Papers of Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896)

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1705-1904, undated

GUSN

GUSN-297234

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Description

Series XXII, Papers of Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896): personal papers, 1705-1904, undated. Thomas Lincoln Casey was a graduate of West Point and a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, rising in the Corps to the rank of Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers in 1888. His papers, which are both personal and professional, cover the years 1706 to 1896, the year of his death. Besides correspondence, the collection includes diaries and notebooks, reference notes, legal and financial material, autobiographical and biographical material, printed material, clippings, and scrapbooks. In the correspondence, notebook, and reference note series, there are extensive genealogical and family history materials often including copies of original deeds and wills. Casey's systematic record keeping in notebooks, diaries, account books, and scrapbooks, provides a comprehensive source of information about his intellectual interests and professional pursuits, and compliments the correspondence series. Newspaper clippings in scrapbooks provide an overview of his professional activities and accomplishments.

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Collection Code

MS008

Collection Name

Casey family papers

Reference Code

MS008.22

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