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Frank Howard Collection of Civil War History.

 Collection
Identifier: 432
Scope and Contents note Frank Howard was a well known Michigan collector who put together one of the largest Civil War collections in the Midwest, focused particularly on Lincoln. The collection was purchased by the Wayne State University Libraries in the 1950s and the books were disbursed into the regular collections. This manuscript collection includes manuscripts, periodicals, postcards, signature books, and ephemera. Notable items include a lock of Lincoln's hair, a bloodied piece of...

Van Riper Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.001
Scope and Contents note The collection consists of 78 letters written between 1836-1889 to members of the Van Riper family of Wayne County, Michigan. The majority of the letters are between cousins, Alexander and Henry Van Riper, from the years surrounding the Civil War; others are written between various family members and friends. The letters that date from the Civil War era discuss the daily realities of solider life such as illness, homesickness, and camp life. Also of topic are battles and other important Civil...

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