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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A436

Letter of Charles Olden Allibone, 1862

Overview

Collection consists of a letter written by Charles Olden Allibone to Sallie P. Coleman from aboard the U.S.S. Cayuga during the Union Army occupation of Donaldson, Louisiana, recounting encounters with local Confederate supporters, his impressions of the area, and his anticipation of attacks on Union ships by Confederate forces. Enclosed in the letter is a print featuring a naval scene with a Christmas greeting.

Dates

  • 1862

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Charles Olden Allibone as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1 folder
Collection consists of a letter written by Charles Olden Allibone to Sallie P. Coleman from aboard the U.S.S. Cayuga during the Union Army occupation of Donaldson, Louisiana, recounting encounters with local Confederate supporters, his impressions of the area, and his anticipation of attacks on Union ships by Confederate forces. Enclosed in the letter is a print featuring a naval scene with a Christmas greeting.

BIOGRAPHY

Charles Olden Allibone, son of Thomas and Emma Louise Allibone, was born September 8, 1846, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1867 and rose to the rank of Commander in the United States Navy. He died April 18, 1901, in the Philippine province of Cavite.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2014-M113

The letter of Charles Olden Allibone was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Ian Brabner in July 2014.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2021

By: Amber L. Moore, with assistance from Summer Unsinn.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by Patricia M. King/Schlesinger Library Director’s Fund, Barbara N. Kravitz Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, and Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library.
EAD ID
sch01983

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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