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Albert Tracy papers

Title
Albert Tracy papers, 1843-1893.
Author
Tracy, Albert, 1818-1893.
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Moving imageBy appointment onlyAvailable*ZL-426Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
  • .5 linear foot (2 boxes).
  • 1 microfilm reel.
Donor/Sponsor
National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Grant [1991].
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Sketchbooks.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • Albert Tracy (1818-1893) joined the Army as a lieutenant in the 9th Infantry during the Mexican War, served as Adjutant General of Maine, 1852-1855, returned to the Army's 10th Infantry and participated in an expedition against the Sioux from Fort Snelling, Minnesota, the Mormon expedition, and the Civil War, during which he was made a colonel and aide-de-camp to Gen. John C. Frémont.
Publications (note)
  • published as "The Utah War Journal of Capt. Albert Tracy, 1858-1860" in Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol.13, Nos.1-4, 1945.
  • published as "Missouri In Crisis," in Missouri Historical Review, Vol.51, Oct.1956-July 1957.
  • published as "Fremont's Pursuit of Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley; the journal of Colonel Albert Tracy, March-July, 1862" in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol.70, Nos.2-3 (April and June, 1962).
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  • Accessioned.
  • Microfilmed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 3020
Author
Tracy, Albert, 1818-1893.
Title
Albert Tracy papers, 1843-1893.
Additional Formats
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-426
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography
Albert Tracy (1818-1893) joined the Army as a lieutenant in the 9th Infantry during the Mexican War, served as Adjutant General of Maine, 1852-1855, returned to the Army's 10th Infantry and participated in an expedition against the Sioux from Fort Snelling, Minnesota, the Mormon expedition, and the Civil War, during which he was made a colonel and aide-de-camp to Gen. John C. Frémont.
Summary
Papers contain letters received by Tracy, 1843-1888; an 1876 transcript of his diaries, 1858-1862; sketches; military papers including commissions, an annotated promotions and brevet book, 1847-1848, and copies of his annual reports as Adjutant General of Maine, 1852-1854; a patent for a steam damper, 1871; and newspaper clippings. Correspondence is related to his aspirations as an artist and poet, service in the Mexican War and the Civil War, and activities as Adjutant General of Maine. Prominent correspondents include Albert H. Tracy, John C. and Jessie B. Frémont, and Franklin Pierce. Diaries cover his service in the 10th Infantry, Camp Scott, Wyoming Territory, the Mormon expedition, official and social life in Washington, D.C. and Portland, Maine, and his participation in Frémont's campaigns in Missouri, Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Publications
Diaries, 1858-1860 published as "The Utah War Journal of Capt. Albert Tracy, 1858-1860" in Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol.13, Nos.1-4, 1945.
Diary, 1861 Feb.4-Nov. 25 (incomplete) published as "Missouri In Crisis," in Missouri Historical Review, Vol.51, Oct.1956-July 1957.
Diary, 1862 Mar.-July published as "Fremont's Pursuit of Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley; the journal of Colonel Albert Tracy, March-July, 1862" in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol.70, Nos.2-3 (April and June, 1962).
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Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
Frémont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869.
Tracy, Albert Haller, 1793-1859.
Maine. Adjutant General.
Added Title
National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Grant [1991].
Research Call Number
MssCol 3020
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