Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Clark, James Warren, 1837-1926
Title
James Warren Clark papers
ID
M322
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1861-1865
Date [inclusive]
1861-2011
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection includes thirty-seven letters (1862-1863), most received or sent by James Warren Clark (member of 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry) during the Civil War.

Preferred Citation

James Warren Clark Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

James Warren Clark (1837-1926) was the son of James Penniman Clark (1803-1865) and Maria Frost Clark (1805-1883). He was born in Medway, Massachusetts and had one brother, W.P. Clark. James enlisted twice into the Union Army during the Civil War (42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry), from September 13, 1862 to August 20, 1863 and from July 7, 1864 to November 11, 1864. He married Amelia Lucinda Wallace (1842-1900) and they had one daughter, Mary A. Clark.


Scope and Content

The collection includes thirty-seven letters (1862-1863), most received or sent by James Warren Clark (member of 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry) during the Civil War. Also included are Clark’s “cipher” diary (1862-1863) and Civil War related documents and printed ephemera (1861-1911) belonging to Clark. In the letters from Clark, he discusses his experiences while stationed in New Orleans and his opinions about the war; the family letters shed light on daily life in Clarke's home environs in Massachusetts.


Arrangement

Organized into two series: Correspondence and Diary, 1862-1864; and Documents, Clippings, and Printed Ephemera, 1861-1915.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Gift of:

W. Lawrence and Janet Enegren, 2014


Collection Inventory

 M322.1 Diary and Correspondence, 1862-1864 

Series Description:

Correspondence to and from James Warren Clark and other family members and friends. Correspondents include Clark's mother Mary J. Clark, his brother W.P. Clark, his father, his cousin Sarah Coohidge, and friends including B.L. Adams, Addie A. Clark, Abby L. Wood, Calvin R. Fitts, and Sarah Tuck. Also included in this series are general orders distributed by Sgt. Col. J. Stedman to the troops and Clark's diary (in code), 1862-1863.

Arrangment:

Arranged by form then alphabetically by correspondent.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Box Folder
1 1

Civil War "cipher" diary of James Warren Clark, 1862-1863 

1 2

B.L. Adams to James Warren Clark, 1862-1863 

1 3

Addie A. Clark to James Warren Clark, 1863-1864 

1 4

James Warren Clark to Addie A. Clark 

1 5

James Warren Clark to W.P Clark [brother], 1863 

1 6

James Warren Clark to "Dear Father", 1863 

1 7

M.F. Clark [mother] to James Warren Clark, 1862-1863 

1 8

W.P. Clark [brother] to James Warren Clark, 1863 

1 9

Sarah A. Coohidge to James Warren Clark, 1863 

1 10

Calvin R. Fitts to James Warren Clark, 1863-1864 

1 11

Sarah Tuck to James Warren Clark, 1862-1863 

1 12

Abbie L. Wood to James Warren Clark, 1862-1863 

1 13

Abby [?] to "Dear Cousin" [James Warren Clark?], 1863 


 M322.2 Documents, Clippings, and Printed Ephemera, 1861-2011 

Series Description:

James Warren Clark's certificates, documents, and invitations, including the 42nd Massachussetts' reunion invitations along with military and personal certificates.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 14

Biographical material compiled by donor, 2011 

1 15

Documents and Certificates, 1861-1913 

1 16

General Orders - Sgt. Col. J. Stedman 

1 17

Newspaper Clippings - Extra Gazette and Courier, 1861 

1 18

Massachusetts 42nd Regiment Reunion Invitations, 1897-1915