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Marcellus Warner Darling Papers

Identifier: MsC0236

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Marcellus W. Darling are comprised of seventy-eight items dating from 1862 to 1911. The majority of the papers relate to his service in Company K, 154th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Included are approximately forty letters that he wrote home during the war, and a diary from 1864. The rest of the collection is made up of memoirs, genealogical data, and a book of quotes and sayings by Marcellus Darling.


  • Creation: 1862-1911
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1862 -1865


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This collection is open for research.

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Civil War soldier, Congregational minister, and father of Jay Norwood Darling. Consists primarily of letters, a diary, and memoirs of his service in Company K, 154th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa by Darling's son, Jay N. (Ding) Darling in 1949.

Related Materials

See also the papers of his son, Jay N. "Ding" Darling (MsC0170)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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