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At a Glance
Letters, typescripts, typescript notes, and related printed materials. Most of the collection consists of typescript notes compiled by Pratt in the preparation for his book STANTON, LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR. The notes chiefly relate to the Civil War. It is not always possible to determine the source of a given note. There are 17 letters to Pratt which relate to his book, most of them from Gideon T. Stanton. Also, typescripts for three other books by Pratt: THE EMPIRE AND THE GLORY (N.Y., Sloane, 1941) on the Napoleonic campaigns; ORDEAL BY FIRE (N.Y., Sloane, 1948) on the Civil War; ELEVEN GENERALS; STUDIES IN AMERICAN COMMAND (N.Y., Sloane, 1949). Each of these typescripts has handwritten corrections and instructions for the printer. The printed materials include earlier serial versions of ELEVEN GENERALS and travel brochures and maps of Civil War sites used by Pratt in his research on Stanton.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Fletcher Pratt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Fletcher Pratt Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Bancroft - 2566E. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1954. Accession number--M-54.
Publications About Described Materials
Pratt, Fletcher. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War. New York : Norton, 1953.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical