Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884 : Orville E. Babcock Papers, 1849-1947
- Orville E. Babcock was American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. Collection is primarily correspondence relating to Babcock’s military career, service as private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency, role in the Whiskey Ring trials of 1875-1876, and private life. Collection also contains newspaper clippings, photographs, military service records and miscellaneous items.
Extent: 6.9 linear feet - (11.5 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers, Politics
Call Number: Midwest MS Babcock
The Orville E. Babcock Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).