Summary Information

Repository: The Historical Society of Montgomery County

Title: Wilmer Atkinson Papers

Creator: Atkinson, Wilmer, 1840-1920

Dates: 1910-1917

Accession number: 1946.9816

Extent: 3 linear inches

Language: English

Administrative history note: Wilmer Atkinson (1840-1920) was a lifelong Quaker and publsher of several newspapers, including the Farm Journal. These examples of Wilmer Atkinson's writings were collected by his daughters and sent to the Historical Society by Emily Atkinson Ellis.

Scope and content: This collection consists of the collected writings of Wilmer Atkinson. It includes correspondence, several booklets about postal issues, several issues of the Poor Richard Almanac (Revived), and several booklets concerning the Farm Journal, and a facsimile of the first issue of The Farm Journal.

Arrangement: This collection is divided into six series:

Series A: Job Jobson writings

Series B: Poor Richard revived

Series C: Writings on "The Farm Journal"

Series D: Writings on the second class postal rate

Series E: Copy of the first issue of "The Farm Journal"

Series F: Correspondence with Henry Jones