Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Schaefer, Bernhard K. (Bernhard Karsch), 1897-1985
Title:
Bernhard K. Schaefer Civil War Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0k225b07x
Dates:
1845-1890 (mostly 1861-1870)
Size:
2 boxes and 0.90 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of papers collected by American businessman and importer Bernhard K. Schaefer (Princeton Class of 1920) relating to the Civil War.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of papers collected by Bernhard K. Schaefer (Princeton Class of 1920) relating to the Civil War. Included are autograph letters of such Union officers as Ulysses S. Grant, John C. Fremont, Winfield Scott, George McClellan, William T. Sherman, Fitz-John Porter, and George Gordon Meade, as well as 80 others; many of the letters are accompanied by portrait engravings, field orders, and other documents. Also present are files of miscellaneous and unidentified letters, Civil War envelope covers depicting various officers and political caricatures (including some of Jefferson Davis), documents, pictures, supply requisitions, and War Dept. orders.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Schaefer, Bernhard K. (Bernhard Karsch), 1897-1985

American businessman, importer, and collector, Bernhard Karsch Schaefer (1897-1985) was a member of the Princeton Class of 1920.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Bernhard K. Schaefer '1920.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Bernhard K. Schaefer Civil War Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0k225b07x
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184