Charles K. Macniff Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Charles K. Macniff Papers
Call Number: MS 87-07
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Leslie Hindman Auction, Chicago
Processed by: LTM, 9-23-1986; JEF, 12-22-1997; MN, 10-2008
Restrictions: None
Note: Digital collection, Charles K. Macniff Papers

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The Charles K. Macniff Collection contains letters written by Macniff to his sisters and other family members while he was a corporal in Company B, 20th Regiment New York State Volunteers. They were written while he was in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas during the years 1861-1864. There are other letters in the collection that are written by family members or friends of Macniff during this same time period. These letters give us clues of what it was like to be a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains letters written by Charles K. Macniff of Company B, 20th Regiment New York State Volunteers, to his family during 1862 while he was stationed at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains letters written by Charles K. Macniff to his sisters while on campaign with the Union Army in Virginia during 1863-1864.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains letters written by William H. Lawrence, a Union soldier from New York, to his father Levi Lawrence during 1862.
Box 1 FF 4 Contains letters written to "Frank" from various individuals during the Civil War.
Box 1 FF 5 Contains miscellaneous letters by unknown authors to unknown addresses.
Box 1 FF 6 Detailed description of the letters in FF 1-5.