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John Codman (1814-1900)

Description

This series includes correspondence, printed matter, and scrapbooks belonging to Capt. John Codman (1814-1900). Folder 22 contains letters received by J.C. in 1899. Folder 21 contains an obituary from 1900. Folder 20 contains undated newspaper clippings about J.C. Folder 16 contains a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by J.C. while he was the captain of the armed cruiser "Catopaxi" at the close of the Civil War. He describes his impressions of the effects of the Civil War on the inhabitants of various southern communities, including Norfolk, Virginia and Beaufort, South Carolina, as well as Mexico. One especially interesting article contains his description of services at a "negro church." Folder 17 contains a scrapbook of articles written by J.C. about miscellaneous subjects, including the shipping trade, Mormonism, Boston history, and his travels to California, Virginia, Philadelphia, and Idaho. Folder 18 contains a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by J.C. about his trip to Europe. Folder 19 contains a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by J.C. about the shipping trade, his travel to Bermuda, Mormonism, and other subjects.

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Details

Collection Name
John Codman (1898-1989) family papers
Collection Code
MS037
Dates
1865-1900
Physical Description
7 folders
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Series
GUSN
295471
Reference Code
MS037.05

Arrangement

Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by subseries and chronologically within each subseries.

Record details

Originator
Codman, John, 1814-1900
Descriptive Terms
Civil War (1861-1865)
Mormonism
articles
clippings (information artifacts)
local history (discipline)
newspapers
obituaries
shipping
trade (function)
Material Type
correspondence
publications
scrapbooks
Places
Beaufort (Beaufort county, South Carolina)
Bermuda [dependent state]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
California (United States)
Idaho (United States)
México
Norfolk (Norfolk Indep. City, Virginia)
Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania)

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