MSS 0097, Item 110 - Diary of the Reverend Samuel Tupper

Author(s)Tupper, Samuel, Reverend
SpatialAlexandria (Va.)
Temporal1865 May 24-June 30
Date Accessioned2011-05-06T19:37:49Z
Date Available2011-05-06T19:37:49Z
Publication Date1865 May 24
DescriptionReverend Samuel Tupper's American Civil War diary documents his volunteer relief work with the U. S. Christian Commission in May and June, 1865. The log book was issued by the Commission and provided delegates with eighteen printed pages of regulations for discharging their duties, blank space to record their daily work, and memoranda pages to detail names of soldiers assisted. Tupper left Worcester, Massachusetts, and began his duties near Alexandria, Virginia, where he ministered to Union soldiers. He recorded many daily diary entries including information about sermons, duties, and post-war conditions for civilians. He also recorded about a dozen names of soldiers and units with which he had worked. The manuscript is bound in leather. "U. S. Christian Commission" is embossed in gold on the front cover. The front cover and the first three signatures are loose and the spine is broken. The first eighteen pages are printed text with organizational information about the U.S. Christian Commission, with instructions to its delegates. The remaining 110 pages have printed headings and lines. Approximately ninety-five pages are filled with autograph notes, primarily in ink.
AbstractPersonal diary of the Reverend Samuel Tupper , a relief worker for the U.S. Christian Commission, a Union relief organization during the Civil War. The diary includes the Commission's regulations.
CitationMSS 0097, Item 0110, Diary of the Reverend Samuel Tupper, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
CollectionMSS 0097
Other IdentifierMSS 0097, Item 0110
Unique Identifier905856443
PublisherUniversity of Delaware. Library.
dc.relation.ispartofThis item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.
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KeywordsUnited States Christian Commission
KeywordsAlexandria (Va.)
dc.subject.lcshUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains
dc.subject.lcshUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
dc.subject.lcshUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
dc.subject.lcshVirginia--Description and travel
dc.subject.otherTupper, Samuel, Reverend, active 1865--Diaries
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