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Guide to the James Chamberlin Letters MSS.0294

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

November 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-10T10:27-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

James Chamberlin letters

Unit ID:

MSS.0294

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (19 items ; photocopies)

Dates:

Bulk, 1861-1863

Dates:

1861-1898

Abstract:

Letters written to his mother and brother while serving with the 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Peninsular Campaign and the Charleston Expedition

creator

Chamberlin, James, 1836-1909

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains letters written by Chamberlin to his mother and brother while serving with the 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Peninsular Campaign and the Charleston Expedition. Also included is a 1898 letter from Henry to May.

Letters include: Letter to Mother, May 23, 1861; Letter to Mother, June 30, 1861; Letter to Mother, November 13, 1861; Letter to Brother, March 14, 1862; Letter to Mother, April 9, 1862; Letter to Brother, May 8, 1862; Letter to Brother, May 18, 1862; Letter to Mother, May 18, 1862, Letter to Mother, May 25, 1862; Letter to Mrs. Chamberlin from Hon. Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, June 3, 1862; Letter to Mother, July 5, 1862; Letter to Mother, July 18, 1862; Letter to Mother, July 21, 1862; Letter to Mother, August 28, 1862; Letter to Mother, January 26, 1863; Letter to Mother, March 15, 1863; Letter to Mother, March 28, 1863; Letter to Brother, April 7, 1863; Letter to "My Little May from Henry," July 18, 1898.

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, updated by R. Rumstay, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

James Chamberlin letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Joseph Fritz, 1986

Biographical/Historical note

James Chamberlin was a Civil War soldier in Company D, 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Access Restrictions:

none

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1861-1865). . (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Civil War (localbroad)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Peninsular Campaign, 1862 (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

Correspondence Box 2870 Folder 1