University of Notre Dame
Rare Books and Special Collections
Return Home
Topical Collections
Personal and Family Papers
Military Records
Letters and Correspondences
Anderson-Reavis Correspondence
Cicero R. Barker
Mary Bettle
Caley Family Correspondence
William Combs
Mary Crowell
Henry S. Figures
M. A. Harvey
Ora W. Harvey
John M. Jackson
James B. Jordan
Henry H. Maley
Christopher C. McKinney
Meek Family Correspondence
morgan Family Correspondence
James Parkison
Peed Family Letters
G. Julian Pratt
John Pugh
Harrison E. Randall
Read Family Correspondence
Samuel T. Reeves
Harrison E. savage
Shriver Family Correspondence
Shriver Family Correspondence
Sillers-Holmes Family Correspondence
Taylor Family Correspondence
Thomas Family Correspondence
Herbert Benezet Tyson
Isaac Ira White
Diaries and Journals
Miscellaneous Manuscripts

  (transcriptions only)

Technical Details
Manuscripts of the American Civil War
Taylor Family Correspondence

< previous letter |  index  |

Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Robert W. Taylor
Date: October 28, 1864
Place: Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois
To: Sister

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (20 x 13 cm.) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5033-05

(Please click on our Technical Details button at left
for more information on transcription conventions,
image scanning conventions, etc.)

Page 1      Images: 150 DPI100 DPI72 DPI

Camp Douglas Oct 28th 1864.

Dear Sister

     Your letter stating that "box would be started to me immediately" was rec'd several days ago: It has arrived & I was allowed everything sent, at least all I wrote for except 1 pr socks -- namely bed tick, & pillow tick, bed comfort, Bible, 2 silk h'dk'fs, 2 prs socks (You sent 3 prs only 2 prs allowed) & pipe stem. I see "Tobacco" with pencil in Pa's [i.e., Jonathan G. Taylor's] hand I think, written on list. I did not get it, not allowed to be sent. Sutler sells large amount of it. I am very glad to get the Bible, the print is very good & references make the reading so much more interesting, instructive & satisfactory.
I have heard nothing farther of the sad news I wrote you & Pa a few days ago, of dear brother Gip's [i.e., Lt. Jonathan Gibson Taylor's] death on the 15th inst, of Pneumonia, after a few days sickness as I learned through letter from Mr Wardlow. I have written to Mr W. to give me the particulars as far as he could. I am very anxious to know more of it. I was not more surprised at the news in the letter than at the name signed to it, as I had not heard any thing of Mr Wardlow since we separated at school, and do not yet know that I am correct in supposing him to be the same person. He intimated nothing of the kind in his letter which was short, only wrote as an acquaintance. I hope he or some one else wrote home immediately; trust I shall soon receive another letter from Mr W soon. D [i.e., Richard Hawes] & I have plenty of covering to keep us comfortable this winter & can spare a few blankets to friends who need. No sick have left for exchange, no indications that they will soon. D Myself & acquaintances well.

Yr Aff Br
R.W. Taylor

Transcription last modified: 06 Mar 2007 at 10:32 AM EST

< previous letter |  index  |

  Related Collections:   Colonial & Revolutionary America Early National & Antebellum America American Civil War Modern America Sports

Rare Books and Special Collections

University of Notre Dame
Copyright © 2006, 2009, 2011

Dept. of Special Collections
University of Notre Dame
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Telephone: 574-631-0290
Fax: 574-631-6308
E-Mail: rarebook @