Guide to the Maria Van Wagonen Collection of Letters of J. R. Young and C. Scriber, 24th Regiment, New York Volunteers
1861-1862

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Van Wagonen, Maria
Title: Maria Van Wagonen collection of letters of J. R. Young and C. Scriber, 24th Regiment, New York Volunteers
Dates: 1861-1862 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: A 125
Summary: J.R. Young and C. Scriber served in the 24th Reginment, New York Volunteers during the America Civil War and were stationed in or near Arlington, Virginia. The collection (1861-1862) contains letters from Young and from Scriber written to a Maria Van Wagonen, illustrated Civil War stationary and envelopes, and a Civil War patriotic fold-out of the "Rose of Washington."
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

J.R. Young and C. Scriber served in the 24th Reginment, New York Volunteers during the America Civil War. Both men were stationed in or near Arlington, Virginia. They both also wrote letters to a Maria Van Wagonen.

Content Description

The collection contains seven letters from J.R. Young, and six from C. Scriber sent to "dear friend" Maria Van Wagonen. Letters describe conditions of army life (which according to the letters can be very boring), and a visit from Lincoln. Letters were often written on illustrated stationary and in envelopes that have union army and civil war insignia.

There is also a Civil War patriotic fold-out of the "Rose of Washington." The foldout rose enclosure contains numerous scenes and monuments of Washington, D.C inside. An illustrated envelope is included.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

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.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Maria Van Wagonen collection of letters of J. R. Young and C. Scriber, 24th Regiment, New York Volunteers, A 125, 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 :
  • Van Wagonen, Maria
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Artifacts
    • Correspondence

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