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Samuel G. Bowdlear and Austin C. Wellington Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 3929
Call Number: MS 3929
Scope and Contents The correspondence in this collection dates from 1862 to 1865 and contains 106 letters between Samuel Bowdlear and Austin Wellington – 27 from Wellington and 79 from Bowdlear. Samuel Bowdlear’s correspondence documents life in Boston, Massachusetts during the Civil War, such as local sentiment in Boston regarding both national events and local news. The correspondence also provides a picture of the geography of the city during that time, as the letters describe the locations of businesses,...
Dates: 1862-1865

Horace Killam Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 3967
Call Number: MS 3967
Scope and Contents This collection of thirty-five letters documents Horace Killam’s experiences in both battle and as a prisoner of war. In addition, it details the Killam family’s experience of sending a family member to war. Primary correspondents include Killam’s mother Catherine Killam, father Oliver Killam, brothers Charlie and Henry Killam, and aunts, cousins, and friends. Killam’s first letter home was composed on stationery intended for soldiers and printed with the ballad “Brave Boys Are...
Dates: 1864

Robert R. Newell Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 7112
Call Number: MS 7112
Scope and Contents This collection of ninety-three letters, date between 1863 and 1865, documents the experiences of Robert R. Newell in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The majority of the letters consist of correspondence from Newell to his mother, his father William Newell, his sisters Fan and Jenny, and his brothers Will and Kirk. There are two letters addressed to Robert Newell, one from his father, William Newell, and one from F.I. Child, one of his Harvard professors....
Dates: 1863-1865

Joseph W. Robertson Correspondence, 1862-1865

 Collection — Container: MS 7095
Call Number: MS 7095
Scope and Contents This collection of eighteen letters written between July 1862 and November 1865 document  Joseph W. Robertson’s experiences in Union-occupied Beaufort, South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. The letters detail Robertson’s difficulties with being separated from his family by war. The collection contains eleven letters from Robertson to his wife Phebe, three letters from Robertson to his unnamed sister, and four letters from Phebe to Robertson. The correspondence describes daily life in the...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 04/00/2012