Northwestern

Dorr, Joseph B. Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 62

Dates

  • 1837-1902 (Creation)
  • 1861-1865 (Other)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Dorr Collection consists of manuscripts, documents, journal entries, and family correspondence written between 1837 and 1902. The major portion of the material concerning Col. Joseph B. Dorr covers the years 1861-1865. During this time Col. Dorr wrote letters to his wife, Mary Bartoo Dorr (1823- 1896) and often kept a journal, even during his imprisonment in 1862. Letters to Mary Bartoo Dorr from her sister, parents, and Laura M. Knowlton are part of the collection as well.

  • Abstract

    Joseph Bartlett Dorr (1825-1865), left the management of the Dubuque Herald to recruit soldiers for the 12 th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteers in 1861.The Dorr Collection consists of manuscripts, documents, journal entries, and family correspondence written between 1837 and 1902.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Margaret Dorr Schutt, 1983. Transcriptions of correspondence have been provided for consultation by Dr. Edward E. Deckert and Constance R. Cherba.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Sigrid Pohl Perry, 1984; revised May 2007.

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