Papers of Ira Barton, 1840 - 1868Manuscript MS-100

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Title:

Papers of Ira Barton, 1840 - 1868

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-100

Collection Dates:

1840 - 1868

Size of Collection:

4 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Ira M. Barton (1840-1876.) Army officer and attorney. Includes professional and personal correspondence as well as military records.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains professional and personal correspondence of Ira M. Barton as well quartermaster reports, store records, fort orders, legal documents and other military papers. The collection documents the work of Barton in his time as Captain of Co. E of the NH 5th Volunteers and later as Lt. Col. of the 1st. Regiment of New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. Also includes correspondence with J.P. Hale, J.W. Patterson, Gilman Marston and a letter from T.W. Higginson agreeing to lecture in Newport, N.H. in 1861. Family correspondence is largely from his father Levi Barton.

Biography

Ira M. Barton (1840-1876.) Attended Dartmouth for one year as a member of the class of 1862. Barton left Dartmouth to enlist in the Union Army becoming Captain of Co. E of the NH 5th Volunteers and later Lt. Col. of the 1st. Regiment of New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. After leaving the army Barton became a lawyer, first in Arkansas and later with his father in New Hampshire.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1840-1863

Letters from Barton Family and from men under the command of Barton and their families

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1840-1863

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Drafts, Undated
  • Folder: 2, Envelopes, Undated
  • Folder: 3, Essays/Addresses, 1840-1860
  • Folder: 4, Alzira Royce, January 1854
  • Folder: 5, John S. Walker, April 1854
  • Folder: 6, Levi W. Barton, September 1854 - July 1864
  • Folder: 7, Mason W. Tappan, February 1855
  • Folder: 8, Augusta Howe, April 1856
  • Folder: 9, W.R. Whitaker, August 1856
  • Folder: 10, Olivier Ayer, August 1856
  • Folder: 11, G.W. Morrill, February 1860
  • Folder: 12, T.W. Higginson, January 1861
  • Folder: 13, John G. Saxe, February 1861
  • Folder: 14, Joseph Abbott, April 1861
  • Folder: 15, Franklin Cornit Band & S.E. Rickford, May 1861
  • Folder: 16, A.J. Chamberlin, July 1861
  • Folder: 17, [unidentified], October 1861
  • Folder: 18, Charles E. [Zuccor?], December 1861
  • Folder: 19, To Nathaniel S. Berry, 1862
  • Folder: 20, Barton to Parents, January 1862-1854
  • Folder: 21, C.A. Watson, January 1862
  • Folder: 22, Ira M. Barton, February 1862
  • Folder: 23, [unidentified], February 1862
  • Folder: 24, E.M. Cheney, October 1862
  • Folder: 25, W. Allen, October 1862- August 1864
  • Folder: 26, Hapgood, October 1862- February 1864
  • Folder: 27, Alvah Smith, October 1862
  • Folder: 28, G.B. Billings, November1862
  • Folder: 29, Finnius A. Hayward, November 1862
  • Folder: 30, Major Whittlesey, 1863
  • Folder: 31, Adolphus Clark, January - March 1862
  • Folder: 32, E. Towne, January - February 18 1862
  • Folder: 33, Sumner H. Hurd, January 1863
  • Folder: 34, Joseph Demosh, February 1863
  • Folder: 35, Capt. Randlett, February 1863
  • Folder: 36, Frederick H. Robie, February 1863
  • Folder: 37, Thomas Alexander, March 1863
  • Folder: 38, Gilchrist, April- November 1863
  • Folder: 39, Alonzo Allen, April - July 1863
  • Folder: 40, Charles C. Howard, April- July 1863
  • Folder: 41, J.W. Lawrence, April 1863
  • Folder: 42, John Lyme, April 1863
  • Folder: 43, B.L. Noyes, April - July 1863
  • Folder: 44, C.H. Roberts, April 1863
  • Folder: 45, [unidentified], April 1863
  • Folder: 46, Barton to J.B. Fry, May- July 1863
  • Folder: 47, Dr. Dixie Crosby, May 1863
  • Folder: 48, Gilman Marston, May 1863
  • Folder: 49, Chester Pike, May 1863
  • Folder: 50, James T. Royce, May - July 1863
  • Folder: 51, S. Wentworth, May 1863
  • Folder: 52, Anthony Colby, June 1863
  • Folder: 53, J.M. Davis, June- August 1863
  • Folder: 54, Eli Humblet, June 1863
  • Folder: 55, William Story & Mary Sweets, June 1863
  • Folder: 56, E.P. Tobie, June 1863
  • Folder: 57, Barton to State of NH, July 1863
  • Folder: 58, F.A. Faulkner, et. al., July 1863
  • Folder: 59, John P. Hale, July 1863
  • Folder: 60, Nathan Haskell, July 1863
  • Folder: 61, O.L. Keene, July 1863 - December 1864
  • Folder: 62, James Mann, July 1863
  • Folder: 63, Foss, July 1863
  • Folder: 64, William Story, July 1863
  • Folder: 65, Samuel Quinn, July 1863
  • Folder: 66, L.M. Knight, August1863
  • Folder: 67, Willis Lewis, August1863
  • Folder: 68, Charles H. Long, August 1863 - December 1864
  • Folder: 69, Solon A. Peck, August 1863
  • Folder: 70, Thos. J. Pillsbury, August 1863
  • Folder: 71, W. Barton, October 1863
  • Folder: 72, W. Bellknap, October 1863
  • Folder: 73, Ruel Durkee, October - November 1863
  • Folder: 74, S.G. Kellog, October 1863
  • Folder: 75, Wainright, October 1863 - Feb 1864
  • Folder: 76, P.S. Adams, November 1863
  • Folder: 77, Charles F. Bartlett, November 1863
  • Folder: 78, D.E. Colby, November 1863
  • Folder: 79, A. Hitchcock, September 1863
  • Folder: 80, Samuel Webster, September - December 1863
  • Folder: 81, J.W. Wentworth, September 1863
  • Folder: 82, J.J. Willliams, September 1863
  • Folder: 83, Woodbury, September 1863
  • Folder: 84, William H. Smith, October 1863

Box: 2, Dates: 1863- 1868

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, T.J. Whittle, October 1863
  • Folder: 2, F.F. Folsom, November 1863
  • Folder: 3, J.B. Fay, November 1863- June 1864
  • Folder: 4, William Whittle, November 1863
  • Folder: 5, Jeremiah Brown, December 1863
  • Folder: 6, John S. Godfray, December 1863
  • Folder: 7, Harry Leeds, December 1863
  • Folder: 8, J.M. Macomb, December 1863- February 1864
  • Folder: 9, Oliver Pillsbury, December 1863
  • Folder: 10, W. Schouler, December 1863
  • Folder: 11, [unidentified fragment], 1864
  • Folder: 12, Augusta Cooper Kimball, January - February 1864
  • Folder: 13, H.W. Parker, January 1864
  • Folder: 14, B.F. Prescott, January 1864
  • Folder: 15, Otis F.R. Waite, January 1864
  • Folder: 16, Joseph A. Gilmore, February - August 1864
  • Folder: 17, William Tutherly, February 1864
  • Folder: 18, J.W. Kingman, February 1864
  • Folder: 19, Joseph Knowlton (Frederick Smyth), February 1864
  • Folder: 20, J. Webster, February 1864
  • Folder: 21, J. Whitlesy, February 1864
  • Folder: 22, Nathaniel Wiggin, February - March 1864
  • Folder: 23, George P. Thyng, March 1864 - May 1865
  • Folder: 24, C. Holmes, March 1864 - April 1864
  • Folder: 25, [unidentified], April 1864
  • Folder: 26, Barton to George F. Balch, May 1864
  • Folder: 27, Samuel L. Gardiner, May 1864
  • Folder: 28, Richard Landon, May 1864
  • Folder: 29, William Libbee, May 1864
  • Folder: 30, Morgan, May 1864
  • Folder: 31, Richardd Reagan, May 1864
  • Folder: 32, Charles Long, June 1864
  • Folder: 33, William W. Darling, June 1864
  • Folder: 34, Sylvannus Cobb, Jr., June 1864
  • Folder: 35, Clarence S. Gray, June 1864
  • Folder: 36, J.H. Haskin, June 1864
  • Folder: 37, C. Hough, June 1864
  • Folder: 38, Charles Hamlin, June 1864
  • Folder: 39, C.C. Markle, June 1864
  • Folder: 40, Henry A. Makepeace, June 1864
  • Folder: 41, Peter Sanborn, June - July 1864
  • Folder: 42, A.J. Shiply, June 1864
  • Folder: 43, Burke and Wait & Lucious A. Buswel, June 1864
  • Folder: 44, J. Collins, July 1864
  • Folder: 45, Harvey S. Stone, July 1864
  • Folder: 46, James R. Thomson, July 1864
  • Folder: 47, Richard Chandler, August - October 1864
  • Folder: 48, A Nasmith, August 1864
  • Folder: 49, N.M. Graham, September 1864
  • Folder: 50, G.A. De Russy, October - November 1864
  • Folder: 51, Alfred Norton, October 1864
  • Folder: 52, H.E. Shepard, October 1864
  • Folder: 53, Unidentified, December 1864
  • Folder: 54, C.G. Bradly, December 1864 - January 1865
  • Folder: 55, Charles Chesley, December 1864
  • Folder: 56, A.P. Chipman, February 1865
  • Folder: 57, Barton to I.H. Whittlesey, January 1865
  • Folder: 58, Head, January 1865
  • Folder: 59, D.S. Reed, January 1865
  • Folder: 60, Alonzo Richards, January 1865
  • Folder: 61, Henry W. Race, January 1865
  • Folder: 62, Frank S. Taylor, January 1865
  • Folder: 63, A. Wainright, January 1865
  • Folder: 64, Richard E. Welch, January 1865
  • Folder: 65, J. James, April 1865
  • Folder: 66, M. Bachman, June 1865
  • Folder: 67, Mrs. B.F. Leavitt, November 1865
  • Folder: 68, Barton to H. Brooks, December 1865
  • Folder: 69, Barton to B.W. Brice, April 1866
  • Folder: 70, M. Adams, May 1866
  • Folder: 71, Receipts, June 1866
  • Folder: 72, Barton to E.H. Brooke, August 1866
  • Folder: 73, F.M. Odgell, January 1868

Series 2, Military Papers, 1861-1865

Includes government documents, military orders, and store accounts as well as discharge, disability and veterans documents.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 3, Dates: 1861-1863

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Regimental papers, forms, etc. Part 1 of 6, Undated
  • Folder: 2, Regimental papers, forms, etc. Part 2 of 6, Undated
  • Folder: 3, Regimental papers, forms, etc. Part 3 of 6, Undated
  • Folder: 4, Regimental papers, forms, etc. Part 4 of 6, Undated
  • Folder: 5, Regimental papers, forms, etc. Part 5 of 6, Undated
  • Folder: 6, Regimental papers, forms, etc. Part 6 of 6, Undated
  • Folder: 7, New Enlisted Men, April 1861
  • Folder: 8, Surgeon Certificate, May 1863
  • Folder: 9, Military Receipt, undated
  • Folder: 10, Heavy Artillery Authorization, August 1863
  • Folder: 11, Investigative report, November 1864

Box: 4, Dates: 1861-1865

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Monthly Return of Quartermaster Store, May 1864
  • Folder: 2, Invoices and Quartermaster Store, undated
  • Folder: 3, Fort Orders and Quarterly Return (Fort McClary), October 1861 - February 1864
  • Folder: 4, Requisition Vouchers, undated
  • Folder: 5, Quarterly Returns, December 1863 - September 1864
  • Folder: 6, Quarterly Returns and Invoices, June - October 1864
  • Folder: 7, Invalid Corps, 1863
  • Folder: 8, Disability Certificates, 1863-1864
  • Folder: 9, Discharge papers, 1862
  • Folder: 10, Veterans Organization, 1863-1865
  • Folder: 11, legal documents, April 1866

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