Inventory of the Homer Curtis Papers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Curtis, Homer S., 1841-1875
Title: Homer Curtis Papers
Abstract: Correspondence between Lt. Homer Curtis of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery and his family from 1859 to 1875

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of 1 linear foot of documents.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

Materials must be used within the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
Curtis, Homer S., 1841-1875.
Strong, Lucy Curtis, 1842-1930.
Humphrey, Frances Curtis, 1844-1922.
Curtis, Joanna Sturtevant, 1803-1883.
Corporate names:
United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1863)
United States. Army. Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865)
Places:
Warren, Conn.
Washington, D.C.
Alexandria, Va.
Petersburg, Va.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Waverly, Ill.
Subjects:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Correspondence

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Related Material

Approximately 200 letters by Homer Curtis is held by the Beinecke Library as part of the Bernhard Knollenberg Collection. A diary from 1864 is held by the Connecticut Historical Society. Four diaries between 1855 and 1874 are held by the Warren Historical Society.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Homer Curtis Papers, Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives, Connecticut College

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Homer Curtis Papers, 1858-1864

Box Folder
1 0 Cyrus D. Curtis to "Friends", Sep. 6,1858
  1 Cyrus D. Curtis to "Friends", Nov. 5, 1859
  2 Cyrus D. Curtis to Homer, July 11,1859
  3 Myra Curtis (?) to Homer, Prairie Home, Apr., 18 1859
  4 Homer Curtis ALS, Warren, Conn., Mar. 27, 1861
  5 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Mar. 29, 1861
  6 To Homer from his cousin, Jan. 22, 1862
  7 Cyrus D. Curtis to Homer, Feb. 18, 1862
  8 Frances Curtis to Homer, Sep. 14, 1862
  9 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Sep. 14, 1862
  10 Homer Curtis to brother C[yrus?], Alexandria, Va., Oct 6, 1862
  11 Frances Curtis to Homer, Oct 12, 1862
  12 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Oct 12, 1862
  13 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Oct. 17, 1862
  14 Frances Curtis to Homer, Oct. 19, 1862
  15 P.W. Strong to Homer, Nov 5, 1862
  16 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Nov. 11, 1862
  17 Lucy Curtius to Homer, Warren, Conn., Nov. 14, 1862
  18 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Nov. 20, 1862
  19 Homer to Bro. and Sister, Alexandria, Va., Dec. 7, 1862
  20 Homer to "Family", Dec. 21 and 28, 1862 (patriotic letterhead)
  21 Joanna Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Dec. 27, 1862
  22 Homer Curtis to "Friends at Home," Jan. 16, 1863
  23 Homer Curtis to "Proples," Jan. 20, 1863
  24 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Jan. 26, 1863
  25 Envelope for letter #20 to Lucy Curtis, Jan. 1863
  26 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, 1863
  27 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., Feb. 11, 1863
  28 Homer Curtis to "Friends at Home," Alexandria, Va., Feb. 13, 1863
  29 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Mar. 7, 1863
  30 Joanna Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Mar. 15, 1863
  31 Homer Curtis to "Our Folk," Alexandria, Va., Apr. 3, 1863
  32 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Apr. 10, 1863
  33 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., Apr. 19, 1863
  34 Homer Curtis to "Griffins," Alexandria, Va., Apr. 27, 1863
  35 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., May 2, 1863
  36 Homer Curtis to "Griffins," Alexandria, Va., May 14, 1863
  37 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., May 22, 1863
  38 Homer Curtis to "Girls," May 28, 1863
  39 Homer Curtis to "Girls," June 10, 1863
  40 Homer Curtis to "Griffins," June 12, 1863
  41 Lucy Curtis to Homer, June 14, 1863
  42 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., June 30, 1863
  43 Lucy Curtis to Homer, July 2, 1863
  44 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Fort D, near Fort Lyon, July 3, 1863
  45 Frances Curtis to Homer, July 5, 1863
  46 Lucy Curtis to Homer, July 5, 1863
  47 Homer Curtis to "Griffins," Alexandria, Va., July 10, 1863
  48 Homer Curtis to "Griffens," Alexandria, Va., July 19,1863
  49 Homer Curtis to "Miss Griffens," Alexandria, Va., July 25,1863
  50 Homer Curtis to "Griffens," Alexandria, Va., July 30,1863
  51 Lucy Curtis to Homer, July, 1863 ?
  52 Joanna Curtis to Homer, July 7, 1863
  53 R, Everett to Homer, Aug. 9, 1863 ?
  54 Joanna Curtis to Homer, Aug. 11, 1863
  55 Homer Curtis to "Griffens," Alexandria, Va., Aug. 13, 1863
  56 Homer Curtis to "Griffens," Aug. 19,1863
  57 Homer Curtis to "Griffens," Alexandria, Va., Aug. 22, 1863
  58 ? ? Septemeber 1, 1863
  59 Homer Curtis to Lucy Curtis, Alexandria, Va., Sep. 10, 1863
  60 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., Sep. 12, 1863
  61 Homer Curtis ALS Washington, D.C. Sep. 22, 1863
  62 Homer Curtis to Joanna and Lucy Curtis, Alexandria, Va., Sep. 28, 1863
  63 Homer Curtis to Lucy Curtis, Roster of Co. H, 19th Conn. Vol. Sep., 1863
  64 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Oct. 3, 1863
  65 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Oct. 5, 1863
  66 Homer Curtis to "Girls," Alexandria, Va., Oct. 7, 1863
  66a Pass for Homer Curtis Alexandria, Va., Oct. 7, 1863
  67 Homer Curtis to family with Invoice of Ammunition at Redoubt "D," Alexandria, Va., 1863
  68 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Nov. 1, 1863
  69 Homer Curtis to "Girls & Co," Alexandria, Va., Nov. 11, 1863
  70 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., Nov. 25, 1863
  71 Homer Curtis to Lucy Curtis, Alexandria, Va., Nov. 27, 1863
  72 Homer Curtis to Joanna & Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Nov. 27, 1863
  73 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Dec. 5, 1863
  74 Joanna Curtis to Homer, Dec. 9, 1863
  75 Homer Curtis to "Folk," Alexandria, Va., Dec. 26, 1863
  76 Homer Curtis "Appendix" to sisters, Dec. 27, 1863?
  77 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Dec. 30, 1863
  78 Homer Curtis to Lucy, 1863?
  79 Homer Curtis to Lucy, 1863?
  80 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Jan. 8, 1864
  81 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Jan. 19, 1864
  82 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Feb. 4, 1864?
  83 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Alexandria, Va., Feb. 17, 1864
  84 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Feb. 25, 1864
  85 Homer Curtis to "Friends at home," Alexandria, Va., Mar. 24, 1864
  86 Homer Curtis to "Friends at home," Alexandria, Va., Mar. 30, 1864
  87 Homer Curtis to Frances and Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Mar. 30, 1864
  88 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Apr. 1, 1864
  89 Homer Curtis to "My dear folk," Alexandria, Va., Apr. 3, 1864
  90 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., Apr. 15, 1864
  91 Homer Curtis to "Old Girl," Alexandria, Va., May 2, 1864
  92 Homer Curtis to "Sis," Alexandria, Va., May 10, 1864
  93 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., May 12, 1864
  94 Joanna Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., May 12, 1864
  95 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., May 16, 1864
  96 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., May 29, 1864
  97 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., June 10, 1864
  98 Homer Curtis to "Friends," James River, Va. June 16, 1864
  99 Homer Curtis to Lucy and Joana, outside Petersburg, Va. June 19, 1864
  100 Homer Curtis to Lucy and Joana, outside Petersburg, Va. June 24, 1864
  101 Homer Curtis to Lucy and Joana, outside Petersburg, Va. June 25, 1864
  102 Homer Curtis to Lucy and Joana, outside Petersburg, Va. June 27, 1864


Homer Curtis Papers, 1864-1869

Box Folder
2 103 Homer Curtis to Lucy, below Petersburg, Va., July 1, 1864
  104 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., July 12, 1864
  105 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., July 18, 1864
  106 Homer Curtis ALS, Leesburg, Va., July 22, 1864
  107 Lucy and Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., July 25, 1864
  108 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren Conn., Aug. 2, 1864
  109 Homer Curtis to "Friends at home," Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 1864
  110 Lucy and Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Aug. 7, 1864
  111 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Aug. 13, 1864
  112 Frances, Lucy, and Joana Curtis to Homer, Aug. 18, 1864
  113 Frances and Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Aug. 21, 1864
  114 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Aug. 23, 1864
  115 Homer Curtis to Joana and "Girls," Washinton, D.C., Sep. 4, 1864
  116 Homer Curtis to "Friends at home," Annapolis, Md., Oct 19, 1864
  117 Lucy, Frances, and Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Oct. 25, 1864
  118 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Annapolis, Md., Nov. 1, 1864
  119 Homer Curtis to Joana and "Girls," south of Baltimore, Md., Nov. 5, 1864
  120 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Nov. 13, 1864
  121 Homer Curtis to "Friends at home," Winchester, Va., Nov. 14, 1864
  122 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Winchester, Va., Nov. 15, 1864
  123 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Newtown, Va., Nov. 18, 1864
  123a Homer Curtis to "Friends at Home," Nov. 24-25, 1864
  124 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Nov. 27, 1864
  125 Lucy and Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Nov. 30, 1864
  126 Envelope addressed to Homer Curtis, Dec. 9, 1864
  127 Homer to Lucy or Frances Curtis, below Petersburg, Va., Dec. 10, 1864
  128 Homer to Lucy Curtis, Dec. 13, 1864
  129 Frances Curtis (?) ALS, Dec. 23, 1864
  130 Ellen Everett to Homer Curtis, Dec. 25, 1864
  131 Cyrus D. Curtis to Homer, before 1865
  132 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Jan 21, 1865
  133 S.J. Dike (Lucy Curtis?) to Homer, Warren, Conn., Jan. 22, 1865
  133a Homer Curtis to Lucy, Jan. 30, 1865
  134 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Parke Station, Va., Feb. 4, 1865
  135 Frances Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Feb. 21, 1865
  136 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Feb. 21, 1865
  137 Joana Curtis to Homer, Mar. 3, 1865
  138 Lucy and Frances Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Mar. 19, 1865
  139 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Mar. 22, 1865
  140 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Mar. 22, 1865
  141 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Apr. 4, 1865
  142 Homer Curtis to "Girls," Burkesville, Va., Apr. 14, 1865
  143 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1865
  144 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., June 24, 1865
  145 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., June 27, 1865
  146 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Alexandria, Va., July 5, 1865
  147 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., July 23, 1865
  148 Homer Curtis to Lucy. Alexandria, Va., July 23, 1865
  148a Homer Curtis ALS, before August, 1865
  149 AR Humphrey to Homer Curtis, North East, N.Y., Aug. 10, 1865
  150 Homer Curtis to Frances, Alexandria, Va., Aug. 14, 1865
  151 Louis Warner to Lucy and Joana Curtis, Waverly, Ill., Oct. 15, 1865
  152 Ellen (?) to Homer Curtis, Waverly, Ill., Dec. 26, 1865
  153 Homer Curtis note requesting photographs, 1865?
  154 Homer Curtis to Lucy, post-1865
  155 Lucy Curtis to Homer, "Forest Home," Feb. 25, 1866
  156 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Warren, Conn., March 25, 1866
  157 Frances Curtis to Lucy, May 6, 1866
  158 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Sep. 12, 1866
  159 Homer Curtis to "Sister," Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 1, 1866
  160 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 21, 1866
  160a Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 19, 1867(?)
  161 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 12, 1867
  162 William C. Bassett to Homer Curtis, Warren, Conn., June 1, 1867
  163 Homer Curtis to "Friends," Bridgeport, Conn., June 18, 1867
  164 Homer Curtis to "Friend Miner" (Strong?), Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 1, 1867
  165 Lucy Curtis to Homer, Sep. 22, 1867?
  166 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Dec. 6, 1867
  167 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 11, 1868
  168 Homer Curtis to S.B. Strong, Bridgeport, Mar. 17, 1868
  169 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 1, 1868
  170 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 10, 1868
  171 Homer Curtis to Lucy and Miner Strong, Nov. 29, 1868
  172 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Dec.. 4, 1868
  173 Homer Curtis (?) ALS, Jan. 10, 1869
  174 Augustine Sackett, Box Club Circular Letter, January, 1869
  175 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 17, 1869
  176 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 2, 1869
  177 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 9, 1869
  178 Lucy Curtis to Homer, July 7, 1869
  179 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Oct. 16, 1869
  180 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Oct. 19, 1869
  180a Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 2, 1869
  181 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 11, 1869
  182 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Warren, Conn., Nov. 11, 1869
  183 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer (?), Nov. 15, 1869?
  184 Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., after Dec. 12, 1869
  185 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 21, 1869


Homer Curtis Papers, 1870-1875

Box Folder
3 186 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 12, 1870
  187 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Jan 12, 1870
  188 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 13, 1870
  189 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 14, 1870
  190 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Warren, Conn., Jan. 27, 1870
  191 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Jan. 29, 1870
  192 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Feb. 6, 1870
  193 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Warren, Conn., Feb. 6, 1870
  194 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 11, 1870
  195 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 6, 1870
  196 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 19, 1870
  197 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 29, 1870
  198 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., June 1, 1870
  199 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Warren, Conn., June 30, 1870
  200 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 18, 1870
  201 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Sep. 6, 1870
  202 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Sep. 13, 1870
  203 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 10, 1870
  204 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 17, 1870
  205 Ada Everett to Homer Curtis, Oct. 30, 1870
  206 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 30, 1870
  207 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 9, 1870
  208 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 15, 1870
  209 Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Feb. 20, 1871
  210 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 22, 1871
  211 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Warren, Conn., Apr. 5, 1871
  212 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 11, 1871
  213 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 17, 1871
  214 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 19, 1871
  215 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., May 8, 1871
  216 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., May 12, 1871
  217 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 3, 1871
  218 Homer Curtis ALS, Aug. 18, 1871
  219 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 29, 1871
  220 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 3, 1871
  221 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 23, 1871
  222 S.B. Strong to Homer Curtis, Wisconsin, Mar. 11, 1872
  223 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Apr. 5, 1872
  224 S.B. Strong to Homer Curtis, Tomah, Wisc., Apr. 15, 1872
  225 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Warren, Conn., Apr. 25, 1872
  226 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Sep. 8, 1872
  227 Lucy Curtis Strong to Homer, Oct. 27, 1872
  228 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 26, 1873
  229 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Mar. 18?, 1873
  230 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 31, 1873
  231 Alice B. Curtis to Lucy Curtis Strong, Bridgeport, Conn., June 28, 1873
  232 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 6, 1873
  233 Joana Curtis to Homer, Warren, Conn., Jan. 22, 1874
  234 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 28, 1874
  235 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 18, 1874
  236 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Apr. 9, 1874
  237 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 28, 1874
  238 Frances Curtis Humphrey to Homer, Apr. 30, 1874
  239 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 27, 1874
  240 S.B. Strong to Homer Curtis, Chippewa Falls, Wisc., Nov. 4, 1874
  241 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 17, 1874
  242 Ada Everett(?) to Lucy Curtis Strong, Waverly, Ill., Dec. 13, 1874
  243 Joana Curtis to Lucy Curtis Strong, 1874?
  244 Homer Curtis to Lucy, Waverly, Ill., Jan. 13, 1875
  245 Alice Curtis to Lucy, Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 11, 1875
  246 Homer Curtis to "Cousin Clarrie," n.d.
  247 Joana Curtis to Homer, n.d.
  248 Lucy Curtis to Homer, n.d.
  249 Alice Curtis to Lucy, n.d.
  250 Homer Curtis ALS, n.d.
  251 Homer Curtis ALS, n.d.
  252 Homer Curtis to Lucy, n.d.
  253 Augustine Sackett to Homer Curtis, n.d.
  254 Frances Curtis (?) ALS, n.d.
  255 Homer Curtis to Lucy, n.d.
  256 Alice Curtis to Lucy, n.d.
  257 Alice Curtis to Lucy, n.d.
  258 Homer Curtis, unidentified ledger, n.d.
  259 Cyrus D. Curtis to Mother and Lucy, Big Shanty (Kennesaw?), August 1 (before 1865?)
  260 correspondents unknown, March 1 1875