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Chidlaw, Benjamin William, 1729 - 1983

 Sub-Group — Box: 1; Benjamin W. Chidlaw and Family Collection; 1729-1983; 4A-H-3C


Alumni/Alumni Affairs/Development; Benjamin W. Chidlaw and Family Collection; 1729-1983; Box 1 [4A-H-3C] Contents: Benjamin Chidlaw Correspondence, Notebooks, Publications, and Biographical Materials, 1820-1933, and undated 1. Miscellaneous Correspondence (1820-90) a. Thomas Smith to Benjamin Chidlaw re. settling in America (March 20, 1820) b. ? to Chidlaw re. passage to America (March 26, 1821) c. Chidlaw to the Cincinnati Journal re. "The Monthly Concert of Prayer for the spread of the Gospel" (March 23, 1833) d. J. Morris to Chidlaw re. Temperance Society meeting (July 29, 1835) e. Chidlaw letters to unidentified newspapers re. Civil War in Missouri (February 5, March 8, 1862); "Platt of an old fortification near Granville Ohio" (June 21, 1829) f. Order granting Chidlaw leave of absence as Chaplain, 39th Ohio Volunteers (February 20, 1862) g. Chidlaw to his wife (December 1, 1879) h. Chidlaw to Richard Hughes re. family geneology (April 17, 1888)[With cover letter] i. Jane Roberts to Benjamin Chidlaw (June 7, 1890) 2. Benjamin Chidlaw Journal and Notebook (1830s-40s) [Portions in Welsh-Gift of Berneice M. Woodhams, MU 1938] a. "Journal of my Senior Year in College Spent in the Miami University, Oxford, Ohio"(1832-34)[Transcribed by Ophia Smith?][Copy of typescript in Smith Regional History Library] 3. Chidlaw Autograph Book (1832-33) 4. Benjamin Chidlaw Classbook and Journal (1835-39) [Gift of Berneice M. Woodhams, MU 1938] 5. Benjamin Chidlaw. An Address on the Exigencies and Responsibilities of the Present Age . . . Hamilton, O.: F. W. Walters, 1837. [Pamphlet and manuscript] 6. Letter of Naturalization for Benjamin Chidlaw signed by John Reily (March 31, 1831) 7. License for Chidlaw to solemnize marriages, signed by John Reily Clerk (July 20, 1836) 8. Benjamin Chidlaw. Yr American, . . . . Llanrwst: John Jones, 1840) ["contains notes on a journey from the Ohio Valley to Wales. A view of the State of Ohio. A history of the Welsh settlers in America. Advice to inquiries." In Welsh, with accompanying correspondence] 9. Chidlaws letter of appointment to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy (May 9, 1889); list of Board of Visitors members 10. Chidlaw Biographical Materials (1894-1933, and undated) a. [Henrietta Chidlaw. "Sunset and Evening Star." In Memorium of Rev. Benjamin Williams Chidlaw, Utica, N.Y.: Press of T. J. Griffiths, 1894. b. "Conteur." "Members of Prominent Families of Welsh Descent in Early Cincinnati Recalled." Enquirer Sunday Magazine (July 6, 1924)[Contains biographical sketches of Benjamin Chidlaw; his wife; and his father-in-law, Ezekiel Hughes.] c. Frank Y. Grayson. "Historic Spots in Greater Cincinnati." Cincinnati Times-Star (February 6, 1933)[Contains sketch of Chidlaws life and description of burial site] d. "Rev. W. B. Chidlaw" (n.d.)[Biographical sketch of Benjamin Chidlaw in unidentifed magazine] e. "B. W. Chidlaw"(n.d.)[typescript] f. Description of Benjamin Chidlaw Papers used for exhibition [includes biographical information] Chidlaw Family and Miscellany, 1729-1983, and undated 11. Newspaper fragments [New England Weekly Journal (March 24, 1729); Ohio Gazette (February 26, 1803) 12. Appointment of Ezekiel Hughes [Chidlaws father-in-law] as Justice of the Peace for the Whitewater Township (October 7, 1805) 13. Appointment of Ezekiel Hughes as a Commissioner to lay out the road from Hamilton to the mouth of the Great Miami River (January 28, 1806) 14. Survey for Ezekiel Hughes Tract (1835) 15. Ezekiel Hughes. "Hear One of Harrisons Neighbors." from The Log Cabin (October 17, 1840)[typescript] 16. J. Scott Harrison. Pioneer Life At North Bend. An Address . . . September 8, 1866. Cincinnati, O.: Whitewater and Miami Valley Pioneer Association, 1867. 17. Flyers (1880, 1927) a. Announcement of Benjamin Chidlaw lecture at the First Presbyterian Church, Home City (October 14, 1880) b. Sale of Berea Church (January 22, 1927) 18. Wales and the United States of America, special issue of The National Library of Wales Journal, v. 2, n.3-4 (Summer 1942) 19. Childlaw Family Miscellany (1907, 1949 and undated) a. W. M. Chidlaw-W. L. Tobey exchange of correspondence (August 1907) b. B. W. Chidlaw to Ernest Hahne re. football tickets (November 2, 1949) c. William Chidlaw obituary [newsclip] 20. Frances McClure-Dorothy Clawson correspondence re. Chidlaw materials (1983) 21. Origin of the Girls Industrial School at Deleware (n.d.) 22. "The Welsh in Ohio" (n.d.) 23. "William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1873: The McGuffey Readers" (n.d.)


  • 1729 - 1983


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Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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Part of the Miami University and Western College Memorial Archives Repository