Michael Lally letters and other material Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02472

Dates

  • 1861-2006 (Creation)
  • 1861-1865 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 1962-07-05 (Other)

Extents

  • 1.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1 manuscript box, 1 oversized folder other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 1.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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Notes

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in six series: 1. Correspondence, 1861-1865; 2. Other Materials, undated; 3. Facsimiles Government Documents, 1861-1885; 4. Photograph, undated; 5. Miscellaneous Secondary Materials, 1982-2006; 6. Certificate, 1861.

    For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Mrs. Beatrice Thomson in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rose.

  • Preferred Citation

    Michael Lally letters and other material, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Related Materials

    http://brandeisspecialcollections.blogspot.com/2008/01/michael-lally-civil-war-letters-1861.html

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection at Brandeis includes fifty-seven of Lally's letters, the first dated July 16, 1861 (just before the first battle of Bull Run), and the last dated June 6, 1865 (after Lee’s surrender). The letters describe particulars of battle as well as more mundane matters, such as the need for postage stamps, handkerchiefs, a flannel shirt, or whiskey. Lally writes often about sending money home and asks for news of the family as well as friends and neighbors; his letters are sprinkled with prayers for his and his family’s safety and words of reassurance. The collection also contains a small amount of other material, including a Boston Almanac from the same period, a prayer belonging to Michael Lally, several photocopies of materials relating to his military service, and secondary materials.

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    other
    Container 1 Indicator
    1 manuscript box, 1 oversized folder

Components