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  • Title
    Daniel Wheeler papers
  • Reference
    TEMP MSS 366
  • Date
    1801-1905
  • Scope and Content
    Papers mainly relating to his travels in Russia, the United States and Australia and voyages around the South Pacific. Volume 1: letters and details of his work and life in Russia. Volume 2: letters and details of his work and life in the South Seas. Volumes 3/1-3/10 journal extracts: (1-2) 1834; (3) 1834-1835; (4-8) 1835; (9-10) 1835-1836. Volume 4: letters (1817-1839). Box 1: (1/1-1/12) family papers and papers and notebooks relating to his work in Russia. Box 2: (2/1-2/4/2) South Seas journals. Box 3: (3/1-3/8) notebooks of expenses, diurnal and atmospheric register and details of journeys to the South Seas, the United States and England. Box 4: (4/1-4/9) Charles Wheeler notebooks about his travels in the South Seas, Sarah Wheeler (Tanner) journals and extracts from Daniel Wheeler's journals. Box 5: (5/1-5/18) various printed items and a flask inscribed 'Daniel Wheeler'. Package 6: (6) brown leather briefcase with lock engraved 'Wm Wheeler'. Please see library list for further details.
  • Extent
    5 boxes, 4 volumes and 1 package
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Condition governing access
    Open
  • Creator
    • Wheeler, Daniel, 1771-1840
      Daniel Wheeler, the son of William and Sarah Wheeler, was born in London in 1771. His parents were members of the established church and he joined the Society of Friends by Convincement in 1799 and was recorded as a minister in 1816. In 1800 he married Jane Brady (1772-1832) with whom he had six children. In 1817 Emperor Alexander of Russia requested a Friend to superintend drainage works near St Petersburg. Daniel Wheeler volunteered and travelled to Russia with his family in 1818. In 1832 he asked to be released from his post to take up service in the South Seas, where he travelled with his son Charles in 1833, returning to England in 1838. In 1839 he attended Yearly Meetings in America but on a return trip the following year he was taken ill on the voyage and died in New York on 12 June 1840.
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