MsC 373


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1860 -- 1900

(Bulk Dates: 1860 -- 1864)

.5 linear ft.


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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
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Posted to Internet: May 2002


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Biographical Note

Joseph Franklin Culver (1834 -- 1899) served with the Illinois 129th Infantry Regiment, Company A (August 1862 -- June 1865), first as a lieutenant and later as captain. Culver was engaged in banking, insurance, and the practice of law in Pontiac, Illinois, before the war. After his return he served two years as mayor of Pontiac and four years as county judge in Livingston County. In 1879, he moved his family to Emporia, Kansas, where he continued his career in banking and law.

Scope and Contents


The Joseph Franklin Culver Papers consist of approximately 408 items and date from March 1, 1860 to July 21, 1900. All the correspondence is arranged chronologically. The majority of letters were written by Joseph Culver to his wife, Mary Murphy Culver.


Related Works


Culver, Joseph Francis. "Your Affectionate Husband, J. F. Culver": Letters Written During the Civil War. Iowa City : Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries,1978.
MAIN Library E505.5 129th .C84
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Bollinger Lincoln Collection E505.5 129th .C84


Box List


Box 1


1860 -- 1862, 69 items

1863, 98 items

January -- April 1864, 54 items

May -- December, 1864, 72 items

1865 -- 1900, 55 items

Undated, 9 items

Envelopes, undated, 51 items


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