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Harriet Wiswall Papers
DONOR: Kehoe, E. James
DONATION DATE: 1996/02/16
ACCESSION NO: 96-0050-B
PRIMARY AUTHOR: Wiswall, Harriet
CATALOG NUMBER: S 1266.1
MAIN ENTRY: Wiswall, Harriet, Papers
INCLUSIVE DATES: 1863-1865 and undated
BULK DATES: 1863-1865
QUANTITY: 1 wallet (.5 linear feet)
DESCRIPTION: Collection consists correspondence from Harriet Wiswall from the Soldier's Home, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to her step-mother, Elizabeth Lovejoy. The copies of the letters are also stored on a 3.5" floppy disk.
Introduction, E. James Kehoe, undated
Table of Contents, undated
Correspondence, 1863-1865 and undated
3.5" floppy disk containing copies of Harriet Wiswalls letters (2 formats: WriteNow 3.0 for Macintosh and Word 5.0)
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY: Harriet Wiswall (1883-1880) was the daughter of Noah Wiswall and his first wife. Elizabeth Lovejoy (1815-1893), Noah Wiswalls second wife, was the sister of Elijah P. Lovejoy, the abolitionist newspaper editor. An abolitionist, Harriet Wiswall served with the Sanitary Commission at Vicksburg, Mississippi, caring for wounded and sick Union Soldiers.
PROVENANCE: The original letters are housed at the Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Kehoe managed to obtain a copy and mailed it to the Southwest Collection.
ORGANIZATION: The collection has an introduction written by Kehoe. Correspondence is listed and organized by date on a table of contents.
RESTRICTIONS: No restrictions on access.
SPECIAL NOTES: The collection includes a 3.5" floppy disk.
LOCATION: B 118.4 E