Captain Oliver C. Garvin Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Captain Oliver C. Garvin Papers
Call Number: MS 88-18
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Swann Galleries
Processed By: LTM, 10-29-1987; JEF, 2-16-1998; MN, 5-24-2010
Note: None
Restrictions: None

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 Captain Oliver C. Garvin Papers contain a specially bound book entitled “Letters to His Parents: From Captain Oliver C. Garvin 1861-1862.” It contains original and transcribed letters, a pencil drawing, news clippings and an envelope. Garvin served with the 52nd New York Regiment at various locales in Virginia and Maryland and these letters give us glimpses of what camp life and combat was like for a Union officer during the U.S. Civil War.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Book (bound and in a slip case) containing Oliver Garvin’s original letters and typewritten transcriptions dating from 1861-1862. Also included are an envelope that held one of Garvin’s letters, a pencil drawing of General Sumner’s camp in Alexandria, Virginia, and news clippings.
Box 1 FF 2 Description of contents by unknown author, not dated.