Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: Patriotic covers, ca. 1861-1865.


Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: Patriotic covers, ca. 1861-1865.

This is a portion of the MOLLUS Civil War collection. It includes approximately 5000 unused United States Civil War patriotic covers (envelopes) printed or embossed with images. Covers are predominantly from the Union side, but there are a few from the Confederate States of America (C.S.A.).

10 boxes and 1 volume (9.2 linear ft.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6383344

Houghton Library

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Abram Duryee. (person)

Robert Anderson. (person)

Daniel Chaplin. (person)

Johnson Printing. (corporateBody)

Birney, David Bell, 1825-1864 (person)

Birney was born in Huntsville, Alabama, the son of an abolitionist from Kentucky, James G. Birney. The Birney family returned to Kentucky in 1833, and James Birney freed his slaves. In 1835, the family moved to Cincinnati, where the father published an anti-slavery newspaper. Following numerous threats from pro-slavery mobs, the family moved again to Michigan, and finally to Philadelphia. Following his graduation from Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, David Birney entered business, st...

Sowle & Jenks. (corporateBody)

Paine, Halbert E. (person)

Born in Chardon, Oh., in 1826, Halbert E. Paine graduated from Western Reserve College and practiced law in Cleveland, Oh., and Milwaukee, Wis. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Paine entered the Union army as the colonel of the Fourth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment. He was promoted to brigadier general in March 1863 and led the Third Division of the Army of the Gulf in an assault on Priest Gap during the Battle of Port Hudson, where he suffered a wound that necessitated the amputation of his leg....

King & Baird (corporateBody)

Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877 (person)

Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough (1805-1877), U.S. naval officer, was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. From the description of Louis M. Goldsborough papers, 1821-1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517515 From the guide to the Louis M. Goldsborough papers, 1821-1873, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Naval officer and superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. From the description of Correspondence, 1827...

R. E. Clark. (corporateBody)

S. H. Semon. (corporateBody)

Union Envelope Depot. (corporateBody)

Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894 (person)

Slocum was born in Delphi, a hamlet in Onondaga County, New York. His father was Matthew B. Slocum, and his mother was Mary Ostrander. He was the sixth of eleven children. He attended the State Normal School in Albany and the Cazenovia Seminary in Madison County. At the age of 16, he received a Public School Teacher's Certificate from the County Superintendent of Schools, and worked occasionally as a teacher for the next five years. On the recommendation of Congressman Daniel F. Gott (Onondag...

J. M. Whittemore & Co. (corporateBody)

S. C. Upham. (corporateBody)

D. B. Cooke & Co. (corporateBody)

Waters & Son. (corporateBody)

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. (person)

Tipton's Studio and Souvenir Store. (corporateBody)

S. Raynor. (corporateBody)

Ives Printing. (corporateBody)

P. Hill. (corporateBody)

Mumford & Co. (corporateBody)

McCook, Robert Latimer, 1827-1862 (person)

Cain. (person)

Union Envelope Headquarters. (corporateBody)

Sturgis, Samuel Davis, 1822-1889 (person)

Army officer. From the description of Samuel Davis Sturgis papers, 1851-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980807 U.S. Army officer. From the description of Letters, 1846-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270966 From the description of Letters, 1846-1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400159 ...

E. B. Harvey. (person)

William Perris. (corporateBody)

Punderson & Crisand (corporateBody)

Meacher. (person)

R. G. Harrison. (corporateBody)

Hoskins. (corporateBody)

Kelley, Benjamin F., 1807-1891 (person)

Baker. (corporateBody)

Frank Beard. (corporateBody)

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 (person)

Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

Bliss, Eberhard & Festner. (corporateBody)

Theodore Winthrop. (person)

Gosline. (person)

James Gates. (corporateBody)

David Hunter. (person)

Louis Blenker. (person)

Church's News-stand (corporateBody)

Hallam. (corporateBody)

J. S. Morrow. (corporateBody)

A. Judson Higgins. (corporateBody)

Corcoran, Michael, 1827-1863 (person)

Corcoran was born in Carrowkeel, near Ballymote, County Sligo in Ireland, the only child of Thomas Corcoran, an officer in the British Army, and Mary (McDonagh) Corcoran. Through his mother, he claimed descent from Patrick Sarsfield, hero of the Williamite War in Ireland and a leader of the Wild Geese. In 1846, at the age of 18, he took an appointment to the Revenue Police, enforcing the laws and searching for illicit stills and distilling activities in Creeslough, County Donegal. At the same...

W. G. Brownlow. (person)

Times Print. (corporateBody)

Lossing & Barritt (corporateBody)

Carpenter & Allen. (corporateBody)

Gibson & Co. (corporateBody)

J. M. Whittemore. (corporateBody)

Gideon Welles. (person)

A. H. Senseman. (corporateBody)

Franz Sigel. (person)

H. Smith & Co. (corporateBody)

W. J. Baker. (corporateBody)

F. Vogl & Co. (corporateBody)

Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893 (person)

Benjamin Franklin Butler was born in Deerfield, New Hampshire, the sixth and youngest child of John Butler and Charlotte Ellison Butler. His father served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later became a privateer, dying of yellow fever in the West Indies not long after Benjamin was born. He was named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. His elder brother, Andrew Jackson Butler (1815–1864), would serve as a colonel in the Union Army during t...

New Orleans Envelope Depot. (corporateBody)

John Hancock. (person)

Johnson Dana. (corporateBody)

Taggart, John Henry, 1821- (person)

Colonel, 12th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves. From the description of Order book, 1861 August 16 - 1862 April 10. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 730951946 ...

Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901 (person)

U.S. Army officer during the Civil War and public official, New York and New Jersey. From the description of Letters, 1894-1895. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70975832 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Morristown, to an unidentified Senator, [1876?] Feb. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618668 From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to General Morell, Miner...

Dean & Thayer (corporateBody)

J. R. Hawley. (corporateBody)

Stimson & Co. (corporateBody)

Washington, George, 1732-1799 (person)

George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

H. Bertou S. Robineau & Co. ? (corporateBody)

Thomas, Jefferson (person)

The head of the family, Philip Barraud was the son of Daniel Barraud of Norfolk, Va. Born 8 October 1757. Served as a surgeon in the American Revolution. Moved to Williamsburg in 1782. Married Ann Blaws Hansford in 1783. Moved back to Norfolk in 1799 to accept position as head of Marine Hospital in Norfolk. Died 26 November 1830. From the guide to the Barraud Family Papers, 1779-1904., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) ...

Berlin & Jones. (corporateBody)

Peter Lyle. (person)

Worden, John Lorimer, 1818-1897 (person)

Commander of the Monitor. From the description of Letter, [ca. 1847-1897?], to Mr. Allen, Secy. of the Club. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122593589 Naval officer. From the description of Papers, 1862-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451897 From the description of Papers of John Lorimer Worden, 1861-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78142402 John Lorimer Worden was a naval officer who was born in Westchester County, N.Y. He w...

J. P. Mickley. (corporateBody)

J. R. Hall. (corporateBody)

Porter, David D. (person)

Reagles & Co. (corporateBody)

Union Stationery Depot. (corporateBody)

J. S. (James Scott) Negley. (person)

Shurtleff, Sally (person)

John Bell. (person)

Gallagher, William D. (William Davis), 1808-1894 (person)

American journalist and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Lewis J. Cist, 1840 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567247 Gallagher was an author and critic. He served as editor of, The Cincinnati Mirror in 1831 and editor of, The Western Literary Journal in 1836. He also wrote poems for children. From the description of Our early days: holograph poem, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594360 ...