, May 10, 1894 with envelope, re: wedding
12. Cousin (Jacksonville, FL) to Augusta Dickson, May 18, 1894 with envelope, re: wedding.
13. Dr. James Wilde (Duxbury, MA) to Daughter [Catherine Wilde], Sunday, n.d.

Folder 2: Family Correspondence, 1903-1909,
1. Edward Wilde (Washington, DC) to Lucy Beal Wilde, July 26, 1903. Two pages
2. Letter from Edward Wilde to Lucy Beal Wilde and Catherine Wilde, c. 1903-1906.
3. Judith Winsor Smith Letter to Augusta Dickson Wilde, December 28, 1905. With envelope.
4. Edward Wilde (Washington, DC) to Lucy Beal Wilde and Catherine Wilde, January 8, 1906. With envelope.
5. Catherine Wilde (Boston, MA) to Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), May 2, 1909.
6. Letter in same envelope as above to Augusta Dickson Wilde from Lucy Beal Wilde.
7. Catherine Wilde (Boston, MA) to Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), June 22, 1909. With envelope.
8. Catherine Wilde (Boston, MA) to Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), September 6, 1909. With envelope. Re: the death of Henry Blackwell.

Folder 3: Family Correspondence, 1910-1917
1. Catherine Wilde (Boston, MA) to Augusta Dickson Wilde, January30, 1910. With envelope maked “Good! Keep”
2. Judith Winsor Smith (Boston, MA0 to Augusta Dickson Wilde, January 21, 1911. With envelope.
3. Catherine Wilde (Gloucester, MA) to James Laurence Wilde and Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), Sept. 3, 1900. with postcard of Annisquam Willows, Gloucester, MA.
4. Catherine Wilde (Boston, MA) to Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), March 3, 1912. With envelope.
5. Zilpah and Angie (Paris, France) to Augusta Dickson Wilde, January 3, 1913. With envelope.
6. Zilpah Drew Smith (Roxbury, MA) to Sidney, December 21, 1913.
7. Lucy Beal Wilde (Roxbury, MA) to James Laurence Wilde, Jan. 5, 1914
8. Lucy Beal Wilde (Washington, DC) to Jenny, March 28 n.d.
9. Newspaper clip in same envelope as above, “On Washington’s Death.”
10. Zilpah Drew Smith (East Boston, MA) to Lucy Beal Wilde, February 2, 1914
11. Letter of endorsement for Edward Laurence Wilde, sent from Maryland State College of Agriculture. December 4, 1917
12. Catherine Wilde to Augusta Dickson Wilde, June 18, c. 1914-1917

Folder 4: Family Correspondence, 1921-1927
1. Zipah Drew Smith (Jamaica Plain, MA) to James Laurence Wilde, May 20, 1921
2. Lucy Beal Wilde to Augusta Dickson Wilde and James Laurence Wilde, Dec. 19, [1921]Letter on blue paper re: “Lucy’s last letter”
3. Addison Hogue (Washington, DC) to Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), June 30, 1922. With envelope.
4. Pastor James H. Taylor to Central Presbyterian Church members, January 22, 1923
5. Katheryne Thompson (Kiangyiu, China) to James Laurence Wilde and Augusta Dickson Wilde (Washington, DC), December 21, 1923
6. Pastor James H. Taylor to Augusta Dickson Wilde, May 25, 1926. Re: condolences on death of James Laurence Wilde.

Folder 5: Family Correspondence, 1985 and unknown
1. Joseph Wild (England) to Edward Laurence Wilde and Hinda Nabors Wilde (Texas) from Joseph Wilde, December 9, 1985
2. Letter to Adelene from “Mr. Wilde” (Possible Edward [“Ned”]), date unknown

Folder 6: Correspondence of Laurence Wilde to James Laurence Wilde and Augusta Dickson Wilde, 1921.
1. Sent from Austin, TX. June 18, 1921
2. Sent from Winters, TX. (A birthday letter). March 3, 1922
3. Sent from Carlsbad, NM. April 8, 1921
4. Sent from Carlsbad, NM. March 20, 1921
5. Sent from Carlsbad, NM. Contains attached letter to Edward (“Ned”) from Eugene M. Kelly written on the 24th of March. March 29, 1921
6. Sent from Carlsbad, NM. Date unknown
7. Sent from Pecos, TX. March 8, 1921
8. Sent from Carlsbad, NM. May 17, 1921
9. Empty envelope sent from El Paso, TX. March 11, 1921
10. Sent from Carlsbad, NM. March 27, 1921
11. Sent from El Paso, TX. March 7, 1921

Folder 7: Eyes for the Navy, 1916. 3 items.
1. Letter to James Laurence Wilde from Franklin D. Roosevelt. February 1, 1918
2. Eyes for the Navy certificate of appreciation
3. Facsimile of letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby

Folder 8: Material in envelope labeled “National Guaranty Syndicate”, 1927-1933. 15 items.
1. Copy of William Bradford Wilde’s Last Will and Testament. September 25, 1930
2. Copy of distribution of personal property from William Bradford Wilde. September 27, 1930
3. Yellow pamphlet, “The Way to Wealth: Time Tested and Proven, Set Your Goal—and Live Up to It!”
4. Green pamphlet, “7%-8% Bonds, National Guaranty Syndicate”
5. Letter to Edward Laurence Wilde from Lawrence A. Tamme (State Bank Examiner). March 27, 1931
6. Business reply envelope to National Guaranty Syndicate in Albuquerque, NM
7. Business reply envelope to National Guaranty Syndicate in Phoenix, AZ
8. Letter to Edward Laurence Wilde from National Guaranty Syndicate. March 9, 1931
9. Letter to Augusta S. Wilde from National Guaranty Syndicate. March 3, 1931
10. Letter to Augusta S. Wilde from National Guaranty Syndicate. February 25, 1931
11. Letter and attached bill of lading to Beverley Wortham from Fidelity Storage Company. June 8, 1927
12. Copy of letter to Thomas J. Fisher & Company, Inc from Wichita Falls, Texas. August 14, 1933
13. Copy of letter to Thomas J. Ledwich from Augusta S. Wilde. August 15, 1933
14. Copy of court record for docket no. 1912 of the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the county of San Benito. “In the Matter of the Estate of W.B. WILDE, also known as WILLIAM B. WILDE, also known as WILLIAM BRADFORD WILDE. Deceased. Consent to Distribution to Charlotte Hawkins and Assignment of Interest in Estate.”
15. Application for $4000 Accumulative Gold Bond for Augusta S. Wilde. February 17, 1931

Series III: Notes, Certificates, and Ephemera of Family. 25 items
BOX 1

Folder 1 – Hair
1. Small white folded paper labeled “Willie B Wilde”, contains blonde hair
2. White folded paper labeled “Edward Wilde Baby Hair”, contains dirty blonde hair
3. Brown folded paper labeled “Dr. James Wilde Mother’s writing in pencil L.B.W. – Father’s hair Oct 15, 1887”, contains dirty blonde hair
4. White folded paper labeled “Neds Baby hair”, contains dirty blonde hair
5. White folded paper, contains note “In Memoriam – H. Wentworth Thomas Drowned at Duxbury July 2nd 1856. Aged 12 years”, braided brown hair
6. Green envelope labeled “Mrs. James Wilde 1871 1885”, contains dirty blonde hair

Folder 2 – Newspaper Clippings
1. Envelope labeled “Judith Smith was Zilpah Smith Wilde’s mother [sister-in-law], contains:
a. “Judith Winsor Smith Dead”, newspaper clip
b. “Mrs. Judith W. Smith Buried”, newspaper clip
c. Boston Sunday Post October 17, 1915, “Sixteen Thousand Women Bear Suffrage Banners Through the Streets as Thousands Applaud” article in multiple pieces
2. “Grandson Dies” newspaper clip

Folder 3 -Miscellaneous
3. Graduation invitation to graduation ceremony at Central High School with calling card for “Mr. Edward L Wilde”. June 6, 1914, with envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Lester.

4. Pink book. “Sports of Youth; A Book of Plays, New Haven. S. Babcock—Church street. 1835.”
5. Envelope to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Lester, invitation to graduation ceremony at Central High School with calling card for “Mr. Edward L Wilde”. June 6, 1914

6. Hand bound, white lined paper diary. Anecdotes of military basic training and daily life during that time. June 15, 1918 – July 8, 1918.
7. Envelope labeled “Notes found with cable”, contains 2 historical notes about Atlantic cable
8. Handwritten, paper-clipped notes of birth, death, and marriage dates of family members
9. Handwritten copy of letter (by unknown) about Silvanus Smith from his nephew, Laurence Wilde
10. Envelope labeled “Writing on Commission hanging in hall.” Contains 3 personal notes
11. Order of Exercise for Commencement for Harvard University. August 29, 1832
12. Envelope labeled and contains “Marriage Certificate of Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Wilde”
13. Envelope labeled “Harvard 1832” contains:
a. Letter to Augusta Wilde from Sidney Smith with attached “Old Age” poem by Bernice Kenyon and agendum “Not Old Age” by Sidney Smith. October 19, 1928
b. Sale of land deed from Elizabeth Davis to Elijah Doubleday Wilde. April 24, 1835 (in oversize box)
c. Payment received slip for Elijah Doubleday Wilde on his balance for guardianship of Deborah, Susan, and Sarah Davis. November 26, 1834
14. Young Men’s Christian Associations of North America certificate of Bible Study for Edward L. Wilde. Dated 1911
15. Maryland Agricultural College life membership certificate to Edward Laurence Wilde. October 5, 1915
16. American National Red Cross First Aid Certificate for Augusta Wilde. July 10, 1917

OVERSIZED FOLDER (Map Drawer)

4. Bachelor of the Arts degree from Harvard University for James Wilde. August 29, 1832
5. Sale of land deed from Samuel Tucker to Elijah Doubleday Wilde. May 23, 1833
6. Medical Degree from Harvard University for James Wilde. August 26, 1835
7. 30th Anniversary of the Harvard class of 1865, Bill of fare of dinner at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. June 25, 1895
8. Intermediate Department of the Sunday School of the Gurley Memorial Presbyterian Church completion of studies certificate for Edward Wilde. January 1, 1908
9. Central High School of the District of Columbia certification of graduation for Edward L. Wilde. June 17, 1914
10. Wall hanging copy of letter to Joseph Wilde from J.C. Palmer and John Hancock. 1776 and 1781

Series IV: Contents of Wallet
BOX 1

Folder 1: 2013.019.017. 6 items.
1. Pass for the U.S.S. Albatross issues to Mr. Geo. Wilde, naturalist. December 15, 1919
2. 3 callings cards for Mr. Edward L. Wilde
3. Calling card for Mrs. Edward Laurence Wilde
4. 1 cent penny stamp

Folder 2: 2013.019.019. 12 items.
1. Calling card for Mr. Edward L. Wilde
2. 9 callings cards for Mrs. Edward Laurence Wilde
3. 2 calling cards for Edward Dickson Wilde

Folder 3: 2013.019.020. 5 items.
1. Folded blue paper labeled “Lucy”, contains blonde hair
2. 6 ¼ cents Baltimore Bank Notes. June 18, 1840
3. 10 cents Mechanics’ Savings Loan Association. October 1, 1861
4. 3 cents fractional currency. 1863
5. 20 cents Bank of South Carolina note. July 1 1864

Folder 4: 2013.019.022. 20 items.
1. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System pass for J. L. Wilde and Augusta Wilde. April 25, 1899
2. Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway pass for J. L. Wilde and Augusta Wilde. April 25, 1899
3. Folded white paper labeled “James Laurence Wilde”, contains brown hair
4. Handwritten list on back of Sweetser & Arnold tag
5. 2 Dr. J. Wilde calling cards
6. “George E. Wilde Dead” newspaper clipping
7. Resolutions on the death of Mr. Wilde
8. Handwritten list with monetary information
9. Letter to Augusta Wilde from Sidney Smith. February 11, 1927
10. Letter from Benjamin Peirce to James Laurence Wilde. December 1, 1869
11. “Debate on Two Sports” newspaper clipping
12. “Wilde Carries Honors: Youngster Lands First Place in Y.M.C.A. Baseball Contest” newspaper clipping
13. “Off to Prepare Camp: Boy Y.M.C.A. Pioneers Sail for South River, Md. – Main Body Starts Tuesday” newspaper clippings, in 4 pieces
14. “The Memorial Celebration at Duxbury” newspaper clipping
15. “Small Child Dies” newspaper clipping
16. “Wilde Funeral Tomorrow” newspaper clipping
17. “Oldest Living Suffragist: Reception Given to Mrs. Judith W. Smith at Plymouth” newspaper clipping
18. “The Late Doctor Wilde” newspaper clipping
19. Letter of church transfer to Augusta Wilde from Pastor James H. Taylor. February 24, 1927

Series V: Published Material
OVERSIZED BOX
11. The Ancestry of Silvanus Smith and Judith Winsor McLauthlin, genealogical chart
12. Large hardcover of “The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Teftaments [sic]: Tranflated [sic] out of the Original tongues: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revifed [sic], By His Majesty’s Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches. Printed at the Claredon Press, by William Jackson and William Dawson, Printers of the University (of Oxford). Fold at the Oxford Bible Warehouse, in Paternofter Row, London. 1795.” Property of Mehetabel Wild. Contains embroidered bookmark, and handwritten lists of births, deaths and marriages on blank pages in center
13. Brown leather bound hardcover of “The Lady of the Lake; A Poem. By Walter
Scott, Esq.” Published by W. Wells and T.B. Wait and Co (T.B. Wait and Co. Printers). 1810. Contains handwritten loose-leaf note. Formerly owned by Lucy Wilde.
14. Hardcover of “Le Nouveau Testament De Norte Seigneur Jésus-Christ. Imprimé sur L’édition de Paris, de l’année, 1805. Revue et corrigée avec soin d’après le texte Grec. À Boston, Chez Les Libraires Associés. 1811.” Once owned by Doctor James Wilde. Contains note on blank page, dried flower petals between pages, and handwritten translation notes in margins.
15. Brown hardcover of “The Poetical Works of Robert Burns with a Sketch of His Life, an Enlarged & Correct Glossary. And Many a Additional Poems & Songs. In Two volumes. Vol. II.” Published by G. Jones & Co. 1829. Formerly owned by M. C. Wilde. Note inside says given as gift to Wilde in 1833.
16. Hardcover of “Pierpont’s Fifth Reader. The American First Class Book; or Exercises in reading and Recitation; Selected Principally form Modern Authors of Great Britain and America; and Designed for the use of the Highest Class n Public and Private Schools. By John Pierpont.” Thirtieth edition. Published by George F. Cooledge in New York. 1835. Formerly owned by Doctor James Wilde and Laurence Wilde.
17. Green hardcover of “The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of The Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.” Published by Armstrong and Berry of Baltimore, Maryland. 1839 Formerly owned by James Laurence Wilde.
18. Brown leather bound hardcover with 1 gold clasp (engraved “Julia”) of “The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of The Original Tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty’s special command.” Printed at Oxford University Press. 1853.
19. Brown leather bound “The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments.” Printed at the (Oxford) University Press, sold by Thomas Nelson and Sons, NY. – M.DXXX.I.XIX. Formerly owned by Lucy B. Wilde in 1872. Contains handwritten notes on inside of front and back covers, and embossed “Lucy Wilde” on back cover.
20. Tan ledger, “Joseph Wild [sic] Remember the giver”. Contains notes on land and livestock.

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