Personal correspondence of the President of the University of California; his writings and speeches (Mss. and printed); genealogical
material on the Wheeler and Ide families; and clippings relating mainly to the University of California, 1912-1913.
A small group of papers of his father, Benjamin Wheeler, is included.
Benjamin ide Wheeler, Greek scholar, philologist and president of the University of California, was born July 15, 1854 at
Randolph, Massachusetts. He attended Thornton Academy and Colby Academy prior to entering Brown University. Upon his graduation
in 1875, he taught in Providence High School for two years, then became a tutor at Brown from 1879 to 1881. He continued his
studies in Germany, at Leipzig, Heidelberg, Jena and Berlin from 1881 to 1885, obtaining his doctorate, summa cum laude, at
Heidelberg in 1885. After travelling in Greece during the spring and summer of 1885, he went to Harvard as instructor in German
and Latin. In 1886 he accepted a professorship at Cornell, teaching Greek and comparative philology, and publishing many related
articles. In 1895 he was a member of the staff of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Number of containers: 11 boxes, 2 cartons, 1 portfolio, 1 oversize folder and 1 volume
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