University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ethel Wislicen Papers, 1882, 1951, 2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wislicen, Ethel Parker Brown.
Title: Ethel Wislicen Papers
Dates: 1882, 1951, 2009
Abstract: Ethel Wislicen Papers, 1882, 1951, 2009, contains detailed information about a family heirloom in the Phillips-Brown-Wislicen families. This heirloom, a silver water pitcher, was likely given as a 25th wedding anniversary present to Terryl Phillips and her husband in 1882. A 1951 discusses how the pitcher came into Ethel Wislicen’s possession. The 2009 list details the previous owners and genealogy.
Accession No.: 2009-089
Extent: 3 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ethel Parker Brown Wislicen (1887-1960) was the mother of Gene Kahmer, and granddaughter of Terryl Phillips.


Scope and Contents

Ethel Wislicen Papers, 1882, 1951, 2009, contains detailed information about a family heirloom in the Phillips-Brown-Wislicen families. This heirloom, a silver water pitcher, was likely given as a 25th wedding anniversary present to Terryl Phillips and her husband in 1882. A 1951 discusses how the pitcher came into Ethel Wislicen’s possession. The 2009 list details the previous owners and geneology.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Artifact requires appointment with artifacts curator. Contact repository.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wislicen, Ethel Parker Brown, 1887-1960 -- Archives.
Phillips, Terryl.
Kahmer, Ethel Gene Wislicen -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Reed & Barton.
Subjects
Silver-plated ware -- United States.
Places
Omaha (Neb.) -- History.
Seaford (Del.) -- History.

Separated Material

Silver pitcher removed to Artifact Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ethel Wislicen Papers, 1882, 1951, 2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema and Megan Mummey, July 2009.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/C3 Letter to Mrs. Carl R. (Gene) Kahmer of Seaford, DE, from Ethel Wislicen of Omaha, NE, about silver pitcher, September 19, 1951
Photocopy of letter
List of pitcher owners, 2009
box
Artifact Collection Reed & Barton swinging water silver pitcher, engraved “1857 Phillips 1882,” 1882