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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Letters, 1863-1864

Series II: Death certificate, 1864

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the James K. Lovejoy papers, 1863-1864 MS 246



Title: James K. Lovejoy papers
Dates: 1863-1864
Abstract: Photocopies of letters written by Union soldier Corporal James K. Lovejoy to his wife while stationed in Louisiana, 1863-1864.
Identification: MS 246
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 folder of 16 letters, 1 document)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Corporal James K. Lovejoy was a Union soldier. According to his death certificate, Lovejoy enlisted on August 8, 1862, at age 21, was a member of Company B, 3rd Massachusetts Calvary Regiment, and was killed in action on September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Virginia.

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Scope and Contents

Photocopies of letters written by Union soldier Corporal James K. Lovejoy to his wife while stationed in Louisiana, 1863-1864. Lovejoy describes camp life, including detailed descriptions of the food and general camp conditions, and writes of his travels and adventures. The letters describe the conditions and attitudes of people both in Louisiana and the Union forces. Collection also contians a photocopy of the death certificate of James K. Lovejoy, dated July 22, 1908.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the James K. Lovejoy, MS 246, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

American Civil War (1861-1865)
corrrespondence
Lovejoy, James K.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James K. Lovejoy Letters, 1863-1864, MS 246, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Everett Messer, Houston, Texas, July, 1975. Originals are in possession of Mrs. Everett Messer.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Letters, 1863-1864

James Lovejoy to Wife, from Baton Rouge, LA March 12, 1863(?)
James Lovejoy to Wife, from Brashier(?) City, LA April 5, 1963(?)
James Lovejoy to Wife, from Brashier(?) City, LA May 27, 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from before Port Hudson, LA June, 23, 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from before Port Hudson, LA July 10, 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from before Port Hudson, LA August 5, 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from before Port Hudson, LA August 30, 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from before Port Hudson, LA November 10, 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from before Port Hudson, LA November(?) 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from Baton Rouge, LA December 18(?), 1863
James Lovejoy to Wife, from Franklin, LA March 8, 1864
James Lovejoy to Wife, from unknown April 15, 1864
James Lovejoy to Wife, Mother and Father from Alexandria, LA May 5, 1864
James Lovejoy to Wife, from unknown July 25, 1864
unknown to unknown(probably James Lovejoy to Wife), from unknown, letter incomplete n.d.(1863 or 1864)
unknown to unknown(probably James Lovejoy to Wife), from unknown, letter incomplete n.d.(1863 or 1864)

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Series II: Death certificate, 1864

Copy of Death Certificate for James Lovejoy, issued Boston (James Lovejoy died September 19, 1864)

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