Mann Family Papers
The Mann family papers consist of 0.5 linear foot of Civil War correspondence arranged chronologically. Most of the letters were written by Asahel Mann and Jennie Scott from Camp Harlan, Iowa; Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Helena, Arkansas; the vicinity of Vicksburg, Mississippi; and the homefront in and around Sidney, Iowa. The collection is made up of original letters, photocopies, and transcriptions. There is also a computer disk containing the transcriptions of more than 90 of the letters.
- Mann Family (Family)
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This collection is open for research.
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0.50 linear feet
Civil War letters and military records of Asahel Mann, Jr., John Mann, and William Mann, all of whom were members of Co. A, 4th regiment, Iowa Cavalry.
Method of Acquisition
The core of this collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1959 by Asahel Mann's granddaughter, Mrs. Stewart S. Foster. In 1998 and 1999, Mr. Jerry Mann began adding transcriptions of letters to the existing collection.
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