C. S. Wheeler papers
Correspondence, manuscripts, and notes of classical scholar and Harvard professor C. S. Wheeler.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
The collection focuses on the years Wheeler taught at Harvard. It contains letters to him pertaining to both personal and professional matters, manuscripts by him on classical figures, one box of page proofs with manuscript revisions of his edition of Herodotus published in 1842, notes, exercises (mostly Greek translations) by the students he taught, reading lists, subject outlines, and lists of students.
Biographical / Historical
Wheeler, a classical scholar, was a tutor in Greek and an instructor in history at Harvard (1838-1842).
Organized into the following series:
- I. Letters to Charles Stearns Wheeler
- II. Other letters
- III. Compositions
- IV. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
71M-106. Purchased with the S. A. E. Morse fund; received: 1972 April 3.
- Wheeler, C. S. (Charles Stearns), 1816-1843. C. S. Wheeler papers, 1757-1866: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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