Benjamin and William Alvord letters, 1861-1912  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884.
Benjamin and William Alvord letters
1861-1912 (inclusive)
.45 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
Mss 719
Collection includes materials belonging to William C. Alvord and Benjamin Alvord. General Benjamin Alvord was born in Rutland, Vermont, August 18, 1813, and died October 16, 1884.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Conversion of this record was made possible by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, an agency of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

General Benjamin Alvord was born in Rutland, Vermont, August 18, 1813, and died October 16, 1884.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes: Letter copy book belonging to William C. Alvord, 1 vol., 1911-1912; Manuscript letter to Benjamin Alvord from George E. Pickett, 4 pp, February 13 1861, regarding the danger of a civil war; Manuscript letter to Benjamin Alvord from James A. Garfield, 1 p, November 20 1880, thanking Alvord for his "congratulations."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Benjamin and William Alvord Letters, Mss 719, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Generals -- Oregon -- Correspondence.

Family Names

  • Alvord, Benjamin, -- 1813-1884 -- Correspondence.
  • Alvord, William C. -- Correspondence.
  • Garfield, James A. -- (James Abram), -- 1831-1881 -- Correspondence.
  • Pickett, George E. -- (George Edward), -- 1825-1875 -- Correspondence.

Geographical Names

  • Oregon -- Politics and government.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Letters (correspondence) -- aat