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

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1861-1908, 1861-1908

Arrangement note

Series 2: Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent or by the topic of the correspondence.

Scope and Contents note

Series 2 consists of correspondence written during and after the Civil War, mostly by Chisolm and General Beauregard. Much of Chisolm and Beauregard's wartime correspondence is Beauregard's orders to his staff and Chisolm's reports on various battles, though their letters also address an accusation made against Chisolm that he used his official position to obtain transportation on railroads. The postwar correspondence from Beauregard to Chisolm discusses Chisolm's Civil War memorial activities and writings. Other letters written to or authored by Chisolm in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries contain Chisolm's remembrances and reflections on the war. There is also some family wartime correspondence, including a letter from Chisolm to his aunt and a letter to A.R. Chisolm from John Chisolm.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Beauregard to Dr. R.L. Brodie
August 23, 1875
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Beauregard to Chisolm
1862-1891
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Chisolm to Beauregard
1861, 1863-1864
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Chisolm to Mrs. R. Chisolm
April 20, 1862
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Chisolm to the Press
April 1887, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Chisolm's Remembrances, Postwar
1893, 1907
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Chisolm to George Putnam Smith
1901
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence to Chisolm re: Wartime Issues
July 24, 1861 and April 9, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence to Chisolm re: War Remembrances
1902-1903, 1908
Box: 1 Folder : 13 John M. Chisolm to A.R. Chisolm
December 4, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 14 F.W. Sims to Major S.L. James
January 14, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Reverend Robert Wilson to Alfred Chisolm
May 29, 1902
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Alienated Envelope and Unidentified Correspondence
1862-1864

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