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Guide to the David Ludlow Thompson Papers
1862-1961 (Bulk 1862-1865)
  MS 670.24

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Collection processed by Susan E. Burke

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 12, 2014
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: The David Ludlow Thompson Papers
Dates: 1862-1961 (Bulk 1862-1865)
Abstract: The David Ludlow Thompson Papers consist primarily of letters Thompson sent to his mother, Keturah Sayre Thompson, and his friend, Elias A. Fairchild, relating his experiences in battle during the American Civil War, inquiring about friends and relations at home, and asking to be sent clothing, food, and reading materials. Housed with each letter is a transcript provided by the donor that has been photocopied onto archival quality paper. The reader is cautioned against editorial mistakes in the transcripts. The "original" transcripts (i.e. those not printed on archival quality paper) are housed in a binder in Box 2, along with a wooden spoon carved by Thompson while he was held as a prisoner of war. Portions of this collection relating to the Civil War have been digitized and are available to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via EBSCOhost.
Quantity: 0.7 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Location note: Manuscript Cage
Call Phrase: MS 670.24