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Civil War and slavery collection RHC-45

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Civil War and slavery collection
Dates: 1804-1897
Quantity: 2.58 Linear feet(2 boxes and 1 flat box)
AbstractPersonal and official documents and correspondence related to the American Civil War and to the institution of slavery, collected by Harvey E. Lemmen. A selection of documents from 10 states related to the ownership of slaves and abolition, 1805-1864; and correspondence and documents of the soldiers who fought in the War to and from family members and officials. Also accounts written after the War related to Abraham Lincoln and the politics of the war.
Identification: RHC-45
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Collection Description

Personal and official documents and correspondence related to the American Civil War and to the institution of slavery, collected by Harvey E. Lemmen. A selection of documents from 10 states related to the ownership of slaves and abolition, 1805-1864; and correspondence and documents of the soldiers who fought in the War to and from family members and officials. Further includes 1914 letter from Robert Lincoln and accounts written after the War, as late as 1943, related to Abraham Lincoln and the politics of the war.


African Americans--History--Sources
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Slavery--United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Politics and government--1849-1861
United States--Politics and government--1865-1877

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Civil War and slavery collection (RHC-45). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Harvey E. Lemmen in 1992.


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