Contents and Arrangement

Stillwell, Daniel P., Letters to his Brother, 1854-1864

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Symmes H. Stillwell Civil War and Family Papers consists mostly of Stillwell's Civil War papers, including a sizeable number of letters from Stillwell to his mother, Hannah Stillwell, as well as diaries and various documents that provide information about Stillwell's experiences as well as the experiences of the 9th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment with which he served. The letters, in particular, provide detailed descriptions and offer insight into various aspects of the war, such as camp life, battles, the aftermath of battles, widespread sickness amongst the troops, and the significant amount of travel undertaken by the 9th on land and on sea.

The collection also consists of some Stillwell family correspondence as well as a couple of legal documents and miscellaneous items. These papers relate primarily to Symmes H. Stillwell, his mother, Hannah Stillwell, and his brothers, Daniel P. Stillwell and Dey Conover Stillwell.

The collection is arranged in two series: "Symmes H. Stillwell Civil War Papers" and "Stillwell Family Papers."

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No material was separated during 2014 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Stillwell, Daniel P., Letters to his Brother; Symmes H. Stillwell Family Papers, C0492, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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