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Daniel F. Griffin collection 1847-1883

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L060 (Text) 00000106297039 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1.0 Cubic feet 2 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: EAD finding aid created 2015/01/12 by Brent Abercrombie.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection includes 44 original Civil War letters from Griffin to his wife, Mary Compton, in New Albany, Indiana, and Photostat family letters from before the war. The collection also includes typed transcripts of 277 of his Civil War letters to his wife, as well as a notebook containing notes on regimental accounts and several hand drawn maps.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Daniel F. Griffin collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Daniel F. Griffin was born September 20, 1833 in New Brunswick, Canada. Griffin moved to New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana prior to the Civil War. Griffin was a major and colonel in the 38th Indiana Regiment, serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia (1861-1865) during the Civil War. Daniel F. Griffin died February 14, 1865 in New Harmony and is buried at Fairview Cemetery.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frank Scribner Griffin November 28, 1932, April 12, 1933, and March 15, 1933. Photostat family correspondence was donated by U. W. Linder May 7, 1942.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 38th (1861-1865)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Correspondence.
New Harmony (Ind.)

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