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Series XXXVI, Papers of Greene Family, 1773-1801: These papers were in binders labeled Hunt/Casey Family Documents. There are retained in the order bound in the binders. See memo in Section I, Volume 2 of the Casey Binder. These materials were donated in 1974-5 by Oskar E. Held. Mr. Held's relationship to the Casey family has not been determined. Section J: also given by Oskar E. Held, see boxes 129-130, described in Section J, Volume 2 of the Casey Binder. Although this collection contains material on General Silas Casey, Edward Wanton Casey, and others, the bulk of the material pertains to Admiral Silas Casey (1841-1913), son of General Silas Casey and brother of Thomas Lincoln. This material is limited to a few pieces of correspondence, clippings related to Admiral Silas Casey, ephemera, and photographs of Admiral and Mrs. Casey, and their daughter, Sophie Pearce Casey at Port Angelus and in Europe, 1901 to 1905. Among the collected family material, the 1857 photograph of a drawing of Fort Steilacoon in Washington Territory, which relates to General Silas Casey, is of particular interest. Clippings and other photographs pertain to the career of General Silas and Lt. Edward Wanton Casey. Much of it is duplicated in the papers of General Silas Casey, Thomas Lincoln Casey, and Edward Pearce Casey. All material in this collection is arranged categorically and chronologically within each category.
File A: Military Documents
1. United States Commission: Silas Casey appointed to rank of Colonel in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry. Commission signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Signed, sealed, December 26, 1861. Recorded February 8, 1862, Adjutant General's Office, 17:46.
2. United States Commission: Lewis c. Hunt appointed to rank of Colonel in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry. Commission signed by James A. Garfield and Secretary of War, Rohns Lincoln. Signed, sealed, May 23, 1881. Recorded May 23, 1881, Adjutant General's Office, 22:201.
3. Benefit Certificate, Army Co-operative Fire Association issued to Captain Henry J. Hunt, Seventeenth Infantry. Signed by Thos. D. Hear, Colonel, Eighteenth Infantry, President. Attest., M.T. Davis, Captain, Tenth Cavalry, Secretary. Dated, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, February 21, 1907. Duplicate. Original dated April 4, 1899.
4. Benefit Certificate, Army Co-operative Fire Association: issued to H.J. Hunt, Major, Twenty-third Infantry. Signed, J.R. Wean, Colonel, Medical Corps, Attest., Ezra B. Fuller, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S.A., Secretary. Dated: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, April 12, 1915.
File B: Personal Correspondence
Sister Abby to Ned, Fort Grat(--)t, February 12, 1867. Discusses family news.
2. Sister Abby to Ned, Fort Sedgnick, March 31,-. Discusses family news.
3. Lew to (J or T?) ab, Menger Hotel, Alamo Plaza, Mrs. W. A. Menger, Proprietress, San Antonio, Texas, January 4, 1878. Lew describes visits he has paid to some mutual acquaintances.
4. Lew to (J or T?) ab, Headquarters Post of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, January 20, 1878. Describes visit to home of a friend.
5. Lew to (J or T?) ab, Fort Clark, March 23, 1878. Discusses family affairs and finances.
6. Unsigned to (J or T?) ab, (--)tter, September 27, 1878. Short note reporting success of hunting expedition and news of mutual friends.
7. L. C. Hunt to Master Lucas, San Antonio, Texas, December 21, 1878. Note directs Lucas to report subjects he studied and grades he received for past term.
8. T. T(---)r to Harry, 65 Fairview Avenue, Malden, Massachusetts, October 4, 1893. Discusses writer's illness and family news.
9. (-)r(a or u)nl(---) to Lew, 314 Oak (---)d Boulevard, March 12, -. Discusses family news, mutual friends.
File C: Deeds, Abstracts of Deeds
Warranty Deed no. 5843: Bessie P. Hunt to Henry J. Hunt. Signed, sealed, witnessed, May 19, 1891. Probated, May 26, 1891. Recorded 54:285, Office of Register of Deeds, County of St. Louis, Minnesota. Property conveyed by deed is land in the First Division of New Duluth.
2. Abstract of Title: Lots 15 and 16, Block 24, Lots 3 and 2. 4, Block 25, New Duluth, First Division, Abstract prepared by Union Abstract Co., successor to J. C. Van Norman and Co., Room 120, Chamber of Commerce, Duluth, Minnesota. Correct abstract of title to land described in Caption as appears on record in the Register of Deeds, St. Louis County, Minnesota, October 27, 1890. Abstract dated May 14,
3. Copy of Abstract of Title: Lots 3 and 4, Block 25, Lots 15 and 16, Block 24, First Division Plot of New Duluth. Abstract prepared by St. Louis County Company, N.D.
4. Copy of Abstract Title: to Lots 3 and 4, Block 25, First Division, Plot of New Duluth. Abstract prepared by St. Louis County Abstract Company, N.D.
File D: Business Papers, Correspondence
1. Letter of Recommendation (copy): to David B. Pond, Esq., President, Third National Bank, Philadelphia, Pa., from A. W. Eaton, Chief of Division of National Banks, Washington, D. c., September 16, 1869. Eaton requests that Pond help D. A. Wolf, Esq., to obtain a business position in Philadelphia.
2. Notice of Payment Due: to Robert H. Hunt from New Duluth Land Company. Dated: October 1, 1891. Notice that mortgage payment is due on Lots 15 and 16, Block 24, New Duluth.
3. Notice of Payment Due: to Robert H. Hunt from New Duluth Land Company. Dated: October 1, 1891. Notice that mortgage payment is due on Lots 3 and 4, Block 25, New Duluth.
4. Notice of Payment Due: to Robert H. Hunt from New Duluth Land Company..Dated: October 1, 1891. Notice that payment is due on annual interest secured by mortgage of Lots 3 and 4, Block 25.
5. Notice of Payment Due: to Robert H. Hunt from New Duluth Land Company. Dated: October 1, 1891. Notice that payment is due on note secured by mortgage of Lots 15 and 16, Block 24.
6. Receipt of Payment: to Henry J. Hunt from Geo. F. Cooke. Dated: Ft. Sheridan, Ills., March 15, 1892. Hunt paid $375.00 and Sheridan agreed to deliver 15 shares of Judson Bowey Co. stock.
7. Notice: to the stockholders of the American Air Power Company (New York) and the Compressed Air Motor Company (Illinois). Dated: May 1, 1900. Notice contains an extract from "Certificate of Incorporation of the Company."
8. Fifteen shares of Compressed Air Company Certificates #20 1142 issued to Henry J. Hunt. Signed Charles H. T. Collis, President, Henry A. Shinehy, Secretary, authorized: October 15, 1900.
9. Business Correspondence: to Mrs. Mary Ethel Hunt, 172418th Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. from Arthur (-)h(--)er, for the Secretary, Compressed Air Co., 624 Broadway, New York. Chicago office, 1033, Monadnock Building. Dated: New York, October 16, 1900. Cover letter accompanying fifteen shares of stock (see above) in the Compressed Air Company.
Receipt of Payment: to Henry J. Hunt from Geo. F. Cooke. Dated: Ft. Sheridan, Ills., March 5, 1982. Hunt paid $375.00 and Sheridan agreed to deliver 15 shares of Judson Bowey Co. stock.
10. Loan Certificate with Assignment of Policy and Agreement as to Interest. Loan no. 908565: issued to
Henry J. Hunt by The Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Home Office, Newark, New Jersey. Signed,
sealed, witnessed, February 19, 1921. Hunt borrowed four hundred dollars. Loan paid in full April 15, 1921.
11. Receipt for Interest on Policy Loan no. 908565: issued to Henry J. Hunt by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Dated: Newark, New Jersey, February 23, 1921. Hunt billed $12.55 interest on his loan. (see above entry #10) .
12. Receipt of Payment: to Col. Henry J. Hunt, Army Recruiting Office, Albany, N. Y. from The Prudential
Insurance Company of America. Dated: Newark, N.J., February 25; 1921. Hunt paid premium and interest on his loan. (see above entry #11).
13. Receipt for Interest on Policy Loan no. 916833: issued to Henry J. Hunt by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Dated: Newark, N. J., April 15, 1921. Hunt billed $15.85 interest on his loan.
14. Receipt of Payment to: Col. Henry J. Hunt, Army and Navy Club, Washington, D. C. Dated: Newark, N. J., April 20, 1921. Hunt paid premium and interest on his loan.
15. Business Correspondence: to Mr. H. J. Hunt, c/o Coleman House, Gulfport, Mississippi, from the Richard Carter Company, Inc. Dated: Gulfport, Mississippi, May 31, 1923. Letter acknowledges Hunt's final payment on application for stock.
16. Business Correspondence: to Mr. H. J. Hunt, Box 385, Gulfport, Mississippi. From Union Trust Company of the District of Columbia. Dated: November 16, 1923. Letter acknowledges receipt of Hunt's check for $502.67 in purchase of real estate notes of R. M. and F. Farenkamp. Property is lot no. 1, block 128, 1901 B. Street, N. W. Washington, D. c.
17. Business Correspondence: to T. T. Hudson, President, New Duluth Land Co., Duluth, Minnesota, from (-)uggy Hunt, N.D. Hunt is unable to make a third payment on his land in New Duluth. He requests information on mortgage procedures.
File E: Hunt Genealogies
1. Genealogy of Henry Jackson Hunt, Colonel, U.S. Army. Genealogy lists seven generations tracing descent to Colonel Sir William Hunt (1664), Chief of Artillery of Royal Army of Charles II. N.D.
Genealogy of Henry Jackson Hunt, tracing seven generations of descent to Sir William Hunt. N.D.
3. Genealogy of Henry Jackson Hunt, the son of L. C. Hunt. Genealogy lists five generations of Hunts. N.D.
Genealogical Chart tracing generations of Hunts descended from Henry Jackson Hunt. N.D.
File F: Hunt Family Histories
1. Biographical notes: Thomas Hunt (1754-1808); notes trace Hunt's military career. Information obtained from "Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army 1775 to 1783," by Heitman, p. 235, p. 275. Notes also include short sketch of Col. Thomas Hunt, brother Lieut. Ephraim Hunt. This information was copied from "Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati," edited by James M. Bigbee, Boston, 1890.
2. Biographical Sketch: Col. Thomas Hunt, (1754-1808). Article taken from the "St. Louis Republic," Sunday, April 10, 1904.
3. Biographical Sketch: Col. Thomas Hunt, (1754-1808). Hand written copy of above article.
4. Biography of Lewis Cass Hunt (who in 1860 married Abby, daughter of General Silas Casey, U.S.A.). Biography taken from "Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati." (8 pp., hand written.), N.D.
5. Correspondence: to from Edgar Erskine Hunt, Major, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, Army Medical Museum and Library. Dated: Washington, November 30, 1925. Certification that the. enclosed information: military rank, posts, death date re: Samuel Wellington Hunt (1799-1829) is an accurate entry in "the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, 1789-1903," by Francis B. Heitman, published by direction of Congress, 1903. Vol. I, p. 557.
6. Biographical Sketch (probably copy of an obituary): Mrs. Eliza M. Soulard, (1804) daughter of Col. Thomas Hunt, U. S. Army, and last survivor of his eleven children. N.D.
7. Biographical Sketch: Mrs. Eliza Hunt Soulard. Taken from ''Genealogical and Historical" by Scannell O'Neill(--). N.D.
8. Biographical Sketch: Mrs. Eliza Hunt Soulard. Typed copy of above, no. 7.
9. Hunt Family History: article entitled "The Hunt Family." Traces Hunt family history from Sir William Hunt to Samuel Wellington Hunt (1799-1829). Article also traces ancestry of Julia Herrick, wife of Samuel Wellington Hunt. (handwritten, 4 pp.), N.D.
10. Hunt Family History: article entitled "Record of the Hunt Family." Traces ancestry of Samuel Hunt (1799-1829) of Boston, son of Thomas Hunt and Eunice Wellington Hunt. (handwritten, 4 pp.), N.D.
11. Hunt Family History: article entitled "Record of the Hunt Family." Typed copy of above entry no. 10. (5 pp.).
12. Hunt Family History: article entitled "Hunt Line of Descent." Traces Hunt genealogy of eight generations from Enoch Hunt of Titenden, Parish of Lee, Buckinghamshire, England to Colonel Lewis Cass Hunt (1824-1886). Note at end of article lists sources of information: Dr. Bond's Genealogies of Watertown, New England Genealogical and Historical Register, and family records. Author of article unknown. (handwritten, 6 pp.), N.D.
13. Hunt Family History: article entitled "Record of the Hunt Family." Traces Hunt family genealogy beginning with short biographical sketch of Col. William Hunt and ending with sketch of Thomas Hunt's career. N.D. (typed, 6 pp. )
14. Hunt Family History: article entitled "The Hunt Family." Biographical sketches of Col. Sir William
Hunt (b. 1611), and Colonel Thomas Hunt, (1754-1808). Note at bottom: see Heitman's Historical Register. N.D.
File G: Correspondence re: Society of the Cincinnati
1. Correspondence: to the President and Standing Committee of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, from Edwin A. Casey, Suite 503-504 Boyce Building, 112-114 Dearborn Street. Dated: Chicago, April 15, 1896. Casey requests membership in the Society as successor to the late Thomas L. Casey and as the representative of Major Nathan Goodale, an original member.
2. Correspondence: to Lewis C. Hunt, Esq., Victor, Colorado, from David G. Haskins, Jr., Secretary, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, 5 Tremont Street. Dated: Boston, October 1, 1901. Cover letter sent with the application for membership, which had been requested by Hunt.
3. Correspondence: to Lewis C. Hunt, Esq., Victor, Colorado, from David G. Haskins, Jr., Secretary, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, 5 Tremont Street. Dated: Boston, February 27, 1902. Haskins requests genealogical information pertinent to Hunt's application for membership in the Society.
4. Correspondence: to Bessie, from Adih H. Kilpatrick. Dated: El Paso, Texas, March 14, 1902. Reply in response to Bessie's request for Hunt geneal6gical information. This information concerns the line of male descent and is what Haskins (see above no. 3) had requested Hunt to research.
5. Correspondence: to Harry, from Carolyn. Dated: July 23, 1912. Cover letter sent with family letters and papers which Harry is advised to keep. Letter mentions that Lewis encountered trouble completing his application to the Cincinnati and gave up efforts to join.
6. Correspondence: to Harry from Jim, 1510 Grand Avenue. Dated: Asbury Park, N. J., March 17, 1913. Response to Harry's request for genealogical information and sources which were needed to complete membership application to the Cincinnati.
7. Correspondence: to Harry, from Jim, 1510 Grand Avenue. Dated: Asbury Park, N. J., February 20, 1917. Reply to request for information relating to Ephraim Hunt.
8. Application form: Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. Form was not completed, N.D.
9. Correspondence: to Bess, from Lewis c. Hunt, Victor, Colorado, N.D. Hunt requests genealogical information necessary to complete form for application to the Society 6Ji the Cincinnati. :correction: Dated: Oct. 30, 1901.
10. Correspondence: to (L) (o)n, from Aunt (----). Dated: Mt. Carroll, Nov.3, Short note containing some genealogical material which L? had requested to complete his application for membership in the Society of the Cincinnati.
11. Correspondence: to Cousin Harry, from Emily and Jim, N.D. Emily recounts her mother's version of the Hunt genealogy. Harry needs this information for his membership application to the Cincinnati.
12. Invitation: Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. Meeting to be held at the University Club, 270 Beacon Street, Boston. Invitation addressed to successor of Lewis Cass Hunt. N.D.
File H: Application for Membership: The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America and the Aztec Club of 1847
1. Correspondence: to Colonel Henry J. Hunt, 1729 de Sales Street, Washington, D. C., from H. E. Bullis,
Lieut. Col., General Staff, War Department General Staff Operation and Training Division, G-3. Dated:
Washington, November 8, 1926. Cover letter sent with application for membership in Founders and Patriots of America.
2. Application form: The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. Henry Jackson Hunt (b. 1899), son of Henry Jackson Hunt (1869-1935) is applying for membership. (application not completed).
3. Correspondence: to Col. Henry J. Hunt, 1527 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, D. C., from Aztec Club of 1847, Military Society of the Mexican War, Post Office Box 1704. Dated: Washington, December 13, 1928. Cover letter sent with application for membership in Society.
4. Application form: Aztec Club of 1847. (application not completed) .
5. Application form: The Society of the Sons of the Revolution. Henry Jackson Hunt's (1869-1935) application for membership. (form not completed). Newspaper Clippings
File I: The Hunt Family
1. Caption: Will the Utes Break Out. Rawling, Wyoming, September 21, 1881. Letter to Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C. Article mentions Col. Hunt, of the 14th Infantry who does not consider recent killings an indication of general uprising.
2. Caption: The French Play. Wednesday, June 28, 1882. Miss B. P. Hunt played role of La Comtesse in Racine's "Les Plaideurs."
3. Caption: Favoritism in the Army and Navy. Letter to the editor of the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Free Press, Tuesday, December 26, 1882. Letter is not s1gned.
4. Caption: The Grave of Rodman Drake. Poet's Resting Place on Bronx to Be Made Into Park. From the New York Sun. c. 1902. Drake's grandmother was second wife of Thomas Hunt. He was buried in the cemetery where other Hunts had been buried.
5. Caption: Bvt. Brig -Gen. Lewis Cass Hunt. N.D.
6. Caption: The Fourteenth Infantry. N.D.
7. Caption: The Cheyenne Leader of August 4 says ... Gen. Hunt, the new Colonel of the 14th Infantry,
passed through Cheyenne Thursday en route to Fort Douglas to take command. N.D.
8. Caption: 14th Infantry, Col. Lewis C. Hunt.
9. No caption: First sentence as follows: White River. A White River correspondent to the Cheyenne Weekly Leader of September 8 says: Co~. Hunt, with his staff, regimental band and two companies of the 14th Infantry, ...arrived here yesterday and have gone into camp ... N.D.
10. Caption: Wellington Hunt. Lieutenant U. S. Army and son of Col. Thomas Hunt. Two Distinguished Sons. Gen. Henry J. Hunt, the Famous Artillerist and Col. Lewis Cass Hunt. N.D.
11. The French Play. N.D.
12. No caption: First sentence as follows: the presentation of "Woodcock's Little Game" and "Ici On Parle Francais" at the Opera House ...constituted one of the most delightful amateur dramatic performances Ann Arbor ever enjoyed. (A Miss Hunt played the mother-in-law). N.D.
13. No caption: notice that Lew Hunt and two other youths swam 2~ miles across Whitmore Lake.
File J: Casey Family
1. Caption: Drowned While Bathing. Providence, R. I., September 1 (1880).
2. Caption: Drowning o:f!" a Student. Providence, R. I., September 2.
3. Obituary: Harry Weir Casey, Narragansett Pier, R. I., September 6, 1880.
4. Obituary: Harry Weir Casey. N.D.
5. Caption: Died. Casey. September 1, 1880.
6. Obituary: Henry Weir Casey. N.D.
7. Obituary: Henry Weir Casey. N.D.
8. No caption: Article reporting events at meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in New York. Gen. Silas
Casey proposed a toast which is quoted. Army and Navy Journal, N.D.
9. No caption: Reports attack on a castle. Leading a group of infantrymen was Captain Casey. N.D.
10. Caption: Gen. Silas Casey. Notice of his retirement from active military duty.
11. Obituary: General Silas Casey. N.D. (c. August 14, 1913).
12. Obituary: Brevet Major-General Silas easy, United States Army. Death of the Hero of the Mexican War And the War of The Rebellion -His Notable Career. N.D.
13. Obituary: A Soldier of Christ, by Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler. N.D.
14. Obituary~ Major General Silas Casey. N.D.
15. Obituary: General Silas Casey, United States Army. N.D.
16. Obituary: General Silas Casey. N.D.
17. Caption: Forty Years A Soldier. Obituary, Silas Casey. Harper's Weekly, N.D.
18. Funeral Announcement: Casey. Brevet Major General Silas Casey. Military Order, Loyal Legion, United States Headquarters Commandery of the State of New York. New York, January 23, 1882.
19. Funeral Announcement: Casey. At his residence, in Brooklyn, N. Y. on the 22, Brevet Major-General Silas Casey. U. S. Army, in the 75th year of his age.
20. Caption: Funeral of General Silas Casey. N.D.
21. Caption: The Late General Casey. His Obsequies from the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. N.D.
22. Caption: General Casey's Will.
File K: West Point
1. Caption: The Cadet Song. To the Editor of the Army and Navy Journal, copy of correct version and history of its verse and tune. N.D.
2. Caption: Life Of The Tender Cadet. N.D.
3. Caption: The West Point Cadet's Examination. New York Times, N.D.
4. Caption: Hard To Enter West Point. N.D.
5. Caption: The Seamy Side of It. Poem about life at West Point. N.D.
6. No caption: Reports arrival of 157 candidates applying for admission to West Point. N.D.
7. No caption: Announcement of those who passed the examination for admission as cadets to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Among the 16 who passed was Lewis Cass Hunt, Jr. N.D.
File L: Miscellaneous
1. Program of Re-Union of the Class of 1847, U.S. Military Academy, held in New York City, October 27, 1881. Includes obituary of Washington Posy Street and class song.
2. Caption: Description of Florida Coquina from the Second Annual Report, Florida State Geological Survey, 1908-1909.
3. Notice of proposed changes in the By-Laws for Order of Indian Wars of the United States. Room 2020 Munitions Building, Washington, D.C. Changes to be considered at Annual Meeting, January 25, 1930.
4. Lock of hair: Edward W. Casey, aged 2 months.
5. Daguerreotype portrait: Edward Wanton Casey as a young boy. H. G. Pearce, photography, no. 87 Westminster Street, Providence, R. I.
6. Portrait: General Silas Casey, in military dress. H. Wunder, photographer, 722 Fulton Avenue, Brooklyn. Caption on recto: Abby from Florida/Feb 9th 1882.
7. Pencil sketch: wooden wagon at Casey Farm, Saunderstown, R. I. Sketch by Edward Pearce Casey.
8. Pencil sketch: View of Narragansett Bay from Casey Farm by Edward Pearce Casey.
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