January 9, 2002, (unprocessed), 209 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Papers (1854-1865) of Robert C. Caldwell, a private soldier from Cabarrus County, NC, who served in Company C., 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery during the Civil War, including 57 letters mainly from Robert to Mag, his wife, written in New Bern, Wilmington, Savannah, Branchville, SC and Kinston (1861-1865); 38 original envelopes; 5 other documents, including Caldwell's war record written in his own hand (28 April 1865); his signed oath of allegiance to the Union (16 September 1865); an 1863 Confederate tax receipt; and a bill of sale for a slave named Jack dated 14 January 1854; also transcripts and and digital reproductions of all 62 documents. See preliminary inventory attached. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Michael Cable, Greenville, N.C.
Researchers must obtain permission from the Manuscript Curator or Department Head to access the original documents in Box 1. Researchers may have unlimited access to transcripts and reproductions in Box 2.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Robert C. Caldwell Collection (#845), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Michael Cable, Greenville, N.C.