Fleck, Sussex, England, letter to Agnes ?
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- Fleck, Sussex, England, letter to Agnes ?
- Published / Created
- 1941 December 8
The collection consists of letters related to the Wilson family, which document their emigration from Great Britain to New Jersey and Kansas, 1873-1941, with the bulk of the material covering years from 1873 to 1879. Agnes Ledgerwood Hately, later Wilson, wrote most of the letters to her fiancée and then husband, James Kinnier Wilson, as well as to her family in Scotland.
Agnes Ledgerwood Hately Wilson MacIntosh (1845-1931) was a daughter of Thomas Ledgerwood Hately (1816-1867), a composer and precentor of the Free High Church in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Ann Atkinson Brook Hately (1817-1861). She had two older siblings, Mary Ann Atkinson Hately Macfie (born 1840) and composer Walter Hately (1843-1907). Agnes also worked as a teacher of singing in Edinburgh, Scotland, before her marriage. In April 1874, Agnes married Reverend James Kinnier Wilson (1846-1879), a Presbyterian minister originally from County Monaghan, Ireland, who studied at Princeton University (1869), the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest (1871-1873), and at Auburn Theological Seminary (1873-1874). From 1874 to 1878, James served as a minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Cedarville, New Jersey. The Wilsons had two children, Anne Edina Hately Wilson Paul (1876-1959), and neurologist Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878-1937). In June 1878, the Wilson family relocated to WaKeeney, Kansas, where James served the Home Mission of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America until his death in November 1879 from malaria. Agnes and their children returned to Scotland. In 1881, she married Henry MacIntosh (1836-1894), and they had a son, Henry Walter McIntosh (born 1882).
WaKeeney, Kansas, was established in 1879 on land purchased from the Kansas Pacific Railway by the Chicago land development firm of Warren, Keeney, & Co.
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- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- WA MSS S-2824
- Collection Title
- Wilson family correspondence related to emigration from Scotland to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Kansas
- Collection/Other Creator
- Wilson family
- Collection Date
- 1872-1941 (bulk 1873-1879)
- Container / Volume
- Box 1 | Folder 71
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
Cedarville (N.J.)--Religious life and customs
Cedarville (N.J.)--Social life and customs
Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation (Okla.)
Philadelphia (Pa.) Social life and customs
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Religious life and customs
Scotland--Emigration and immigration
WaKeeney (Kan.)--Religious life and customs
WaKeeney (Kan.)--Social life and customs
- Subject (Name)
Auburn Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.)
First Presbyterian Church (Cedarville, N.J.)
Macfie, Mary Ann Atkinson Hately, 1840-
MacIntosh, Agnes Ledgerwood Hately Wilson, 1845-1931
Paul, Anne Edina Hately Wilson, 1876-1959
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Clergy
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Missions Kansas
Wilson, James Kinnier, 1846-1879
Wilson, S. A. Kinnier (Samuel Alexander Kinnier), 1878-1937
- Subject (Topic)
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- Wilson Family Correspondence Related to Emigration from Scotland to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Kansas. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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