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Guide to the Robert S. Edwards Papers

MSN/CW 1004


Collection Summary

Title: Robert S. Edwards papers
Dates: 1861-1865
Collection No.: MSN/CW 1004
Creator: Edwards, Robert S. (Robert Sedgwick), 1838-1863
Creator: Edwards, Ogden Ellery, Jr.,. b. 1829
Creator: Edwards, Helen E.
Extent: 62 folders; 1 container; .42 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: Around 60 items, mostly manuscripts, with a bearing on the Civil War service of Lt. Robert S. Edwards of the 48th New York Infantry. Among the 45 personal letters are 14 written by Edwards and 22 directed to him by his brother and sister-in-law, Ogden and Nellie Edwards, then living in the Philippines. There are also a number of items relating to Robert Edwards's death (at Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor) and post-mortem arrangements.

Selected Search Terms

Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- Siege, 1863
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States of America. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 48th
Philippines -- Commerce -- United States

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection

Preferred Citation: Robert S. Edwards Papers, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Edwards papers were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2005. Arranged and described 2005-06, by Jeremy Kiene. Finding aid 2012, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder

Container List