Guide to the George A. Bailey Papers, 1840-1924 M0022C

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Title: George A. Bailey Papers,
Identifier/Call Number: M0022C
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 202.0 Items
Date (inclusive): 1840-1924
creator: Bailey, George A.

Scope and Contents Note:

These papers consist largely of letters from George A. Bailey to his family during the Civil War, 1861-1864, but also include other family letters, 1840-1919, genealogical materials, deeds, and financial records. There is also a map Bailey drew of his camp, 1861 December 25.

Biographical Note:

George Arthur Bailey was born in Massachusetts in 1841. He enlisted in the 1st. Massachusetts Infantry in 1861. He was wounded in May 1862 and taken prisoner in July 1862. He was in Libby Prison until October 1862 when he was paroled and rejoined his regiment. In January 1864 he was wounded at Gettysburg and in March was commissioned Capt. of Company H, 37th U.S. Colored Troops.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], George A. Bailey Papers, M0022c, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Publication rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

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Box 1, Folder 1

Genealogy, vital facts on George A. Bailey, and map drawn by Bailey, 1861

Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Bailey family letters, 1859-1919

Box 1, Folder 3

Civil War letters, 1861 May -Dec.

Box 1, Folder 4

Civil War letters, 1862 Jan. -July 2

Box 1, Folder 5

Civil War letters, 1863 Jan. -Oct.

Box 1, Folder 6

Civil War letters, 1864 Aug. -Oct.

Box 1, Folder 7

Kimball family letters, and Bailey family letters, 1840-1843, 1881-1919

Box 1, Folder 8

Manuscript poems and essays, 1874 and undated