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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Winchester and Burlingame families papers
    Identifier/Call Number: mssWinchester
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1749-1961
    Abstract: A collection of material related to the Winchester family of Illinois and the Burlingame family of Massachusetts.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Winchester and Burlingame families papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of James Mink, January 1977.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Winchester and Burlingame families were related by the marriage of Amelia Winchester, daughter of Edgar Winchester (1821-1873), a physician of Kane County, Illinois, and Dwight C. Burlingame whose family came from Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of 212 items which consists primarily of various legal documents and property records such as bonds, deeds, indentures, as well as genealogical materials, a few letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera (1749-1961). There are papers related to Elisha Burlingame, Daniel F. Burlingame, Edgar Winchester, and others; there are also general and company orders, receipts, rolls, and other records accumulated by Daniel F. Burlingame who served as captain of a regiment of the 7th Division of Massachusetts Militia between 1828 and 1834. The collection also includes a copy of the song "Dixie for the Union," signed "T. W. Sweeny, Col. 52nd Ill. Volunteers" and dedicated to Miss Amelia Winchester, a fragment of a Civil War diary (Germantown, Tennessee 1863 October 29 - November 26), and a photocopy of an 1866 letter from Anson Burlingame to William S. Rosecrans. In addition, the collection contains scattered genealogical papers related to the Browne, Mason, Pierce, Fenner, Bliss and other families.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1980. In 2021, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy in-house summary report.


    Organized in the following sections: 1. Family documents, 2. Letters, 3. Genealogical materials, 4. Massachusetts Militia, 5. Photographs, 6. Ephemera, and 7. Addenda.


    Former call number: mssWinchester papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music
    Diaries -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Family papers -- Illinois
    Family papers -- Massachusetts
    Genealogies (histories) -- United States
    Legal documents -- United States
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States
    Military records -- Massachusetts -- 19th century
    Property records -- United States
    Burlingame (Family)
    Burlingame, Amelia Winchester
    Burlingame, Anson, 1820-1870
    Burlingame, Dwight C.
    Burlingame, Elisha
    Fenner (Family)
    Pierce (Family)
    Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898
    Sweeny, Thomas William, 1820-1892
    Winchester (Family)
    Winchester, Edgar, 1821-1873
    Massachusetts. Militia. Division, 7th