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Finding Aid for the William Mathias Lamars Papers, ca. 1952-1971
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Boxes 1-4

Preliminary Manuscript

Box 1

Prologue and chapters 1-3.

Box 2

Chapters 4-10.

Box 3

Chapters 11-15.

Box 4

Chapters 16-18 and epilogue, miscellaneous notes relating to the later chapters.

Boxes 5-6

Final Typescript

Box 5

Prologue through epilogue.

Physical Description: [20 folders]
Box 6

Manuscript as submitted to Harcourt, Brace, & World, as edited by them.

Box 7, Folders 1-5

Miscellaneous re Publication and Research

Box 7, Folder 1

Galleys of book.

Box 7, Folder 2

The Edge of Glory index and miscellaneous notes.

Physical Description: [Typescript]
Box 7, Folder 3

Research notes.

Physical Description: [8 spiro note pads]
Box 7, Folder 4

Rosecrans's own account of the Battle of Chickamauga written for the Archives of Georgetown University.

Physical Description: (Negative film)

Scope and Content Note

Includes photostat copies, ink drawn maps.
Box 7, Folder 5

Photos of W.S. Rosecrans and correspondence re notes.

Box 8

Unsorted miscellaneous notes - some used in book, some not.

Box 9, Folders 1-7

Correspondence re Rosecrans

Box 9, Folders 1-3

Publishers correspondence

Box 9, Folder 1


Box 9, Folder 2

Harcourt, Brace.

Box 9, Folder 3


Box 9, Folder 4

Corrrespondence with Arnold Gates, agent for The Edge of Glory.

Box 9, Folder 5

General correspondence re Rosecrans.

Box 9, Folders 6, 7

Miscellaneous correspondence re Rosecrans.

Box 10, Folders 1-5

Correspondence and Reviews

Box 10, Folder 1

Correspondence with Rosecrans family.

Box 10, Folder 2

Correspondence, clippings, reviews.

Box 10, Folder 3

Clippings, reviews, etc.

Box 10, Folder 4

Miscellaneous publications - Civil War.

Box 10, Folder 5

Miscellaneous printed material - Civil War.




[Microfilm located in office microfilm cases; not with the collection]
Reel 1

Diary of General C.C. Hood. November 6, 1862-October 7, 1863

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]
Reel 2

Records of War Department Offices of the Chief of Engineers. Papers of Major General William S. Rosecrans. 1837-1838

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]
Reel 3

Records of the War Department Office of the Adjutant General, William S. Rosecrans. 1861-1889

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]
Reel 4

Dispatches from United States ministers to Mexico, 1823-1926 (vol.35). August 12, 1868-July 5, 1869

Physical Description: [Positive microfilm]
Reel 5

Diplomatic instructions of the Department of State, 1801-1906 (Mexico, vol.18). November 23, 1867-April 26, 1873

Physical Description: [Positive microfilm]
Reel 6

Manuscripts of and relating to George Henry Thomas in Henry E. Huntington Library. 1848-1893

Physical Description: [Positive microfilm]
Reel 7

Records of the War Department. War Department collection of Confederate records.

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]

Scope and Content Note

Abstracts of military service and personal papers of major General Earl Van Dorn, CSA.
Reel 8

Van Dorn items in Duke University Library. 1862-1863

Physical Description: [Negative microfilm]