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Joseph B. Dorr Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 62
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.

Dates

  • 1837-1902
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1865

Creator

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.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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.

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Sigrid Pohl Perry, 1984; revised May 2007.
Title
Guide to the Joseph B. Dorr Collection
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry, 1984.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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