Finding-Aid for the Farmer Family Papers (MSS043)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

George E. Farmer

Farmer Family Correspondence and Miscellany

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Descriptive Summary

CreatorFarmer Family
TitleFarmer Family Papers
Dates: 1860-1921.
Quantity: 184 items
Identification: MSS043

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Biographical Note

George E. Farmer, 1840-1870, Union Army officer and businessman.

For biographical information on George E. Farmer, see the description of the Farmer correspondence prepared by E.B. Long which accompanies the collection.

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Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of the collection 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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source of Collection

Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Bryan, Jr.

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1/1-11

George E. Farmer,

Civil War correspondence and related items.
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Box/folder
1/1-9
Correspondence,
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1/1, 1860: December 12 - 1861: December 26 (3 items, 9 pp)
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1/2, 1862: January 8 - April 27 (17 items, 44 pp)
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1/3, 1862: May 2 - July 31 (19 items, 64 pp)
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1/4, 1862: August 12 - October 31 (15 items, 70 pp)
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1/5, 1862: November 9 - December 24 (15 items, 63 pp)
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1/6, 1863: January 2 - May 30 (17 items, 60 pp)
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1/7, 1863: June 2 - December 20 (18 items, 59 pp)
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1/8, 1864: March 12 - December 9 (17 items, 52 pp)
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1/9, 1865: February 3 - August 18 (7 items, 22 pp)
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Box/folder
1/10
Genealogy of the Farmer family, [n.d.] (1 item, 4 pp., Auto draft)
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Box/folder
1/11
Miscellany relating to Farmer,
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A list of military stances. Auto draft., [n.d.] (1 item, 2 pp)
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Confederate Army attendance sheet [blank]. With the auto notation "Taken from the saddle bags of Capt. Miller 9th Va. Cavalry killed near Spotsylvania Court House April 30, 1863.", [n.d.] (1 item, 2 pp)
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A special army pass for George E. Farmer, 1864: July 11 (1 item, 1 p)
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Pleasonton, Alfred to [Soldiers]. Printed letter., 1863: May 10 (1 item, 1 p)
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Devin, Thomas C. to Soldiers. Printed letter., 1864: November 6 (1 item, 3 pp)
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Draft of remarks delivered by George E. Farmer at a reunion of the Officers Association, 6th New York Veteran Calvary. Auto draft., [n.d.] (1 item, 4 pp)
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Photographs of George E. Farmer [?] and others including one of a memorial plaque to the 6th Reg't Cavalry, N.Y.S.V.V., [n.d.] (10 items)
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Newspaper clippings. Civil War battle accounts and George E. Farmer obituaries., [n.d.] (7 items)

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Box/folder
2/12-14

Farmer Family Correspondence and Miscellany,

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Correspondence,
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2/12, 1865: January 24 - 1866: November 23 (13 items, 11 envelopes, 48 pp)
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2/13, 1868: July 30 - 1901: December 30 (15 items, 13 envelopes, 71 pp)
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2/14, 1905: October 18 - 1921: May 3 (3 items, 1 envelope, 3 pp)
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Box/folder
2/15
Miscellany,
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Calling card of Charles N. Morgan with address, [n.d.] (1 item)
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Pension certificate from the U.S. Government for Elizabeth W. Morgan, widow of Lyman G. Morgan., 1879: January 28 (1 item)
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Anon. The bronze button [patriotic poem]. Printed version., [n.d.] (1 item, 2 pp)
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Anon. Tribute to Commander George E. Dewey. Delivered to Dix Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ts[c], [n.d.] (1 item, 1 p)
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Two photographs, one of Walter R. Vail and one of Thomas [?] Smythe., [n.d.] (2 items)

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