The collection contains more than 300 Patriotic Civil War covers, mainly Union and unused, and eight letter press copies of
blockade run invoices and letters. The covers are arranged by type in two albums, housed in slipcases. A description at the
front of the first album indicates that most of the covers were produced during the early part of the war and were collected
by James Wilson, a druggist in Tekonsha, Michigan.
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.