Diary recounting Hobbs's trip to Galveston, Tex., in Dec. 1862, participation in the battle of Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863, capture by Confederate forces, criticism of the conduct of Union Comd. William B. Renshaw, time as a prisoner of war, and his exchange; together with Bible containing notes on soldiers' deaths and burials and a rough list of dates of his arrival at various locations
Diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, and notebooks, belonging to members of the Elliott family including Card G. Elliott, Sr.'s journals describing farm life in Kansas and diaries referring to his duties for a railroad; diaries of his wife, Mary Malone Elliott, covering trips to Europe and the Near East; school diary of their daughter, Mary Alice Elliott, while attending Walnut Hill School, Natick, Mass., and Rice Institute, Houston, Tex.; letters from Bonar Law and Craig W. Wadsworth; album kept by Lou Stimson; scrapbook including family history kept by Mary E. Russell Stimson; and Civil War correspondence describing life in Mississippi
New York State War Council Office of Civilian Protection
New York State Archives
This series contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, maps, and newspapers exchanged between the Office of Civilian Protection and other states' civil defense organizations in order to share information on operations, regulations, and issues such as blackouts and airplane spotting. A collection of civil defense newspapers from various states constitutes a large part of the series, as do correspondence and other materials exchanged with Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Civil defense annual or special reports are frequently found, as well as newspaper clippings about civil defense activities and correspondence posing or responding to questions concerning civil defense activities. Other states represented in this series include Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Also found in this series is a mailing list of New York defense councils
Individual portrait of John B. Lewis, a resident of Massachusetts who served as a private in Company E, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The photo depicts an older Lewis standing in civilian clothes and wearing a GAR hat and pins. Lewis enlisted in 1862 and mustered out of service in 1863 in Reading, Massachusetts. After the war, he was involved in the Massachusetts GAR post 113 in Boston. In 1909, at the 43rd National Encampment of the GAR in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was selected as National Patriotic Instructor
Consisting chiefly of business and personal correspondence with family members in New England; letter, 3 Dec. 1842, from Leonard and Elender Lain, Carrol[l] County, Mississippi, re birth of a daughter, shortage of money, and requesting that Osborn send them money via the mail; petition, 26 Nov. 1845, Chester District, to the South Carolina General Assembly, to have a public road routed from the York- Pinckney Road to Osborn's mill on Lockhart Shoals (petiton bears no markings indicating it was ever presented to the legislature and is probably Osborn's citizen copy)
Business records of New England textile interest, consisting of invoices and correspondence between Parks, Wright and Company (Boston, Mass.), and Palmer Company (Three Rivers, Mass.), for the shipment and sale of cotton; includes brief mention of Charleston, S.C.
Letter, 18 Dec. 64 ("Near Savannah" [Ga.]), to "My Dear Son Elwyn," re living on small rations of rice and boiled beef with coffee, which was served without sugar or milk, although he expected an improvement in his diet after the train returned from the gunboats with new supplies, and commenting on the many songbirds and the warm weather in the southeast, compared to the ice-skating enjoyed at home: "I suppose you are skating with your new skates, but if you were here you would want to go in swim[m]ing it is like summer here.".
Chiefly business receipts, bills of lading, advertisements, and correspondence re business matters including letters and advertisements from northern merchants Charles Warren, Fogg and Holmes, and J.H. Lester, all of Boston, Mass.; including letter, 18 July 1857, Charleston, S.C., from Joel Witherby, Charleston, S.C., re poor business conditions in Tullahoma, Tenn., revisiting Charleston, S.C., and opening a trade store in either Illinois or Texas