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William Allen Butler family papers (and related Terry, Collins families)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16447
Scope and Contents This collection depicts the family lives of three prominent New England families, the Butler, Collins, and Terry families from 1808 to 1920 consisting of 8.5 cubic feet, (17 document boxes). Their correspondence, genealogy, photographs, and journals compile a historical collection, vast in size and informative of American life in the nineteenth century. It contains over three hundred letters written when family members were attending Yale or Princeton during the American Civil War....
Dates: 1808-1959

Gay family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16415
Scope and Contents Note The Gay family papers (1829-1922; 0.5 cubic feet) document the lives of members of the Gay family of Staunton, Virginia. The collection contains approximately 200 letters written by and to family members, with about one-third of the letters written by Private Charles Wyndham Gay (1841-1862) of the Confederate Army to his parents. Other letters include those from Alexandre Etienne de Clouet, a Louisiana Deputy to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.
Dates: 1829 - 1922

Goss family papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16398
Scope and Contents Note The Goss family papers (1820-2014; 4 cubic feet) contain Civil War letters and documents including a pardon for Ebenezer Walker Goss from President Andrew Johnson in 1865, manuscript receipts of goods sold to the Confederate Army, enslaved person receipts, and papers (mostly correspondence) related to their 19th and early 20th century family in Somerset, Virginia. Business records reflect their apple orchard, farming, and dairy business which was maintained by Charlotte “Lottie” Goss...
Dates: 1820-2014; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1930

Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 16441
Scope and Contents Note The Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers (1861-1876; 0.2 cubic feet) consists of letters to family from two brothers serving on the Union side of the Civil War, one on the Eastern theatre, Albe Cady Barrett Moore in Company K, 5th Regiment Wisconsin volunteers, and John Wesley Moore, on the Western theater, in the Company B, 7th Regiment, Minnesota volunteers. Albe Moore fought with the Army of the Potomac and died from illness in 1862 at Harrison's Landing near Richmond, Va....
Dates: 1861 - 1876

Robert Clark papers

 Collection — Box: BW 26, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16497
Content Description This collection contains 14 fourteen letters written during the Civil War to Robert Clark (48th Infantry Illinois) by three Union soldiers: William B. Oliphant (6 letters) (a Sergeant in Company E, 51st Infantry Regiment Illinois), John R. Oliphant (4 letters) (Illinois E Company), Henry Willett (2 letters), and 2 unidentified letters/writings, including a leather pouch in which the letters were discovered. The letters were written primarily from Tennessee and Mississippi.The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1863 - 1864

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letters (correspondence) 4
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Clark, Robert S., 1845-1916 1
Oliphant, John R. 1
Oliphant, William B., 1842-1931 1
Willett , Henry 1