Le Van Merchant Burt Family Papers,[ca. 1860-1924]

Collection Number: 2327

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Le Van Merchant Burt family papers, [ca.1860-1924]
Collection Number:
2327
Creator:
Le Van Merchant Burt, 1875-1971.
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Letters, diaries, papers, contracts, scrapbooks, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters and documents relating to the Civil War, various business ventures, and political activities.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters and documents relating to the service of Burt's father, Captain Franklin Burt (1841-1924) in the 89th Regiment, New York Volunteers, including letters from family and friends in Corbettsville, New York, from other officers, and from pension authorities after the Civil War; also, diaries for 1861-63; and later letters regarding Burt's search for information on a brother killed in the war. There are letters from old comrades, war reminiscences, and photographs including survivors of the 89th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Reunion - 1914. Other papers relate to Burt's ownership of Calvert Tannery at Mannington, West Virginia; the Burt Oil Company of West Virginia and Kentucky; and the Burt Mines and Milling Company of Colorado, and include business letters, tanning contracts, stockholders' lists, scrapbooks, and photographs of mining operations. Other materials document his post of Masonic Grand Master of West Virginia, and his candidacy for governor on the Prohibition ticket in 1892, including manuscript temperance speeches. There is also a microfilm copy of Franklin Burt's autobiography.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Burt, Le Van Merchant, 1875-1971.
Burt, Franklin, 1841-1924.
Burt Mines and Milling Company.
Burt Oil Company.
Calvert Tannery.
Prohibition Party.
United States. Army. New York Volunteers, 89th.

Subjects:
Freemasonry.
Mines and mineral resources.
Mineral industries.
Mining engineering.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Politics and government--West Virginia.
Tanning.
Businessmen.

Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
West Virginia.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photoprints.
Reminiscences.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Le Van Merchant Burt family papers, #2327. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
1860-1864
Box 2
1865-c.1896
Box 3
1897-1924
Box 3
Pamphlets
Box 3
Broadsides
Box 3
Newspapers
Box 3
Maps
Box 3
Grand Army of the Republic
Box 3
undated material concerning the Civil War
Box 3
undated miscellanea
Box 3
undated material concerning religion and politics
Box 3
Accounts and Diaries
Box 3
Photographs: Includes a photo of the reunion of the 89th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Box 4
Scrapbooks Nos. 1 and 3(of 4)
Box 5
Scrapbooks Nos. 2 and 4(of 4)
Mapcase ? item #1
General Orders No. 5 from Headquarters, Elmira Depot, N.Y. Volunteers, Elmira, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1861
Mapcase ? item #2
Invoice of Ordinance and Ordinance Stores turned over to Frank Burt at Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 1862 ; two copies, both duplicates
Mapcase ? item #3
Return of Ordinance and Ordinance Stores, Jan. 14, 1963 , by Frank Burt opposite Fredericksburg, Va.
Mapcase ? item #4
Return of Ordinance and Ordinance Stores, Mar. 31, 1863 , by Frank Burt at Suffolk, Va.
Mapcase ? item #5
Return of Ordinance and Ordinance Stores, July 17, 1863 , by Frank Burt near Portsmouth, Va.
Mapcase ? item #6
Quarterly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Sept. 30, 1863 , by Frank Burt at Folly Island, S.C.
Mapcase ? item #7
Clothing list for non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates received July 1863-Sept. 1863
Mapcase ? item #8
Inventory and Inspection Report of unserviceable clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Oct. 2, 1863
Mapcase ? item #9
Certification of loss, witnessed Oct. 15, 1863 , for articles lost Oct. 28, 1862
Mapcase ? item #10
Certification of loss, witnessed Oct. 15, 1863 , for articles lost Dec. 21, 1862
Mapcase ? item #11
Quarterly return of Ordinannces and Ordinance Stores, Oct. 20, 1863 , by Frank Burt at Folly Island, S.C.
Mapcase ? item #12
Clothing list for non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates receieved Oct. 1863
Mapcase ? item #13
Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Nov. 3, 1863 , by Frank Burt at Folly Island, S.C.
Mapcase ? item #14
Certification of loss witnessed, Nov. 17, 1863 , for articles lost Sept. 17, 1862
Mapcase ? item #15
Certificate of loss witnessed, Nov. 17, 1863 , for articles lost July 3, 1863
Mapcase ? item #16
Clothing list for non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates receieved Nov. 1863
Mapcase ? item #17
Monthly report of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Dec. 1, 1863 , by Frank Burt at Folly Island, S.C.
Mapcase ? item #18
Clothing list for non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates receieved on Dec. 20, 1863
Mapcase ? item #19
Monthly report of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Jan. 5, 1864 , by Frank Burt, Folly Island, S.C.
Mapcase ? item #20
Clothing list for non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates received on Jan. 12, 1864
Mapcase ? item #21
Monthly report of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, Jan. 29, 1864 , by Frank Burt, Folly Island, S.C.