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Holograph letters about the 4th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry reunion, 1874 August 23, 25, 26, 27; 1874 September 1, 2; 1884 October 21, 28; 1884 November 12.
Wyles SC 333
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Title:

Holograph letters about the 4th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry reunion, 1874 August 23, 25, 26, 27; 1874 September 1, 2; 1884 October 21, 28; 1884 November 12

Creator/Contributor:

Rollins, John R. (John Rodman), 1817-1892, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Gould, Joseph F., 1829-, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Five holograph letters about the reunion of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment Infantry. The first holograph letter consists of seven notes to Doctor J. F. Gould [Joseph F. Gould] in South Boston, Massachusetts in response to his postal card regarding the reunion. The first note, dated August 26, 1874 in New Cambria, Missouri and signed with the name E. W. Nortoni [Edward M. Norton], states that Norton received the postal card relative to the reunion and nothing would afford him more pleasure than to attend, but he's doubtful he can join due to ill health and business pursuits. A note at the end states: "Dr. Nortoni's [Norton's] address is now Del Delight Benton Co. Mo.". The second note, dated August 27, 1874 from Kingston, Massachusetts and signed with the name H. B. Maglathlin [Henry B. Maglathlin], states that a reunion of the Fourth would be agreeable and the last one was held at a place and time that he couldn't attend.
The third note, dated August 25, 1874 from Randolph, Massachusetts and signed with the name H. C. Alden [Hiram C. Alden], states that he's in favor of the reunion and he has attended many meetings on the subject the last two years at Col. Walker's office but nothing came of it. The fourth note, signed with the name Nelson Mann, states that he thinks the reunion should, by all means, take place if everyone will come into it throwing away all of the old feeling. The fifth note, from Newport, Rhode Island and signed with the name Augus Crocker [Augustus Crocker], states that a reunion would be enjoyable if it could take place later in the fall. The sixth note, from Pembroke, Massachusetts and signed with the name H. C. Sampson [Horatio C. Sampson], states that he's anxious to have the reunion and would like Gould to write him about it. The seventh note, signed with the name L. B.
Goodwin [Le'Baron Goodwin], states that he would like to be counted in for the reunion but he's not able to give it any time, and Gould should write him about it at B+A. R. R. Repair Shop in Boston, [Massachusetts]. The second letter consists of eight notes. The first note is dated August 26, 1874 from Abington, [Massachusetts] and signed with the name Chas. W. Howland [Charles W. Howland], states that the reunion would secure his cooperation since he considers it a satisfaction to grasp the hands of those who were true men in the time of peril, and he would even greet J. Waldock [James Waldock] and the Chaplain [Samuel E. Pierce] kindly for the sake of the Old 4th. The second note, dated September 2, 1874 from 42 Court Street, Boston, [Massachusetts] and signed with the name Henry Walker, states that he has spent time and money to get the reunion started and he will do all in his power to further any plan agreed upon.
The third note, dated August 23, 1874 from Lawrence, [Massachusetts] and signed with the name John R. Rollins, states that a reunion would be pleasant with Col. W. omitted since the boys had all they wanted of him during the war and will not get together with him. The fourth note, dated Thursday, August 27, 1874 and signed with the initial E. T. C. [Eben T. Colby], states that he would render aid for the reunion and he thinks it will be well-attended. The fifth note, dated September 2, 1874 from Lawrence, Massachusetts and signed with the name George S. Merrill, states "I'm agreed". The sixth note, dated August 25, 1874 from Taunton, [Massachusetts] and signed with the name J. T. Lothrope [Thomas J. Lothrop], states that he would be for the reunion if it would heal rather than initiate old sores.
The seventh note, dated September 1st,1874 from South Abington, Massachusetts and signed with the name Lewis Soule, states that he consulted with several old comrades who are generally in favor of the reunion and he would like to do what he can to make it happen, preferably early in the fall in Boston, the most convenient place. The eighth note, signed with the name James Waldock, states that a reunion would be pleasant but he has been disabled by a severe illness for a long time and will not be able to enjoy it. A third holograph letter, written on official stationery of A Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Headquarters Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, is dated October 21, 1884 and addressed to Capt. J. R. Rollins [John R. Rollins]. Written and signed by John P. Nicholson, the letter asks whether Rollins can spare him copies of Dr. Gould's book which he would be pleased to pay for.
It also asks that Rollins let him know when his history [book] will be ready and he will order at least 6 copies. The third holograph letter, written and signed by James Beale from War Literature, 719 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA and dated October 28, 1884, states that he understands the recipient is preparing a History of the 4th Massachusetts Volunteers and he would like to know the price when the work is ready since he will need several copies. The fifth holograph letter, dated November 12, 1884, is written and signed by Henry Barstow from Island Creek, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Captain Rollins. The letter states that as a member of Company I, 4th Regiment, he's glad there's a reunion and if Rollins needs information on Company I, he's willing to assist.

Date:

1874 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ma -- n-us-pa -- n-us-mo -- n-us-ri
Norton, Edward M
Maglathlin, Henry B. (Henry Bartlett) -- 1819-1910
Alden, Hiram C
Mann, Nelson
Crocker, Augustus
Sampson, Horatio C
Goodwin, Le'Baron
Howland, Charles W
Waldock, James -- 1823-1899
Pierce, Samuel E
Walker, Henry
Rollins, John R. (John Rodman) -- 1817-1892
Colby, Eben T. (Ebenezer Thompson) -- 1833-1891
Merrill, George S. (George Sargent) -- 1837-1900
Lothrop, Thomas J
Soule, Lewis
Nicholson, John P. (John Page) -- 1842- -- Correspondence
Barstow, Henry
Beale, James -- Correspondence
United States. -- Army. -- Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1863) -- History
United States. -- Army. -- Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1863) -- Regimental histories
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. -- Pennsylvania Commandery
Military orders
Retired military personnel -- United States -- Correspondence
New Cambria (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Kingston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Randolph (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Newport (R.I.) -- History -- 19th century
Pembroke (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Abington (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Lawrence (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Taunton (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
Plymouth County (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories
Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Massachusetts

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Holograph letters about the 4th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry reunion. Wyles SC 333. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)
Orders (military records)

Physical Description:

5 items (5 leaves) ; 20 x 26 cm; folded to 20 x 13 cm; 27 x 20 cm; 21 x 13 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.