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Anna Maria Hickman Otis Mead Chalmers family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 4966
Scope and Contents The papers of Anna Maria (Campbell Hickman) Otis Mead Chalmers (1809-1891) and her family offer a deep look into a 19th century American family with a sharp focus on enslaved and formerly enslaved persons. The collection documents the life of a young, widowed woman, Anna Maria Mead Chalmers, who was the granddaughter of General William Hull (1753-1825). She was a mother of four children and became a businesswoman in Richmond, Virginia. She was a writer, an editor of the Southern Churchmen, an...
Dates: 1821 - 1897

Sylvenus A. Fay Civil War diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16708
Content Description Sylvenus A. Fay diary recounting the daily events of camp life and fighting, his capture by Confederates during the Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina and waiting for an exchange for his freedom with hundreds of Union Officers. Lieutenant Fay was the commanding officer of Company F, 85th New York Infantry. In January 1864, the 85th Infantry was ordered to Plymouth NC, where in April, almost the entire regiment was captured. There is significant information in the diary about how...
Dates: 1864

Hayes, Rutherford, B. letter to Major Davis

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16651
Content Description One autographed signed letter by Rutherford B. Hayes to Major Davis regarding reports about the American Civil War and Morgan's Raid in Buffington, Ohio, in July 1863.
Dates: 1891 January

John L. Nau III Civil War History collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16459
Scope and Contents Note John L. Nau III Civil War History collection (1846-1881; 202 cubic feet) consists of letters and transcriptions, photographs, currency, diaries and transcriptions, autographs, newspapers, photo albums, military orders, and requisitions.
Dates: 1846 - 1904; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865