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Civil War and Slavery Collection

Whitley Read Civil War diary

This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda and…
Theodore Peticolas Diaries

Theodore Victor Peticolas, born 29 Feb. 1800 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was a fruit farmer in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio at the time he maintained this diary. It contains his account of the day-to-day routine farm work, crops, family,…
Petition for the Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, [date of publication not identified]

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition for U.S. Auditor position, May 25, 1849

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition for U.S. Auditor position, February 28, 1851

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition for Clerk of the House of Representatives, September 1, 1847

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition for the Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, [date of publication not identified]

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition to President-elect W. H. Harrison for any position, February 22, 1841

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition to President Harrison for the Naval Officer for the Port of Philadelphia, March 1841

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition for U.S. Auditor position, May 23, 1844

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition to President Z. Taylor for U.S. Auditor position, April 11, 1849

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Petition for U.S. Auditor position, May 19, 1849

Petitions pledging support for the appointment of Nathan Sargent in various state and federal positions, including Auditor, Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, and Clerk of the House of Representatives.
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Title

Civil War and Slavery Collection

Subject


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Slavery -- United States; African Americans -- History -- Sources; United States -- Politics and government, 1849-1861; United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1877

Description


A selection of correspondence, diaries, official documents, photographs related to the American Civil War and to the institution of slavery, collected by Harvey E. Lemmen. The collection includes a selection of documents from ten states related to the ownership of slaves and abolition, correspondence and documents of soldiers who fought in the war and from family members and officials, diaries and letters of individuals, and a collection of mailing envelopes decorated with patriotic imagery.

Creator

Lemmen, Harvey E.

Source

Civil War and Slavery Collection (RHC-45); John Bennitt Diaries and Correspondence (RHC-43); Nathan Sargent Papers (RHC-44); Theodore Peticolas Diary (RHC-51); Civil War Patriotic Envelopes Collection (RHC-51); Whitely Read Diary (RHC-52)

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Date

1804-1897

Format

image/jpg; application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Image; Text

Coverage

1804-1897