George L. La Forest collection
Scope and Content
This civil war collection of George L. La Forest includes letters, a copy of an article about the shooting of President Lincoln, a copy of Lincoln's declaration of war, an image of the locomotive L. H. Tupper, the poem "Break the News Gently", a certificate of indebtedness, an advertisement for Peninsular Stove Company, and a ledger about communications received. The materials mostly refer to the New England region.
The Civil Ware materials have been scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-3C/laforest/.
- 1863 - 1896
- La Forest, George L. (Collector, Person)
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.
Lyman Vanderburgh enlisted in the 77th New York Infantry regiment on September 26, 1861. He re-enlisted as veteran December 26, 1863. He was mustered out June 27, 1865 at rank of sergeant. (His last name is sometimes spelled Vandenburgh). Seth Alden was a private in Company E, 16th Regiment, Maine Infantry. Hiram Kimbell (sometimes spelled Kimball) was a private with Company F, 10th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery.
0.2 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by date.
A gift of Michele La Forest Halloran.
Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Alden, Eunice
- Alden, Seth
- Crosby, Ellen
- Ingraham, E. J.
- Kimbell, Hattie
- Kimbell, Hiram
- Letters (correspondence)
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Nelles, Solomon, Mrs.
- Potter, James C.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry
- Van Fleck, William S.
- Vanderburgh, Lyman
- George L. La Forest Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- E. Busch
- July 2013
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.