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Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund Broadside
Wyles SC 217  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund Broadside
    Dates: ca. 1864
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 217
    Extent: .01 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: One broadside, "Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund," soliciting contributions from Southerners residing in Europe during the Civil War. Printed in Liverpool, England, ca. 1864.
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Access Restrictions


    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

    Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund Broadside. Wyles SC 217. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1982.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains one broadside, "Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund," soliciting contributions from Southerners residing in Europe during the Civil War. The item is printed in Liverpool, England, ca. 1864, and reads, in part:
    "There are at this time many thousands of Confederate prisoners of war confined in the various forts and camps of the Northern States. A large proportion of them are wounded or sick, and all are in a state of destitution, the accounts of which, as given in private letters and in the newspapers, present a picture of human suffering which has scarcely a parallel in modern times. The merest necessaries of life are wanting, and frequently the wounded prisoner has no raiment save that which is stark and stiffened with his clotted blood These men, cut off from the assistance of their kindred or the protection of their Government, have peculiar claims on the patriotism of their countrymen in Europe and upon Christian benevolence everywhere This Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund is intended to mitigate some of these sufferings which cannot altogether be relieved. Within little more than a twelvemonth nearly £3,000 have been collected and expended in relief. The Managers of the Fund are assisted in their efforts by self-devoted ladies in the principal Northern cities, who visit the sufferers and give them such aid as the means at their disposal render possible. Of late the Federal Government has granted permission that this Samaritan work may be done openly."

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.