Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916
- Existence: 1849 - 1916
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916), American writer, author, and poet.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Call Number: MS 244
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, proclamations, and drafts of letters chiefly relating to the Civil War, but also including letters from the Jacksonian period. The major portion of the collection concerns the siege of Fort Sumter with letters from both Major Robert Anderson and General P.G.T. Beauregard. Included also are a diary kept by General S. Wylie Crawford during the siege and two letters from Abraham Lincoln. Other portions of the collection concern Lincoln as a political figure; the relations...