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Sheldon R. Curtiss papers

Identifier: c-00215

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two copies of a published transcript of the Civil War diary kept by Sheldon R. Curtiss, a native of Saranac, Michigan. His diary describes army life as well as his experiences as a prisoner in Libby Prison and at Andersonville. The diary edited by his youngest daughter Evelyn Curtiss Lowrey, was originally published in the Ionia County News.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1864


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Sheldon R. Curtiss born April 22, 1839 in Ohio. He enlisted in the 6th Michigan Cavalry on October 11, 1862. He served in Virginia before his capture by Confederates in 1864. He mustered out October 10, 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

He died February 9, 1924 in Saranac, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Harvey H. Lowrey, 1969-12-24.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Sheldon R. Curtiss Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
April 1970
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US