Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to James Sykes, 1795 Oct. 15.
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Sophia Maria Byron, maiden aunt of Byron, the English poet. From the guide to the Sophia Maria Byron manuscript material : 1 item, 1791, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) ...
James Sykes was born in Adams County, Illinois, on May 22, 1844. He was the son of William and Eliza Raymond Sykes. The elder Sykes, a native of England, was a prominent member of the community, serving long terms as Justice of the Peace and Township Treasurer. After graduating from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1864, James Sykes joined the army. Sykes served as an assistant surgeon in the 56th United States Colored Troops. The regiment was originally organized as th...