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Shelton Family Papers

Identifier: MsC0007

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Scope and Contents

Four diaries and a manuscript of a speech. The Diary of Lt. O.C. Shelton, from May 8th, 1864 - August 30th, 1864 has been digitized and can be viewed in the Iowa Digital Library.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1864 - 1866
  • Creation: 1936


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This collection is open for research.

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0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Diaries of Mary E. Shelton and Rhode Maenad Shelton describing their nursing experience with Annie Wittenmeyer during the Civil War and at the Hospital for the Insane in Mount Pleasant, Iowa; also the Civil War diary of Orteus Carnefix Shelton, lieutenant of the 45th Regiment of Iowa Infantry.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Lucy Shelton Stewart and Helen S. Claassen, 1954.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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