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Farmer Family Papers, 1860-1921

Collection Overview

Title: Farmer Family Papers, 1860-1921

Predominant Dates:1860-1921

ID: MS/MS/ms043

Creator: Farmer Family

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 05/27/1968

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Farmer Family Papers includes letters dated 1860-1865 written by George. E. Farmer to his family in New York City while serving as an officer in the Union Army in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The letters contain accounts of battles in which Farmer participated, descriptions of camp life and the countryside through which the army passed, Farmer’s opinions of officers and tactics of both armies, and some noteworthy insights on Northern attitudes toward former slaves. For a more detailed summary of the contents of the correspondence see Long’s description housed with the collection. Also included are various miscellaneous items relating to the Farmer family, up until 1921.

A second section of the collection includes letters dated 1865-1921 from family members, friends and associated of the Farmer family primarily concerning family matters. Correspondents include A. Fanny Alden, Edward J. Atkinson, George E. Dewey, George Farmer, George T. Jackson, Letitia James [?], Maggie McBryde, Charles N. Morgan, J. Arthur O'Toole, William Shear, and Hannah Morey Stevens.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

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Acquisition Source: Gift of the Charles W. Bryan, Jr. Estate (Mrs. Charles W. Bryan, Jr.)

Acquisition Method: Accession number 922.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: George E. Farmer, Box 1Add to your cart.
Civil War correspondence and related items.
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence, Folder 1-9Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1860: December 12 - 1861: December 26Add to your cart.
3 items, 9 pages
Item 2: 1862: January 8 - April 27Add to your cart.
(17 items, 44 pages)
Item 3: 1862: May 2 - July 31Add to your cart.
(19 items, 64 pages)
Item 4: 1862: August 12 - October 31Add to your cart.
(15 items, 70 pages)
Item 5: 1862: November 9 - December 24Add to your cart.
(15 items, 63 pages)
Item 6: 1863: January 2 - May 30Add to your cart.
(17 items, 60 pages)
Item 7: 1863: June 2 - December 20Add to your cart.
(18 items, 59 pages)
Item 8: 1864: March 12 - December 9Add to your cart.
(17 items, 52 pages)
Item 9: 1865: February 3 - August 18Add to your cart.
(7 items, 22 pages)
Sub-Series 2: Genealogy of the Farmer Family, Folder 10, No dateAdd to your cart.
(1 item, 4 pages, autograph draft)
Sub-Series 3: Miscellany Relating to Farmer, Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: A list of military stances, [no date]Add to your cart.
Autograph Draft (1 item, 2 pages)
Item 2: Confederate Army attendance sheet [blank], [no date]Add to your cart.
With the autograph notation "Taken from the saddle bags of Capt. Miller 9th Va. Cavalry killed near Spotsylvania Court House April 30, 1863." (1 item, 2 pages)
Item 3: A special army pass for George E. Farmer, 1864: July 11Add to your cart.
(1 item, 1 page)
Item 4: Pleasonton, Alfred to [Soldiers], 1863: May 10Add to your cart.
(1 item, 1 page)
Item 5: Devin, Thomas C. to Soldiers, 1864: November 6Add to your cart.
Printed letter. (1 item, 3 pages)
Item 6: Draft of remarks delivered by George E. Farmer at a reunion of the Officers Association, 6th New York Veteran Calvary, [no date]Add to your cart.
Autograph draft. (1 item, 4 pages)
Item 7: Photographs of George E. Farmer [?] and others including one of a memorial plaque to the 6th Reg't Cavalry, N.Y.S.V.V., [no date]Add to your cart.
(10 items)
Item 8: Newspaper clippings, [no date]Add to your cart.
Civil War battle accounts and George E. Farmer obituaries (7 items)
Series 2: Farmer Family Correspondence and Miscellany, Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence, Folder 12-14Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1865: January 24 - 1866: November 23Add to your cart.
13 items, 11 envelopes, 48 pages
Item 2: 1868: July 30 - 1901: December 30Add to your cart.
(13 items, 11 envelopes, 48 pages)
Item 3: 1905: October 18 - 1921: May 3Add to your cart.
(3 items, 1 envelope, 3 pages)
Sub-Series 2: Miscellany, Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Calling card of Charles N. Morgan with address, [no date]Add to your cart.
(1 item)
Item 2: Pension certificate from the U.S. Government for Elizabeth W. Morgan, widow of Lyman G. Morgan, 1879: January 28Add to your cart.
(1 item)
Item 3: Anonymous, The bronze button [patriotic poem], [no date]Add to your cart.
Printed version. (1 item, 2 pages)
Item 4: Anonymous Tribute to Commander George E. Dewey, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Delivered to Dix Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Typescript [carbon]
Item 5: Two photographs, one of Walter R. Vail and one of Thomas [?] Smythe, [no date]Add to your cart.
(2 items)