United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 504
Overview: Chiefly miscellaneous letters and legal documents connected with the Civil War and land transactions in Virginia. The Civil War papers include letters from Lt. Col. Andrew Terry, among them one describing the capture of Roanoke Island in 1862. The Virginia papers are largely records of the Lee and Fendall families (1811-1865). In addition there is a letter written by Henry Clay on the election of 1848. A small number of papers pertain to Morton C. Treadway, the collector of these items, and...
Dates: 1811-1954, bulk 1811-1865
Call Number: YCAL MSS 755
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal and professional papers documenting the personal life and activities of Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American pastor Joseph Hopkins Twichell. Correspondence consists of letters from Twichell, chiefly to his family, dating from 1855 to 1864, and incoming letters from Frederick Edwin Church, William Reed Eastman, and others. There are notebooks and scrapbooks dating from Twichell's service in the 71st New York Volunteers during...
Call Number: MS 1182
Overview: A collection of autograph letters and facsimiles of which the largest number are letters to and from Daniel Webster. Also in the collection is a volume of drafts of letters, pamphlets, and speeches composed by Stephen Devalson Dillaye between 1864-1868 on current political issues. Dillaye was a Democrat who opposed radical abolitionism, but sided with the North in the Civil War.
Dates: 1778-1887, bulk 1822-1887
Call Number: MS 684
Overview: Correspondence and papers of Alexander Stewart Webb which detail his personal, military, and academic activities. Webb's military service at Fort Pickens, Florida; as a member of the Army of the Potomac, and with General George Meade during the Civil War is documented, as is his tenure as president of the College of the City of New York.
Call Number: MS 683
Overview: The James Watson Webb papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, newspapers, diaries, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of James Watson Webb and his family, including his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb. The papers document Webb's journalistic and political careers, his personal life, and the activities and observations of his second wife, Laura Virginia Cram Webb, a close confidante to her husband. Major topics of interest include New York politics...
Call Number: MS 527
Overview: Principal figures in these papers are Noah Webster, the lexicographer, and his son William Greenleaf Webster. Also included are papers pertaining to the G. C. Merriam Company and the publication of Noah Webster's dictionaries and grammars. Family correspondence includes twenty-two letters written by Noah Webster to his son between 1835 and 1843 while the latter was in Cincinnati, Ohio, and La Fayette, Indiana, selling his father's books. The papers of William Greenleaf Webster make up...
Dates: Circa 1764-1909, bulk 1831-1873
Call Number: YCAL MSS 202
Overview: The Whitman collection consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Walt Whitman. There is personal and business correspondence from Whitman to family, friends, editors, and publishers, including Richard Maurice Bucke, John Burroughs, Julius Chambers, Moncure Conway, Nathan Hale, James R. Osgood and Company, George Routledge & Sons, William Sloane Kennedy, William Michael Rossetti, John Swinton, and Louisa Whitman. There are...
Call Number: MS 773
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, family papers, diaries, sermons, photoprints, and other materials documenting the personal lives and professional careers of Joseph Dresser Wickham, Elizabeth Cooke Merwin Wickham and several Wickham, Merwin, Porter, and Roe relatives. The Wickham family papers have extensive material on such family subjects as relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, courtship, death, marriage, and the difficulties endured by stepmothers and...
Dates: 1785-1958, bulk 1814-1901
Call Number: MS 549
Overview: The papers primarily contain the family correspondence of William Woolsey Winthrop (1831-1899), his sister Sarah Chauncey Winthrop Weston, and their mother, Elizabeth Dwight Woolsey Winthrop. Several letters were written by William Winthrop from St. Anthony, Minnesota and others concern his Civil War military experiences.
Call Number: MS 1229
Overview: Family correspondence of John Woodruff and his son, Timothy Lester Woodruff. Included are several items documenting John Woodruff's career as a Congressman from Connecticut (1855-1857; 1859-1861) and his election on the American Party ticket. Also in the papers is a letter from Samuel Scott, an ancestor of the family, written while serving in the American Revolution.