Personal and Family Life

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Letter from Isaac Toucey to Nahum Capen
April 4, 1863

Former Secretary of the Navy Isaac Toucey writes Nahum Capen to defend a speech that he gave during a rally held in Hartford, Connecticut. "The only remedy for the evils which have fallen upon the country is in the legitimate action of our institution, which will soon transfer political power...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison to Andrew Paton
April 10, 1863

Moncure D. Conway carries a letter for abolitionist William L. Garrison, who writes from Boston to his friend, Andrew Paton in Glasgow, Scotland, and introduces Conway in terms of highest commendation. Garrison also explains that Conway is on "an anti-slavery mission to England." Garrison hopes...

Letters from John Cuddy (May – Jun. 1863)
May - June 1863

John Taylor Cuddy writes eight letters to his friends and family describing his experience as a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. "Our army has taken Richmond but we do not [know whether] they can hold it [or] not... [General Joseph] Hooker has crossed the river again I think he...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F8

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Henry Slicer
May 16, 1863

Former President James Buchanan discusses his administration's policies, his health, and other personal matters in a letter to Reverend Henry Slicer. "I would not, if I could, change any portion of the policy I pursued in view of the then approaching troubles," as Buchanan explains. Buchanan,...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F7

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Jeremiah Black
June 7, 1863

Former President James Buchanan writes to Jeremiah Sullivan Black regarding his health and to plan a get together. Buchanan plans "to visit the Bedford Springs the present season." Black served in President Buchanan's administration as the U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Secretary of State.

Location: I-Friends-2004-2

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from A. C. Mullin to John H. Cuddy
June 10, 1863

A. C. Mullin responds to John H. Cuddy's request that his son, John Taylor Cuddy, receive a furlough so that he can return home. Mullin, who works as Pennslyvia Governor Andrew Curtin's secrtary, notes that  "it has been referred to the Commander of the 7th Regt. Pa. Reserves, with a...

Letter from Susanna Thompson to Agnes Cuddy
July 16, 1863

Susanna Thompson writes a letter to Agnes Cuddy asking for information about the "rebels" and expressing worry over the state of the soldiers, including John T. Cuddy. Thompson also asks her friend for information about what happened when the Confederates invaded Carlisle and burned the US Army...

Letters from John Cuddy (Jul. - Sept. 1863)
July - September 1863

John Taylor Cuddy writes five letters to his friends and family describing his experience as a soldier for the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy discusses the places he has traveled through and the battles he has witnessed. In addition, Cuddy mentions Confederate General Robert E. Lee's...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Thomas Dick (Jul. - Dec. 1863)
July - December 1863

Thomas William Dick writes four letters to family members describing his experience as a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. Dick states that he was present at President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and shook hands with Lincoln, who "...appeared very glad to see [him]."...

Letters from John Cuddy (Oct. – Nov. 1863)
October - November 1863

John Taylor Cuddy writes four letters to his friends and family describing his experience as a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy describes the places he has traveled through, expresses his wish for a furlough to return home, and comments on the latest war news. General...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Goodin to Jane Hastings
November 5, 1863

Mary Goodin writes to her sister, Jane Hastings, about settling into a new home in East Bloomfield, Pennsylvania and apologizes for not writing in five weeks. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-1975-16

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Nahum Capen
November 30, 1863

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney writes a private letter to Nahum Capen of Boston regarding a rumor about Taney resigning: "There is no foundation for the rumor that I have resigned or am about to resign the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court," as Taney explains. While "it is...

Letters from John Cuddy (Jan. - Feb. 1864)
January - February 1864

John Taylor Cuddy writes four letters to his family describing his experience as a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy, who has only three months left in the army, also discusses whether to join the veteran corps. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F10

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Roger B. Taney to E. C. Doughty
February 26, 1864

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney responds to Mr. E. C. Doughty's request for Taney's autograph. Taney also notes that his response has been delayed due to severe illness. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-45

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel F. Miller
March 21, 1864

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Freeman Miller and thanks Miller for his photograph. Taney notes that he has enclosed his own photograph and autograph.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-43

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Mar. – Apr. 1864)
March - April 1864

John Taylor Cuddy writes four letters to his parents describing his experience as a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy mentions seeing Uncle Abraham in his regiment and notes that he hopes to be home soon. Cuddy also makes a point to tell his mother that he has not been...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F10

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 2, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes to his nephew, James Buchanan Henry, regarding Isabella Lynch, the daughter of one of his late friends. As Henry is an attorney, Buchanan asks him to look into Lynch's situation at the Convent of Visitation in Brooklyn. "The letter of Isabella Lynch gives a...

Location: I-Friends-2010-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 7, 1864

Former President James Buchanan's letter to his nephew, James Buchanan Henry, includes a list of individuals who have discharged their bonds or mortgages since April 1. Buchanan also provides instructions on various financial matters as well as a note about a "Tin Box." Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 18, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes James Buchanan Henry and includes payment for stocks that Henry purchased on behalf of Harriet Lane. Buchanan also asks Henry "to take out my will" as "it is neceseary or rather proper that I should make some changes in it on account of changes in my...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Agnes Cuddy to John Cuddy
May 1, 1864

Agnes Cuddy writes a letter to her son, John Cuddy, expressing sorrow over his having to fight again but also relief at his upcoming discharge from the Union Army. "I wish you had your discharge now that you could come now for we would be very glad to see you, I hope you will not be sent in to...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F1

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Thomas Dick to "Sister" (May 1864)
May 21, 1864

Thomas William Dick writes a letter to his sister describing recent events in his experience as a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. "We have passed through another campaign of terrible fighting... [and] our losses have been very heavy equal to if not greater than that of the rebels...

Location: MC 2001.10, B1, F9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Robert Grier to Sarah Beck
June 15, 1864

Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier writes to his daughter, Sarah Beck, about his recent travels and health. Grier also inquires about her plans for the summer. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-53

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Civil War Journal of Horatio Collins King
October 31, 1864 - November 15, 1865

Horatio Collins King, serving as the divisional quartermaster under General Philip Sheridan, describes cavalry activities in the Shenandoah Valley during the final months of the Civil War. In addition, King discusses the adjustments he made in returning to civilian life in New York after the war...

Location: MC 1999.9, B3, F2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Robert Grier to Sarah Beck
December 24, 1864

Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier writes to his daughter, S. G. Beck, with news of friends in Washington.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-53

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Robert Grier to Sarah Beck
December 26, 1864

Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier writes to his daughter, Sarah Beck, about her safe arrival at her destination, and the finding of room and board for a Mr. Catron, who wrote to her while she was away. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-53

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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