Robert James Coffey autobiography and poems
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1633
Scope and Contents
One bound volume and one loose volume of autobiographical notes, poems, and scrapbook materials along with photocopies of the collection. Coffey served in a Pennsylvania regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865). He participated in a large number of campaigns and gives detailed accounts of army life. There are also printed copies of many of the poems Coffey was able to publish.
- Coffey, Robert James, 1839-1910 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Due to the fragile nature of the items, only the photocopies are available for patron use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography and poems must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Union soldier in the Civil War and a prolific poet. He became a newspaper man after the war, delegate to the Democratic National Convention, Pennsylvania U.S. Revenue Assessor, postmaster, and Freemason.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopies of originals available in Box 1, folders 1-2. Transcriptions available in Box 1, folder 3.
- American poetry -- 19th century
- Civil Rights
- Coffey, Robert James, 1839-1910
- Poets, American -- Pennsylvania -- Biography -- Sources
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Printed ephemera
- Soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Sources
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- United States. Army -- History
- Register of Robert James Coffey autobiography and poems
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 13
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- Language of description
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.