M. F. Force additional papers
Papers of American lawyer, judge, author and officer Manning Ferguson Force, largely concerning his service in the Civil War.
- Majority of material found in 1853-1886
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Chiefly correspondence, the bulk to Force in his positions as Civil War general and judge; together with letters he wrote to his family, including 88 letters, 1852-1867, to his father, the archivist and historian, Peter Force; diaries, 1861, 1863-1866; and photographs of Civil War soldiers, mostly the men of the 20th Ohio Volunteers, and of family members. Many of the letters are from soldiers who served under him or their dependents, and request recommendations for appointments or pensions; letters from John B. Raymond discuss life in Mississippi during Reconstruction. Also contains a few manuscripts; printed material, mostly papers read before various veterans groups, some by Force; maps; an album of playbills; and clippings.
Biographical / Historical
Force was a lawyer and judge in Ohio, an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, and an author of historical works.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Letters by Manning F. Force
- II. Letters to Manning F. Force
- III. Other letters
- IV. Manuscripts
- V. Miscellany
Immediate Source of Acquisition
68M-156. Gift of Horton C. Force; received: 1946.
- Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899. M. F. Force additional papers, 1845-1900: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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