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Elisha Coan Collection, 1831-1955, n.d. (bulk 1857-1869)

Documents and Letters
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M36.1

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Series Description:
This series contains legal documents, primarily land deeds, and correspondence. Correspondence includes eight dated letters written by Elisha Coan during the Civil War. Other correspondence concerns family matters before and after the Civil War. Several letters written during the 1950s by Marion Coan, daughter of Elisha, are included.
Arrangement:Arranged chronogically within category.
General Note:
Restrictions:None.


Articles and Addresses
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M36.2

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Series Description:
This series contains articles and addresses; most relate to the Civil War. The notable exception is a printed copy of "A Revolutionary Prison Diary," written by Marion S. Coan, daughter of Elisha Coan. Elisha Coan's 24-page manuscript detailing the 20th Maine's engagement at Gettysburg is also included.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
General Note:
Restrictions:None.


Biographical Materials, Clippings, and Miscellany
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M36.3

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Series Description:
This series contains biographical materials, clippings, a braided military hat band and three portraits: a tintype of Elisha Coan in uniform; a tintype of an unidentified youth; and a daguerreotype of "Capt. Swett, Hampden, Me."
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
General Note:
Restrictions:None.


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