James V. Campbell papers: 1830-1941
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Family Materials 1834-1941 [series] (1.5 linear feet)

Family Materials is the largest series and consists of visual materials and a chronological sequence of family correspondence. Photographs are found within the series, primarily consisting of portraits of James V. Another folder of photographs in the series is a collection of portraits of other Campbell family members. While a number of photographs have not been identified, some have notes on the back indicating names, including Cornelia Lois, and Lois Bushnell Campbell.

The earliest portion of the family correspondence includes letters of the first Henry M. Campbell and several of his children. During the 1850s and 1860s letters of James V. Campbell to his wife and children predominate. These letters concentrate on family matters but also explain to his family Campbell's reactions to his work on the Supreme Court. The bulk of the series consists of letters to Valeria Campbell and Cornelia "Nellie" Campbell, most from family members. Many letters from Charles H., Douglass H., and Edward D. Campbell describing their student life at the University of Michigan are found in the 1870s and 1880s. Later letters describe Douglass's studies in Germany, Edward's blindness, and the later lives of all three brothers. Also in the 1870s are found letters to Mary Campbell Douglass while she attended the University of Michigan (no letters from her are included). In the period 1885-1887 a number of letters are found from women active in Soldiers' Aid Societies during the Civil War, collected by Valeria Campbell for a publication of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. This series also includes newspaper clippings and other materials not easily identified with a specific family member.

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Inventories and notes on the papers 1940s

(created by staff of Michigan Historical Collections)

 
Visual Materials
 
Photographs
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James V. Campbell
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Other family members and friends
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Miscellaneous: drawing of an old house (possibly the house used by the Soldiers' Aid Society, but see the cautionary caption on the picture) and a watercolor (by Edward D. Campbell) of kingbird
 
Family correspondence
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1834-1891 (33 folders)
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1892-1904 (14 folders)
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1905-1941 (3 folders)
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Undated (2 folders)
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Newspaper clippings
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Miscellaneous
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Miscellaneous notebooks (2 volumes)
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Hotchkiss family miscellanea
 
Charles H. Campbell Materials 1872-1884 [series] (1 volume)
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Notebook of legal and random writings 1872-1884
 
Cornelia L. Campbell Materials 1886, 1890 [series] (2 volumes, 1 oversize volume)

The Cornelia L. Campbell Materials series consists of a notebook of personal writings as well as two scrapbooks. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, brochures, and other material related to Cornelia "Nellie" Campbell's interests. Items relating to soldier care during the American Civil War, events and school, and other events she attended are found within the scrapbook.

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Notebook 1886
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Scrapbook
Oversize Volume   1  
Scrapbook relating to the death of James V. Campbell 1890
 
Henry M. Campbell (1783-1842) Materials [series] (2 volumes)
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Account books (2 volumes)
 
Henry M. Campbell (1854-1926) Materials 1872-1876 [series] (0.2 linear feet)

Henry M. Campbell (1854-1926) Materials includes letters written while a student at the University of Michigan. Other such letters are found in the main correspondence file in Family Materials.

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Student letters written while at University of Michigan 1872-1876
 
James V. Campbell Materials 1830-1886 [series] (1 linear foot)

James V. Campbell Materials includes miscellaneous writings, some of them typescripts of materials held by the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. This series also contains manuscripts, poems and stories, written by James V. Campbell. These stories and poems were given as Christmas gifts. The manuscripts are individually bound, and many of them contain clip illustrations glued onto the pages.

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Address "On the Study of the Law," 1859
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Journal of trip to Sandusky, Ohio 1844
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Lectures on admiralty and shipping (2 folders)

(typescripts, originals at Burton Historical Collection)

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Manuscript ode for dedication of University Hall 1873
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Manuscript "Judicial History of Michigan," 1886

(typescript, original at Burton Historical Collection)

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Tablet of legal notes
 
Manuscripts for Christmas and other stories
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Untitled Christmas story 1830

(includes type transcription)

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"A Trip to Fairy Land", story with illustrations 1838
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"Honeylip", story with illustrations 1856
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"Legend of King Arthur & Jack's Voyage to the West", poem 1857
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Untitled Christmas story 1857
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Untitled story 1860
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"Jimmy's Ride", poem 1860
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Untitled Christmas story 1862
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"How a Little Boy Named Jimmy Helped Santa Claus Out of a Scrape", poem 1863
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"Charge of the Mule Brigade", poem (newspaper clipping inside) 1863
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"Merlin Loose", poem with illustrations 1864
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"The Giants", poem with illustrations 1865
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Untitled Christmas poems 1865 (2 volumes (booklets))
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"Legend of L'anse Creuse", poem with illustrations 1866
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Untitled Christmas poem 1866
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"Good Old Days", poem with illustrations 1867
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"The Strait", poem with illustrations 1868
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"King Rene's Voyage", poem with illustrations 1869
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"The Lost Island", poem with illustrations 1870
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"Cruise of the Mercy", poem with illustrations 1871
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"Genifrede", poem with illustrations 1872
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"Bedabinoqua", poem with illustrations 1873
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"Up the Glen", poem with illustrations 1875
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"The Normans", poem with illustrations 1876
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"The Heiress of Lynne", poem with illustrations 1884
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"Adventures of a Lion", poem with illustrations undated
 
Valeria Campbell Materials 1860-1870 [series] (1.2 linear feet)

The Valeria Campbell Materials series consists chiefly of correspondence, reports, and other papers created or collected by Campbell in her work as secretary of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Detroit (known after 1863 as the Michigan Soldiers' Aid Society), which served as the Michigan branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. (The history of these organizations is complex, and is explained in detail in "History of the Michigan Soldiers' Aid Society, 1861-1865," by Robert Spiro [MHC call number EA/69/S759/H673].) The papers document the societies' efforts to aid soldiers during the war as well as to care for the needs of returning veterans at the war's end. Also included are papers relating to the Detroit Soldiers' Home, Harper Hospital and Soldiers' Home, the Michigan Committee for the Relief of the South, and the Northwest Sanitary Fair. One item unrelated to soldiers' aid is Campbell's Sunday School record book from St. Paul's Church in Detroit.

 
Detroit Soldiers' Home
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Papers 1863-1867 (3 folders)
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Statements and receipts 1865
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Harper Hospital and Soldiers' Home record book 1866-1867 (1 volume)
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Michigan Committee for Relief of the South papers 1867
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Northwest Sanitary Fair papers 1864-1866
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St. Paul's Church Sunday School record book 1860-1862 (1 volume)
 
Soldiers' Aid Society of Detroit and Michigan Soldiers' Aid Society
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Auxiliaries of the Michigan Branch of U.S. Sanitary Commission (1 volume)
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Correspondence 1861-1870, undated (9 folders)
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Donations 1861-1866, undated (3 folders)
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Michigan branch societies papers 1862-1886
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Newspaper clippings
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Papers 1861-1870, undated (5 folders)
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Papers entitled "Red Cross of the Sixties" and "Miss Valeria and the War"
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Reports 1862-1865 (2 folders)
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Reports, circulars and broadsides
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Statements and receipts 1863-1868 (4 folders)
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Applicants' register of U.S. Sanitary Commission Bureau of Information and Employment 1865
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Scrapbook relating to Soldiers' Aid Society of Detroit 1863-1864