Folger Shakespeare Library
Most of the letters discuss the American Civil War; the British opinion of the war was that it was "an immense folly and unjustifiable." Several discuss Prince Albert's illness and death
University of Iowa
The papers of the Albertson family describe pioneer life in Iowa and Montana. Charles Albertson is the primary correspondent. From Iowa he describes stringing telegraph wires in Boone and working as a day laborer in Algona and Fort Dodge. In Montana, he writes of antelope herds, buffalo hunts, and Indian raids
University of Iowa
The papers of James Miller primarily concern his military service during the Civil War. Documents including service records and benefit claims relate to his experiences on Navy gunboats on the Mississippi River. Some of the aforementioned items were signed by Gideon Welles, David D. Porter, and William D. Porter. Also included are papers relating to his mechanical inventions in the late 1880s
University of Iowa
The records of the 1st Iowa Cavalry are made up of holograph and printed copies of general orders, special orders, and invoices. Most of these orders were issued from Headquarters of the District of Central Missouri. They reflect military issues such as posting guards, court marshals, patrolling guerrillas, and discharges. Some of the orders are signed by Fitz Henry Warren. Archival copies are available for use
University of Iowa
Eleven letters to his wife Dinah written from Camp Strong, Muscatine, Iowa. Dating from October 21, 1862 to November 22, 1862
University of Iowa
This collection is made of up one 2.75 x 4 inch diary bound in black leather with daily notes from August 22 to September 14, 1862, and miscellaneous notes and accounts in the back, some dating from 1863. Some pages, which were obviously written on, have been cut out. The writer was concerned with the land, making daily notes on the condition of the road, soil, timber, and water, as well as the game they see and harvest. He also kept a daily log of distances travelled and in the back of the diary there appears a table of these distances. Place names mentioned in this table are San Pedro, Temples Rock, Crystal Rock, Chino, Laniscal , Lagoona, Temacula, Dutchmans , Camp Wright, Himbal's Ranch, San Phillipe, Viaseta , and Palm Springs. Other place names include Camp Lutherson, Clyne's Ranch, Warner's Ranch, Alinas Well, and Cooks Well. Though he mentions very few people, some names that do occur are Lieut. Sherman, Capt. Morris, Mr. Carlyle the proprietor of Rancho del Chino, and 1st ... Read More
University of Iowa
This is a collection of 23 letters, 3 documents, 1 printed item, and 3 miscellaneous pieces by Hugh Brown, his wife Mary Gibson Brown, their children and family, written from New York, Iowa, and other places in the United States, and from Scotland
University of Iowa
This collection is comprised mostly of correspondence between James Baird Weaver and Clara Vinson Weaver, and most of the letters are from the Civil War period. There are a few letters from others in the Weaver family and a copy of a speech Weaver delivered in the House of Representatives
University of Iowa
University of Iowa
The papers contains personal correspondence and biographical material, typescripts, galleys, and published versions of Eisenschiml's articles, reviews, and other major works, chiefly about Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln assassination, and the Civil War; reviews of Eisenschiml's works; correspondence, legal briefs, petitions, and other records relating to Eisenschiml's suit against Fawcett Publications, Inc.; research materials including 19th and 20th century newspaper clippings, Civil War related publications, illustrations and prints

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