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Knight Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1571-sc

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1860-1865, among members of the Knight family of Biddeford, Maine. Includes letters to Albert E. Knight while he was a student at the Maine State Seminary (now Bates College) primarily from his brother Daniel Knight, writing from Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois. The letters are filled with family news and advice on how Albert should behave while at school and at home. Also contains letters to Samuel D. (Dow) Knight from his brothers Albert and Mendal while they were serving in the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment and letters from them to their father Edmund and other family members.

Dates

  • 1860-1865

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Albert E. Knight was a student at the Maine State Seminary (now Bates College) and served in the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment, mustering in on August 28, 1862. He was killed on October 27, 1864. His brother Mendal Knight appears to have served in the 1st Maine Cavalry and the Veteran Reserve Corps.

Extent

3 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, 1860-1865, among members of the Knight family of Biddeford, Maine. Includes letters to Albert E. Knight while he was a student at the Maine State Seminary (now Bates College) primarily from his brother Daniel Knight, writing from Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois. The letters are filled with family news and advice on how Albert should behave while at school and at home. Also contains letters to Samuel D. (Dow) Knight from his brothers Albert and Mendal while they were serving in the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment and letters from them to their father Edmund and other family members.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irving R. Hirst, Sr.

Title
Guide to the Knight Family Correspondence
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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University of Maine
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