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Wise-Ware Papers(1846–1871)

  • MS 1980.5
  • Microfilm: M-1585
  • 6 items

Personal and business papers of the Wise and Ware families. Whether or not either of these families ever resided in Williamsburg, and if so, for how long, has not been ascertained. However, included among the papers are a letter from Parkes Slater in Williamsburg to William S. Ware concerning the unpaid taxes of his sister, Elizabeth [Ware] Wise; also includes a letter from E.H. Levetz in Williamsburg to Mrs. Wise offering to purchase part of a lot “next to Dick Christian’s” owned by her and by Mr. Ware’s children; and a letter from W[illiam] S. Ware to his sister, Elizabeth C. Wise, in Williamsburg. Also includes a letter from Elizabeth Wise to Sally [?] mentioning the weddings of Lucy and Sarah Welsh and a trip to Richmond. Business papers include a store account and a tuition receipt.


Date Description
November 1846 Letter. Elizabeth Wise to Sally re family, a wedding, and a visit to Richmond tavern.
21 December 1854 Receipt for part of the tuition for Mrs. B. Wise’s daughter. Signed by S.M. Allen.
29 August 1855 Letter. W[illiam] S. Ware, Churchview, Virginia to sister Elizabeth C. Wise, Williamsburg. Explains that children and slaves are sick, wishes to hear from her and invites her to pass the winter at Woodvill.
March–December 1856 Receipt of Mrs. E[lizabeth] Wise for items purchased from Robert Barham.
30 April 1858 Letter. Parkes Slater, Williamsburg, to W[illiam] S. Ware re sister’s tax payments due.
29 March 1871 Letter. E.H. Lively, Williamsburg to Eliz[abeth] Wise, Williamsburg, re purchase of property next to Richard Christian owned by her brother William Ware and herself.