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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bailey Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-4297
Scope and Contents The Bailey Family Papers include letters created and received by multiple generations of family members. The bulk of the letters contains Reconstruction-era content, but there are also other later letters of interest written from Texas and Japan. Samuel Bailey wrote ten letters to his son George from 1865-1869. Although Samuel wrote most of the letters while in Macon, Georgia, he was in South Charlestown, New Hampshire, when he wrote the earliest one on June 10, 1865. The letters were addressed...
Dates: 1859-1905

Berry Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-4239
Overview The Berrys were a plantation- and slave-owning family from Coweta County, Georgia. This collection contains correspondence and other materials related to several Berry family members, particularly Judge Andrew J. Berry (1798-1883) and his sons William, Thomas, and Joel Berry. Materials document the family’s economic situation both before and after the US Civil War (1861-1865).
Dates: 1820-1882

C. I. B. DeLage letter

Identifier: W-0156
Overview A letter from C. I. B. DeLage, a Mobile, Alabama, commission agent, to Carl G. Schneider detailing the financial history of Mobile during the Civil War.
Dates: 1865

Maria E. Chandler and H. R. Garner Cotton Claims Documents

Identifier: MSS-4128
Overview Handwritten and typescript documents - correspondence, affidavits, etc. - relating to two southern clients of the New York lawyer Quinton Corwine, dealing with compensation due them for cotton seized by federal agents during the Reconstruction period
Dates: 1864-1898

Dallas Iron Works letterbook

Identifier: W-0097
Overview Contains the Reconstruction-era letterbook of the Dallas Iron Works in Selma, Alabama.
Dates: 1866-1879

Elisha Wolsey Peck papers

Identifier: MSS-1120
Overview Correspondence and financial papers of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, attorney, as well as material relating to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1867, of which Peck was chairman.
Dates: 1837 - 1887

Emma Marie Cutter Diary

Identifier: MSS-4230
Overview Emma Marie Cutter (1853-1937) was born in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, and attended the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Massachesetts, from 1871-1875. Cutter began teaching at the Peabody (also known as State) Normal School in Nashville, Tennessee, immediately after her graduation until 1881. This diary, which she kept from 1876-1878, discusses her life as a teacher, her travels to the Northeast to visit her family in the summer, and the people she encountered in the post-Civil War South.
Dates: 1876 - 1878

Robert H. Smith legal notebook

Identifier: W-0016
Overview Handwritten definitions and summaries of legal cases tried between 1869 and 1877, relating primarily to railroad interests and personal property law.
Dates: circa 1870