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Guide to the Wheeler-Fleming Family Papers, 1862-1961

Abstract

Two related families living in La Monte (Pettis County), Missouri.

Collection includes correspondence, photographs, financial and legal papers, poetry, cards, clippings, and genealogical information pertaining to the related Wheeler and Fleming families from La Monte, Mo. Photographs (circa 150) are mainly from the late 19th century; most are family portraits, but also include town businesses and rural scenes. Correspondence concerns crops and weather, church life, illnesses, family life, and primary school life in Bates County, Mo. (1899-1900). Includes a group of 100 letters (1908-1933) from R.A.S. Wade, a Missouri Methodist minister in California, who refers to Los Angeles area politics; church history; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the Masonic Home of California in De Coto, Ca.; prohibition and the temperance movement; World War I; the 1929 Depression; and the legal affairs of the Rev. J. P. Shuler. Some 100 pieces of poetry were also written by Wade and sent to the Wheelers. Genealogical materials refer to the Wheeler, Fleming, Kemp, Routsong, and McArtor or McArthur families. Collection also includes: a history of Methodist Church in La Monte, Mo.; calling cards and greeting cards; memorial booklets; land plats and deeds; records of the La Monte Woman's Missionary Society; school reports; insurance policies; and tax receipts.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Wheeler family.
Title
Wheeler-Fleming Family papers 1862-1961 (bulk 1899-1918)
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, 900 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, photographs, financial and legal papers, poetry, cards, clippings, and genealogical information pertaining to the related Wheeler and Fleming families from La Monte, Mo. Photographs (circa 150) are mainly from the late 19th century; most are family portraits, but also include town businesses and rural scenes. Correspondence concerns crops and weather, church life, illnesses, family life, and primary school life in Bates County, Mo. (1899-1900). Includes a group of 100 letters (1908-1933) from R.A.S. Wade, a Missouri Methodist minister in California, who refers to Los Angeles area politics; church history; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the Masonic Home of California in De Coto, Ca.; prohibition and the temperance movement; World War I; the 1929 Depression; and the legal affairs of the Rev. J. P. Shuler. Some 100 pieces of poetry were also written by Wade and sent to the Wheelers. Genealogical materials refer to the Wheeler, Fleming, Kemp, Routsong, and McArtor or McArthur families. Collection also includes: a history of Methodist Church in La Monte, Mo.; calling cards and greeting cards; memorial booklets; land plats and deeds; records of the La Monte Woman's Missionary Society; school reports; insurance policies; and tax receipts.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1877-1934 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 1
R. H. Wade Correspondence, 1908-1933
(2 folders)
Box 1
R.H. Wade Poetry
Box 1
History of LaMonte, Mo., Methodist Church, 1866-1958
Box 1
Tax Receipts, 1865-1915
Box 1
Photographs, circa 1880-1960
Box 2
Photographs, circa 1880-1930
Box 3
Printed Materials, circa 1860-1949
(2 folders)
Box 3
In Memoriam Books, 1890-1934
Box 3
"The Epitome" School Yearbook, 1921
Box 3
Legal Papers, 1863-1940
(3 folders)
Box 4
Land Deeds, 1910-1931
Box 4
Genealogical Papers
Box 4
Clippings
Box 4
Women's Societies Records, 1883-1906
Box 4
State Teacher's College of Central Missouri at Warrenburg Diploma, 1932
Box 5
Photographs
Box 5

Historical Note

Two related families living in La Monte (Pettis County), Missouri.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wheeler-Fleming Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Wheeler-Fleming Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1986-1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Noah Huffman, May 2010

Multiple accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.