The collection is mostly composed of his handwritten (Personal Journal) volumes, documenting his life and the 30th Ohio Infantry, which were written after the war. Some volumes note the miles he traveled by railroad and steam boat (v. 4, v. 3). The early volumes note elections, his opinions and ideas about slavery, and pro- and anti-slave states politics. Also noted here are his trips back from Keokuk, Iowa, 1856, a trip to Wyandot, Kansas, 1858, and trips between Millersburg and Mount Vernon, Ohio, 1850-1860. The typed transcriptions are twentieth century and may have been done by past Clarke staff. The provenance of the collection is unknown. V. 2 Military History includes a history of Company I, 30th Ohio Infantry, handwritten addresses he gave in 1908-1909, and stories about Manistee County, Missionary Ridge, and the 36th and 4th Ohio Infantries. Two of his letters (1862, 1864) to his father were published in newspapers and are in the folder with newspaper clippings. Also in this folder are speeches he wrote for veterans reunions at Bear Lake, Michigan, 1909-1910, a speech about the Labor Question, 1892, and articles about soldiers and reunions of the 98th, 126th, and 30th Ohio Infantry regiments. His recopied early 1850 essays are also included.