Boston Corbett papers, 1855-1972 (bulk 1866-1877)

Corbett, Boston, 1832-1894

Details

0.6 ft. (2 boxes).
Collection (no. 318) Organized by type of record.
Letters received by Boston Corbett, 1866-1888, and the correspondence of George Huron, his guardian, 1887-1913. In addition, there are reminiscences of Corbett; personal documents; papers relating to his military service, injuries, & pension; items pertaining to Corbett killing John Wilkes Booth; and information on Corbett's insanity, 1855-1935.
Box 1. Letters received, 1866-1888 -- box 2. Correspondence of George Huron, guardian, concerning Boston Corbett, 1887-1913 ; reminiscences of Corbett, [ca. 1900]-1972 ; papers relating to the impersonation of Corbett by John Corbit 1898-1905 ; personal documents, 1855-188[6] ; papers relating to military service ; Was Booth killed by Corbett? (Week by week), 1935 July 27 ; ms. concerning the killing of Booth ; papers relating to the killing of Booth, 1865-1897 ; pension for military injuries ; papers relating to church service, 1870-1877 ; in re: Boston Corbett, insane : reporter's notes, [n.d.]..
Union Civil War soldier in the 16th New York Cavalry regiment, born Thomas H. Corbett, best known as the killer of John Wilkes Booth; minister; homesteader. Of Troy, N.Y.; Camden, N.J.; Cloud County, Kan.
Microfilm Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1973; roll MS 887, lab no. 12459; available for research or interlibrary loan.
Originals held by the Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka).
Information on literary rights available from the Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).
Finding aid available on microfilm reel MS 887, at the Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka), and on its website: http://kshs.org.

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Finding aid available on microfilm reel MS 887, at the Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka), and on its website: http://kshs.org
View this description in WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49360838