Papers of William Titus Rigby, 1839-1988.


Papers of William Titus Rigby, 1839-1988.

The papers of William Titus Rigby document not only his life and career, but also that of his family, especially his father, Washington Augustus; his brother, Joshua and sister, Ellen Davis; his wife, Eva; and their children, William C., Charles L., and Grace Rigby Cameron. The papers consist of correpondence that spans more than three generations. It tells of student life at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa during the mid-nineteenth century, of early banking concerns in eastern Iowa, and of the battlefield experiences of William T. Rigby. He served in the 24th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and saw action in the Vicksburg campaign. There are diaries kept by Washington Augustus Rigby in the 1830s and essays and sermons written by Joshua Hopkins Rigby. The subject files include such things as financial records (including mortgages, warranties, and tax papers), photographs, and genealogical materials. William Titus Rigby's work as commissioner of the Vicksburg National Military Park is well documented with correspondence, record books, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Some of the correspondents include: William Boyd Allison, Robert G. Cousins, and Stephen D. Lee. More correspondents include: Frederick Dent Grant, John B. Gordon, William D. Hoard, Stuyvesant Fish, John A. T. Hall, David B. Henderson, Henry Cabot Lodge, Thomas B. Reed, Leslie M. Shaw.

Papers, 4 linear ft., (8 boxes)Photographs, .5 linear ft., (1 box)

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