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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

Edward M. Hayhurst letters, approximately 1862-1865

Identifier: MSS 7928 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains primarily letters from Hayhurst to various members of his family (usually his father, but sometimes to his mother or "Our Folks" or his young brother Joseph), as well as original enclosures such as newspaper clippings and special orders. The letters discuss his experiences as a soldier, including battles and skirmishes, camp conditions and accommodations, assignments and rank advancements, commanding officers and fellow soldiers, local scenery and attitudes, leisure activities, and...
Dates: approximately 1862-1865

Elisha Kent Kane papers, 1936, 1891

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains four papers related to the life and activities of Kane. These include an unsent letter written by Elisha expressing his affection for one "Florence," a typed statement expressing his resolution not to court Zella Hays for three months in an effort to overcome his feelings for her, and noting his mother's disdain for those feelings, and two papers concerning camping. Materials date between 1891 and 1936.

Dates: Other: 1936; Other: 1891

Elizabeth Wood Kane artifacts, date of production not identified

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains artifacts found in the Kane family collection. These consist of two linens with the initials E.D.K. embroidered in them, and a silver creamer with the same initials. Materials are undated.

Dates: Other: date of production not identified

Elizabeth Wood Kane photographs, approximately 1850-1903, 1889 December

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs found in the pages of Kane's personal journals. The photographs depict people who are presumably Kane family members, and a house. Several of the photographs have deteriorated beyond recognition. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early-20th century.

Dates: approximately 1850-1903; 1889 December

Evan O'Neill Kane papers, 1928–1931, 1895

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the life and activities of Kane. These consist of a medical ledger, and several papers. The ledger details patient names and bills, likely at Kane Summit Hospital. The papers concern daily activities at Kane Summit Hospital, and include an address on the benefits of asbestos surgical dressings given by Evan before the McKean County Medical Society. Materials date between 1895 and 1931.

Dates: Other: 1928–1931; Other: 1895

Benjamin St. James Fry diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232477437]
Identifier: MSS SC 816
Scope and Contents Photocopies of the handwritten diary of Reverend Benjamin Fry, a prominent Methodist minister, written between September 28, 1861, and August 4, 1863, while serving as a military chaplain to the 22nd Regiment of the Ohio Voluntary Infantry during the Civil War. At the end of the diary, Fry includes two pages of dates and corresponding scripture references, which seem to be topics for sermons he (and sometimes others) gave in three different camps during the war. Materials dated 1861 to...
Dates: 1861-1863

Gary Dean Rhay interview, 2004

 Series — Carton 147: Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 9; Series 10; Series 12; Series 13; Series 16; Series 14; Series 15, Folder: 69
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 12 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

File contains interview with Gary Dean Rhay regarding his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dated 2004.

Dates: 2004

Harriet Amelia Kane composition books, 1870-1882

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains several composition books belonging to Kane as well as four blank postcards and a loose page of notes found in the composition books. The composition books are used for educational purposes, and contain primarily unsent letters from Kane to her mother and others. Later volumes also contain French and Spanish notes, as well as medical notes. The loose page of notes contains a list of alphabetized words, and the postcards depict wolves. Materials date from 1870 to 1882.

Dates: Other: 1870-1882

Harriet Amelia Kane letters, 1891

 Sub-Series — Box 7: Series 4; Series 5; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197225526919], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains two letters addressed to Kane. One is signed by her mother, Elizabeth Wood Kane and mostly discusses family matters. The other is signed "Carrie" and includes a detailed account of the costs of a sacque that Carrie had purchased on Harriet's behalf. The letter from Elizabeth Wood Kane is undated. The letter from Carrie is dated 1891.

Dates: Other: 1891

Harriet Amelia Kane papers, 1870-1891

Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the life and activities of Kane. These consist primarily of a series of composition books and two letters. The composition books contain mostly letters written by Harriet to her mother, father, and others, but later volumes include medical notes. The letters concern family matters, and a purchase made by a friend on Harriet's behalf. Materials date between 1870 and 1891.

Dates: Other: 1870-1891