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Joseph W. Collingwood Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 60852-60924  
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Description
This collection chiefly contains detailed letters written by Lieutenant Joseph W. Collingwood (1821-1862) of the 18th Infantry regiment of Massachusetts to his wife in 1861-1862 during the American Civil War and covering various aspects of the campaigns, battles, and camp life. The collection also includes records of Company B, 3rd Regiment of Light Infantry of Massachusetts Volunteer Militia and some papers of the Collingwood family.
Background
Joseph W. Collingwood (1821-1862), second son of William and Eleanor Harlow Collingwood, was born in 1821 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Plymouth. In 1840-1850s, Joseph W. Collingwood owned a fish market and occasionally went out with a fishing fleet to New Foundland. In September 1848, he became engaged to Rebecca W. Richardson, a teacher of the Boston Female Asylum. A short marriage notice in The England Washingtonian, the organ of Sons of Temperance, reported that the couple was married at the Female Orphan Asylum, Boston, on October 12, by the Rev. F. D. Huntington.
Extent
333 items in 5 boxes and 1 folder
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.