Douglas-Ferrell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0115

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 4 typed copies of the same document regarding men involved in a secret society during the Civil War. It appears to be a portion of the record of a court-martial of men involved in a “Peace Society” called “The Knights of the Golden Circle.” The first few pages of the document are missing. The original document is a small notebook found among the papers of the Douglas-Ferrell family in Nashville, TN.

Dates

  • circa 1861-1865

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains 4 typed copies of the same document regarding men involved in a secret society during the Civil War. It appears to be a portion of the record of a court-martial of men involved in a “Peace Society” called “The Knights of the Golden Circle.” The first few pages of the document are missing.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Charles Ferrell. It originally held the identifier "MSS. Coll. 8".

Title
Finding Aid for the Douglas-Ferrell Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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