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William W. Hawkins Letters

An inventory of his letters at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hawkins, William W.
Title: William W. Hawkins Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1865
Quantity: 9 items (SC)
Abstract: Papers of the Union soldier. Civil War letters to parents and sister describing camp life and battles.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

William W. Hawkins (fl. 1862-1865) was an American soldier who fought for Union forces during the American Civil War.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William W. Hawkins Letters consist of 9 pieces of outgoing correspondence from the Union soldier to his parents and sister describing camp life and battles.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains one series, Correspondence, which is arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Hawkins, William W.

Corporate Bodies

United States, Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.

Subjects

Soldiers -- United States.

Places

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
United States -- History, Military -- To 1900 -- Sources.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)

Occupations

Soldiers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William W. Hawkins Letters
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: P?
Date: 25 Oct 1963
Revision history: 18 Nov 2008 - converted to EAD (LDC)

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Inventory

Correspondence
SC 254 01 Jun 1862 - signed holograph letter to Father, Mother, and Sister (4 pages)
SC 254 21 Jul 1862 - signed holograph letter to "Dear Folks at Home" (5 pages)
SC 254 07 Aug 1862 - signed holograph letter to "Dear Father" (3 pages)
SC 254 09 Aug 1862 - signed holograph letter to "Dear Mother" (4 pages)
SC 254 17 Oct 1862 - signed holograph letter to "Dear Father" with a one page letter to "Dear Sister Grinda" attached (3 pages)
SC 254 Nov 1862 - signed holograph letter to "Father" with envelope (4 pages)
SC 254 25 Dec 1862 - signed holograph letter to "Dear Father" (4 pages)
SC 254 25 Nov 1865 - signed holograph letter (4 pages)
SC 254 undated - holograph letter to Ma (4 pages)

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