Edmund Kirby papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edmund Kirby papers
Dates: 1788-1865
Collection Number: mssEK 1-148
Creator OR Collector: Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849
Extent: 148 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence by Edmund Kirby. There are a few letters written to him as well as correspondence by other Kirby family members.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edmund Kirby papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the Library Collectors' Council from William Reese & Co., January 19, 2014.

Biographical Note

Edmund Kirby (1794-1849), paymaster in the United States Army. Kirby was born in Litchfield, Conn., son of Ephraim Kirby (1757-1804), a prominent New England Jeffersonian. He attended West Point, and in July 1812 entered the United States Army. During the War of 1812, he fought under Winfield Scott and Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828). Later on, Kirby became Brown's aide-de-camp, and on February 14, 1825, married his daughter Eliza. The Kirbys settled in Brownville, founded in 1799 as the homestead of General Brown's family. They had nine children -- Jacob Brown (Jake) (1827-1860), Frances (Frank) Kirby Palmer (1829-1893), Pamela Kirby Everett (1831-1878); Eliza Brown Kirby Darby (1833-1858); Josephine Smith (Jojo) (b. 1836), Mary, Kirby Lady Contree Fairfax (b. 1838), Edmund (Ned) (1840-1863); Katharine Smith (Kitty) (1841-1871), and Reynold Marvin (1843-1886). Kirby was one of the founders of the Jefferson Woolen Company and the Dexter Village Company that later became Dexter Township. Kirby also continued his father-in-law's agricultural experiments and his leadership in the Jefferson County and New York State Agricultural Societies. On August 5, 1824, Kirby was appointed paymaster of the United States Army.
In peacetime, his job mandated bi-monthly tours of garrisons of the Great Lakes region and regular trips to Washington. In wartime he was assigned to the staffs of the armies in the field. Kirby was with Winfield Scott in the Black Hawk War (1832) and in his 1836 campaign against the Creek Indians. In July 1846, Kirby was assigned to the headquarters of Zachary Taylor. In December, he was transferred under the command of Winfield Scott and remained on his staff until February 1848. Kirby took part in the battle of Monterey, the siege and taking of Vera Cruz, and all the battles that marked Scott's march to Mexico City, including Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, and El Molino Del Rey. At the end of the war he was brevetted Colonel for his "gallant and meritorious conduct" in battle. On January 31, 1848, Kirby was ordered to report to Washington, but was detained in Mexico City, having been summoned to testify in a court of inquiry launched against Winfield Scott. He was then directed to pay volunteers in Kentucky, and reached home only in August 1848. He died on March 9, 1849 at the Avon Springs resort where he had gone to recuperate from a disease he had contracted in Mexico.
Kirby's sixth child and namesake, Edmund (Ned) Kirby, Jr. (1840-1863), entered West Point in 1856, graduating 10th in his class of 1861. In May 1861, he was commissioned Lieutenant of Co. I. of the 1st Regiment of the U.S. Regular Artillery. Wounded in the battle of Chancellorsville, he died at a Washington, D.C. hospital.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically. It is housed in three boxes and one oversize folder.

Scope and Content

Letters that Edward Kirby wrote to his wife and eldest son Jake between 1827 and July 1848 constitute the largest portion of the collection. Kirby's peacetime letters describe his travels in Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York State, and his trips to Washington, D.C., and discuss family news, business investments, the management of his two-thousand acre farm, the increasingly complicated financial affairs, the fallout from the Panic of 1837, and local news, including the events of the Patriot War (1837) in the neighboring Canada. Kirby, a leader of the local Whigs, also discusses state and national politics, in particular the internal improvements, protective tariff, and the annexation of Texas. Kirby also recounts Washington news and rumors and comments on various aspects of military life as well as the news of the Second Seminole War. Included is a 1840 letter from William H. Seward soliciting Kirby's opinion on the "candidates." Kirby's letters written during the Black Hawk War discuss the progress of the war, the outbreak of cholera, peace negotiations, and the allegations against Winfield Scott.
The Mexican War letters describe Kirby's journey to Northern Mexico and his war experiences, including the battle of Monterey, the siege and taking of Vera Cruz, the battles that marked Scott's march to Mexico City, and the occupation of the Mexican capital. Kirby also recounts news that were circulated at Taylor's and Scott's headquarters, in particular rumors of the eagerly awaited peace negotiations, discusses the financial operations of the United States Army, and shares his impressions of Mexico. The letters describe Winfield Scott, Nathan Towson, William Jenkins Worth, Zachary Taylor, John E. Wool, Jefferson Davis, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, George Gordon Meade, his nephew Edmund Kirby Smith, and others. Also included are Kirby's commissions and his certificate of membership in the Aztec Club.
The collection also includes letters that Edmund Kirby, Jr. wrote to his brother Reynold Marvin Kirby in 1860-1863. The letters counsel his brother on the course of his studies and a college selection, (Marvin chose to go to the Geneva College, and his brother paid his tuition), vividly describe the life at the Military Academy on the eve of the Civil War, and discuss the secession crisis and other aspects of national politics. The letters written from the battlefields in Virginia describe the Union positions at Edwards Ferry and the Mud March of 1862 and blast the radical Republicans in Congress. The last letter, entirely devoted to Marvin's studies, is dated March 3, 1863. Also included is a letter of condolence from Henry Jackson Hunt to Kirby's mother.
Also included are two letters addressed to Ephraim Kirby from Uriah Tracy (1788, Oct. 18), reporting on the on the proceedings of the state General Assembly, including the passage of "a very benevolent act relative to Africans" and Aaron Burr (1801, Feb.) requesting an urgent meeting, and Gideon Grange's letter to Thomas Worthington introducing Ephraim Kirby as the newly appointed commissioner on the Spanish Boundary.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828 -- Family
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822
Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849
Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863
Kirby, Eliza Brown, 1808-1864
Kirby, Jacob Brown, 1827-1860
Kirby, Reynold Marvin, 1843-1886
Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Towson, Nathan, 1784-1854
Tracy, Uriah, 1755-1807
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869
Worth, William Jenkins, 1794-1849

Corporate Names

Jefferson County Agricultural Society (Jefferson County, N.Y.)
New York State Agricultural Society
United States. Army -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Sources
United States. Army. Regiment of Artillery, 1st. Company I
United States Military Academy. Class of 1861
Whig Party (N.Y.)

Subjects

Agriculturists -- New York (State) -- Correspondence
Black Hawk War, 1832 -- Personal narratives
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives
Military cadets -- United States -- Correspondence
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842

Geographic Areas

Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838
Connecticut -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources
Dexter (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources
Jefferson County (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources
Michigan -- History -- To 1837 -- Sources
New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Sources
United States -- History -- 1783-1865 -- Sources
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Washington (D.C) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Wisconsin -- History -- To 1848 -- Sources

Genre

Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century


Container List

Box 1

1788-1842

 

 EK 147  Tracy, Uriah, 1755-1807. Letter to Ephraim Kirby (1788, Oct. 18.)

New Haven, Conn.
 

 EK 1   Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Letter to Ephraim Kirby (1801, Feb.)

 

 EK 2   Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822. Letter to Thomas Worthington (1803, Aug. 28)

Chillicothe, Ohio.
 

 EK 148  Wolcott, Oliver. Letter to Edmund Kirby, 1794-1849 (1824, Jan. 13)

Litchfield, Conn.
 

 EK 4  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1827, May 5.)

Detroit, Mich.
 

 EK 5  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1827, May 11)

Detroit, Mich.
 

 EK 6   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849.. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1827, June 12)

“Boat Niagara”
 

 EK 7   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1827, Aug. 23)

“On the Canal near Buffalo.”
 

 EK 8   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1827, Aug. 26)

Detroit, Mich
 

 EK 9   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1828, Apr. 3)

Utica, N.Y.
 

 EK 10   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1828, Aug. 17)

Utica, N.Y.
 

 EK 11  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1828, Aug. 21)

Buffalo, N.Y.
 

 EK 12   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1829, May 17)

Fort Niagara, N.Y.
 

 EK 13   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1829, May 19)

Buffalo, N.Y.
 

 EK 14   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1829, June 25)

Albany, N.Y.
 

 EK 15   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1829, Aug. 27)

Buffalo, N.Y.
 

 EK 16   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1829, Oct. 14)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 17   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1829, Oct. 26)

New York, N.Y.
 

 EK 18    Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1830, Apr. 20)

“On the canal.”
 

 EK 19   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1832, July 7)

Tecumseh
 

 EK 20   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1832, Sep. 4)

“Camp West Bank, on the Mississippi, Near Rock Island, Ill.”
 

 EK 21   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1832, Sep. 17)

“Camp opposite Rock Island, Ill.”
 

 EK 22   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1833, Mar. 17)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 23   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1833, Apr. 19)

St. Louis, Mo.
 

 EK 24   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1833, May 16)

Danville, Ill.
 

 EK 25   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1833, June 17)

St. Louis, Mo.
 

 EK 26   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Jan. 15)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 27   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Feb. 1)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 28   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Feb. 10)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 29   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Feb. 18)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 30  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Mar. 3)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 31   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Mar. 11)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 32  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Mar. 12)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 33  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1838, Apr. 10)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 34  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1838, Apr. 10)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 35  Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. Letter to Edmund Kirby, 1794-1849 (1840, Feb. 13)

Albany, N.Y.
 

 EK 36   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, May 17 )

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 37   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, June 5)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 38   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, June 21)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 39   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, June 23)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 40   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, July 4)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 41  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, July 22)

Buffalo, N.Y.
 

 EK 42   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Oct. 2)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 43   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Oct. 12)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 44   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Oct. 15)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 45   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Oct. 25)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 46   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Oct. 30)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 47   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Nov. 1)

 

 EK 48   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Nov. 20)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 49   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Dec. 5)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 50   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1842, Dec. 11)

Brownsville, N.Y.
Box 2

1843-1846

 

 EK 51  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Jan. 29)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 52  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Feb. 12)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 53   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Mar. 3)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 54   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Mar. 16)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 55  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Mar. 20)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 56   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Mar. 25)

Syracuse, N.Y.
 

 EK 57   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, June 5)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 58   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, June 9)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 59   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, June 13)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 60   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, June 25)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 61   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, July 29)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 62   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Aug. 13)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 63   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Aug. 27)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 64   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Sep. 5)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 65   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Oct. 26)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 66   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Nov. 12)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 67   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Nov. 26)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 68   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1843, Dec. 16)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 69   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 (1844, Mar. 25)

Brownsville, N.Y.
 

 EK 70   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1845, Dec. 20)

New York, N.Y.
 

 EK 71   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, June 12)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 72   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, June 15)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 73   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, June 15)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 74   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (846, June 16)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 75   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, June 17)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 76   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, June 21)

“On the Ohio.”
 

 EK 77   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, June 26)

Louisville, Ky.
 

 EK 78   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, July 4)

New Orleans, La.
 

 EK 79   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, July 6)

Matamoros, Mexico
 

 EK 80   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, July 15)

Brazos, Mexico
 

 EK 81  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, July 26)

Matamoros, Mexico
 

 EK 82   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Aug. 17)

Matamoros, Mexico
 

 EK 83   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Aug. 21)

 

 EK 84   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Aug. 31)

Camargo, Mexico
 

 EK 85   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Sep. 25)

“Camp before Monterey,” Mexico
 

 EK 86   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Sep. 28)

“Camp before Monterey,” Mexico
 

 EK 87   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Oct. 12)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 88   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Oct. 13)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 89   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Oct. 25)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 90   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Nov. 3)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 91   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Nov. 22)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 92   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Nov. 30)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 93   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Dec. 12)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 94   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Dec. 21)

Monterey, Mexico
 

 EK 95   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Dec. 26)

 

 EK 96   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1846, Dec. 31)

Villa Grande, Mexico
Box 3

1847-1863

 

 EK 97   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Jan. 14)

Victoria, Mexico
 

 EK 98   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Jan. 24)

Tampico, Mexico
 

 EK 99   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Feb. 3)

Tampico, Mexico
 

 EK 100   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Feb. 4)

Tampico, Mexico
 

 EK 101  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Feb. 18)

Tampico, Mexico
 

 EK 102   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Feb. 27)

“Ship Massachusetts, off Lobos.”
 

 EK 103   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Mar. 10)

 

 EK 104  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Mar. 11)

 

 EK 105   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Mar. 24)

“Camp before Vera Cruz,” Mexico
 

 EK 106   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Mar. 30)

“Camp before Vera Cruz,” Mexico
 

 EK 107   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Apr. 5)

“Camp before Vera Cruz,” Mexico
 

 EK 108   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Apr. 12)

“Camp before Vera Cruz,” Mexico
 

 EK 109   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Apr. 22)

Perote, Mexico
 

 EK 110   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, May 12)

Xalapa, Mexico
 

 EK 111  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, May 22)

Xalapa, Mexico
 

 EK 112   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, May 24)

“Castle of Perote,” Mexico
 

 EK 113   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Aug. 27)

 

 EK 114   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Sep. 27)

Mexico City, Mexico
 

 EK 115   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Oct. 28)

Mexico City, Mexico.
 

 EK 116   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Nov. 27)

Mexico City, Mexico.
 

 EK 117   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Dec. 15)

Mexico City, Mexico.
 

 EK 118   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1847, Dec. 25)

Mexico City, Mexico.
 

 EK 119   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, Jan. 31)

Mexico City, Mexico.
 

 EK 120   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, Feb. 1)

Mexico City, Mexico
 

 EK 121   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, Feb. 28)

Mexico, City, Mexico.
 

 EK 122   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, Mar. 24)

New Orleans, La.
 

 EK 142   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, Apr. 9)

Charleston, S.C.
 

 EK 123   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, June 10)

Washington, D.C.
 

 EK 124   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, July 3)

Louisville, Ky.
 

 EK 125  Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 (1848, July 25)

Cincinnati, Ohio
 

 EK 126   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1860, Apr. 22)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 127   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1860, Sep. 28)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 128   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863 Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1860, Oct. 21)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 129   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863 Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1860, Dec. 1)

West Point, N.Y
 

 EK 130   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1861, Jan. 19)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 131   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1861, Mar. 10)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 132   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863 Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1861, Mar. 31)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 133   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1861, Aug. 19)

West Point, N.Y.
 

 EK 134   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1861, Dec. 10)

Poolesville, Md.
 

 EK 135   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863 Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1862, Feb. 2)

Poolesville, Md.
 

 EK 136   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863 Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1862, June 20)

Fair Oaks, Va.
 

 EK 137   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1862, Oct. 2)

Bolivar, Va.
 

 EK 138   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Letter to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1863, Mar. 4)

Falmouth, Va.
 

 EK 3   Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 1863, May 13

Falmouth, Va.
 

 EK 139   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Jacob Brown Kirby, 1827-1860 [undated]

Utica, N.Y. Possibly [1842?], Aug. 3.
 

 EK 140   Kirby, Edmund, 1794-1849. Letter to Eliza Brown Kirby, 1808-1864 [undated]

Washington, D.C.. Dated Oct. 20.
 

 EK 141   Kirby, Edmund, 1840-1863. Misc. envelopes to Reynold Marvin Kirby, 1843-1886 (1860-1861)

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1812-1849

 

 EK 142  Madison, James, 1751-1836. Commission of Edmund Kirby as Ensign in the 4th Regiment of Infantry (1812, July 17)

 

 EK 143  Madison, James, 1751-1836. Appointment of Edmund Kirby as a paymaster (1825, Jan. 1)

 

 EK 144  Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. Appointment of Edmund Kirby as Paymaster (1832, Nov. 1)

 

 EK 145  Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel "for the gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Contreras and Churubusco" (1848, Aug. 8)

 

 EK 146  Aztec Club. Certificate of membership (1849, Oct. 13)