Personal correspondence of the Beidelman and Wilmer families. Topics include the marriage of Mary Wilmer to the Rev. John Nicholson of Rahway, N.J.; John Wilmer's voyage around Cape Horn to Chile during the 1830s; the marriage of Catherine P. Wilmer to David Beidelman, of Philadelphia, and the Civil War experiences of Wilmer and Daniel Beidelman, Jr., members of the 19th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, discussing the destitution of the people of southern Maryland and northern Virginia and the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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