Thomas E. Corkhill Papers
Scope and Contents
The Thomas E. Corkhill Papers consists of a typewritten biography of Thomas E. Corkhill, Iowa Reform School ledger accounts and auditing report (1868-1874), certificates of appointment as trustee of Iowa Reform School (1878), Land grants of 40 acres (1851 and 1854), Oskaloosa Daily Herald reprint article by Col. Swalm (1895), a holograph diary that lists wounded in Battle of Chickasaw Bayou and the Battle of Arkansas Post including visit to the Army of the Potomac (1863-1895), cd of holographic diary, and a copy of the Vicksburg Daily Citizen (1863).
- Corkhill, Thomas E. (Person)
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Methodist minister and moving force behind the organization of schools at Eldora and Mitchellville. Included are certificates of Corkhill's appointment of trustee of Iowa Reform School and an account book relating to his expenses as trustee as well as a holograph commonplace book containing the text of a diary of his experience in the Civil War, commissioned by Governor Samuel Kirkwood. This diary also contains poems and clippings. Also included is a CD of a transcription of the diary, plus a commentary on the text of over 150 pages, including background information and photographs.
This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Miss Frances Flick in 1959.
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