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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 letters accompanied with some typed transcriptions and biographical information.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1863 - 1864

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is minimally processed and open for research.

Extent

0.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Heather C. Engel from by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on March 24, 2021.

Condition Description

fair
Title
Guide to the Robert Clark papers
Status
Completed
Author
Initial record created by Rose Oliveira.
Date
6 May 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States