Guide to the Daughters of Union Veterans Jocelyn Morgan Kirkwood Memorial Collection

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Guide to the Daughters of Union Veterans Jocelyn Morgan Kirkwood Memorial Collection, ca. 1830-1981

Collection number: Wyles Mss 71

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Edward C. Fields
    Date Completed:
    14 November 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Daughters of Union Veterans Jocelyn Morgan Kirkwood Memorial Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1830-1981
Date (bulk): (bulk 1852-1905)
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 71
Collector: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Laura Belle Stoddard Tent, no. 22 (Santa Barbara, Ca.)
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Daughters of Union Veterans Jocelyn Morgan Kirkwood Memorial Collection. Wyles Mss 71. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Daughters of Union Veterans, Santa Barbara, Tent 22, 1983.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a national organization whose membership, according to their charter, is composed of the female, lineal, direct descendents of all "honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines who served in the Union army or navy during the rebellion of 1861-1865, including those who died or were killed during their term of service, whether members of the Grand Army of the Republic or not." Local chapters are organized into groups called Tents. These are named for "army nurses who served in the Civil War or for any woman, loyal to the Union, whose patriotic deeds during the years 1861-1865 were recorded."
The collection consists mainly of correspondence, documents, broadsides, cartes de visite, picture postcards, and other material from or about the Civil War era.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

Broadsides -Tax document, lecture notices, music score, ca. 1863-1884

Box 1: 2

Calendar /diary - Diary entries and notes of one M. D. Hilson, giving brief descriptions of his military service, 1864

Box 1: 3

Cartes de Visite - Featuring Harriett Beacher Stowe, Gen. Ambrose Burnside, among others

Box 1: 4

Correspondence and Documents - Documents and correspondence, 1849-1921 mostly from Civil War era. Includes letters from Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and other government officials

Box 1: 5

Postcards - Mainly Civil War battle sites, monuments and notable locales

Box 1: 6

List of Members - Handwritten list of members of local chapter, March 6, 1981

Box 1: 7

Miscellany - Business card, flyers, invitation