Guide to the Wainwright Family Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0244
Creators:
Wainwright Family
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1777-1893
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The correspondence, financial and legal materials, writing and notes, and various other materials of the Wainwright family who lived in early 1800s New York.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Most of the correspondence between members of the Wainwright Family dates from around 1800 to 1840. Early correspondence of Elisa Mayhew dates from around 1777 to 1800. Other correspondence is to members of the Wainwright family from friends and business associates. Included also, are financial and legal materials of the Wainwright family dating from 1804 through 1837 plus some undated writings and notes. Additionally, a group of other material dated 1804 1893 composed of correspondence, financial and legal materials of various people, perhaps unassociated with the family are included.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1777-1830
Series 2: Financial and Legal Materials, 1817-1819
Series 3: Writings and Notes, undated
Series 4: Other Materials, 1804-1893

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In the early 1800's, Peter Wainwright Sr. of New York had two sons. Peter Jr., was a banker in Boston, and Jonathan Wainwright was a minister in New York. Jonathan married Elisa (Eliza) Mayhew, and they had two children named Elizabeth and Mayhew. Peter married Charlotte Mayhew (perhaps the sister of Elisa).

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 2006
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased, August 1986.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Wainwright Family Papers, 1777-1893, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from Warshaw Collection, october 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Family papers -- 18th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston (Mass.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 18th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wainwright, Mayhew Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wainwright, Peter, Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wainwright, Elizabeth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wainwright, Jonathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayhew, Elisa (Eliza) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayhew, Charlotte Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wainwright, Peter, Sr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives