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Finding Aid of the William S. Rosecrans Papers
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Correspondence

 

Correspondence of General William S. Rosecrans

Boxes 1-12, 14-43, 117

Official, Business, and Personal Letters Received, 1838-1899

Box 1

1838-1847.

Box 2

1848-1852.

Box 3

1853.

Box 4

1854-March 1855.

Box 5

April-December 1855.

Box 6

1856-1859.

Box 7

1860-1862.

Box 8

January-October 1863.

Box 9

November 1863-May 1864.

Box 10

June 1864-May 1865.

Box 11

June 1865-June 1868.

Box 12

July-December 1868.

Box 14

January-July 1869.

Box 15

August-December 1869.

Box 16

January-March 1870.

Box 17

April-July 1870.

Box 18

August-December 1870.

Box 19

January-March 1871.

Box 20

April-July 1871.

Box 21

August-December 1871.

Box 22

January-May 22, 1872.

Box 23

May 22-August 1872.

Box 24

September-October 25, 1872.

Box 25

October 26-December 1872.

Box 26

January-April 1873.

Box 27

May-December 1873.

Box 28

January-June 1874.

Box 29

July-December 1874.

Box 30

January-October 1875.

Box 31

November 1875-July 1876.

Box 117

August 1876-March 1877.

Box 32

April-December 1877.

Box 33

January-April 1878.

Box 34

May-December 1878.

Box 35

January-June 1879.

Box 36

July-December 1879.

Box 37

January-July 4, 1880.

Box 38

July 5-September 17, 1880.

Box 39

September 18-November 4, 1880.

Box 40

November 5-December 1880.

Box 41

January-May 1881.

Box 42

June-November 1881.

Box 43

1882-1899.

Boxes 44-48

Official, Business, and Personal Letters Sent, 1840-1891

Physical Description: (Drafts and copies)
Box 44

1840-October 9, 1862.

Box 45

October 10, 1862-June 1863.

Box 46

July 1863-September 1864.

Box 47

October 1864-March 1873.

Box 48

April 1873-1891.

 

Letter Press and Copy Books

Physical Description: [Boxes 49-52]
Box 49

January 2, 1865-April 6, 1870.

Box 50

May 10, 1870-April 1872.

Box 51

April 25, 1872-June 27, 1876.

Note

[Letterpress book for January 1873-May 1874 mising]
Box 52

February 15, 1877-August 12, 1882.

 

Miscellaneous Correspondence from Various Persons (Letters in the Possession of General William S. Rosecrans), 1850-1902

Physical Description: [Boxes 53-54]
Box 53

1850-1872.

Box 54

1873-1902.

 

Family Correspondence

 

Letters from His Wife, 1842-1877

Physical Description: [Boxes 55-57]
Box 55

1842-1872.

Box 56

1873-September 9, 1876.

Box 57

September 12, 1876-August 1877.

 

Letters to His Wife, 1842-1882

Physical Description: [Boxes 58-62]
Box 58

1842-June 1859.

Box 59

May 1861-June 1864.

Box 60

February 1865-December 1867.

Box 61

1868-1873.

Box 62

May 1874-August 1882.

 

Letters from His Children, 1865-1892

Physical Description: [Boxes 63-64]
Box 63

1865-1892.

Box 64

1870-1879.

 

Letters to His Children, 1856-1887

Physical Description: [Box 64]
Box 64

1856-1887.

 

Letters from Various Members of the Rosecrans and Hegeman Families, 1841-1887

Physical Description: [Boxes 65-68]
Box 65

1841-1887 (Rosecrans Family).

Box 66

1846-1878 (to and from Sylvester H. Rosecrans).

Box 67

1842-1873 (Hegeman Family).

Box 68

December 1868-June 1880 (from W.A. Ogden Hegeman).

 

Correspondence of Ann Eliza (Hegeman) Rosecrans

Boxes 69-70

Letters from Various Persons, 1842-1877

Box 69

1842-December 16, 1874.

Box 70

December 16, 1874-September 2, 1877.

Boxes 71-75

Letters from Her Children, 1863-1880

Box 71

1863-1876 (Adrian L.).

Box 72

1878-1880 (Ann D.).

Box 73

1870-1880 (Ann D., Carl F., and Lillian).

Box 74

1870-May 1872 (Mary L.).

Box 75

June 1872-1878 (Mary L.).

Box 75

Letters to her children, 1866-1883.

 

Letters from Other Members of the Rosecrans and Hegeman Families, 1843-1878

Box 76

1843-1878

 

Correspondence of the Rosecrans and Hegeman Families, 1811-1920

Box 77

1860-1902 (Adrian L. and Ann D.).

Box 78

1811-1920 (Carl F., Lillian, Mary L., Sylvester H., and others).

 

Papers

 

Papers of General William S. Rosecrans, 1828-1903

Box 79

Diaries and Memorandum Books, 1857-1880.

Boxes 80-86

Military Papers, 1828-1903

Box 80

1828-1864.

Box 81

1864-1901.

Box 82

1869-1901, concerning various Civil War veteran organizations.

Box 83

1842-1864, general orders.

Box 84

1864, general and court martial orders.

Box 85

1865-1867, general orders.

Boxes 86, 88

Scrapbooks and clippings.

Box 87

Political Papers, 1868-1893.

Box 88

Scrapbooks and clippings.

Boxes 89-93

Papers Relating to Mexico, 1864-1885

Box 89

1864-1885, Rosecrans' Mexican mission.

Box 89

1868-1869, other Mexican interests.

Box 90

1867-1879, papers relating to the Interoceanic Railroad.

Box 91

Clippings concerning the Interoceanic Railroad.

Box 92

1871-1879, papers relating to the Sonora Railroad.

Box 93

1870-1881, papers relating to Mexican property and mines.

Boxes 94-102

Business Papers, 1851-1903

Box 94

1874-1877, papers relating to the San José Mining Company.

Box 95

1871-1891, papers relating to various mining interests in the United States.

Box 96

1866-1903, papers relating to various railroad interests in the United States.

Box 97

1856-1900, papers relating to California lands, chiefly near Los Angeles.

Box 98

1868-1883, papers relating to the Safety Powder Company, San Francisco.

Box 99

1853-1888, papers relating to various business enterprises.

Box 100

1854-1866, account books.

Box 101

1851-1887, bills and receipts.

Box 102

1875-1881, bank vouchers.

 

Papers of the Rosecrans Family

Box 103

Miscellaneous clippings.

Box 104

Memorabilia and clippings of William S. Rosecrans.

Box 105

Writings of William S. Rosecrans, including biographical material.

Box 106

Writings and memorabilia of Adrian L. and Ann D. Rosecrans.

Box 107

Writings and memorabilia of Carl F., Mary L., and Sylvester H. Rosecrans, and including some memorabilia of the Hegeman family.

Box 108-110

Family photographs.

Box 124

Certificates, diplomas, commissions, etc., 1842-1898.

 

[Miscellaneous]

Box 111

“Regalia.”

Scope and Content Note

Shoulder epaulets, cross, medals, harness trappings, etc.
Boxes 112-116

Family papers.

Box 118

Book of clippings.

Scope and Content Note

Also, photograph of W.S. Rosecrans.

Note

(Formerly package 5)
Box 119

Photographs of General & Mrs. Rosecrans.

Note

(Formerly package 4)
Boxes 120-121

Original wrappers from his papers.

Note

(Formerly package 3)
Box 122

2 fore and aft hats.

Box 123

2 flags.

Box 125

Walking stick.

Box 126

Printed material.

Box 118

Photograph of General Rosecrans, ca. 1880s.

Physical Description: (Framed)
 

Leather belt.

Note

(Added July 1969)
Missing
Box 107

Writings by Carl Frederick Rosecrans.

Physical Description: (3 folders, ca. 150 pieces)
 

Ledger of clippings re the death of President Garfield, 1881, and the Spanish-American War, 1898, especially the naval battles and Admiral Dewey.

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)

Note

Missing
 

Original oil portrait of General Rosecrans, by George P.A. Healy.

Location: Map Room
 

Original oil portrait of Anne Eliza Hegeman Rosecrans.

Location: Map Room
 

Fire screen with original glass from the Rosecrans home in San Rafael, California.

Location: Booth Room
 

Wooden cane carved by a soldier in General Rosecrans' army.

Location: Vault
 

2 swords.

Location: Vault
 

Silver tea service and other items (separate list on file).

Location: Booth Room
 

2 epaulet pins.

Note

Missing
 

Etching of General Rosecrans.

Physical Description: (Framed)

Note

Missing
 

Original oil portrait of Adjutant General John McManman. By William Morris, 1871.

Location: Map Room
Physical Description: (In gold frame)
 

Oil portrait of Carmelita (Rosecrans) Ewing. By Lucia Warren, 1950.

Location: Map Room
Box 119

Photographs.

Scope and Content Note

  • 2 photographs of the Healy paintings of General Rosecrans and Mrs. Rosecrans (Both framed).
  • 1 photograph of a woman - unidentified.
  • 1 unframed photograph of the general.
Box 13

General History of Orange County.

Physical Description: (Photostats, pp.26-27 and 52)

Scope and Content Note

re Storm King Mountains, Crow-Nest, Benny's and Stony Lonesome.
Box 13

United States Military Academy, West Point

Box 13

Post order book (no.1), February 19, 1838-June 3, 1842.

Scope and Content Note

Orders re W.S. Rosecrans.
Box 13

Orders (no.37, part 6).

Scope and Content Note

Promoted Corporal.
Box 13

Special Order (no.60). West Point, June 10, 1840.

Physical Description: (p.207)

Scope and Content Note

Rosecrans detailed to instruct candidates for admission.
Box 13

Orders (no.35) June 22, 1840.

Physical Description: (p.210)

Scope and Content Note

Rosecrans Quarter Master Sargeant.
Box 13

Orders (no.26) June 21, 1841.

Physical Description: (p.263)
Box 13

Special Order (no.68) August 31, 1841.

Physical Description: (p.278)

Scope and Content Note

Rosecrans Assistant Professor in Mathematics.
Box 13

Special Order (no.127) December 14, 1841.

Physical Description: (p.300)

Scope and Content Note

Rosecrans report to Professor Albert E. Church for orders.
Box 13

Orders (no.66, Part 2) December 30, 1841.

Physical Description: (p.301)

Scope and Content Note

Rosecrans appointed to act as Assistant Professor of Mathematics with all considerations attached thereto until further orders.
Box 13

Special Order (no.10) January 23, 1842.

Physical Description: (p.310)

Scope and Content Note

Rosecrans relieved from duty as Assistant Professor and will report to Commandant of Cadets for orders.
Box 13

Rosecrans Property, Horton addition, San Diego.

Scope and Content Note

Five Plats, Lots 70- 346- 369- 372- 206- 205- 211.

Note

(Courtesy James D. Forward, Jr. Vice President, Title Insurance and Trust Company, San Diego)
Box 13

History of Guns - One that fired first shot and one that fired the last shot of the Civil War.

Physical Description: (pp.55, 57)

Note

(From Catalogue of the U.S. Military Academy Museum. West Point, 1944)
Box 13

West Point Coat of Arms, History of.

Box 13

Regulations, U.S. Military Academy, 1839.

Physical Description: (pp.31-34)

Scope and Content Note

Natural and Experimental Philosophy (p.31).
Chemistry and Mineralogy (p.32).
Artillery (p.33).
Engineering and the Science of War (p.34).
Box 13

Synopsis of Courses of Studies at U.S. Military Academy and Instructors, 1845-1847.

Box 13

Reserved for future use.

 

Original oil portrait of Ann Eliza (Hegeman) Rosecrans, by George P.A. Healy, 1862.

Note

Catalogued: ORIG 99.
Added to the Rosecrans collection at the bequest of Carmelita (Rosecrans) Ewing, March, 1969.
 

Original oil portrait of unidentified Rosecrans, 1891.

Physical Description: In gold frame.

Note

Added to the Rosecrans collection at the bequest of Carmelita (Rosecrans) Ewing, March, 1969.
 

Oil portrait of Carmelita (Rosecrans) Ewing, by Lucia Warren, 1950.

Note

Added to the Rosecrans collection at the bequest of Carmelita (Rosecrans) Ewing, March, 1969.
 

Photographs

Box 119

2 photographs of the Healy paintings of General Rosecrans and Mrs. Rosecrans.

Physical Description: Both framed.
Box 119

1 photograph of a woman - unidentified.

Box 119

1 unframed photograph of the general.

Box 118

Framed photograph of General Rosecrans, ca. 1880s.

 

Objects

 

2 sets of shoulder pieces - bars and epaulets.

 

2 sabers

Physical Description: Wrapped in a package.
Box 111

2 horse harnesses

Box 111

1 wooden cross

 

1 certificate for 1500 shares of stock in a gold mining company, 1890.

 

1 leather belt.

Note

Added July, 1969.
Box 107

Writings by Carl Frederick Rosecrans.

Physical Description: 3 folders (ca. 150 pieces)

Note

Added July, 1969.
Box 118

Ledger of clippings

Physical Description: 1 scrapbook.

Note

Added July, 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Re: the death of President Garfield, 1881, and the Spanish-American War, 1898, especially the naval battles and Admiral Dewey.
 

Original oil portrait of General Rosecrans, by George P.A. Healy.

Note

Added January, 1982.
 

Original oil portrait of Anne Eliza Hegeman Rosecrans.

Note

Added January, 1982.
 

Fire screen with original glass from the Rosecrans home in San Rafael, California.

Note

Added January, 1982.
 

Wooden cane carved by a soldier in General Rosecrans' army.

Note

Added January, 1982.
 

2 swords

Note

Added January, 1982.
 

2 epaulet pins

Note

Added January, 1982.
 

Silver tea service and other items

Note

(separate list on file)
Added January, 1982.
 

Framed etching of General Rosecrans

Note

Added January, 1982.