Guide to the Simon R. Bowermeister Letters to Harriet A. McConnell

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Bowermeister, Simon R.
Title: Simon R. Bowermeister letters to Harriet A. McConnell
Dates: 1863
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: A 173
Summary: Simon R. Bowermeister was an enlisted man who served in Company D., 3d Regiment, Virginia Mounted Riflemen during the American Civil War. Bowermeister died in a Confederate prison in 1864. The collection (1863) contains letters written to Harriet A. McConnell describing a soldier's life.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Simon R. Bowermeister was an enlisted man who served in Company D., 3d Regiment, Virginia Mounted Riflemen during the American Civil War. He wrote letters to Harriet A. McConnell from Beverly and New Creek, West Virginia. Bowermeister died in a Confederate prison in 1864.

Content Description

The collection (1863) contains letters written to Harriet A. McConnell describing a soldier's life.

There are twenty-six letters, and most were sent from Beverly and New Creek, West Virginia. The letters describe what soldiering is like.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Simon R. Bowermeister letters to Harriet A. McConnell, A 173, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Bowermeister, Simon R.
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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