A Guide to the Elden E. Billings Collection, 1862-1991 Billings, Elden E., Collection Ms1991-036

Elden E. Billings Collection, 1862-1991

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Collection Number Ms1991-036


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1991-036
Title
Elden E. Billings Collection, 1862-1991
Physical Characteristics
25.5 cu. ft. 22 boxes
Creator
Billings, Eldon E. (Collector)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains subject files, clippings, memorabilia and artifacts related to the American Civil War, collected by Elden E. Billings.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Elden E. Billings Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Elden E. Billings Collection, Ms91-036, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Elden E. Billings Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1991 with additional materials added.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Elden E. Billings Collection commenced and was completed in August 2008. Earlier processing of the collection had been done in 1992. Additional description was completed in 2010.


Scope and Content

This collection contains subject files, clippings, memorabilia and artifacts related to the American Civil War. There are seven series, five of which predominately contain Civil War materials. The other two series in the collection also contains files on other subjects of Billings' historical interests, including aspects of military and United States history.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series: Series I: Civil War Files and Prints; Series II: Other Subject Files; Series III: Lincoln Materials; Series IV: Elden E. Billings - Personel Files; Series V: Publications; Series VI: Primary Documents; and Series VII: Artifacts. Files in each series are arranged alphabetically by folder or item title.

Series I: Civil War Files and Prints contains subject files on various Civil War topics including specific battles, locations, regiments, and historic figures, as well as works of art, maps, and images. Other files include information on railroads, prisons, ethnic or social groups, and branches of the military.

Series II: Other Subject Files contains files on various topics, some tangentially related to the Civil War. Topics include, but are not limited to, figures from US military history, World Wars I and II, the Mexican War, railroads,

Series III: Lincoln Materials contains historical information about aspects of Lincoln's life and presidency. The series also includes cartoons, newsletters, portraits, and memorabilia.

Series IV: Elden E. Billings - Personal Files contains biographical information and photographs, correspondence to and from Billings, book catalogs, and notes relating to speaking events and writings.

Series V: Publications contains newsletters and journals, mostly from the Civil War period or about the Civil War. Other publications relate to Civil War Roundtables, historical societies, and military history.

Series VI: Primary Documents contains two subseries, Subseries A: Scrapbooks and Subseries B: Manuscripts. Subseries A: Scrapbooks includes several related to Civil War regiments or individuals. Subseries B: Manuscripts includes originals and typed copies of diaries, correspondence, and ephemera from the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Series VII: Artifacts contains several portraits, daguerrotypes, and photographs of Civil War figures, including Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. This series also contains medals, coins, calling cards, stamps, and other memorabilia. There are two non-Civil War related items: a print of an elephant fight from India, and a notebook that belonged to Ulysses S. Grant III.

Related Material

A portion of the Civil War books in the Special Collections Rare Book Collection were donated by Elden E. Billings. The department also houses a portrait of Elden E. "Josh" Billings.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Series I: Civil War Files and Prints.
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Aeronautics, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Alabama, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Alton Union Riflers.
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Animals.
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Appomattox.
  • Box-folder 1-6
    Arkansas, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-7
    Arms, Artillery, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Army of the Potomac.
  • Box-folder 1-9
    'Battles & Leaders' Project
  • Subseries A: Battles
    • Box-folder 1-10
      Antietam, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-11
      Balls Bluff, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-12
      Big Bethel, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-13
      Brandy Station, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-14
      Brice Cross Roads, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-15
      Cedar Creek, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-16
      Cedar Mtn., Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-17
      Chantilly, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-18
      Chattanooga, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 13-4
      Chickamauga, Battle of (sketch on).
    • Box-folder 1-19
      Clustee, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-20
      Cold Harbor, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-21
      Crater, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-22
      Fort Stedman, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-23
      Fort Stevens, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-24
      Galveston, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-25
      Gettysburg, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-26
      Manassas, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-27
      Pea Ridge, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-28
      Peninsula, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-29
      Pilot Knob, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-30
      Saltville, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-31
      Santa Rosa Island, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-32
      Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-33
      Vicksburg, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 1-34
      Wilderness, Battle of.
    • Box-folder 13-27
      Wilderness, Battle of.
  • Box-folder 1-35
    Bermuda, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-36
    Bibliographies, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-37
    Bierce, Gen. Lucius V.
  • Box-folder 1-38
    Bios, Various.
  • Box-folder 1-39
    Black Troops.
  • Box 17
    The Blue and the Gray, Curtis Paper Company, 4 black/white prints.
  • Box-folder 13-2
    Bragg, Brig. Gen. Braxton.
  • Box-folder 1-40
    Brazil.
  • Box-folder 1-41
    Brochures, Civil War parks/monuments/battlefields.
  • Box-folder 1-42
    Brown, John.
  • Box-folder 1-43
    Burnside, Gen. Ambrose.
  • Box-folder 1-44
    Butler, Gen. Benjamin.
  • Box-folder 1-45
    Campaigning with Lee Seminar.
  • Box-folder 1-46
    Catton, Bruce.
  • Box-folder 1-47
    Cavalry.
  • Box-folder 1-48
    Cemeteries.
  • Box-folder 1-49
    Census Information,
  • Box-folder 1-50
    Centennial, 1958.
  • Box-folder 1-51
    Chamberlain, Gen. Joshua L.
  • Box-folder 13-3
    Chaplains of the U. S. Army.
  • Box-folder 1-52
    Christmas, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 1-53
    Civil War, General Info.
  • Box 17
    Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, Currier & Ives print.
  • Box-folder 1-54
    Confederate Powder Works.
  • Box-folder 1-55
    Conscription.
  • Box-folder 1-56
    Correspondents.
  • Box 17
    Currier & Ives prints – Genl. Beagher at the Battle of Fair Oaks, The storming of Fort Donelson, TN.
  • Box-folder 1-57
    Curtis, Josiah.
  • Box-folder 2-1
    Davis, Jefferson.
  • Box-folder 2-2
    Delaware, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 2-3
    Derrickson, David V.
  • Box-folder 2-4
    Douglas, Stephen.
  • Box-folder 2-5
    Drummer Boys.
  • Box 17
    1899 picture of U.S. Grant.
  • Box-folder 2-6
    Ewing, Charles Brig. Gen.
  • Box-folder 2-7
    Fashion, Civil War-era.
  • Box-folder 2-8
    Finance.
  • Box-folder 2-9
    Flags.
  • Box-folder 2-10
    Florida.
  • Box-folder 13-6
    Foreign Affairs and the Civil War by Howard Westwood.
  • Box-folder 2-11
    Forrest, Nathan Bedford.
  • Box-folder 2-12
    Forts.
  • Box-folder 2-13
    Georgia.
  • Box-folder 2-14
    Generals.
  • Box-folder 2-15
    Gettysburg Address.
  • Box-folder 2-16
    Gettysburg Advance and Retreat.
  • Box-folder 2-17
    Gettysburg Advance and Retreat.
  • Box-folder 2-18
    Gettysburg, Commercial Tower Controversy.
  • Box-folder 2-19
    Gettysburg, Tourist Information.
  • Box-folder 2-20
    Gibbons, Major General John.
  • Box-folder 2-21
    Gill, Delancey W.
  • Box-folder 2-22
    Grant, Gen. U.S.
  • Box-folder 5-23
    Grout, Josuah, Publ., 1925.
  • Box-folder 2-24
    "A Soldier’s Tribute to His Chief."
  • Box-folder 2-25
    "Guide of the Confederate Government, An Official."
  • Box-folder 2-26
    Gulager, Charles.
  • Box-folder 2-27
    Hancock, Winfield Scott.
  • Box-folder 2-28
    Harper's Ferry.
  • Box-folder 2-29
    Hayes, Pres. Rutherford B.
  • Box-folder 2-30
    Henderson, Gen. Thomas J.
  • Box-folder 2-31
    Hill, Gen. A. P.
  • Box-folder 2-32
    Hitchcock, Henry.
  • Box-folder 2-33
    Hooker, Gen. Joseph.
  • Box-folder 2-34
    Hospitals.
  • Box-folder 2-35
    Hunt, H. J.
  • Box-folder 2-36
    Hunter's Raid.
  • Box-folder 2-37
    Illinois.
  • Box-folder 2-38
    Indiana.
  • Box-folder 2-39
    Intrenchment.
  • Box-folder 2-40
    Iowa.
  • Box-folder 2-41
    Irish.
  • Box-folder 2-42
    Ironclads.
  • Box-folder 2-43
    Jackson, Gen. T. J. "Stonewall."
  • Box-folder 2-44
    Jewish Servicemen.
  • Box-folder 2-45
    "Johnny Reb and Billy Yank."
  • Box-folder 2-46
    Kane, Brig. Gen.
  • Box-folder 2-47
    Keene, Laura.
  • Box-folder 2-48
    Keller, Cassius.
  • Box-folder 2-49
    Kentucky.
  • Box-folder 2-50
    Lee, Gen. R. E.
  • Box-folder 2-51
    Lees of Virginia Tech.
  • Box-folder 2-52
    Lee Jackson Foundation.
  • Box 17
    Lee's General Order Number Nine, a likeness as a keepsake for the members of The Civil War Round Table.
  • Box-folder 2-53
    Longstreet, Lt. Gen James.
  • Box 14
    Loose pages from the Photographic History of the Civil War, 1910 by Brady.
  • Box-folder 2-54
    Louisiana.
  • Box-folder 3-1
    Magruder, Gen. John B.
  • Box-folder 3-2
    Maine.
  • Box-folder 3-3
    Manassas, Mall Controversy.
  • Box-folder 3-4
    Map, Lee Retreat/Appomattox Advance of.
  • Box-folder 3-5
    Maps.
  • Box 17
    Maps (10) Second Battle of Manassas Troop Movements.
  • Box-folder 3-6
    Marine Corps.
  • Box-folder 3-7
    Maryland.
  • Box-folder 3-8
    Massachusetts.
  • Box-folder 3-9
    Maury, Matthew Fontaine.
  • Box-folder 3-10
    McClellan, Gen. George B.
  • Box-folder 3-11
    McCook, Daniel.
  • Box-folder 3-12
    Meade, Gen. George.
  • Box-folder 3-13
    Medicine.
  • Box-folder 3-14
    Michigan,
  • Box-folder 3-15
    Military Balls.
  • Box-folder 3-16
    Military Order of the Loyal Legion – Memoriums.
  • Box-folder 3-17
    Mississippi.
  • Box-folder 3-18
    Missouri.
  • Box-folder 3-19
    Monitor, U.S.S.
  • Box-folder 13-17
    Monuments, Civil War
  • Box-folder 3-19a?
    Music, Civil War Era.
  • Box-folder 3-20
    Navy.
  • Box-folder 3-21
    New Hampshire.
  • Box-folder 3-22
    New York.
  • Box-folder 3-23
    North Carolina.
  • Box-folder 3-24
    Northern Lake Frontier during the Civil War," 1897.
  • Box-folder 13-20
    Notes on Civil War, handwritten by Billings.
  • Box-folder 3-25
    Ohio.
  • Box-folder 3-26
    Oklahoma.
  • Box-folder 3-27
    Ord,
  • Box-folder 3-28
    Gen. E. O. C., Career of – Thesis, 1951.
  • Box-folder 3-29
    Pennsylvania.
  • Box-folder 3-30
    People, Misc.
  • Box-folder 3-31
    Personnel Problems.
  • Box-folder 3-32
    Petersburg, VA – Siege of.
  • Box-folder 3-33
    Phillips, David, Confederate Hero – copies.
  • Box-folder 3-34
    Phoebus, Harrison.
  • Box 14
    Photographs, Civil War calendar.
  • Box-folder 3-35
    Photographs – Civil War related.
  • Box-folder 3-36
    Photographs & Negatives – Civil War related.
  • Box-folder 3-37
    Pickett, LaSalle Corbin (Gen. Pickett's widow).
  • Box-folder 3-38
    Porter, Benjamin.
  • Box-folder 3-39
    Porter, Gen. Fitz John.
  • Box-folder 3-40
    Portraits, Civil War leaders.
  • Box-folder 3-41
    Postcards.
  • Box-folder 3-42
    Prisons.
  • Box-folder 13-21
    Prison Camps, Confederate.
  • Box-folder 3-43
    Railroads.
  • Box-folder 3-44
    Randall, James G.
  • Box-folder 3-45
    Reconstruction.
  • Box-folder 3-46
    Reenactments.
  • Box-folder 3-47
    Relic Hunters.
  • Box-folder 3-48
    Reno, Major Marcus.
  • Box-folder 3-49
    Rhode Island.
  • Box-folder 3-50
    Richards, Almarin Nehemiah Cooley.
  • Box-folder 3-51
    Robinson, George Foster (Sgt.).
  • Box-folder 3-52
    Russell, Irwin, 'Private Notes' – copy, 1888.
  • Box-folder 4-1
    Sanitary Commission.
  • Box-folder 4-2
    Scrapbooks on Civil War.
  • Box-folder 4-3
    Sedgewick, General John.
  • Box-folder 4-4
    Seminars,"Campaigning with Lee."
  • Box-folder 4-5
    Sharpshooters.
  • Box-folder 4-6
    Shaw, Henry Wheeler.
  • Box-folder 4-7
    Sheldon, Bert.
  • Box-folder 4-8
    Shepherd, Alexander.
  • Box-folder 4-9
    Sheridan, Philip Henry (Lt. Gen.).
  • Box-folder 4-10
    Sherman, William T. (Gen.).
  • Box-folder 4-11
    Shields, Gen. James.
  • Box-folder 4-12
    Signals, Civil.
  • Box 17
    Soldiers of the Civil War, 4 prints, Princeton Printing Co., 1962.
  • Box-folder 4-13
    South Carolina, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 4-14
    Statistics, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 4-15
    Stone, General Charles P.
  • Box-folder 4-16
    Stonewall Brigade.
  • Box-folder 4-17
    Strange, Col. John B.
  • Box-folder 4-18
    Stratton Case.
  • Box-folder 4-19
    Stuarts Cavalry.
  • Box-folder 4-20
    Stuart, J.E.B.
  • Box-folder 4-21
    Tennessee.
  • Box 17
    Texas and Pacific Railway, Rates to Dallas and return for Confederate Veterans Reunion.
  • Box-folder 13-22
    Theatre, Civil War era.
  • Box-folder 4-22
    31st Virginia Confederates.
  • Box-folder 4-23
    Thomas, Benjamin P.
  • Box-folder 4-24
    Thomas, Gen. George H., paper on.
  • Box-folder 4-25
    Tobacco.
  • Box-folder 4-26
    Tournier, Charles, Diary (N.Y. Lgt. Artillery) –typed.
  • Box-folder 13-23
    Tyrell, H. H. – RR pass, receipt, voucher and reunion ribbon.
  • Box-folder 4-27
    Underground Railroad.
  • Box-folder 4-28
    Union Army.
  • Box 17
    Union and Confederate Commander, Prints, 2.
  • Box-folder 4-29
    United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Box-folder 4-30
    Ursuline Convent, the Burning of.
  • Box-folder 4-31
    Valley Campaign.
  • Box-folder 4-32
    Veterans.
  • Box-folder 4-33
    Vicksburg, paper by H. C. Westwood.
  • Box-folder 4-34
    Virginia.
  • Box-folder 13-25
    Virginia, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 4-35
    Virginia, Historic Sites.
  • Box-folder 4-36
    Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
  • Box-folder 4-37
    Voorhees, Hon. D. W., 1863 Speech.
  • Box-folder 4-38
    Washington, D. C., Civil War era.
  • Box-folder 13-26
    Washington Light Guard, 1871.
  • Box-folder 4-39
    Weapons.
  • Box-folder 4-40
    West, Civil War era.
  • Box-folder 4-41
    West Point, Civil War.
  • Box-folder 4-42
    West Virginia Tech.
  • Box-folder 4-43
    Whitaker, Gen. Walter.
  • Box-folder 4-44
    Whitman, Walt.
  • Box-folder 4-45
    Wilson Creek Nat'l Battlefield Park.
  • Box-folder 13-28
    Winthrop, Theodore, n.d., n.a.
  • Box-folder 4-46
    Women and the Civil War.
  • Box-folder 4-47
    Zoaves.
Series II: Other Subject Files
  • Box-folder 5-1
    American Revolution.
  • Box-folder 5-2
    Folder 1
    Army, United States.
  • Box-folder 5-3
    Assassinations.
  • Box-folder 5-4
    Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Box-folder 5-5
    Black Family – Geneology.
  • Box-folder 5-6
    Bookmarks.
  • Box-folder 5-7
    Cemeteries.
  • Box-folder 5-8
    Chattanooga Choo Choo.
  • Box-folder 5-9
    Chessie.
  • Box-folder 5-10
    Conscription.
  • Box-folder 5-11
    Custer, General George.
  • Box-folder 5-12
    Economics and Warfare.
  • Box 21
    Files on City planning and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.
  • Box 14
    Forbes, Cecil (artist) Houses of Parliament.
  • Box-folder 5-13
    Frontier Military Posts, Southwest.
  • Box-folder 5-14
    Grant, III, Lt. Col. U.S.S. Official Speeches, Articles.
  • Box-folder 5-15
    Grant, III, Lt. Col. U. S. S., 1925-1928.
  • Box-folder 5-16
    Harmon Memorial Lecture.
  • Box-folder 5-17
    Hump Pilots.
  • Box-folder 5-18
    Institute for Learning and Retirement.
  • Box-folder 5-19
    Iroquois Club, 1941.
  • Box-folder 5-20
    Kennedy, Pres. John F.
  • Box-folder 5-21
    Ku Klux Klan.
  • Box-folder 5-22
    Loch Ness Monster.
  • Box-folder 13-16
    Maps.
  • Box-folder 5-23
    Mexican War.
  • Box-folder 5-24
    Montpelier, A Brief History.
  • Box-folder 13-18
    New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
  • Box-folder 13-19
    Newspapers, 1880s-1890s.
  • Box-folder 5-25
    Oldest Inhabitants of D. C., Assn. of.
  • Box-folder 5-26
    Order of the Indian Wars.
  • Box-folder 5-27
    Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Box-folder 5-28
    Sandburg, Carl.
  • Box-folder 5-29
    "TAPS."
  • Box-folder 5-30
    Tennessee, History of.
  • Box-folder 5-31
    Texas.
  • Box-folder 5-32
    Treasury Bond- Bon du Tresor, 1943.
  • Box-folder 5-33
    United Kingdom.
  • Box-folder 5-34
    Vietnam.
  • Box-folder 5-35
    Virginia, Fairfax County.
  • Box-folder 5-36
    Washington Housing Assoc.
  • Box-folder 5-37
    White, Harry Decker.
  • Box-folder 5-38
    White House Photos.
  • Box-folder 5-40
    World War I.
  • Box-folder 5-41
    World War II.
Series III: Lincoln Materials
  • Box-folder 6-1
    Anderson Cottage.
  • Box-folder 6-2
    Anecdotes.
  • Box-folder 6-3
    Assassination.
  • Box-folder 6-4
    Azerodt, George A.
  • Box-folder 6-5
    Bibliographies, Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 6-6
    Biographical Sketches.
  • Box-folder 6-7
    Birth, Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 6-8
    Booth, John Wilkes.
  • Box-folder 6-9
    Cartoons on Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 6-10
    Clark, Allen C.
  • Box-folder 6-11
    Colleges.
  • Box-folder 6-12
    Commemorative Ceremonies.
  • Box-folder 6-13
    "Commentaries."
  • Box-folder 6-14
    Conspirators.
  • Box-folder 6-15
    Corbett, Boston.
  • Box-folder 6-16
    Dinner Brochures.
  • Box-folder 6-17
    Dog, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 6-18
    Education, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 6-19
    Elections.
  • Box-folder 6-20
    Emancipation Proclamation Centenary.
  • Box-folder 6-21
    Evans, George W. – friend of Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 6-22
    Finances, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 6-23
    Food, Lincoln and.
  • Box-folder 6-24
    Forbes, Charles.
  • Box-folder 6-25
    Ford Theatre.
  • Box-folder 6-26
    Ford Theatre, Newspaper Clippings.
  • Box-folder 6-27
    Funeral Train.
  • Box-folder 6-28
    Gettysburg, Lincoln's Address.
  • Box 17
    Gettysburg Address print.
  • Box-folder 6-29
    Ghosts, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 6-30
    Hat, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 6-31
    Health, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 6-32
    Inaugurations.
  • Box-folder 6-33
    International Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 6-34
    Isham, Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 6-35
    Kennedy/Lincoln – Comparisons of.
  • Box 17
    Lee and Lincoln prints, Civil War Times, 1963.
  • Box-folder 6-36
    Legal Career.
  • Box-folder 6-37
    Library of Congress Papers on Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 13-8
    Lincoln Bibliography.
  • Box-folder 13-9
    Lincoln Bibliography.
  • Box-folder 6-38
    "Lincoln Chronicle."
  • Box 18
    Lincoln collectibles.
  • Box-folder 6-39
    "Lincoln Commission."
  • Box 17
    Lincoln Commission Flag specifications and Lincoln Silhouttes.
  • Box-folder 6-40
    Lincoln Fellowship of Canada.
  • Box-folder 6-41
    Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin.
  • Box-folder 6-42
    Lincoln Group.
  • Box-folder 6-43
    Lincoln Home, National Historic Site.
  • Box-folder 6-44
    "Lincoln Legacy."
  • Box-folder 6-45
    Lincoln Legal Papers.
  • Box-folder 6-46
    Lincoln, Abraham – letters.
  • Box-folder 6-47
    Lincoln Log.
  • Box-folder 6-48
    "Lincoln Lore."
  • Box 15
    Lincoln Lore, 1 – 1702.
  • Box 16
    Lincoln Lore, 1703-1840.
  • Box-folder 7-1
    Lincoln Memorial.
  • Box-folder 13-10
    Lincoln and Music of the Civil War.
  • Box-folder 13-11
    "Lincoln and Negroes" – notes by E. Billings.
  • Box-folder 13-12
    Lincoln, news clippings, 1927-1960.
  • Box-folder 7-2
    Lincoln Newsletter.
  • Box-folder 13-13
    Lincoln, notes and handwritten speeches by Billings.
  • Box-folder 7-3
    Lincoln Pew.
  • Box-folder 13-14
    Lincoln, pictures.
  • Box-folder 13-15
    Lincoln Speech on Sectionalism, copy of original.
  • Box-folder 7-4
    Lincoln, Various articles about.
  • Box-folder 7-5
    "Lincolnian," 1957-1984.
  • Box-folder 7-6
    "Lincolnian," 1985-1990.
  • Box-folder 7-7
    "Lincolnian," 1991-1994.
  • Box 17
    Mary Todd Lincoln Opera Committee – Opera 'Wing of Expectation.'
  • Box-folder 7-8
    Mudd, Dr. Samuel A.
  • Box-folder 7-9
    Murder Conspiracy.
  • Box-folder 7-10
    Music on Lincoln.
  • Box 17
    New York Herald Planographic print, April 15, 1865 Lincoln Assassination.
  • Box-folder 7-11
    Paintings, Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 7-12
    Pamphlets.
  • Box-folder 7-13
    Patents.
  • Box-folder 7-14
    Payne, Lewis.
  • Box-folder 7-15
    Peterson House.
  • Box-folder 7-16
    Photographs on Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 7-17
    Portraits of Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 7-18
    Postcards.
  • Box-folder 7-19
    Quotations.
  • Box-folder 7-20
    Religion.
  • Box-folder 7-21
    Scrapbook on Lincoln, 1896.
  • Box-folder 7-22
    Sculptures.
  • Box 17
    Sesquicentennial Abraham Lincoln Dinner Brochure, 1959.
  • Box-folder 7-23
    "Sesquicentennial Intelligencer."
  • Box-folder 7-24
    Seward, William H.
  • Box-folder 7-25
    Skits, Radio.
  • Box-folder 7-26
    Speeches on Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 7-27
    Stamps, Postage.
  • Box-folder 7-28
    Surratt, Mary.
  • Box 14
    Swatches reputedly taken from the lining of Lincoln's coffin.
  • Box-folder 7-29
    Theatre and Lincoln.
  • Box-folder 7-30
    Tomb, Lincoln's.
  • Box-folder 7-31
    Tourist Information.
  • Box-folder 7-32
    Washington National Cathedral.
  • Box-folder 7-33
    Youth, Lincoln's.
Series IV: Elden E. Billings - Personal Files
  • Box-folder 13-1
    American Way of Life, notes by Elden Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-1
    Billings, Mrs. Margaret.
  • Box-folder 8-2
    Biographical, Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-3
    Book Catalogs.
  • Box-folder 8-4
    Book Catalogs, Old and Rare.
  • Box-folder 8-5
    Book Purchases and Receipts.
  • Box-folder 8-6
    Book Reviews.
  • Box-folder 8-7
    Calendar, Personal.
  • Box-folder 8-8
    Cards, Greeting.
  • Box-folder 8-9
    Catalog of Books in Billings Collection.
  • Box-folder 8-10
    Certificates.
  • Box 14
    Certificate – Elden E. Billings for Meritorius Public Service Gov. of the District of Columbia, 1965.
  • Box-folder 8-11
    College.
  • Box-folder 8-12
    Correspondence, Civil War from Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-13
    Correspondence, Civil War-related.
  • Box-folder 8-14
    Correspondence, D. C. Centennial Commission.
  • Box-folder 8-15
    Correspondence, Personal.
  • Box 14
    Dinner with Ike Program, 1960.
  • Box-folder 8-16
    Geneology, Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-17
    Gregor, Year Book of the Clan.
  • Box-folder 8-18
    High School, Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-19
    Hohlweck, Phil J, Correspondence.
  • Box-folder 8-20
    Library of Congress Papers by Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-21
    Military Career, Billings.
  • Box-folder 8-22
    Photographs.
  • Box 14
    Photograph, Mr. and Mrs. Elden Billings.
  • Box 14
    Photograph, Group.
  • Box 14
    Photograph, Margaret Billings.
  • Box 21
    "Planning": Speeches, Articles, Broadcasts, Etc.
  • Box-folder 8-23
    Post Cards.
  • Box-folder 8-24
    Programs, Events.
  • Box-folder 13-24
    Vest, Senator George Graham, Billings notes.
Series V: Publications
  • Box-folder 9-1
    American Antiquarian Society, 1906.
  • Box-folder 9-2
    Americana Illustrated.
  • Box-folder 9-3
    Atlantic Monthly, 1866.
  • Box-folder 9-4
    Banner.
  • Box-folder 9-5
    Beauvoir.
  • Box-folder 9-6
    Book Shopper.
  • Box-folder 9-7
    Century Illustrated, 1896.
  • Box-folder 9-8
    Century Magazine.
  • Box-folder 9-9
    Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box-folder 9-10
    Civil War Centennial Commission.
  • Box-folder 9-11
    Civil War Monitor.
  • Box-folder 9-12
    Civil War Press Corps.
  • Box-folder 9-13
    Civil War Round Table Digest.
  • Box-folder 9-14
    Civil War Round Table, Alexandria, VA.
  • Box-folder 9-15
    Civil War Round Table, Illinois.
  • Box-folder 9-16
    Civil War Round Table, Mississippi.
  • Box-folder 9-17
    Civil War Round Table, Mississippi.
  • Box-folder 9-18
    Civil War Round Table, Mississippi.
  • Box-folder 9-19
    Civil War Round Table Obituaries.
  • Box-folder 9-20
    Civil War Round Table, D.C.
  • Box-folder 9-21
    Civil War Round Table, Others.
  • Box-folder 9-22
    Civil War Society Newsletter.
  • Box-folder 9-23
    Civil War Times.
  • Box-folder 9-24
    Civil War Times Illustrated.
  • Box-folder 9-25
    Color Bearer.
  • Box-folder 9-26
    Columbia Historical Society.
  • Box-folder 9-27
    Confederate Historical Institute "Dispatch."
  • Box-folder 9-28
    Foraging the Books.
  • Box-folder 9-29
    Fort Ward Dispatch.
  • Box-folder 9-30
    Franklin Co. Historical Society.
  • Box-folder 9-31
    Franklin Flyer, 1968-1976.
  • Box-folder 9-32
    Franklin Flyer.
  • Box-folder 9-33
    Friends of Virginia Civil War Parks.
  • Box-folder 9-34
    Fury.
  • Box-folder 9-35
    The Grand Review, 1965.
  • Box-folder 9-36
    Grant Cottage Chronicles.
  • Box-folder 10-1
    Harper's New Monthly, 1850-1855.
  • Box-folder 10-2
    Harper's New Monthly, 1856-1861.
  • Box-folder 10-3
    Harper's New Monthly, 1862-1865.
  • Box-folder 10-4
    Harper's New Monthly, 1866-1869.
  • Box-folder 10-5
    Harper's New Monthly, 1870-1875.
  • Box-folder 10-6
    Harper's New Monthly, 1876-1879.
  • Box-folder 10-7
    Harper's New Monthly, 1880-1885.
  • Box-folder 10-8
    Harper's Weekly, 1861.
  • Box-folder 10-9
    Heliogram.
  • Box-folder 10-10
    Historic Lexington Foundation.
  • Box-folder 10-11
    Loyal Legion Historical Journal.
  • Box-folder 10-12
    Journal of the Military Service Institute, 1887-1894.
  • Box-folder 10-13
    Journal of the Military Service Institute, 1895-1899.
  • Box-folder 10-14
    Journal of the Military Service Institute, 1900-1902.
  • Box-folder 10-15
    Journal of the U. S. Infantry Association, 1909.
  • Box-folder 10-16
    U. S. Army Military History Institute.
  • Box-folder 10-17
    U. S. Service Magazine, 1865.
  • Box-folder 10-18
    The Maryland Line.
  • Box-folder 10-19
    Museum Graphic, 1965.
  • Box-folder 10-20
    Newsletters, Various.
  • Box-folder 10-21
    Pathways.
  • Box 17
    Pictorial Review, June 1917.
  • Box-folder 10-22
    Rebel Yell.
  • Box-folder 10-23
    Society for Correct Civil War Information.
  • Box-folder 10-24
    Society News and Views.
  • Box-folder 10-25
    Surrant Courier and Society News.
  • Box-folder 10-26
    Valley Echo News.
  • Box-folder 10-27
    Virginia Canals and Navigation Society.
  • Box 17
    Whitehead & Hoag Co., Catalog page.
Series VI: Primary Documents
  • Subseries A: Scrapbooks, 1858-1931, n.d.
    • Box-folder 11-1
      Army War College, Study on Civil War, 1931.
    • Box-folder 11-2
      Joe Hooker Post Minutes, N.J., 1887-1889.
    • Box 20
      Large scrapbook, 118th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 60 typewritten letters by or to - 2 Large Scrapbooks.
    • Box 14
      Benton L. Thompson, 1862-1865.
    • Box-folder 11-3
      Scrapbook – unknown owner, 1889-1910.
    • Box-folder 11-4
      Scrapbook, newsclippings - unknown owner, 1890.
    • Box-folder 11-5
      Scrapbook, news clippings, 1858-1904.
    • Box-folder 11-6
      History of the 73rd Indiana Regiment by E. K. Barnhill.
    • Box-folder 11-7
      Washington Light Infantry Scrapbook.
  • Subseries B: Manuscripts, 1861-1924, n.d.
    • Box-folder 12-1
      Allan, Joe M., Abbyville, Miss., Dec. 15, 1862 to his cousin Charlene Morgan, in Minn. Allan describes war, traitors, rebels deserting, burning bridges, describes his tent and "two black boys who do our cooking and take care of our horses." Also mentions Grand Junction and Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant.
    • Box-folder 12-2
      Bevel, G. A. (?) to 'Tom,' writes of service in the Confederacy until Jan. '63 when he 'played quits, scouting four months in Tenn. And then went 'over Cumberland Mountain into the Federal line," 1866.
    • Box-folder 12-3
      Bierce, L. V., 3 letters, 2 written in 1870, 1 possibly earlier and possibly to Lincoln?
    • Box-folder 12-4
      Binion, James, 10th Ga Infantry, in Virginia, typed copies, 1861-1864.
    • Box-folder 12-5
      Bryant, Corp., S.O., 20th Michigan Infantry, typed 1863.,
    • Box-folder 12-6
      Burns, Calvin J., copies of letters, 1864.
    • Box-folder 12-7
      Burr, 'no first name,' Washington, D.C., Lincoln's death, April 28, 1865.
    • Box-folder 12-8
      Butler, Calvin to his brother W. A. Wolcott, Mass. Original, 1864.
    • Box-folder 12-9
      Carpenter, Lyman, writes from TN to his sister about battles in TN and getting smallpox and typhoid, typed, 1863.
    • Box-folder 12-10
      Chancellorsville Letter, typed, from Camp Convalescent, June 2, 1863.
    • Box-folder 13-5
      Civil War Diary of G. W. Pennington, 1862-1865.
    • Box-folder 12-11
      Clift, R. H. to his mother, typed, re: Battle of Murfreesboro, January 10, 1862.
    • Box-folder 12-12
      Cluseret, Gutave-Paul, handwritten transcription of letters by Billings.
    • Box-folder 12-13
      Crawford, Samuel Wylie to George W. Reed original letter written from Huntsville Ala. Wylie reminisces about Sheridan’s last campaign, July 10, 1869.
    • Box-folder 12-14
      Curtis, Lyman to Susan, original letter, writes about loss of son in battle, August 28, 1864.
    • Box-folder 12-15
      Curtis, Gen. Samuel Ryan, typed copy of letter to his nephew, July 30, 1862.
    • Box-folder 12-16
      Denver, Gen., letter on Sherman’s March into Miss., original, 1875.
    • Box-folder 12-27
      Diaries, Memories (Civil War era) – all reproduced, transcribed, typed.
    • Box-folder 12-18
      Eliza – ltr from, to sister and aunt, writes about Christmas, original, December 26, 1867.
    • Box-folder 12-19
      Gillette, James (Capt. C.S.) writes to his mother about Battle of Chancelorsville May 9, 1863.,
    • Box-folder 12-20
      Grant, U.S. to Major Gen. W. Sherman, copy of original, December 18, 1864.
    • Box-folder 12-21
      Hyde, John E. (Private) of Mississippi, typed copies, 1865.
    • Box-folder 12-22
      Ladies Association for Soldiers’ Relief, 1863.
    • Box-folder 12-23
      Letters, assorted Civil War, all copies.
    • Box-folder 13-7
      Letter, Civil War, copy of – brother Phil to brother unknown, 1862.
    • Box-folder 12-24
      Letter, partial to 'Bro' from 'unknown,' Lancaster, mentions 'Alexandria,' September 10, 1862.
    • Box-folder 12-25
      Letter from son to father, Gainesville, Ga. Letterhead designates 'Office of Commissioner of Railroads' and son writes of horse and cost of hay, peas, sugar, September 19, 1899.
    • Box-folder 12-26
      Letters, 4 original to Josie from Miranda – religious in subjects, 1865.
    • Box-folder 12-27
      Letter to Abraham Lincoln, unsigned, n.d., subject hospitals and religion.
    • Box-folder 12-28
      Manassas Junction, original letter from John 'undeciphered,' writes he had measles, the battle at Manassas, wounded, a 'Ball' in Fairfax and the ladies, July 28, 1861.
    • Box-folder 12-29
      Mansfield, Richard H. cartoonist, his cartoons from newspaper.
    • Box-folder 12-30
      McCarthy, John B. (?) Rockford, Illinois original letter, Aug. 31 ‘?’, to ‘?’ Clark writes about Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.
    • Box-folder 12-31
      Merrick, C. Henry, 6 original letters, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1869.
    • Box-folder 12-32
      Nine Mile Road, letter, brother to sister, July 1862.
    • Box-folder 12-33
      Pace, Thomas N., Indiana Volunteers, Certificate of Service.
    • Box-folder 12-34
      Phelps, Walter (copies of letters), 1861-1862.
    • Box-folder 12-35
      Quartermaster Receipt, blank, Confederate States.
    • Box-folder 12-36
      Reckmeyer, W., typed/translated, TN, 1861.
    • Box-folder 12-37
      Sackey, John to his cousin Miss Mattie Turner, original letter from Camp Near Winchester Virginia, writes that he is weak from being sick, August 3, 1861.
    • Box-folder 12-38
      Sewells Point Battery letter from L. C. Jones, discusses artillery, July 1, 1861.
    • Box-folder 12-39
      Sherman, W. T. Gen., (copies of letters), 1863, 1864, 1888.
    • Box-folder 12-40
      Sherman, W. T., signed by Sherman but written by unknown, 1887.
    • Box-folder 12-41
      Struthers, Jeannie Gourlay to Allen Clark, [Lincoln flag], 1924.
    • Box-folder 12-42
      Taliaferro, W. B. to General W. W. Loring, typed, January 29, 1862.
    • Box-folder 12-43
      Warner, Charles, 145th N.Y. Reg., letters typed and transcribed, 1862-1863.
    • Box-folder 12-44
      Wiggenton, Thomas S.R. to Capt. J. Thomas Clark, original letter written at Racoonford, VA writes about death, wounds and captures, August 20, 1863.
    • Box-folder 12-45
      Wolcott, I. H. P., original letters, plus typed and transcribed copies, 1863.
Series VII: Artifacts
  • Box 20
    1 Jackson.
  • Box 20
    1 Lee.
  • Box 19
    Collectibles, various.
  • Box 22
    Daguerrotypes (4), Calling Cards, Medallions.
  • Box 17
    Elephant Fight, print from Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
  • Box 21
    Notebook of U.S. Grant III.
  • Box 17
    Stamps of the Civil War.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Billings, Eldon E. (Collector)
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865