Francis E. Barber autograph book
Scope and Contents
The autograph album of Francis E. Barber (1842-1862) contains messages and autographs of his fellow classmates at Fort Edward Institute located in Fort Edward, N.Y. The nature of the messages indicates that Barber had completed his course of study and was leaving the Institute. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Barber enlisted in the U.S. Army in Sept., 1861, and became a private in Co. E, 8th Connecticut Vounteers. He died from edema, then referred to as "dropsy," aboard the steamer Suwanee on Jan. 30, 1862. He was the son of Ethan O. Barber and Francis Gray Barber of Litchfield.
- Created: 1859
- Other: Date acquired: 08/10/2010
- Barber, Francis E., 1842-1862 (Person)
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The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Found in collection.
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
Other Descriptive Information
This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Francis E. Barber autograph book
- Leith Johnson
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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