Camp Family Papers,1817-1953

Collection Number: 891

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Camp family papers, 1817-1953.
Collection Number:
891
Creator:
Camp family.
Quantity:
4.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, accounts, diaries, family stories, postcards, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes papers of the related Osborn and Camp families.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John G. Camp was chief of the Quartermaster Dept. of the Army of the Niagara in the War of 1812, a member of the Ohio Legislature, and U.S. Marshall at Tallahassee, Fla. His son, Jacob Andrus Camp (1823-1900) was paymaster in Kentucky and Tennessee during the Civil War and a special agent for the U.S. Treasury Dept. Their families lived in Buffalo, N.Y. and Sandusky, Ohio.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes papers of the related Osborn and Camp families.
Osborn family papers include letters from Ebeneezer Francis Osborn describing his life as a clerk in the firm of Osborn and Young, New York City, a serious yellow fever epidemic in New York City, a voyage (1825-1828) to Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Arica, Lima, and other South American cities, trading opportunities, social, political, and military activities, and the attitude of the people of Lima toward the intended visit of Simon Bolivar; a series of letters (1831-1839) describing social life in New England and public opinion on the death of Ralph Waldo Emerson's wife; a series (1840-1848) describing life, a flour business and store in the river town of Louisiana, Mo.; a series describing life in Sandusky, Oh.; and a letter (1856) describing a Northerner's reactions to life in the South.
Correspondence, accounts, and other papers of John G. Camp; Jacob A. Camp's daily reports as special agent and letters of instruction (1878-1884) on investigations of customhouses, complaints against Federal officials, claims against the Federal Government, and bids for Federal appropriations; accounts (1871) for the Oil & Guano Company, Sandusky, Ohio; diary and household expenses of Elizabeth Francis Osborn Camp (1835-1920), wife of Jacob A. Camp; family stories by Anna (Camp) Edwards; postcards from various European cities and from Japan and Russia; and material relating to the Civil War, to Federal patronage, and to life in Buffalo, Sandusky, Florida, New York City, Washington, D.C., and the South after the Civil War. Correspondents include Charles J. Folger, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas S. Jessup, Winfield Scott, John Sherman, and John Tyler. Includes documents signed by James Madison, John Tyler, Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln
SUBJECTS

Names:
Camp family.
Camp, Elizabeth Francis Osborn.
Camp, Jacob Andrus, 1823-1900.
Camp, John G.
Edwards, Anna Camp.
Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884.
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893.
Jessup, Thomas J.
Johnson, Andrew
Lincoln, Abraham, 1744-1786
Madison, James
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
Sherman, John, 1823-1900.
Tyler, John, 1790-1862.
Ohio.General Assembly.
Oil & Guano Company (Sandusky, Oh.)
Osborn and Young (New York, N.Y.)
United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps.
United States. Dept. of the Treasury.

Subjects:
Custom houses--United States.
Family--New York (State)--Buffalo.
Family--Ohio--Sandusky.
Patronage, Political.
Women's diaries.
General stores--Missouri--Louisiana.
Yellow fever--New York (N.Y.)
Flour and feed trade--Missouri--Louisiana.

Places:
United States--Social life and customs.
South America--Description and travel.
United States--History--War of 1812.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Buffalo (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Sandusky (Oh.)--Social life and customs.
Florida--Social life and customs.
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Japan--Pictorial works.
Russia--Pictorial works.
Europe--Pictorial works.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Postcards.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Camp family papers, #891. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Osborn family papers
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1804-1819
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1825-1828
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1831-1839
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1842-1847
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1848-1855
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1856-1859, n.d.
Series II. Camp family papers
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1814-1835
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
1836-1840
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1841
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1842
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1843-1846
Box 1 Folder 12
Legal brief, Oct. 24
1848-1852
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
1853-1855
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
1856-1859
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence
1860
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence: Jan.-June
1861
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence: July-Aug.
1861
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence: Sept.-Oct.
1861
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence: Nov.
1861
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence: Dec.
1861
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence: Jan.-Feb.
1862
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence: Mar.-Apr.
1862
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence: May-Aug.
1862
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence: Sept.
1862
Box 2 Folder 8
Correspondence: Oct.
1862
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence: Nov.-Dec.
1862
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence
1863
Box 2 Folder 11
Correspondence
1864
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence: Jan.-Apr.
1865
Box 2 Folder 13
Correspondence: May-Dec.
1865
Box 2 Folder 14
Correspondence: Jan.-Mar.
1866
Box 2 Folder 15
Correspondence: Apr.-Dec.
1866
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence
1867
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence
1868
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence
1869
Box 3 Folder 4
Correspondence
1870
Box 3 Folder 5
Correspondence
1871
Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence
1872
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence
1873-1874
Box 3 Folder 8
Correspondence
1875
Box 3 Folder 9
Correspondence: Jan.-Mar.
1876
Box 3 Folder 10
Correspondence: Apr.-Dec.
1876
Box 3 Folder 11
Correspondence
1877
Box 3 Folder 12
Correspondence: Feb.-Sept.
1878
Box 3 Folder 13
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1878
Box 3 Folder 14
Correspondence: Jan.-Sept.
1879
Box 3 Folder 15
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1879
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence: Jan.
1880
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence: Feb.
1880
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence: Mar.
1880
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence: Apr.
1880
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence: May
1880
Box 4 Folder 6
Correspondence: June-July
1880
Box 4 Folder 7
Correspondence: Aug.-Sept.
1880
Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence: Oct.-Nov.
1880
Box 4 Folder 9
Correspondence: Dec.
1880
Box 4 Folder 10
Correspondence: Jan.
1881
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence: Feb.
1881
Box 4 Folder 12
Correspondence: Mar.-Apr.
1881
Box 4 Folder 13
Correspondence: May
1881
Box 4 Folder 14
Correspondence: June-July
1881
Box 4 Folder 15
Correspondence: Aug.-Sept.
1881
Box 4 Folder 16
Correspondence: Oct.
1881
Box 4 Folder 17
Correspondence: Nov.-Dec.
1881
Box 5 Folder 1
Correspondence: Jan.
1882
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence: Feb.
1882
Box 5 Folder 3
Correspondence: Mar.
1882
Box 5 Folder 4
Correspondence: Apr.
1882
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence: May
1882
Box 5 Folder 6
Correspondence: June
1882
Box 5 Folder 7
Correspondence: July
1882
Box 5 Folder 8
Correspondence: Aug.-Sept.
1882
Box 5 Folder 9
Correspondence: Oct.-Nov.
1882
Box 5 Folder 10
Correspondence: Dec.
1882
Box 5 Folder 11
Correspondence: Jan.
1883
Box 5 Folder 12
Correspondence: Feb.
1883
Box 5 Folder 13
Correspondence: Mar.
1883
Box 5 Folder 14
Correspondence: Apr.
1883
Box 5 Folder 15
Correspondence: May
1883
Box 5 Folder 16
Correspondence: June
1883
Box 5 Folder 17
Correspondence: July
1883
Box 5 Folder 18
Correspondence: Aug.
1883
Box 5 Folder 19
Correspondence: Sept.
1883
Box 5 Folder 20
Correspondence: Oct.
1883
Box 5 Folder 21
Correspondence: Nov.
1883
Box 5 Folder 22
Correspondence: Dec.
1883
Box 6 Folder 1
Correspondence: Jan.
1884
Box 6 Folder 2
Correspondence: Feb.
1884
Box 6 Folder 3
Correspondence: Mar.-May
1884
Box 6 Folder 4
Correspondence: June-Dec.
1884
Box 6 Folder 5
Correspondence: Feb.-Mar.
1885
Box 6 Folder 6
Correspondence: Apr.
1885
Box 6 Folder 7
Correspondence: May-Nov.
1885
Box 6 Folder 8
Correspondence: Apr.-June
1886
Box 6 Folder 9
Correspondence: July
1886
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence: Aug.-Dec.
1886
Box 6 Folder 11
Correspondence: Jan.-Apr.
1887
Box 6 Folder 12
Correspondence: May-Sept.
1887
Box 6 Folder 13
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1887
Box 6 Folder 14
Correspondence: Jan.-Apr.
1888
Box 6 Folder 15
Correspondence: May-Aug.
1888
Box 6 Folder 16
Correspondence: Sept.-Oct.
1888
Box 6 Folder 17
Correspondence: Nov.-Dec.
1888
Box 7 Folder 1
Correspondence: Jan.
1889
Box 7 Folder 2
Correspondence: Feb.
1889
Box 7 Folder 3-4
Correspondence: Mar.
1889
Box 7 Folder 5-6
Correspondence: Apr.
1889
Box 7 Folder 7
Correspondence: May
1889
Box 7 Folder 8-9
Correspondence: June
1889
Box 7 Folder 10
Correspondence: July
1889
Box 7 Folder 11
Correspondence: Aug.
1889
Box 7 Folder 12
Correspondence: Sept.-Oct.
1889
Box 7 Folder 13
Correspondence: Nov.-Dec.
1889
Box 7 Folder 14
Correspondence: Jan.
1890
Box 7 Folder 15
Correspondence: Feb.-Mar.
1890
Box 7 Folder 16
Correspondence: Apr.-May
1890
Box 7 Folder 17
Correspondence: June-Aug.
1890
Box 7 Folder 18
Correspondence: Sept.-Oct.
1890
Box 7 Folder 19
Correspondence: Nov.-Dec.
1890
Box 8 Folder 1
Correspondence: Jan.-Feb.
1891
Box 8 Folder 2
Correspondence: Mar.-July
1891
Box 8 Folder 3
Correspondence: Aug.-Dec.
1891
Box 8 Folder 4
Correspondence: Jan.-Feb.
1892
Box 8 Folder 5
Correspondence: Mar.-Apr.
1892
Box 8 Folder 6
Correspondence: May-June
1892
Box 8 Folder 7
Correspondence: July-Nov.
1892
Box 8 Folder 8
Correspondence: Dec.
1892
Box 8 Folder 9
Correspondence: Jan.-May
1893
Box 8 Folder 10
Correspondence: June-Dec.
1893
Box 8 Folder 11
Correspondence: Jan.-Mar.
1894
Box 8 Folder 12
Correspondence: Apr.
1894
Box 8 Folder 13
Correspondence: May
1894
Box 8 Folder 14
Correspondence: June-Sept.
1894
Box 8 Folder 15
Correspondence: Oct.-Nov.
1894
Box 8 Folder 16
Correspondence: Dec.
1894
Box 8 Folder 17
Correspondence: Jan.
1895
Box 8 Folder 18
Correspondence: Feb.
1895
Box 8 Folder 19
Correspondence: Mar.
1895
Box 8 Folder 20
Correspondence: Apr.
1895
Box 8 Folder 21
Correspondence: May-June
1895
Box 8 Folder 22
Correspondence: July-Aug.
1895
Box 8 Folder 23
Correspondence: Sept.
1895
Box 8 Folder 24
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1895
Box 9 Folder 1
Correspondence: Jan.-June
1896
Box 9 Folder 2
Correspondence: July-Dec.
1896
Box 9 Folder 3
Correspondence: Feb.-Sept.
1897
Box 9 Folder 4
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1897
Box 9 Folder 5
Correspondence: Jan.-June
1898
Box 9 Folder 6
Correspondence: Aug.-Dec.
1898
Box 9 Folder 7
Correspondence: Jan.-Feb.
1899
Box 9 Folder 8
Correspondence: May-Sept.
1899
Box 9 Folder 9
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1899
Box 9 Folder 10
Correspondence: Jan.-Sept.
1900
Box 9 Folder 11
Correspondence: Oct.-Dec.
1900
Box 9 Folder 12
Correspondence: Jan.-Apr.
1901
Box 9 Folder 13
Correspondence: May-June
1901
Box 9 Folder 14
Correspondence: July
1901
Box 9 Folder 15
Correspondence: Aug.
1901
Box 9 Folder 16
Correspondence: Sept.
1901
Box 9 Folder 17
Correspondence: Oct.-Nov.
1901
Box 9 Folder 18
Correspondence
1902
Box 9 Folder 19
Correspondence
1903
Box 9 Folder 20
Correspondence: Apr.-May
1906
Box 9 Folder 21
Correspondence: June-Aug.
1906
Box 9 Folder 22
Correspondence: Sept.-Nov.
1906
Box 10 Folder 1
Correspondence
1907
Box 10 Folder 2
Correspondence: Jan.-Apr.
1908
Box 10 Folder 3
Correspondence: May-Sept.
1908
Box 10 Folder 4
Correspondence
1909
Box 10 Folder 5
Correspondence
1910
Box 10 Folder 6
Correspondence
1911-1916
Box 10 Folder 7
Correspondence
1917-1939
Box 10 Folder 8-19
Correspondence
undated
Series III. Camp-Osborn family papers
Box 11 Folder 1
John G. Camp Papers
1814-1853
Box 11 Folder 2
"A Little History of Politics for the Past Twenty-five Years from 1855" manuscript and typescript by Jacob A. Camp
1880
Box 11 Folder 3
Texas Lands
1858-1897
Box 11 Folder 4
Presidential Inaugurations
1869, 1881
Box 11 Folder 5
Patents - Jacob Camp
1876, 1884
Box 11 Folder 6
Office of Special Agent Jacob A. Camp Reports of Daily Employment
1878-1881
Box 11 Folder 7
Office of Special Agent Jacob A. Camp Reports of Daily Employment
1882-1883
Box 11 Folder 8
Osborn - Executor's Accounts
1893
Box 11 Folder 9
Manuscript draft "Money - Silver - Notes" [?]
1894
Box 11 Folder 10
William Wyatt Camp
1894, 1905-1915
Box 11 Folder 11
Gold
1896-1900
Box 11 Folder 12
Cemetery Papers
1851, 1900-1902
Box 11 Folder 13
Legal Documents
1892, 1903, 1920, 1922
Box 11 Folder 14
Marshall Field and Company - Miss A. R. Camp
1907
Box 11 Folder 15
Elizabeth F. Camp bank statements
1907-1914
Box 11 Folder 16
"Out of Old Virginia and New England" the story of Jacob Andrus Camp, 1823-1900 and Elizabeth Osborn Camp, 1835-1929
1953
Box 11 Folder 17
Camp family genealogy
Box 11 Folder 18
Francis-Whitmore families genealogy
Box 11 Folder 19
Travel miscellany
Box 11 Folder 20
Miscellany
1851-1873
Box 11 Folder 21-24
Miscellany
Box 11 Folder 25
Newspaper clippings - "History"
1880's
Box 11 Folder 26
Newspaper clippings - "Biographical"
1880's
Box 11 Folder 27
Newspaper clippings
1880's
Box 11 Folder 28
Newspaper clippings
1880's
Box 11 Folder 29-32
Newspaper clippings
Box 12 Folder 1
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
1893, 1895
Box 12 Folder 2
Picture postal cards of United States, Japan, Italy and Germany
Box 12
3 photograph albums
Box 12
Photographs of Osborn and Camp family members, and others, also 2 silhouettes; calling cards
Box 13
Journals, diaries, notebooks, day books
1852-1923
Mapcase Folder 1
Commissions and appointments of John G. Camp, Jacob A. Camp, Erskine M. Camp
1812-1868
Includes documents signed by James Madison, John Tyler, Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln
Mapcase Folder ?
3 maps: Sandusky, Ohio
1818, 1852
Mapcase Folder ?
Certificate: Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
1896
Mapcase Folder 2
Photo negatives of genealogical material re: Osborn, Camp, Francis, Whitmore families; lot map
Mapcase Folder 3
Indenture
1814
Mapcase Folder 3
Royal Arch Masons degree
1817
Mapcase Folder 3
Bounty Land Grant
1856
Mapcase Folder 3
Honorable Discharge
1889
Series IV. Additional Camp family correspondence
Letters (5 items, 1828-1842) to Maj. John G. Camp
Box - Folder -
From O. Follett, Buffalo, to JGC, Albany, NY
Mar. 15, 1828
Box 1 Folder 8
From Isaac Bell, New York, to JGC, Sandusky
Oct. 24, 1836
Box 1 Folder 18
From brother, James, Weston, Lewis County, to JGC, Sandusky
Aug. 18, 1837
Box 1 Folder 10
From son, Jacob A., Kenyon College, to JGC, Tallahassee, Florida
Mar. 24, 1842
Box 1 Folder 11
From son, John, Jr., Sandusky, to JGC, Tallahassee
July 13, 1845
Letters (2 items, 1836, 1842) to Mrs. John G. Camp
Box 1 Folder 8
From sister, Sophia [?], Buffalo
Nov. 12, 1836
Box 1 Folder 10
From Jacob A., Gambier
Nov. 13, 1842
Letters (4 items, 1843-1844) to Jacob A. Camp, at Gambier, Ohio
Box 1 Folder 11
From brother, John G., Jr., Sandusky
June 18, 1843
Box 1 Folder 11
From sister, E.R.C.H. [?], Sandusky
Jan. 24, 1844
Box 1 Folder 11
From brother, John, Sandusky
Mar. 18, [1844?]
Box 1 Folder 11
From Charles H. Pitt, Baltimore, to JAC and John Boyd
June 22, 1844
Series V. Letters written by E. Francis Osborn from South America (originals of 7, transcripts of all 11)
Box 1 Folder 2
Rio de Janeiro
July 27, 1825
Box 1 Folder 2
Valparaiso
Nov. 6, 1825
Box 1 Folder 2
Valparaiso, (sent by different ship)
Nov. 6, 1825
Box 1 Folder 2
Lima
Jan. 27, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Lima
Jan. 30, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Valparaiso
Mar. 31, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Valparaiso
Apr. 18, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Arica
July 18, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Valparaiso
Sept. 10, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Lima
Nov. 13, 1826
Box 1 Folder 2
Lima
Feb. 14, 1828