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Correspondence received

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Subseries A, Correspondence received, 1822-1881, undated, includes many family letters from Silas Casey's father, Wanton Casey (1760-1842); his siblings; his wife, Abby Pearce Casey (1813-1862); various nieces and nephews; and later, grandchildren. General correspondence, from friends and colleagues, contains discussions and commentary on Indian affairs and wars, the campaign in Mexico, and the Battle of Fair Oaks, about which there was considerable controversy. Included here is a letter of support from the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Other areas of commentary include mathematics and algebra, and military tactics. A letter from Sarah Whiting, physics professor at the newly established Wellesley College, requests advice regarding a question of analytical geometry.

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Collection Name
Casey family papers
Collection Code
MS008
Dates
1822-1881, undated
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
296863
Reference Code
MS008.20.01

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