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Thomas Wildes commonplace book

Identifier: HCS-003-021

Scope and Contents

The commonplace book contains newspaper clippings, autographs, poetry and other writings written, or copied, by Thomas Wildes. It is 142 pages long and appears to be a collection of short writings that Wildes either transcribed or wrote himself in 1856.


  • Creation: 1856


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Thomas Wildes was born in Arneytown, New Jersey, on November 10, 1839. He entered Haverford College in 1855, but left at the close of his sophomore year in 1856. Wildes was a merchant and a Private in the New York 10th Infantry, 1861. During the Civil War, he was promoted to Captain and fought at several critical battles, including Antietam. Wildes studied medicine at the New York Homeopathic College and became a physician. He also became the United States Deputy Consul to Jamaica and climbed the marksman ranks in New York to hold the title as one of five crack shots in New York City. Thomas Wildes died in New York City on November 27, 1907.


0.083 linear ft. (1 volume)

Language of Materials



The Thomas Wildes commonplace book contains a variety of texts written, or copied, by Thomas Wildes. It is over 140 pages long and it was created in 1856, after Wildes had entered Haverford College.


Materials are arranged chronologically according to date of creation.

Processing Information

Processed by Addison Conn; completed February, 2018.

Thomas Wildes journal, 1856
Addison Conn
February, 2018
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