Caleb Carr Letters,1856-1867.

Collection Number: 2386

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Caleb Carr letters, 1856-1867.
Collection Number:
2386
Creator:
Carr, Caleb.
Quantity:
53 items.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters written to Caleb and Emily Pierce Carr of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, from family members in Genoa, Locke, and Elmira, New York.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters written to Caleb and Emily Pierce Carr of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, from family members in Genoa, Locke, and Elmira, New York. Subjects include family and local news, farm conditions, politics, temperance, spiritualism, the Panic of 1857, and homefront reactions to the Civil War. Also, 13 letters to Carr from Henry Queripel, Jr. of New York City, mostly concerning his farm property in Wisconsin, but also commenting on commodity prices and trading conditions, religion, a smallpox epidemic in New York, and the Civil War.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Carr, Caleb.
Carr, Emily Pierce
Carr, Emily Pierce.
Queripel, Henry, Jr.
Queripel, Henry, Jr
American Civil War (1861-1865)

Subjects:
Agriculture -- New York (State)
Commodity exchanges.
Depressions -- 1857.
Religion.
Smallpox -- New York (N.Y.)
Spiritualism.
Temperance.
Agriculture
Commodity exchanges
Depressions
Manners and customs
Religion
Smallpox
Spiritualism
Temperance

Places:
Cayuga County (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Hillsboro (Wis.) -- Social life and customs.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Cayuga County
New York (State) -- New York
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
History


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Caleb Carr. Letters, #2386. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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