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Fletcher Pratt papers, 1934-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1022
Bib ID 4079235 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pratt, Fletcher, 1897-1956
Title Fletcher Pratt papers, 1934-1952
Physical Description 2 linear feet (800 items in 4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Fletcher Pratt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Fletcher Pratt Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stanton, Edwin M (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author, journalist.

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Fletcher Pratt papers, 1934-1952


Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War



Box 1 Cataloged Correspondence regarding book


Box 1 Notes, B-P



Box 2 Notes, Stanton, E.M.



Box 3 The Empire and the Glory



Box 4 Ordeal by Fire


Box 4 Eleven Generals, Typescript


Box 4 Eleven Generals, Printed version issued earlier in various periodicals