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American Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

American Civil War, 1836 - 1874., bulk: 1861 - 1865

 File — Box 5
Scope and Contents Note From the Collection:

Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collections consist of letters and documents by and about notable individuals in history, literature, religion, government, and other fields. The items in these collections are gifts and purchases.

Dates: 1836 - 1874.; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Boggs Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-861226
Scope and Contents The Boggs Family Papers comprise twenty-one letters, two photographs and four pieces of related materials. Eleven of the letters were written by William R. Boggs, and ten of these were to his brother and sister, Maggie and Adam Boggs, while he was in the Union Army from 1863 - 1865. (Note: The William R. Boggs whose letters are in this Collection should not be confused with the Confederate Brigadier General of the same name.) There are two photographs of William Boggs and they appear to date...
Dates: 1863-1923

Helen King Boyer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS257
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Helen King Boyer Collection includes the personal papers of Zachariah T. Miller (1847-1913), who was attached to the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment under General Carl Schurz during the American Civil War and later practiced homeopathic medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his daughter Louise Miller Boyer (1890-1976), a noted artist and pioneer screenwriter at Metro Pictures Corporation in the New York City film industry in 1918; his granddaughter Helen King Boyer (b. 1919),...
Dates: 1800 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1976

Peter R. Brady papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-880801
Scope and contents note Peter R. Brady [1825 - 1902], one of Arizona's leading pioneers, served his country on exploring expeditions as well as in local and state offices. His papers consist of correspondence, documents, photographs and clippings. Most of the correspondence in this collection is from Brady's sisters, Margaret and Mary Ellen, and their respective husbands, Edmund and Major B. B. French. Letters from these individuals provide a fascinating view of the country, and especially Washington, D.C., before,...
Dates: 1850-1898

Breedin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-800422
Scope and contents note The Breedin Family Papers, which include letters, manuscripts, and photographs, are comprised mainly of correspondence between various members of the Breedin and Singleton families from the 1850s to the 1870s. The bulk of the correspondence is addressed to members of the family of Enoch C. Breedin (1797-1856) and Lucy Payne Singleton (1808-1860) of Winchester, Virginia. Lucy Singleton Breedin was the daughter of General James Singleton and Judith Throckmorton Ball (1776-1852) and the sister...
Dates: 1811-1976

Byington Family Papers 1

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS209
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The collection consists of material relating to at least four generations of the Byington family, and includes correspondence, property deeds, biographical information and newspaper clippings organized into the following series:Series 1. Aaron Homer Byington (1826-1910): Correspondence Series 2. Aaron Homer Byington: Manuscripts Series 3. Aaron Homer Byington: Related Material Series 4. Homer Morrison Byington I (1879-1966): Correspondence Series 5. Homer Morrison Byington I, II...
Dates: 1835 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1960

Byington family papers 3

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS408
Collection-level Scope and Content Note This collection includes 8 letters to and from Aaron Homer Byington from 1844 to 1899. The majority of these are typed letters signed by John Addison Porter to Byington. The letters cover a broad range of topics including Washington Cabinet appointments, Connecticut Senatorial races, consular salaries, significant newspapers, the Republican Party, the Spanish-American War, and Byington's son, George. Also included in the collection is an autograph signed letter from Aaron Homer Byington to...
Dates: 1844-1899

R. Emmett Curran Papers

 File
Identifier: GTM-180305
Scope and Contents The papers of R. Emmett Curran, a longtime history professor at Georgetown University, consist of historical research material concerning two major topics: the history of Georgetown University and the history of the Catholic Church in America. The Georgetown University portion of the collection includes typed biographical files documenting faculty who taught at the college from 1789 to 1920 and students who attended the college from 1789 to 1955. The Georgetown University-related material...
Dates: 1789 - 2023

Daniel S. Curtis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-131013
Scope and Contents Note The Daniel S. Curtis Papers consist of documents relating to Curtis' service as a Union soldier in the American Civil War. A few letters date to his service with the 28th Wisconsin Volunteers. Several original letters from Lafayette C. Baker, a specialist in military intelligence and commander of the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry, to Curtis are retained. Those particular letters concern Curtis' recruiting for Baker's unit, especially in the state of Maine, and orders sent to Curtis. ...
Dates: 1862 - 1890

De Luca Family Papers and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-190709
Scope and Contents

The collection contains over 1,700 photographs and 400 documents recording the history of the De Luca family over 8 decades involving the American Civil War, the unification of Italy, the Japanese invasion of China and the Siege of Peking, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Dates: 1860 - 1945

William O. Dundas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-710820
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the correspondence of William Oswald Dundas. It includes outgoing letters addressed chiefly to Edward I. Devitt, SJ. (1841-1920), archivist and professor of history at Georgetown College and Henry J. Shandelle, S.J. (1848-1925), librarian and professor of English and philosophy; extensive recollections of student life at Georgetown 1856-58 and of life in Washington DC during the 1850s. Incoming correspondence includes letters from James Edward Calhoun (1796-1889)...
Dates: 1839 - 1920

Elder Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-800826
Scope and Contents The Elder Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence to Francis William Elder (1807-1889), a Baltimore merchant, and his wife, Matilda Winchester Elder. The correspondence concerns various aspects of nineteenth century American Catholicism and Southern history. The collection includes material on Mt. St. Mary's Seminary and St. Joseph's Academy in Emittsburg, Maryland, and correspondence from American Catholic bishops William H. Elder, Thomas S. Byrne, Martin John Spalding, and John...
Dates: 1794 - 1906; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1898

John Erwin papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-801216

Charles Ewing - William T. Sherman Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-000008
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, documents, ledgers, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material concerning the Ewing and Sherman families. Included are 10 ALS's (l859-91) from William T. Sherman to his daughter Minnie Sherman Fitch and grand-daughter, Eleanor Sherman Fitch; AMs, "Speech at West Point" (1887), written and delivered by Sherman; material from General Charles Ewing, including leaves from a letter book (1880s), diary (1862, 1864), and photostat...
Dates: 1850 - 1933

Julius P. Garesche papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS71
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The material in this collection relates to Julius P. Garesche, a Georgetown University alumnus and chief of staff to William S. Rosecrans, a general during the Civil War. The eight folders comprising this collection include manuscripts by Julius Garesche; correspondence about his death by fellow officers, including General Rosecrans; printed information about Garesch‚ and some members of his family; and photographs of Garesche and the family tomb at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C. A...
Dates: 1836-1908; Majority of material found within 1860-1870

Isaiah Garrett, Jr. Letters

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-141219
Collection-level Scope and Contents note The Isaiah Garrett, Jr. Letters is comprised of 41 autograph letters written by Isaiah Garrett Jr. between February 19th, 1859 and December 14th, 1865. Twenty-five of the letters are addressed to his older brother, Frank, fifteen are addressed to his parents, and one is addressed to his sister, Sarah. Thirty-seven of the forty-one letters were written while Garrett was a student at Georgetown University on the eve of the American Civil War, one was written in Baton Rogue, LA in 1859, two...
Dates: 1859 - 1865

Ives Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS72
Collection-level scope and contents note The Ives family papers comprise correspondence by relatives of Rev. Levi Silliman Ives. In addition, the collection includes correspondence by Joseph Moss Ives, the brother of the renowned composer, Charles Edward Ives, and by the former's son, Walter Bigelow Ives. Levi Silliman Ives and Joseph Moss Ives were both descendants of William Ives who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, from London in 1635, and was one of the original settlers of Quinnipiac (New Haven), Connecticut, in...
Dates: 1874-1953

John Knox Papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS342
Scope and Contents The John Knox Papers represent the personal papers of John Knox, who served as law clerk and private secretary for Supreme Court Justice James Clark McReynolds during the October 1936 term. Most notably, the collection includes portions of Knox's typed memoir detailing his experiences during the 1936 Supreme Court term, along with letters, documents, and photographs of Supreme Court justices during the 1930s. Moreover, as Knox was an avid collector, his papers contain an extensive set of...
Dates: 1826 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980