This collection consists of one letter written by G. T. Beauregard (1818-1893), a United States Army engineer officer and later Confederate Army general, to Dr. Mercer regarding the British invasion on Washington, D.C during the War of 1812.
The Blanche Murray Collection of the Co-Ed Colonel contains materials relating to the period in which Blanche Murray nee Richard served as a ROTC Co-Ed Colonel during 1940- 1941 at Rhode Island State College (now URI).
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
In 1981, Anne S. K. Brown (Mrs. John Nicholas Brown) donated her military collection to Brown University Library. With the collection cames Mrs. Brown's papers and other documents relating to the collection although her private correspondence did not come to the library until after her death in 1985. This material provides a documentary history of the collection and her military interests and pursuits.
Letters from Brown University alumni and students in the armed services, written to persons at the University including President William H. P. Faunce, Assistant to the President, Thomas B. Appleget, Professor James Quayle Dealey, and Dean Otis E. Randall.