Guide to the Campbell Grant Collection
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Guide to the Campbell Grant Collection, ca. 1861-1864
Collection number: Wyles Mss 49
Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Title: Campbell Grant Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1861-1864
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 49
.8 linear feet
(2 albums and 1 half-size document box)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
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quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Campbell Grant Collection. Wyles Mss 49. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa
Gift of Mrs. Campbell Grant, 1994.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection contains more than 300 Patriotic Civil War covers, mainly Union and unused, and eight letter press copies of
blockade run invoices and letters. The covers are arranged by type in two albums, housed in slipcases. A description at the
front of the first album indicates that most of the covers were produced during the early part of the war and were collected
by James Wilson, a druggist in Tekonsha, Michigan.
Printers represented in the collection include:
- Baltimore - J. W. Bond
- Boston - Wm. Forbes.
- Buffalo - Young, Lockwood.
- Cincinnati - J. Gates, W. Wiswell, Mumford.
- Hartford - Car Bell, A. S. Robinson.
- Lancaster, PA _ S. H. Zahm.
- New York - Union Stationery Depoot, Reagles & Co., Berlin & Jones, S. raynor, D. Murphy, J. C. Wells, Francis & Loutrel, W.
Redenburgh, Brown & Ryan, Simson, J & H Hasbrouk, Gay & Hollingshead, N. Tibbals, Charles F. Senneborn.
- Milwaukee - L. Lipman.
- Philadelphia - Upham, Magee, E. Rogers, King & Baird.
- Salem - G. M. Whipple.
- Charleston - G. W. Faley
- New Orleans - Envelope Depot.
The blockade run invoices and letters are from William P. Campbell, an agent in St. George, Bermuda, to Col. Sewell L. Fremont
in Wilmington, North Carolina. The papers accompanied cargo that was run through the Union blockade by Confederate or British
blockade runners from February to August 1864.
UCSB Special Collections also has other collections containing Civil War covers, namely:
Civil War Covers, ca. early 1860s. Approximately 136 unused Civil War Union covers. Wyles SC 585.
Civil War Covers. Wyles SC 922.
Confederate Collection. Union and Confederate covers. Wyles Mss 50.
Civil War covers were produced in large numbers and many survive. Other institutions with collections of covers include the
Connecticut Historical Society and Western Reserve Historical Society, both of which have descriptions on their websites.
Box : 1
Regimental, Union Flags, Portraits, Allegorical Females, Eagles & National Emblems, State Seals
Box : 2
1860 Presidential Campaign, Soldiers & Sailors, Cartoons & Caricatures, Confederate States, Miscellaneous
Box : 3
Blockade run invoices and letters, 1864