T. Latta Papers
T. Latta Papers
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from C. Wesley Cowan, 2001
12-12-2001; MN, 9-30-2011
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This collection contains the correspondence
of Edward T. Latta and certain members of his family dating from 1860-1892.
Latta alternately served as an officer in the Union Army in the Indian Territories,
in land speculation, the cattle and hog industry and as a notary public. The
majority of the letters consist of those written by Latta to his wife Millie
("Pet") and his sons. Additional letters are those written to and from Latta
by friends and family. Also contained within the collection are IOUs, a land
deed signed by James Buchanan, a tariffs pamphlet from the office of William
B. McKinley, and envelopes and cards relating to various business ventures
Detailed Description: Series Listing
||Box 1 FF 1-3
of Edward Latta. This series contains correspondence both sent
and received by Edward Latta. The letters date between the 1860s and 1880s.
||Box 1 FF 4-7
Family Correspondence. The files in this series are comprised of
the Latta family correspondence. The letters date between the 1860s and
||Box 1 FF 8-11
and Military Records. This series contains the business and military
records of Edward Lattas.
Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing
Series 1 ‒ Correspondence of Edward T. Latta
||Correspondence to Wife and
Sons, 1880-1884. This folder consists of letters written by Edward T.
Latta to his wife Millie and his sons. Due to excessive drinking, Latta
is estranged from his family. Through this series of letters, he chronicles
his attempts to regain his sobriety and reputation, earn the trust of
his family and be able to provide for them in a fitting manner.
||Correspondence to Mother from
Edward T. Latta, 1860-1866. This folder contains letters from Edward to
his mother written from Leavenworth City.
||Correspondence to Edward T.
Latta, 1861-1875. This folder contains letters received by Edward T. Latta
from various individuals. Topics range from casualties among friends due
to the war, to well-being of friends and family, to land deals and the
lending and borrowing of money.
Series 2 ‒ Latta Family Correspondence
||Letters to James Latta. This
folder contains letters to James Latta, presumably the father of Edward
||Correspondence of Mrs. Edward
T. Latta, 1881-1883. This folder contains letters to Mrs. Latta from persons
other than her husband.
||Letters to "Mother,"
1860-1882. This folder contains letters written to the mother of Edward
T. Latta by her children.
||Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1867-1881.
These letters are written to and from the non-immediate family of Edward
Series 3 ‒ Business and Military Records
||Envelopes from Business Ventures
of Edward T. Latta. This folder contains empty envelopes marking various
business ventures of Edward T. Latta.
||Land Deed and Tariffs Pamphlet.
This folder contains a land deed to Indian lands, signed by President
James Buchanan as well as a pamphlet concerning "Truth about Tariffs
and Prices" from the office of William B. McKinley, House of Representatives.
||Military Papers of Edward T.
Latta. This folder contains a military dispatch, military orders and commission
papers of Edward T. Latta.
||IOUs 1873-1874. This folder
contains IOUs written to and from Edward and James Latta.