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Robert Clark papers

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2021-0068

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 letters accompanied with some typed transcriptions and biographical information.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Gift of Heather C. Engel, 24 March 2021.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is minimally processed and open for research.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1863 - 1864

Creator

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)