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Walter H. Cummings Collection

 Collection — Box: VMF 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf035

Autograph book containing autographs and correspondence of prominent figures in the social and policital like of the United States during 1872-1873.


  • Creation: 1872 March 26 -1873


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1.00 items

1 folders

Biographical Information

Walter H. Cummings was born May 18th, 1852 to Almon and Jane Miller Cummings of Warsaw, New York. He grew up on his parents' farm and was educated at Perry and Warsaw Academies. At sixteen, Walter left home to work in a grocery store in Silver Springs, returning home three years later. He was married June 22nd, 1875 to Grace A. Woodruff, of East Gainesville, Wyoming Co., New York. The couple had one daughter, Ivy Grace Cummings, born in 1878. Upon the death of his father-in-law, Merritt Woodruff, Walter inherited a 600-acre estate. He was a member of the Congregational Church of Warsaw, New York, and served on its board of trustees. He also belonged to the Warsaw Masonic Lodge and was active in the local Republican party.

Processing Information

Proccessed October 1969.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 February 24: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

Joel Minor
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495