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Guide to the Franz Sigel Papers
1806-1930 (bulk 1848-1880)
 MS 565

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Collection processed by Corrinne Collett. Finding aid by Christine George.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 23, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series V: Writings, c.1848-1902, undated

Scope and Content

There are a wide variety of topics in this series. Most of the items are handwritten either by Sigel or others and include letters, poems, stories, notes, diaries, and scrapbooks. The materials are in both English and German.

Subseries V.A: Sigel's Writings, circa 1848-1902, undated

Scope and Content

This subseries contains Sigel's own writings on a variety of topics. There is a mixture of both English and German, with the bulk appearing to be German. Within these materials, there are translations, notes, autobiographical information, and diaries and scrapbooks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Writings
circa 1848-1850
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Writings
circa 1851-1859
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Writings
circa 1861-1869
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Memorandum Books
1863
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Writings
circa 1870-1879
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Writings
circa 1880-1899
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Biographical Dictation, Henry Irving Dodge
1899
Box: 5 Folder : 15 1848-1849 Revolution in Germany
circa 1880-1890
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Autobiographical
circa 1865-1890
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Teaching German in Public Schools
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Civil War
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Poems and Translations
1855-1901
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Subjects
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Diaries and Scrapbooks: Diary I
1863-1881
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Diaries and Scrapbooks: Diary II
1881-1901
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Diaries and Scrapbooks: Notices (partial)
1895-1902
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Scrapbooks and Diaries: Diary VII
1901
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Biographical (oversized)
1880

Subseries V.B: Writings, not by Sigel, 1862-1874, undated

Scope and Content

This subseries contains a number of poems, mostly handwritten and in German. There are also odes to Sigel's well known Civil War victory at the Battle of Pea Ridge. There are also a number of letters and other ephemera in a folder of collected works. Some of these items such as the "Citizens and Soldiers' Health" pamphlet give a glimpse of Civil War life.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 7 "The Battle of Pea Ridge"
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Poems
1862, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Poems
1874, undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Collected Works
1861-1865, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 8a "Illustrierte Dorstellung Sudewstlichen Feldzug" George G. Freidlein
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 8b Map for "Illustrierte Dorstellung Sudewstlichen Feldzug"
undated

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