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Colby, Carlos : Carlos W. Colby Papers, 1821-1937

Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical material and a few photos.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers
Call Number: Vault Case MS 10014
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The Carlos W. Colby Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).