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William T. Sherman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 57

Scope and Contents

Army officer. Letters from Sherman to Hugh Boyle Ewing, 1844-85; Elly (Sherman) Thackara, 1869-81; Minnie (Sherman) Fitch, 1859-91; Philemon Tecumseh Sherman, 1879-90; and Henry S. Turner, 1854-58, 1872-81; together with miscellaneous correspondence including letters from Winfield Scott Hancock, Philip Henry Sheridan, John McAllister Schofield, and Murat Halstead; the MS. of Sherman's autobiography; and the MS. journal, Notes of travel in Europe and the East, an account kept by Joseph C. Audenried of Sherman's trip to Europe in 1871-72. The material relates to all phases of Sherman's career, especially the periods in California (1854-58), Kansas (1858-59), and Louisiana (1859-61) covered in the letters to Ewing and Turner; and the postwar period, which includes correspondence pertaining to the Hayes-Tilden disputed election. Includes correspondence (1839-88) of his wife, Ellen Boyle (Ewing) Sherman with Minnie Sherman Fitch, Thomas Ewing, and Hugh Boyle Ewing; letters (1910-13) of Minnie Sherman Fitch to Eleanor S. Fitch; and miscellaneous Sherman family correspondence (1832-1948).


  • Creation: 1832-1948


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Conditions Governing Use

Copyrights to this collection are not dedicated to the public. Consideration of copyright is the responsibility of the author or publisher.


4 Cubic feet


In this collection, Sherman's letters to each individual are grouped together and arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Ohio History Connection acquired the William T. Sherman papers from Judge Charles Montgomery in 1953, Mrs. Eleanor Sherman Thackara Cauldwell in 1958, and the estate of Miss Eleanor Sherman Fitch in 1959.

Legal Status

The Ohio History Connection holds the property rights to this collection.

William T. Sherman papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Ohio History Connection Repository

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