3 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2020 4:05 PM by Debora Lieberman

    Seeking letter from E. M. Stanton to Montgomery Meigs


      I would very much like to obtain a copy of the text in the following letter: E. M. Stanton to Montgomery Meigs, dated June 30, 1865 in the Consolidated Correspondence of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92, NARA. Thank you so much!

        • Re: Seeking letter from E. M. Stanton to Montgomery Meigs
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Ms. Lieberman,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Record Group 92, Consolidated Correspondence Files, 1794 - 1890 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that should include the letter you seek. It has not been digitized and cannot be viewed online.  For access to the non-digitized correspondence, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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          • Re: Seeking letter from E. M. Stanton to Montgomery Meigs
            LOC Manuscript Division Tracker

            Dear Debora Lieberman - 

            Greetings from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. 

            The Manuscript Division holds the personal papers of Edwin McMasters Stanton.  The papers are described in a finding aid which can be accessed online at PDF.  The finding aid provides links to digital content in the Edwin McMasters Stanton digital presentation.


            The Stanton Papers include letterbooks, which hold copies of Stanton's outgoing correspondence.  A copy of a letter dated 30 June 1865 from Stanton to Montgomery Meigs is included in the collection and can be accessed here.

            Please feel free to contact the Manuscript Division for further assistance.


            Patrick Kerwin
            Manuscript Reference Librarian
            Manuscript Division
            Library of Congress

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