Finding aid for the J. Park Alexander Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Alexander, J. Park Family
Title: J. Park Alexander Family Papers
Dates: 1854-1945
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: The family of J. Park Alexander were prominent in business and civic affairs in Akron and Summit County, Ohio. J. Park Alexander was a teacher, manufacturer of brick and stoneware, owned two oil refineries, worked with the Summit County Agricultural Society and Ohio State Board of Agriculture, and served as a state legislator, 1882-98. His daughter, Clara, married professor Charles B. Wright of Middlebury, Vt. The collection consists of diaries, journals, correspondence, a legislative resolution, and autographs for J. Park Alexander, his daughter Clara and her husband Charles B. Wright, his wife Martha Wright Alexander, and his mother, Mary. The papers pertain primarily to the daily activities and social life of Mary, Martha and Clara Alexander in Akron, Ohio, and to Clara's experiences on trips to the Rocky Mountains in 1872, to Europe in 1877, and around the Great Lakes in 1881.
MS Number MS 4157
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English