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W. W. Lander Collection

Identifier: M235

The W. W. Lander Collection contains correspondence to W. W. Lander as well as an Autograph book, and other letters and fragments of letters collected by Lander.


  • 1864-1889



0.5 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

The W. W. Lander Collection contains correspondence to W. W. Lander, an autograph book that contains envelopes addressed to Lander, and other correspondence or fragments of correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

Little is known about W. W. Lander except that he was in the Union Army during the Civil War and lived in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem, Massachusetts was also the home of Frederick William Lander, after whom Lander, Wyoming was named, so there may have been a connection to the west.


The collection is organized into two series. 1. Autograph book. 2. Correspondence.


No further accruals are expected


There is no accession record for this collection. It is mentioned in the 1980 accession of material that was transferred to the Archives from the Chancellor's vault. There is an envelope in the collection that is marked "Willie's autographs" which appears to indicate that the various autographs and signatures were intentionally collected by Lander. (mak 2/14/2008)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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