University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Walter Wade Papers, 1819-1860

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wade, Walter (Walter Ross), 1810-1862.
Title: Wade, Walter, papers
Dates: 1819-1860
Abstract: The Walter Wade Papers, 1819-1860 contains primarily the family and business correspondence of Dr. Wade and his family, in addition to bills of lading and for his medical services and an imprint about the Mississippi-Louisiana cotton economy’s ties with Great Britain.
Accession No.: 85-311; 2009-092; 2010-240
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born to Daniel and Jane Ross Wade, Dr. Walter Wade (1810-1862) was a practicing physician as well as the owner of Oak Hill Plantation and Rosswood Plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi. Family members include his wife Martha Wade, uncle James T. Wade, brother Wilson Wade, nephews D. B. and Walter Wade, niece M. S. Young, and nephews Samuel C. and Charles Young.

Scope and Contents

The Dr. Walter Wade Papers, 1819, 1832-1860 consists primarily of correspondence to Dr. Wade from family and business correspondents.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wade, Walter (Walter Ross), 1810-1862 -- Archives.
Wade family.
Business records -- Mississippi.
Plantation life -- Mississippi -- Jefferson County -- History -- 19th century.
Adams County (Miss.) -- History -- Sources.
Mississippi -- History -- Sources.
Natchez (Miss.) -- History -- Sources.
Natchez (Miss. : District) -- History -- Sources.
Port Gibson (Miss.) -- History -- Sources.

Related Material

Forms part of the Natchez Trace Small Manuscript Collections and Natchez Trace Collection Supplement, 1775-1965.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Walter Wade Papers, 1819-1860, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, April 2009.

Subsequent revisions made by Laurel Rozema, October 2010.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2E937 Correspondence, 1819-1854:
To Mrs. Jane B. Wade from Daniel Wade, November 7, 1819
To Dr. Walter and Mrs. Martha Wade, 1832-1854
Family correspondence to James or Martha Wade, 1824, 1840, 1843
Family correspondence to Walter Wade, 1834-1850
Business correspondence to Walter Wade, 1835-1850
Financial documents, 1835-1836, 1860:
Bill of lading for Dr. W. Wade, December 6, 1860
2E576 Bills for medical services, 1835-1836