Guide to the Campbell Grant Collection

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Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Guide to the Campbell Grant Collection, ca. 1861-1864

Collection number: Wyles Mss 49

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:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    05 May 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Campbell Grant Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1861-1864
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 49
Collector: Grant, Campbell
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 albums and 1 half-size document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
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

Campbell Grant Collection. Wyles Mss 49. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Campbell Grant, 1994.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.
Printers represented in the collection include:

Union

  • Baltimore - J. W. Bond
  • Boston - Wm. Forbes.
  • Buffalo - Young, Lockwood.
  • Cincinnati - J. Gates, W. Wiswell, Mumford.
  • Hartford - Car Bell, A. S. Robinson.
  • Lancaster, PA _ S. H. Zahm.
  • New York - Union Stationery Depoot, Reagles & Co., Berlin & Jones, S. raynor, D. Murphy, J. C. Wells, Francis & Loutrel, W. Redenburgh, Brown & Ryan, Simson, J & H Hasbrouk, Gay & Hollingshead, N. Tibbals, Charles F. Senneborn.
  • Milwaukee - L. Lipman.
  • Philadelphia - Upham, Magee, E. Rogers, King & Baird.
  • Salem - G. M. Whipple.

Confederate

  • Charleston - G. W. Faley
  • New Orleans - Envelope Depot.
The blockade run invoices and letters are from William P. Campbell, an agent in St. George, Bermuda, to Col. Sewell L. Fremont in Wilmington, North Carolina. The papers accompanied cargo that was run through the Union blockade by Confederate or British blockade runners from February to August 1864.

Related Collections

UCSB Special Collections also has other collections containing Civil War covers, namely:
  • Civil War Covers, ca. early 1860s. Approximately 136 unused Civil War Union covers. Wyles SC 585.
  • Civil War Covers. Wyles SC 922.
  • Confederate Collection. Union and Confederate covers. Wyles Mss 50.
Civil War covers were produced in large numbers and many survive. Other institutions with collections of covers include the Connecticut Historical Society and Western Reserve Historical Society, both of which have descriptions on their websites.

Collection Contents

Box : 1

Regimental, Union Flags, Portraits, Allegorical Females, Eagles & National Emblems, State Seals

Box : 2

1860 Presidential Campaign, Soldiers & Sailors, Cartoons & Caricatures, Confederate States, Miscellaneous

Box : 3

Blockade run invoices and letters, 1864