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Formal title:
William H. Brooks Family Papers
Extent:
56 items
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Brooks
Formal title:
William H. Cameron Civil War papers
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1862-1886
Abstract:
The William H. Cameron papers consist of approximately 100 items, most of which pertain to Cameron's service in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Cameron
Formal title:
Michael R. Carroll papers
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet
Date range:
1885-1931
Abstract:
The collection consists of Michael Carroll's pension and legal documents, letters from Victor Chambers, and the book "Born at the Battlefield of Gettysburg"
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2006.03
Formal title:
Scott Corbett papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1971)
Abstract:
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.019
Formal title:
Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers
Extent:
7.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1890-1968 (bulk 1911-1945)
Abstract:
The Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence, genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890 to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2014.003
Formal title:
Downs family correspondence
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
The Downs family correspondence consists of letters written by four brothers (Albert, Edward, Frederick, and Willie Downs) to their family in Westville, Connecticut, while the four were serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. The letters, which date mainly from 1861-1865, cover topics such as camp life, military operations, family matters, and the Union naval blockade of the South.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.8
Formal title:
Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth Papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1854-1861
Abstract:
The Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth Papers, covering the period 1854-1861, consist of correspondence, a journal fragment, drafts of his writings, and sketches concerning Ellsworth's involvement with the Illinois Militia, the United States Zouave Cadets, and the New York Fire Zouaves, along with memorabilia about Ellsworth and his military career that was produced some time after his death.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Ellsworth
Formal title:
Warren S. Gurney papers
Date range:
1863-1865
Abstract:
The Gurney papers consist of forty-three letters pertaining to the Civil War, written between December 1863 and July 1865 by Warren S. Gurney, a bandmember of the 56th Massachusetts Regiment to his family in Massachusetts. The letters describe military life, the regiment's campaign in Virginia, and family matters.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.7
Formal title:
Augustus Martensen Papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1822-1923
Abstract:
The Martensen Papers are comprised of letters and documents; including fifty-five Civil War letters in German by Martensen and letters received by Martensen and members of Martensen's family.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Martensen
Formal title:
Reynolds Family Correspondence
Date range:
1863-1871 (bulk 1864-1865)
Abstract:
Collection consists almost entirely of personal letters written by Alfred C., Charles E., and James W. Reynolds to sisters and parents detailing
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Reynolds Family

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