Scope and arrangement
The Wainwright family papers includes military correspondence and records of William P. Wainwright of Rhinebeck, N.Y. as Colonel of the 22nd Regiment, New York State Militia, 1849-1855; letterpress copy books containing correspondence and financial records kept by his sons John T., Charles H., and William P. Wainwright Jr., 1895-1899, 1903-1913 (3 vols.) as agents for the estate of their grandfather John C. NY; additional business papers, legal documents, and certificates of William P. Wainwright, Jr., 1897-1921; passports of Charles H. Wainwright and a few letters to his wife, 1920-1960.
The William P. Wainwright papers, 1849-1855, include correspondence, brigade orders, reports, and financial statements of the 22nd Regiment, New York State Militia that document his service as a Colonel under Brigadier General John Watts De Peyster. Materials related to his studies in Berlin and Civil War service are not present in this collection.
The William P. Wainwright, Jr. papers, 1897-1921, contain business and legal records including documents related to the NY estate and the estate of Arthur E. White, and a bank statement book. Also present are official certificates regarding club affiliations and military service, including his honorable discharge from Company K, Seventh Regiment, New York State Militia in 1897.
The John T. Wainwright and Charles H. Wainwright materials include letterbooks kept at various times by the three brothers and Howland Pell containing financial statements, receipts, account lists of rent payments received, and correspondence as agents of the Tillotson estate, chiefly concerning real estate holdings in Brooklyn, N.Y. Charles H. Wainwright's papers contain two of his passports and a few letters addressed to his wife Margaret G. Wainwright.
The Wainwright family of Rhinebeck, N.Y. papers are arranged in four series:
- 1895 May 13-1899 Apr 6