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Andrew Wylie papers, 1808-1858, bulk 1828-1851

A Guide to his Papers at the Indiana University Archives

Processed by Kristen R. Walker; revised by Philip C. Bantin

Summary Information

Repository
Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library E460
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-1127
Email: archives@indiana.edu
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives

Creator
Wylie, Andrew, 1789-1851.

Title
Andrew Wylie papers, 1808-1858,  bulk 1828-1851

Collection No.
C1

Extent
2.2 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
Andrew Wylie assumed the position as the first president of Indiana College in 1829, and he died on 11 November 1851 of pneumonia which he developed after accidentally cutting his leg while chopping wood. This collection consists of Andrew Wylie’s personal papers, and includes records documenting Wylie’s tenure at Jefferson and Washington Colleges; correspondence with family and professional colleagues; Wylie’s sermons, lectures, and writings; bills, contracts, and receipts relating primarily to building and maintaining the family residence; and biographical information on Wylie.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Advance notice is required.

Biographical Note

Andrew Wylie, the first president of Indiana University, was born on 12 April 1789, on a farm in western Pennsylvania. The son of an Irish immigrant, Wylie was brought up in a Scots-Irish Presbyterian household where education, religion, and discipline were instilled deeply into the young man’s psyche. Before entering Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at the age of fifteen Wylie helped his father farm the land and took classes at the public schools in the area as the seasons permitted. Wylie’s mother also supplemented his education.

Wylie graduated from Jefferson College in 1810 at the top of his class with honors. Promptly after graduation Wylie was appointed as a tutor at the college. In a relatively short amount of time Wylie made a reputation for himself as one of the most gifted scholars in the east. This lead to Wylie being unanimously elected president of Jefferson College by the Board of Trustees a mere two years after graduating from the school. Sometime during this period Wylie was ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

In 1817 Wylie resigned his position at Jefferson College and became the president of Washington College in Washington, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to unify the two Presbyterian schools which were only located about seven miles away from one another. The attempt to unite the two colleges failed when the board members of Washington College and Wylie clashed on the terms of the unification. Wylie resigned as president of Washington College in December of 1828 when he realized he no longer had the full support of the College Board of Trustees. During his presidency at Washington College Wylie received his D.D. (Doctor of Divinity) from Union College in 1825.

In 1828 Indiana Seminary was undergoing the transformation to Indiana College and Wylie was contacted about becoming president of the fledgling institution. After being continuously courted by the faculty and other officials of the college, the Indiana College Board of Trustees elected Wylie president in 1829. Wylie, his wife Margaret, and his family moved to Bloomington to assume his new duties as the first president of Indiana College on 29 October 1829.

When Wylie arrived in Bloomington he not only served as president but was also an instructor. One of the first things he did was change the curriculum and the student body structure. The institution adopted the “One-Study Plan” adding both a junior and senior class. It outlined that the freshman and half of the sophomore year be dedicated to the study of Greek and Latin. In the second half of the sophomore year and the entire junior year, mathematics and some “natural sciences” were to be the main course of study. In the senior year all students studied philosophy, Christianity, constitutional law, political economy, and literary criticism under the watchful eye of Wylie himself. When classes at the college opened in December 1829, Baynard Hall and John Harney had the responsibility of teaching the other three classes with a total enrollment of forty students. During the remaining years of Wylie’s presidency the curriculum changed very little.

During the first years of Wylie’s administration the biggest scandal of Wylie’s presidency was born. The events of 1832 were so tumultuous that they almost resulted in the death of the college. The scandal, christened the “Faculty War of 1832," began in the spring of that year when a representative of the student temperance society, Samuel Givens, asked Wylie if he could speak either first or last at the student oration presentations. Wylie agreed, but later preoccupied by a troublemaking carpenter at the site of the orations, Wylie forgot his promise to the young man, and he called upon Givens to speak second. Mr. Givens, outraged by Wylie recanting his word, refused to speak to the assembled students. That following Saturday morning in the chapel Wylie called upon Givens to explain his behavior to the assembled faculty and student body. Givens explained that Wylie had reneged on a promise and that he did not want his speech mixed up with the others. Wylie apologized and explained the problem with the unruly carpenter at the Presbyterian Church. Wylie asked Givens that if faced with the same situation again would he behave in the same manner. The young man responded with a “yes” and Wylie denounced him as a “very mean man.” Upon this declaration faculty members Harney and Hall entered into the fray causing Wylie to lecture them in front of the student body. Hall and Harney in turn denounced the president as a liar and spy.

The events surrounding the oration were in essence the final factor which brought about the complete degeneration of an already failing relationship between the faculty members and the president. Harney and Hall were at odds with Wylie over the new curriculum and the methods used to teach it almost from the beginning of Wylie’s presidency. Complicating the situation was the fact that Wylie was a rigid uncompromising man. The power struggle ended with Wylie retaining his position and with Hall resigning and Harney being dismissed.

Adding to the difficulties faced by the college was an outbreak of Asiatic cholera in August 1833. The disease struck very quickly forcing people to flee from Bloomington by whatever means they could manage. Classes were cancelled and the students sent home after one of the students died of the disease. Classes did not resume until September after the epidemic had run its course and the new faculty thought it safe for the students to return.

Not long after the fires of the first scandal burned themselves out did another scandal erupt. In 1838 the college became a university, and Wylie was re-elected president. However, in 1839, William C. Foster, an officer of the board of trustees, brought charges against Wylie accusing him of abuse of trust. After being investigated by the members of the board of trustees Wylie was exonerated of the charges. In the end the scandal cost the university three more professors and a drop in enrollment. During his twenty-two year administration Wylie had to defend himself four times from charges brought against him. He was cleared of any wrong doing each time.

Many of the problems of the fledgling university were grounded in the sectarianism that pervaded the Bloomington community and the state government in general. Simply put, it was the Presbyterians vs. the Methodists as was best exemplified by the “Faculty War of 1832.” With the exception of enrollment, no real growth occurred in the first 30 years of the university’s existence until all of the perceived sectarians were either removed or died. As a result of the political strife surrounding the university, talk swirled between 1840 and 1850 of moving the university up to Indianapolis to a “more receptive audience.” In 1841 the University Board of Trustees was disbanded, and the restriction stating each county in Indiana could have no more than two members of their community represented on the board at any one time was introduced. This restriction helped to end the sectarianism or the “Bloomington Divide” which adversely affected the university.

Andrew Wylie died on 11 November 1851 of pneumonia which he developed after accidentally cutting his leg while chopping wood.

Family History:
Andrew Wylie married Margaret Ritchie (b.1791) in 1813, and they had twelve children together: Andrew, William, Mary Ann, Craig Ritchie, Elizabeth, John Hosea, Samuel, Margaret, Irene Catherine, Redick McKee, Anderson McElroy and Jane Melheme. Margaret Ritchie Wylie died in 1859.

Andrew Wylie Jr. was born in 1814 in Pennsylvania, the eldest of Andrew and Margaret Wylie’s children. He graduated from IU in 1832 with a BA and an MA. He studied law in Kentucky and practiced in Pittsburg. He married Mary Caroline Bryan in 1845 and they had three sons, only one of whom survived to adulthood. They moved to Washington D.C., and Andrew pursued a long career in jurisprudence. He was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1863 by President Lincoln and served in the position until his retirement in 1884. He died in 1905.

William Wylie was the second Wylie child, born in 1816. He died of typhus during his senior year at IU in 1835.

Mary Ann Wylie was Andrew and Margaret Wylie’s third child, born in 1817. She married James Finley Dodds in 1838, and they had nine children. The first of these was (Rachel) Emma, who married William W. Irwin. The next child was Samuel Wylie. He died in 1861 from disease in the Civil War. Mary Ann Dodds died in 1886, a mere two days after her husband. They are buried in the same grave.

Craig Ritchie was born in 1819, the fourth of the Wylie children. He graduated from IU in 1838 and taught school in Kentucky. He died of congestive fever in 1840.

Elizabeth Wylie was born in 1821 the next child after Craig Ritchie. She married John McCalla in 1856, and they had one daughter, Mary Ballantine McCalla, in 1857. She died in 1900.

John Hosea Wylie was born in 1823 in Pennsylvania. He was the sixth child of Andrew and Margaret Wylie. He graduated from Indiana University in 1841 and from University of Louisville medical school in 1845. He set up practice in Richmond, Indiana. He married Lizzie Leeds in 1851, and they had one daughter, Irene. During the last few years of his life, Wylie traveled to California, modern-day Washington and Oregon and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in hopes of recovering from his tuberculosis. He finally died on the island of Kaui in March 1855. His wife died of consumption the next year back in Bloomington. Irene Wylie was raised by her mother’s family.

Samuel Theophylact Wylie was the seventh of the Wylie children, born in 1825 in Pennsylvania. He graduated from IU in 1843 and from IU’s Law Dept in 1845. He died of typhoid fever in Cincinnati in 1850.

Margaret Wylie was born in 1826. She married Rev. Samuel Martin in 1849 and worked with him as a missionary in Ningpo, China from 1850-1858. They also worked in Texas, Idaho, Kansas and Nebraska. They had seven children, including Susan Louisa, later Susan Martin, who was born in 1851. Margaret Wylie Martin died in 1898.

Irene Catherine Wylie was the ninth of the Wylie children, born in 1829. She married Joseph Bell in 1849, and they had five children, two of whom died young. The three surviving children were Margaret, Wylie, and Frances. Irene Wylie Bell died in 1878 due to a fall from a carriage. Another prominent correspondent is Samuel Brown Wylie who was born in 1854, the seventh of Theophilus and Rebecca Wylie’s children. He was the second Samuel Brown in the family; his brother Samuel Brown died at the age of three in 1851. Wylie married Sarah Seabrook Mitchell of Edisto Island, South Carolina, in 1876. Their son was Theophilus A. Wylie. Samuel Brown Wylie died in 1890.

Redick McKee Wylie was born in 1831, the tenth of Andrew and Margaret Wylie’s children. He graduated from IU in 1851 and worked as a farmer and as a merchant in Bloomington with his brother-in-law John McCalla. He married Madeleine Thompson in 1870, and they had four children. They were Jane, who married Harry Axtell, Redick Andrew, who married Thana Winslow, Francis, who married Mary Grouch, and Madeleine, who married Lewis Sentney. Redick Wylie Sr. died in December 1904.

Anderson McElroy Wylie was born in 1833, the eleventh of the twelve Wylie children. He graduated from IU in 1852 and taught for three years in Philadelphia before attending the Episcopal Seminary in Virginia. He was a preacher in the Episcopal Church and then in the Presbyterian Church in New York and Massachusetts. He married Margaret Conklin in 1860, and they had four children. He died in 1892.

Jane Melheme Wylie was born in 1836, the youngest of Andrew Wylie’s children. She attended the Monroe County Female Seminary and was an accomplished pianist. In 1860, after her mother’s death, she traveled to Philadelphia, Wheeling and New York State, but eventually returned to Bloomington and lived with her brother Redick. She suffered for years from diabetes, but died of “congestive failure” in 1865.

Another prominent correspondent is Samuel Brown Wylie who was born in 1854, the seventh of Theophilus and Rebecca Wylie’s children. He was the second Samuel Brown in the family; his brother Samuel Brown died at the age of three in 1851. Wylie married Sarah Seabrook Mitchell of Edisto Island, South Carolina, in 1876. Their son was Theophilus A. Wylie. Samuel Brown Wylie died in 1890.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Accessions 0286, 0748, 7075, 97/066, 99/047, and 99/061.
Usage Restrictions
Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, contact the Indiana University Archivist.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Andrew Wylie papers, Collection C1, Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Processing Information
Processed by Kristen R. Walker; revised by Philip C. Bantin

Completed in 2003; revised in 2006.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of the personal papers of Andrew Wylie, Indiana University's first president and spans the period from 1808 to 1858, with the bulk of the records from 1828-1851. There are five record series within the collection. All series, except for the bill and receipts, are arranged and described at the item level. All of the material has been arranged in chronological order within its representative series. There are photocopies from other institutions scattered throughout the collection. Most of these photocopies were collected around the time of the compilation of Affectionately Yours: The Andrew Wylie Family Letters, 1828 to 1859 , in 1995.

The first series, Jefferson and Washington College records, spans the period from 1814-1826, and contains documents created during Andrew Wylie's tenure as president of Jefferson College and Washington College. A topic prominently feature in the records is the attempted unification of both Jefferson and Washington Colleges. Included among the records in this series are minutes of Jefferson College faculty meetings written by Andrew Wyle, and a document written by Andrew Wylie describing the events resulting from the attempts to consolidate Washington and Jefferson Colleges into one institution. Many of the documents in this series are photocopies of originals housed at either the Washington and Jefferson College Archives or the Jefferson College Historical Society.

The second series is comprised of the personal correspondence to and from Andrew Wylie from the period 1815 to 1851. Included in this correspondence are numerous letters to and from William Holmes McGuffey, the prominent educator who created the McGuffey Readers, one of America’s first textbooks. There are also numerous letters to and from family members, including most prominently his wife Margaret Ritchie Wylie, his sons Samuel Theophylact Wylie and John H. Wylie, and Samuel Brown Wylie. Other correspondents prominently featured in this series include John W. Scott and Henry A. Wise. This series also includes typescripts of some of Andrew Wylie’s letters that were reprinted in Affectionately Yours: The Andrew Wylie Family Letters, 1828 to 1859 , a 1995 publication by the staff of the Wylie House Museum. For correspondence concerning Wylie's official duties as president please refer to Collection C207.

The sermons, lectures, and writings of Andrew Wylie make up the third series, and span the period from 1822 to 1851. The sermons and lectures represented here primarily deal with Wylie's activities outside of his role as president of the university. Prominent among the records within this series are sermons and lectures on a variety of religious topics delivered primarily to audiences in Bloomington, Indianapolis or other sites in Indiana. The series also include three sets of compilations of Andrew Wylie’s lectures on metaphysics and moral philosophy. For Wylie’s presidential addresses and speeches please refer to Collection C207.

The fourth series, Bills and receipts, covers the period from 1808 to 1846, and primarily documents the expenditures incurred during the construction of Wylie House and the running of the household once construction was completed. This series is arranged chronologically, and is the only series in the collection that is not arranged and described at the item level.

The Biographical records about Andrew Wylie series spans the period from 1825 to 1858, and contains biographical sketches of Andrew Wylie or documents which relate to various events in his life. Included in this series are the eulogy given by William Daly at the funeral of Andrew Wylie, various resolutions or condolences written after the death of Andrew Wylie, and Andrew Wylie’s final will and testament.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series: Jefferson and Washington Colleges' records; Correspondence to and from Andrew Wylie; Sermons, lectures, and writings; Bills and receipts; and Biographical records about Andrew Wylie.

Separated Material

Correspondence between family members (not written to or from Andrew Wylie) has been transferred to Collection C203. Records related directly to Wylie’s activities as president of Indiana University have been transferred to Collection C207. Please consult Archives staff about photographic images.

Related Material

See also Collection C207, Andrew Wylie presidential records, C202, Theophilus A. Wylie papers, and C203, The Wylie family collection.


Series: Correspondence to and from Andrew Wylie, 1815-1851,   undated 

Box 1 American Antiquarian Society to Andrew Wylie, 16 July 1815 

Regarding his induction into the Society.

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Bedford Academy to Andrew Wylie, 20 September 1815 

Regarding becoming principal of the Academy.

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Thomas Hoge to Andrew Wylie, 27 March 1817 

Regarding a superintendent position at Washington College.

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Washington College to Andrew Wylie, 1 May 1817 

Regarding appointment as principal.

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Francis McFarland to Andrew Wylie, 6 November 1818  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 20 July 1821  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 9 July 1822  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 3 January 1823  [image]View item(s)

William Graham to Andrew Wylie, 15 April 1823  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 26 June 1823  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 15 October 1823  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 18 March 1824  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 3 August 1824  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 30 August 1824  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to the Board of Trustees of Miami University, 22 February 1826 

(Typescript from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 4 August 1826  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to unknown recipient, 31 January 1827 (?) 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 23 February 1827  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 6 August 1827  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 8 November 1827 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 14 March 1828  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 2 April 1828  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 25 April 1828 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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John Swan (?) to Andrew Wylie, 3 May 1828  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 20 May 1828  [image]View item(s)

Rev. Thomas Hunt to Andrew Wylie, 23 May 1828  [image]View item(s)

American Education Society to Rev. Andrew Wylie, May 1828 

Regarding membership

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 12 July 1828 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 23 August 1828 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 23 August 1828  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 2 October 1828  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 13 November 1828 

(Photocopy from the Washington and Jefferson College Archives.)

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 9 January 1829  [image]View item(s)

William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 10 January 1829  [image]View item(s)

John W. Scott to Andrew Wylie, 31 January 1829  [image]View item(s)

W.H. Delancey, Provost of University of Pennsylvania to Andrew Wylie, 28 February 1829 

Regarding academic performance of his son.

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 13 March 1829 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 16 April 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Rev. E.P. Swift, 2 May 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Theophilus A. Wylie, 7 May 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Wylie, 25 May 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 1 June 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 8 July 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 29 September 1829  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 23 February 1830  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Thomas McKennan, 10 September 1830 

(Photocopy of original from the Washington County Historical Society.)

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H. Humphrey to Andrew Wylie, 11 February 1831  [image]View item(s)

William Ritchie to Andrew Wylie, 2 July 1831  [image]View item(s)

William Ritchie to Andrew Wylie, 22 June 1832 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Thomas H. Blake to Andrew Wylie, 7 August 1832  [image]View item(s)

William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 29 August 1832  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 12 March 1833  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 23 October 1833  [image]View item(s)

Thomas Miller to Andrew Wylie, 31 January 1835  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 24 June 1835 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 27 June 1835 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Samuel Brown Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 28 September 1835  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 25 October 1835  [image]View item(s)

John Ritchie to Andrew Wylie, 9 December 1835  [image]View item(s)

Henry A. Wise to Andrew Wylie, 10 April 1836  [image]View item(s)

T.A. Howard to Andrew Wylie, 14 April 1836  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Craig Ritchie, 21 April 1836  [image]View item(s)

William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 5 September 1836  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 30 September 1836  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Samuel Brown Wylie, 19 October 1836  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 22 November 1836  [image]View item(s)

S.B. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 15 December 1836 

Regarding Theophilus Wylie's interest in an appointment.

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J.W. Scott to Andrew Wylie, 22 December 1836 

Regarding Oxford University in Miami, Ohio.

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Andrew Wylie to Samuel Brown Wylie, 28 December 1836  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Samuel Brown Wylie, 25 January 1837  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Samuel Brown Wylie, 16 February 1837  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Samuel Brown Wylie, 10 March 1837  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 5 May 1837  [image]View item(s)

William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 12 September 1837  [image]View item(s)

A.W. Rollins to Andrew Wylie, 25 September 1837  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 29 May 1838  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, September 1838  [image]View item(s)

John W. Scott to Andrew Wylie, 12 November 1838  [image]View item(s)

William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 1 February 1839  [image]View item(s)

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James W. McKennan to Andrew Wylie, 6 February 1839  [image]View item(s)

Allen Wiley to Andrew Wylie, 26 February 1839  [image]View item(s)

Henry A. Wise to Andrew Wylie, 6 March 1839  [image]View item(s)

Alex Campbell to Andrew Wylie, 12 April 1839  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, August 1839  [image]View item(s)

Henry A. Wise to Andrew Wylie, 24 August 1839  [image]View item(s)

A.N.(?) Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 16 September 1839 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Henry Wise to Andrew Wylie, 18 October 1839  [image]View item(s)

William G. Elliot to Andrew Wylie, 18 October 1839  [image]View item(s)

John W. Scott to Andrew Wylie, 19 November 1839  [image]View item(s)

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T.A. Howard to Andrew Wylie, 19 December 1839  [image]View item(s)

James Rollins to Andrew Wylie, 29 December 1839  [image]View item(s)

(Stored with Oversized)


Thomas M. Allen to Andrew Wylie, 10 February 1840 

Regarding University of Missouri Presidency.

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James Hall to Andrew Wylie, 24 March 1840  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Craig Wylie, son, 1 July 1840 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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To Andrew Wylie, 24 July 1840 

Regarding the death of his son Craig.

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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John W. Scott to Andrew Wylie, 22 September 1840  [image]View item(s)

Jonathan Letherman to Andrew Wylie, 6 November 1840 

Contains a memo from Abbie Harris Wylie.

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Andrew Wylie to Rev. J.B. Britton, 3 March 1841 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to Rev. Bishop Kemper, 3 March 1841 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Henry A. Wise to Andrew Wylie, 7 March 1841  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie and Benjamin Halsted to Bishop Kemper, 29 May 1842 

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Th. M.T. McKennan to Andrew Wylie, 13 August 1842  [image]View item(s)

Agreement between Andrew Wylie and Jesse Brandon, 7 April 1843 

Regarding rental of printing press.

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William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 4 November 1843  [image]View item(s)

Henry A. Wise to Andrew Wylie, 17 May 1844  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 2 September 1845  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Samuel Theophylact Wylie, 25 September 1845  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 3 December 1845  [image]View item(s)

Henry A. Wise to Andrew Wylie, 7 March 1846  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 14 March 1846  [image]View item(s)

Bery O. Davis (?) to Andrew Wylie, 23 June 1846  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Sam Wylie, 6 July 1846 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 9 October 1846  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Sam Wylie, 21 February 1847 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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D. Macaulay to Andrew Wylie, 23 September 1847  [image]View item(s)

George G. Dunn to Andrew Wylie, 19 November 1847  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 1847 

Regarding John's medical practice in Richmond.

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Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 1 February 1848  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Samuel Theophylact Wylie, 28 February 1848 

(Photocopy of original owned by James and Marguerite Faber.)

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Henry Reed to Andrew Wylie, 17 May 1848  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 25 November 1848  [image]View item(s)

John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 4 June 1849  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 9 June 1849  [image]View item(s)

John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 15 June 1849  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 20 June 1849  [image]View item(s)

William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 5 September 1849  [image]View item(s)

Athenian Society to Andrew Wylie, ca. 1840s  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie, Jr. to Andrew Wylie, ca. 1840s-1850s  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 2 January 1850 

Includes a note from Elizabeth Wylie.

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Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 7 March 1850  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Martin, 28 May 1850  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 17 July 1850  [image]View item(s)

John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 20 August 1850  [image]View item(s)

Samuel Theophylact Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 19 September 1850  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 22 September 1850  [image]View item(s)

John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 4 December 1850 

Regarding illness of Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 10 December 1850 

Regarding illness of Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 22 December 1850 

Regarding illness of Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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Andrew Wylie to Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 27 December 1850 

Regarding illness of their son Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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John H. Wylie to father Andrew Wylie, 2 January 1851 

Regarding death of Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 4 January 1851 

Regarding John's upcoming marriage.

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Andrew Wylie, Jr. to his parents Andrew and Margaret Ritchie Wylie, 5 January 1851 

Regarding death of Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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T.W. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 13 January 1851 

Regarding death of Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 19 January 1851 

Regarding death of Andrew's son Samuel Theophylact Wylie.

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William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, 25 March 1851  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 30 March 1851 

Includes a portion of a letter from John G. Crain.

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Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 22 April 1851  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 7 May 1851 

Regarding John's marriage.

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John H. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 17 August 1851 

Regarding Samuel Theophylact Wylie's estate.

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Samuel R. Johnson to Andrew Wylie, 1 October 1851 

Regarding publication of book.

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Rev. S.B. Wylie to Andrew Wylie, 18 (?) February 18?? 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Andrew Wylie to William Holmes McGuffey, 20 April 18??  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to John H. Wylie, 30 June 18??  [image]View item(s)

Andrew Wylie to George Dunn, 13 November 18?? 

(Photocopy from the original in the Dunn Mss. housed in the Lilly Library, Indiana University.)

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Unknown to Andrew Wylie, 17 Dec. 18?? 

(Fragment)

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Thom Peon (?) to Andrew Wylie, 18 Dec. 18?? 

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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William Holmes McGuffey to Andrew Wylie, undated 

(Typescript – Fragment.)

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Series: Jefferson and Washington Colleges' records, 1814-1826,  undated 

Box 1 Faculty's Book of Records, Jefferson College, 1814-1826 

Contains minutes of faculty meetings written by Andrew Wylie.

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Minutes of the Board of Trustees in connection with the Brown-Wylie case, 1816-1817,  1819 

(Photocopy from the original in the Washington and Jefferson College Archives.)

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Francis H. Anderson to Rev. John McMulen, 22 April 1816 

Regarding attempts to found a college in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and its final establishment at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Letter of Rev. Matthew Brown, 4 September 1817 

Provides a contemporary account of the Jefferson-Washington College War of 1817-1819.

(Photocopy from the original in the Jefferson College Historical Society.)

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"Report of a Committee of the Board of Washington College Respecting the Union of that College with Jefferson College. With an explanation of the Wylie case," 24 October 1817 

(Photocopy from the original in the Jefferson College Historical Society.)

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George Fisher to Parker Camble, 30 October 1818 

Regarding letter of introduction for William Jacobs.

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"Report of a Committee of the Board of Jefferson College in Answer to the Publication of the Washington Board," 1818 

Regarding unification of the two seminaries.

(Photocopy from an unknown source.)

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Letter to the Editor, 1819 

From Rev. Matthew Brown regarding the Jefferson-Washington College War of 1817-1819.

(Photocopy of original in the Jefferson College Historical Society.)

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Document written by Andrew Wylie regarding Jefferson College, undated  [image]View item(s)

Series: Sermons, lectures, and writings, 1822-1851 

Box 1 "The Single Eye, " 6 March 1822  [image]View item(s)

"Praise to God for Independence," 4 July 1823 

A sermon delivered on the 4th of July, 1823, by the Rev. A Wylie.

(Photocopy of published version.)

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Lecture: Isa. 11.4, 1824  [image]View item(s)

"The Duty of Being Happy," Phil. IV, 4 January 1826  [image]View item(s)

"The Sin of Dueling," April 1827 

A sermon preached at Washington, PA.

(Published version, 1828.)

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"Godliness The Nation's Hope," 4 July 1828 

A sermon preached on the 4th of July, 1828 by the Reverend A. Wylie, D.D. President of Washington College.

(Photocopy of published version.)

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An Address Delivered to the Graduates of Washington College, 25 September 1828 

(Photocopy of published version from original in the Washington and Jefferson College Archives.)

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"The Blessedness of the Pious Dead," 12 April 1829 

A sermon preached on the occasion of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Brady.

(Published version, 1829.)

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"Religion and State: Not Church and State," 4 July 1830 

A sermon on Psalm 11, 10-12, delivered, July Fourth 1830 in the hall of the Indiana College.

(Published version.)

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"A Discourse Delivered Before the Indiana Historical Society, In the Hall of the House of Representatives at its Annual Meeting, " 11 December 1831 

(Published version.)

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"The Sabbath," 13 October 1833 

A sermon preached October 13, 1833 at Indianapolis.

(Published version, 1833.)

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"Of Matter and Space," 6 January 1834 

"Of Matter and Space" is noted as chapter 10. Also included are "Improvement of Our Senses" (Chapter 11), and "Of the Falisy [sic] of the Senses" (Chapter 12).

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Disertation [sic] 3rd (?), 4th & 5th, 21 January 1834 

Disertation 3rd is a fragment.

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Evidences of Christianity, Lectures I-XI, 12-20 March 1834  [image]View item(s)

Sermon on the subject of the Union of Christians for the Conversion of the World, 20 April 1834 

Delivered in Madison, IA.

(Published version, 1834.)

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Synopsis of Rev. Wylie's Lectures, 27 June 1834 

Title not in Wylie's hand.

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Admission of members to Presbyterian Church, 1833-1834 

Also includes on back page some financial accounts for Indiana University from the 1840s and 1850s

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"A Eulogy on Lafayette, " 9 May 1835 

Delivered in Bloomington, Indiana on the ninth of May, 1835 at the request of the citizens and students.

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"The Heavenly Citizen" and "Hope," 1837 

(Two sermons in one booklet.)

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Address on the Subject of Common School Education, 3 January 1837 

Delivered before the Convention of the Friends of Education in Indianapolis, January 3, 1837.

(Published version, 1837.)

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Address on the Importance and Best Method of Cultivating the Moral Facilities, 26 December 1837 

Delivered before the Education Convention of Indiana.

(Published version, 1838.)

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"Lecture on College Government" and "Valedictory, " October 1838 

Reproduced in the publication Transactions of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Western Literary Institute and College of Professional Teachers Held in Cincinnati, October, 1838, p. 143-157, 244-250, (Published in 1839).

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"Sectarianism, 1 Cor. III, 1-4" March 1839  [image]View item(s)

"Love the Great Principle of the Law, Matth XXII. 23.6" 18 November 1839  [image]View item(s)

Untitled Sermon, ca. 1830s 

Regarding music and worship.

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"Address to the Citizens of Monroe County and to the Members of the County Lyceum," 4 July 1840  [image]View item(s)

The Extra Equator, (Vol. 1, No. 1, 1840), July 1840 

Contains Andrew Wylie's "Address to the Citizens of Monroe County and to the Members of the County Lyceum,"

(Photocopy)

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"Sectarianism is Heresy in three parts, in Which are Shewn Its Nature, Evils, and Remedy, " 1840 

(Published version, May 1841.)

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Box 2 Lectures on Metaphysics, 1841-1842 

Delivered by Dr. Wylie Pres. of Indiana University and compiled by James Woodburn.

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"Reverence Due in the Worship of God, Exodus, 111:5, " August 1842  [image]View item(s)

Lectures on Moral Philosophy, 9 August 1846 

Delivered by Andrew Wylie of Indiana University and compiled by Davies Battertone, Class of 1847.

Gift of Batterton's grandson, Walter B. Lowe, May 1961. ("Gifts-Prospective, 1960-1961" file, Collection C213.236).

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"Evidences of Christianity," 3 January 1851-29 February 1851  [image]View item(s)

Lectures on Sacred History, 8-21 May 1851 

Delivered by Andrew Wylie, written by John C. McCollough

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"The Apostacy [sic] of Man...," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Dear Jenny," undated 

Probably in honor of Jane Melheme Wylie; signed "C."

Composed by Andrew Wylie?

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"Extravagance," undated 

Written by Andrew Wylie?

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Fragments, undated  [image]View item(s)

Fragments, undated 

Written by Andrew Wylie?

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From the Horae Paulinae Vol. 2, undated  [image]View item(s)

John I.17. Continued, undated  [image]View item(s)

"Metaphysicks," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Moral Philosophy is...," undated  [image]View item(s)

Moral Philosophy, undated 

Lectures given by Andrew Wylie but not written is his hand.

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"No Sects in Heaven," undated 

Written by Andrew Wylie?

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Box 3 "Notes," undated 

Verso contains an article of agreement between John McDonald and James F. Dodds for supplying bricks to build Dodds's home, dated Jan. 19, 1836.

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"The obligation, or sanction of virtue..." undated 

Missing pages 1-4.

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"Of Sensation" undated 

Lecture 7th.

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"On Boasting," undated  [image]View item(s)

"One Thing Needful," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Opinion," undated  [image]View item(s)

"The Regeneration of the World, No. 1," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Rhetoric. Syllabus of," undated  [image]View item(s)

"A Syllabus of Lectures on Metaphysics," undated  [image]View item(s)

"Syllabus on Moral Philosophy," undated  [image]View item(s)

Series: Bills and receipts, 1808-1846 , undated 

Series: Biographical records about Andrew Wylie, 1825-1858,   undated 

Box 3 Notice that Andrew Wylie received an Honorary Degree from Union College, Schenectady, New York, 27 July 1825  [image]View item(s)

Agreement regarding the building of house for Andrew Wylie, 26 January 1835  [image]View item(s)

"The Testimony of Jesus, A Sermon Preached in St. Paul’s Church, New Albany, Indiana at the Ordination of Rev. Andrew Wylie," by Samuel R. Johnson, 1841 

(Published version, May 1842.)

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Document admitting Andrew Wylie to the "Sacred Order Of Priests" of the Episcopal Church, signed by Bishop Jackson Kemper, 30 May 1842  [image]View item(s)

"Funeral Discourse Delivered in the University Chapel…Over the Remains of the Late Rev. Andrew Wylie" by Rev. William M. Daily, 13 November 1851  [image]View item(s)

Resolutions of condolence on the death of President Andrew Wylie, 12 April 1852  [image]View item(s)

Resolution drawn up by the Convention of the Indiana Diocese on the Death of Andrew Wylie, 28 May 1852  [image]View item(s)

Final Will and Testament of Andrew Wylie, 17 August 1852  [image]View item(s)

"Address on the Life and Character of Andrew Wylie, D.D." by Theophilus Parvin, M.D., ca. 1858 

(Published version, May 1858.)

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"Andrew Wylie, College President," paper by Raymond Martin Bell, undated 

(Photocopy of an original at The Historical Society to Western Pennsylvania.)

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Biographical Information on Andrew Wylie, undated  [image]View item(s)

Biographical Sketch of Andrew Wylie written by A. (Anderson) W. Wylie, undated  [image]View item(s)

Poem for "Dr. Wylie" from West Point Cadet, Jason W. Metcalf, undated  [image]View item(s)

"The Beautiful," undated  [image]View item(s)