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New Jersey History Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG NJ History
"Battle of Connecticut Farms" (Union County, pamphlet), Civil War (Soldiers' paychecks signed by Marcus Ward, New Jersey State paymaster.for Union Forces during the Civil War, 1863-64, newspaper clippings, letters-1944; "Governor Richard J. Hughes and the New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission request the honor of your presence at the Rededication of the New Jersey Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park, 1963 & 64; Minutes of the 22nd & 28th Annual Re-union of the Society of Kearny's First New Jersey Brigade, 1903 & 1909; Discharge for U.S. Army, 10 Jan. 1863, Richard Walker, private K Co. 26th Reg. N.J. Vols.; Camp Frelinghuysen: Notes from Newark Daily Advertiser 1868; General Orders, First New Jersey Brigade, Head-Quarters First Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps, Camp in Crampton's Pass, MD., September 15th, 1862, A.T.A. Torbet, Colonel Commanding Brigade), History (Early Travelers in New Jersey 1679-1831, prepared by students in "Elementary Curriculum III," Social Studies, 1964, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers-The State University; The Pageant of New Jersey History by William Lewin of the Central High School Faculty, 1926), Clippings from Historical Society Lore (1910-14), photocopies of newspaper clippings, etc.; Brochure, Fifth Annual Tour of Old Houses, Cape May County (1953); Town histories: "Irvington: rich in romantic history" (1954, Fidelity Union Trust Company), "Elizabeth: A Mini Capsule of its History" (1976, Elizabeth Public Library); Victory Garden Work Sheets [n.d.]; Records of World War II Veterans/New Jersey [u.d.] (printout, includes only veterans whose last names begin with the letter "A"); "The Crossroads of the American Revolution: New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail" brochuere (2000); "The Swedes and Finns in Early NJ" (NJHS, 1989); "Revisit Yesterday: Historic Sites of Morris County" (2008); "Musuems and Historic Places" (Museums Council of NJ, 1991-1992).

Newark-related material in the collection is as follows:

A small folder of checks signed by Marcus Ward, New Jersey State paymaster for the Union Forces, in 1863-1864, with related clippings and correspondence (1943-1944). The checks represent funds collected from serving officers and soldiers to be disbursed as allotments to their dependents. The funds were distributed through a Bureau Ward established for the purpose in Newark, the first such institution in the country.

Minutes of the 22nd and 28th annual reunions of the Society of Kearny's First New Jersey Brigade, with listings of many Civil War veterans living in Newark (two pamphlets,1903 and 1909)

"Camp Frelinghuysen: Notes from Newark Daily Advertiser 1862," a typescript of extracts of newspaper coverage of the camp

Broadside,"General Orders, First New Jersey Brigade, Head-Quarters First Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps, Camp in Crampton's Pass, Maryland, September 15th, 1862," signed A.T.A. Torbet, Colonel Commanding Brigade

"The Pageant of New Jersey History," by William Lewin of the Central High School Faculty (pamphlet, 1926)

Folder of mounted Newark News clippings on many aspects of NJ history, with a few mentions of Newark (1910-14). Most of the articles are signed "The Lorist," and many are headed "Historical Society Lore."

Three large folders of photocopies of clippings and magazine articles on New Jersey in the Revolutionary War - very few mentions of Newark.

Dates

  • 1862 - 1964

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Author
No finding aid, text from catalog entry and Newark Archives Project nap.rutgers.edu

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

Contact:
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Newark Public Library
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Newark NJ 07102 United States
973-733-7775