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Collection Number: 01809-z

Collection Title: Charles Stewart Maurice Papers, 1862-1865

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 62 items
Abstract MICROFILM AND PAPER: Charles Stewart Maurice (1840-1924) served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Ossipee and the U.S.S. Agawam during the Civil War. The collection includes microfilmed letters, 12 May to 25 June 1863, from Maurice to his parents while he was serving as an engineer aboard the U.S.S. Ossipee, a steam ship stationed off Mobile, Ala., as part of the Union blockade, and on the steam ship U.S.S. Agawam. Maurice wrote of preparing the engines for sea, books he had been reading, items he wanted, the reaction of citizens in Portland, Md., upon seeing a steam ship for the first time, and the conditions of life at sea. The collection also includes typed copies of letters from Charlotte M. Holbrooke (later Mrs. Maurice), one about a soiree in Washington, D.C., attended by Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and William H. Seward.
Creator Maurice, Charles Stewart, 1840-1924.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Stewart Maurice Papers, #1809-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed January 1951) available.
Acquisitions Information
Transcripts received from and originals lent for filming by George H. Maurice of Eagle Springs, N.C., January 1951.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to private owner in January 1951.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles Stewart Maurice (1840-1924) served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Ossipee and the U.S.S. Agawam during the Civil War.

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The collection includes microfilmed letters, 12 May to 25 June 1863, from Charles Stewart Maurice to his parents while he was serving as an engineer aboard the U.S.S. Ossipee, a steam ship stationed off Mobile, Ala., as part of the Union blockade, and on the steam ship U.S.S. Agawam. Maurice wrote of preparing the engines for sea, books he had been reading, items he wanted, the reaction of citizens in Portland, Md., upon seeing a steam ship for the first time, and the conditions of life at sea. The collection also includes typed copies of letters from Charlotte M. Holbrooke (later Mrs. Maurice), one about a soiree in Washington, D.C., attended by Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and William H. Seward.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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