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Celestia Wilson Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of Celestia Wilson other than the information contained in these letters. She evidently lived, or was living at the time of writing, in or near Syracuse, New York. The letters are addressed to Caroline Stewart, Summerhill, Cayuga County, New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Celestia Wilson Correspondence consists of two letters from Wilson to her friend Caroline F. Stewart. The letters are personal in nature and include mention of Wilson's activities, updates on mutual friends, inquiries after family members, and so on. The first letter mentions Wilson having heard a sermon from Rev. Samuel J. May (1797-1871) in Syracuse.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871.
Stewart, Caroline.
Wilson, Celestia.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Celestia Wilson Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1970.

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