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C. Fiske Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery Manuscripts

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Title:C. Fiske Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery Manuscripts
Date range:1861-1865
Creator:Harris, Caleb Fiske, 1818-1881
Extent:5 box(es)
Abstract:This collection contains original manuscript writings relating to the Civil War. There are 432 letters from Civil War soldiers written to family and friends back home, 11 letters from Charlotte F. Dailey during an inspection of Rhode Island troops in Union convalescent hospitals, 10 letters written to Mrs. Dailey from her husband and from family friend W.E. Gardiner, 4 letters from Samuel Wight’s family to him. This collection also contains the papers of Dr. Henry E. Turner including summons notices and treasury notes, as well as memos and brief notes.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection number:MSS004