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MG-318
EDWARD C. WILLIAMS FAMILY PAPERS
1848-1923
1 cubic foot
(24 items)


The papers of Edward Charles Williams (b. 1820, d. 1900), a bookbinder and retail merchant of Harrisburg, and also of Chapman in Snyder County, who served as Sheriff of Dauphin County from 1850 to 1854. A veteran of both the Mexican and the Civil Wars, Williams attained the ranks of Colonel and Brigadier General respectively.

The papers consist primarily of court dockets, vendue papers, and account books that document Williams' activities as sheriff and the business activities of the Williams family from 1858 to 1923. Also found are an 1848 Discharge Muster Roll Book for Company C, 2nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers; an inventory of books and stationary used in Williams' bookbinding business; and a blacksmith shop book kept by his father-in-law John Hetzel, 1864-1878.




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