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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

articles
clippings (information artifacts)
local history (discipline)
Mormonism
newspapers
obituaries
shipping
trade (function)
correspondence
publications
scrapbooks

Physical Description

7 folders

Collection Code

MS037

Collection Name

John Codman (1898-1989) family papers

Reference Code

MS037.05

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)

Record Details

Originator

Codman, John, 1814-1900

Material Type

correspondence
publications
scrapbooks

Descriptive Terms

Civil War (1861-1865)

Description Level

Series

Arrangement

Arrangement

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