The Cornelia Hancock papers contain card photographs of freed slave children, educated at Bacon's school in New Orleans.
The Frederic Olmstead journal describes the treatment of slaves on Louisiana sugar plantations during the Civil War.
The Graphics Division holds a card photograph showing several emancipated slaves at Philip Bacon's school in New Orleans: Paxson, C. Learning is Wealth. Wilson, Charley, Rebecca & Rosa, Slaves from New Orleans, 1864.
The Book Division holds the following related item: Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864: Comp. from records in the Adjutant-general's office, and pub. by order of the legislature. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood and company, 1864.
Duke University holds a collection of Bacon family papers, which include 10 letters written by Philip Bacon.