Graves, James Taylor, 1841-1923 : James Taylor Graves papers, ca. 1850-1891, bulk 1862-1867
- Mainly Civil War (1862-1863) and European trip (1867) letters of James Taylor Graves addressed to his widowed mother, his sister Martha Louise Graves, and his brother John Morrison Graves. Graves' Civil War letters, written from Camp Miller at Greenfield, Mass., en route to Louisiana via New York City, and from various places in Louisiana, discuss camp life, ship transport, the treatment of Negroes, Southern guerrillas, skirmishes with Confederate forces, the siege of Port Hudson, and other topics. Written during a summer tour of London, Paris, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, Graves' 1867 letters provide a detailed description of his travels to his family at home. There is also one undated letter to Graves from his father written prior to his 1852 death regarding the importance of faith and education, an 1891 University of Chicago diploma received by daughter Mary Louise Graves, a calling card and account relating to Graves' European trip, and some genealogical material.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Graves
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)