St. George L. Sioussat collection


Date: 1847-1865 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet


Material pertaining to the Walker regime in Guatemala, with many letters to and from John P. Heiss.

Background note

Historian St. George L. Sioussat served as vice-president of the American Philosophical Society, 1947-1948.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca.140 items.


Mrs. Sioussat, gift.

Early American History Note

This collection contains typescript copies of letters relating to William Walker and the filibusters in Guatemala. The collection is based on the papers left by Major John P. Heiss. Heiss was "intimately associated" with Walker. The collection begins in the 1850s.

Indexing Terms


  • Diplomatic Material
  • General Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous


  • Beyond Early America
  • International Affairs