Henry Clinton Forbes collection 1862-1955 (bulk 1892-1902)

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Henry Clinton Forbes collection 1862-1955 (bulk 1892-1902)

MS 066


Collection Summary

Creator: Forbes, Henry Clinton, 1833-1903.
Collection Name: Henry Clinton Forbes collection
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1955
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1892-1902)
Physical Description:.3 linear feet
Abstract:Henry Clinton Forbes, 1833-1903, was a poet, teacher, farmer and colonel in the 7th Illinois Cavalry, U.S. Volunteers, 1862-1865. Four volumes in one, 557 pages, of holographic poems by Henry C. Forbes. Written in ink, they are noted as being in final revised form. In the prologue to Volume 1, and in the dedication to Volume 4, he explains his motivations for writing poetry. Appended typescript copies by his son, Robert Forbes, include letters, biographical material, and his father's account of Grierson's Calvary Raid in Vicksburg, 1863.
Collection Number:MS 066
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

Poet, teacher, farmer and colonel in the 7th Illinois Cavalry, U.S. Volunteers, 1862-1865.


Scope and Content Note

Four volumes in one, 557 pages, of holographic poems by Henry C. Forbes. Written in ink, they are noted as being in final revised form. In the prologue to Volume 1, and in the dedication to Volume 4, he explains his motivations for writing poetry. Appended typescript copies by his son, Robert Forbes, include letters, biographical material, and his father's account of Grierson's Calvary Raid in Vicksburg, 1863. A 1954 letter from Robert's cousin, Verne Ripley, concerns the poems; she also contributed a story in the appendix about visiting the family's old log home in Illinois. A black-and-white photograph, dated 1863, depicts Henry Forbes in uniform.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into 4 volumes of poetry, plus appended material:

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

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Related Material

Selected segments later published as Poems, by Henry Clinton Forbes, compiled by Robert H. Forbes, Tucson, Arizona, 1966.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Forbes, Henry Clinton, 1833-1903 -- Manuscripts.
Forbes, Robert Henry.

Corporate Name(s)
United States. Army. Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865)

Geographic Name(s)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations.
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863.

Subject(s)
Grierson's Cavalry Raid, 1863 -- Personal narratives.
Lyric poetry.
Pastoral poetry, American.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Henry Clinton Forbes collection (MS 066). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as gift, 1955.

Processing History

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