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Guide to the Alexander Robert Chisolm Papers
1861-1908
 MS 670.5

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Collection processed by Rachel Schimke

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 14, 2014 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Series 5: Scrapbooks, Newspaper Clippings, and Cipher, circa 1863-1905

Scope and Contents note

Series 5 is comprised of two scrapbooks which consist mostly of magazine and newspaper clippings or articles pertaining to the Civil War (especially from Charleston's The News and Courier). The loose clippings in this series include articles from  The News and Courier regarding Chisolm's lecture on the Battle of Shiloh to benefit the Beauregard Monument Fund, a newspaper clipping about the Confederate Veteran Camp's participation in a memorial service for U.S. Grant, a piece on the reminiscences of a Confederate naval officer, an article by Chisolm in the  Confederate Veteran about Beauregard at Shiloh, and various clippings regarding the First Battle of Bull Run. This series also contains a "Roster of the Surviving General Officers of the Confederate States Army" compiled by Telamon Smith Cuyler and a fan-like cipher used by Beauregard for sending messages during the war, with a sample of how the substitution of letters works using the phrase "Jones goes South to night."

Arrangement note

Series 5 is arranged alphabetically by form.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Magazine and Newspaper Clippings
circa 1890s
Box: 2 Folder : 6 "Roster of the Surviving General Officers of the Confederate States Army"
1905
Box: 2 Scrapbook, Volume 1
1903, undated
Box: 2 Scrapbook, Volume 2
1876-early 1900s
Box: 3 Cipher with Directions on Use
circa 1863

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