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William F. Vermilion Papers
MSS 0417  
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Description
Papers of William F. Vermilion, physician, lawyer, Iowa state senator, and Civil War captain (1862-1865) of Company F, 36th Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Materials related to Vermilion's military career include correspondence with his wife, company morning reports (May 1864-August 1865), company administrative documents, and several diaries. Evidence of his numerous law partnerships includes business correspondence, legal documents, account books, land deeds, receipts, and canceled checks. The collection contains family memorabilia, photographs and ephemera. The William F. Vermilion Papers are arranged in five series: 1) PERSONAL MATERIALS, 2) CIVIL WAR MATERIALS, 3) POLITICAL MATERIALS, 4) BUSINESS MATERIALS, and 5) MICROFILM OF THE CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENCE.
Background
William F. Vermilion was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, in October 1830. His obituary article in THE DAILY CITIZEN stated that he studied medicine at Rush Medical College and built a large practice in Iconium, Iowa. In 1859, he married Mary A.C. Kemper.
Extent
5.00 linear feet (9 archive boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.