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Edson J. Harkness Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0119

Scope and Contents

This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).

Dates

  • Inclusive 1827-1865

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Edson J. Harkness was a Chicago lawyer and an officer in the U. S. Colored Troops, 6th regiment during the American Civil War.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Separated Materials

Ordinance statements and muster rolls are housed in Oversize drawer .

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA