Collection consists of correspondence, writings and other papers of Frank J. Wilstach and his father, John A. Wilstach.
8 linear feet (13 boxes, 5 v.)
General correspondence, 1873-1933, concerns business matters and research on Wild Bill Hickok. Family correspondence, 1772-1933, contains genealogical information and letters of related families. Writings include articles, plays, poems, biographical sketches, notes, clippings, and some correspondence about particular writings. Wild Bill Hickok materials consist of manuscript and printers copy of Wilstach's book plus photostats and clippings used in his research and clippings of reviews. Bulk of the collection is materials, 1915-1932, he gathered for A Dictionary of Similes and includes original typescript, notes, correspondence, and clippings and other printed matter. Also, John A. Wilstach's scrapbook and notebooks on literature, law and miscellaneous subjects.