John T. Bell papers, 1864-1918.

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Bell, John T. (John Thomas), b. 1842. John T. Bell papers, 1864-1918.

John T. Bell papers, 1864-1918.

Mainly the papers of John T. Bell, many relating to his Civil War experiences, including army reports and orders, signed by E.D. Townsend and others, and a diary, Nov. 1864 - May 1865, describing Sherman's march to Savannah; account book, 1873-1893; scrapbook compiled for his son Stanley, containing Civil War mementos, letters relating to the war from John S. Mosby, Wesley Merritt, Andrew Johnson and George F. Price, clippings re Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, clippings of articles (some written by him) and letters documenting his newspaper career, photographs, letters from Frank A. Leach, Leslie M. Shaw and William Loeb, and from his children; manuscripts of a few articles written by Bell re the Civil War and Henry Clay, and clippings concerning him.

1 box (.4 linear ft.)Microfilm copy: 1 microfilm reel : negative (Box 3534) and positive.

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