Some papers of or relating to Dr. Thomas Stilwell (1815-1897),
now in the possession of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, OH, unless otherwise indicated:
- papers relating to the 1839 trip of Dr. James Wilson and Dr. Thomas Stilwell from New Berlin, PA, to Lower Sandusky, OH:
- [an 1853 handwritten booklet recording who paid how much for what at an auction organized by Dr. Stilwell; the names are not Fremont names, says Nan Card]
- a lecture, "The World's Progress," delivered by Dr. Stilwell in a citizens' course of lectures about 1862 (45 handwritten pages in a booklet):
- papers related to Dr. Stilwell's visit to his son(s), in the possession of Don C. Stone of Philadelphia, PA (a letter dated 25 July 1864 from Elizabeth Rice to her son John B. Rice discusses members of the new National Guard regiment and says
"Dr. Stillwell has gone to see his sons who are sick" [quoted by Nan Card]):
- request for a pass,
written on stationery of the "Ohio State Military Agency, Washington, D.C.," dated 23 July 1864 and addressed to Capt. Wm. H. Rogers: "This will be handed you by Dr. Thos Stilwell a true loyal[?] Citizen of Fremont Ohio. Dr. S. has a son belonging to the 169 O.N.G. at Fort Ethan Allen that he desires to visit. Will you please grant him a pass for that purpose and oblige[?]. Your Obt. Svt. James C. Wetmore[?]"
- the actual pass, dated July 30, 1864
- a moderately brief address by Dr. Stilwell at the laying of the cornerstone for the new Presbyterian Church in Fremont in 1869, 25 years after the laying of the original cornerstone (at which Dr. Stilwell was also present); in the address he tells, for example, what used to be at the sites of various buildings built during the intervening 25 years:
- an address, "The Presbyterian Church; What It Is," by Dr. Stilwell, delivered on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Presbyterian Church in Fremont, November 30, 1883 (35 handwritten pages in a booklet, covering church history and the organization and governance of the Presbyterian Church):
Home of Dr. Thomas Stilwell in Fremont, Ohio.
He is standing at the gate; his wife, Jerusha Ann (Boughton) Stilwell, is on the porch.
The sign on the left front of the house says "Dr. Stilwell's Office," and a side door nearby presumably leads to his office.