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James Warren Clark Papers M322

Title:
James Warren Clark papers
Creator:
Clark, James Warren, 1837-1926
ID:
M322
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1861-1865
Date [inclusive]:
1861-2011
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Gift of:

W. Lawrence and Janet Enegren, 2014

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Box 1 Folder 1

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

Box 1 Folder 2

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

Box 1 Folder 3

James Warren Clark to Addie A. Clark

Box 1 Folder 4

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

Box 1 Folder 5

James Warren Clark to "Dear Father", 1863

Box 1 Folder 6

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

Box 1 Folder 7

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

Box 1 Folder 8

Sarah A. Coohidge to James Warren Clark, 1863

Box 1 Folder 9

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

Box 1 Folder 10

Sarah Tuck to James Warren Clark, 1862-1863

Box 1 Folder 11

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

Box 1 Folder 12

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

Box 1 Folder 13

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.

Biographical material compiled by donor, 2011

Box 1 Folder 14

Documents and Certificates, 1861-1913

Box 1 Folder 15

General Orders - Sgt. Col. J. Stedman

Box 1 Folder 16

Newspaper Clippings - Extra Gazette and Courier, 1861

Box 1 Folder 17

Massachusetts 42nd Regiment Reunion Invitations, 1897-1915

Box 1 Folder 18
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