Ord Family Papers 1

Summary Information

Repository
Georgetown University Manuscripts
Title
Ord Family Papers
ID
GTM.GAMMS146
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1840-1870
Date [inclusive]
1840-1963
Extent
2.0 Linear feet Total: 5 boxes; 2 lf
Language
English
Rights
All Rights Reserved by Georgetown University Library.

Preferred Citation

Georgetown University Library Special Collections Research Center

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Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Ord family papers consist of 1.50 linear feet (3 boxes) of correspondence exchanged between, among others, three family members who were important American military figures. Namely, James Ord (c.1789-1873)*, an officer in the U.S. Navy for a short time, and later a lieutenant in the army during the War of 1812; his son, Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883)*, a noted Civil War general; and his son, Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923)*, who served in the Indian campaign in Texas in 1880, commanded the Seminole Indian scouts in 1882, and served among the first troops to land in Cuba during the Spanish-American war in 1898.

Another family correspondent is James Placidus Ord, the brother of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, and a member of the Michigan legislature. The bulk of these letters are to his wife Julianne Clarke Andre. In addition, there are a few letters from the children of Placidus and Julianne: James Cresap, a captain in the army; Clarissa Rebecca; Josephine, and Placidus Andre. Some correspondence is also included from General Ord's other siblings: his brothers Dr. James Lycurgus, Judge Pacificus, John Stephen, William Marcellus, and his sister Georgiana Catherine (affectionately called 'Sissy,' 'Georgy,' or 'Kate').

A complete listing of correspondents is provided in the Index at the end of this finding aid. Note that female names are cross-referenced under maiden and married names. Other material includes genealogical information on the Ord family in the form of wills, newsclippings, a printed family register, and typescript data organized by Vida Ord Alexander, the daughter of James Cresap Ord.

A total of 14 black and white photographs of many of the family members comprise a part of this collection, which is completed by several awards and presidential appointment certificates presented to James Placidus Ordand his son James Cresap Ord.

The richness of the Ord family correspondence derives not only from the genealogical interest but also from the historical insights provided by the remarkably descriptive writing. Aspects of life in nineteenth-century America - economical, political and social - are described for a variety of locales that span the country from East to West, and include Maryland, Virginia, Mississippi, Michigan, Texas, and California. Particular references are made to the Gold Rush in California and Michigan, as well as to farming and produce (including winemaking in Monterey) in California.

Personal experiences of significant events in American history are recounted, covering the Civil War, the Spanish-American war, campaigns against American Indians, and the Reconstruction period.

Excerpts of the letters are quoted liberally throughout the Description section of this finding aid to better orientate researchers to the content and scope of the material in the collection. Note that the transcriptions are presented here with some minor spelling changes to facilitate reading.

* Biographical information is provided in the following section. Sources include the Dictionary of American Biography, the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, and material from the Georgetown University Alumni Files.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES Edward Otho Cresap Ord was born at Cumberland, Maryland, Oct. 18, 1818. He was educated at the West Point military academy, and after being graduated in 1839 was appointed a brevet second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. artillery. He served with distinction in the Seminole Indian war in the Florida Everglades, 1840, and during the Civil War. The battle of Dranesville, in 1861, was won under his leadership. He was severely wounded at the battle of Hatchie 1862, and at the assault on Fort Harrison, 1864. He was promoted several times for meritorious conduct and became commander of the department of Virginia and North Carolina in 1865, leading the army of the James until the end of the war. In March, 1865, he received the brevet of major-general in the regular army, and subsequently held successive command of the departments of Arkansas, California, Texas, and the Platte. In 1880 he was placed on the retired list, and soon after accepted the position of engineer in the construction of the Mexican railway. Gen. Ord died July 22, 1883, in Havana, Cuba where he had been taken ashore en route from New York to Vera Cruz after an attack of yellow fever. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.

Edward Otho Cresap II, was born at Benicia Barracks, California, November 9, 1858. He attended the public schools of San Francisco and Omaha, Nebraska. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1876, but withdrew the following year. In 1879 he was appointed second lieutenant in the 22nd Infantry, U.S. Army. He served in the Indian campaign in Texas in 1880, and commanded the Seminole Indian scouts in 1882. He participated in the campaign against Sitting Bull in 1891-1892. At the beginning of the Spanish-American war (1898) the 22nd Infantry was among the first troops landed in Cuba, and he was promoted captain of infantry. After the war, Capt. Ord remained in Cuba for nine months as interpreter on the staff of Gen. Alexander R. Lawton. He was then sent to the Philippines when rebellion broke out, but was forced to retire on October 10, 1903 due to physical disabilities contracted in Cuba. Subsequently, Capt. Ord did relief work after the San Francisco earthquake. He was then military instructor at St. Matthew's school, San Mateo, California, and later military aide on the staff of the governor of Arizona, and saw service on the Mexican border. On June 3, 1916, he was advanced to the grade of major on the retired list. After a year as military instructor at the University of Alabama he returned to full active duty, serving at Big Bend, Texas; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He eventually retired in 1918 because of ill health and spent the rest of his life in California. Capt. Ord was also an expert linguist and possessed exceptional artistic ability, devoting much of his leisure time to landscape and marine painting and to writing poetry. He was a Roman Catholic by religion. He died at Eagle Rock, California, April 4, 1923.

James Ord's background is somewhat mysterious, if not controversial. The following biographical sketch is drawn from material currently in the Georgetown University Archives Alumni Files. Sources include a xerox copy of a manuscript entitled 'History of James Ord as related by himself with other facts collected by his sons'; and a xerox copy of a privately printed pamphlet entitled, 'Memoranda Concerning James Ord who died January 25th, 1873 by his granddaughter Mary Ord Preston 1896' [original publication in Georgetown University Library, Special Collections, call number 90A469].

James Ord never knew the identities of his true parents, but was led to believe from papers of, as well as comments by, his reputed uncle James Ord, Sr. that he was in fact the son of Mrs. Fitzherbert, wife of King George IV of England. Ord's first recollection is that of living with his so-called uncle James Ord and the latter's sister Mary. James Ord, Sr., had apparently emigrated from England in 1790. He resided at Great Bridge near Norfolk, Viginia, and was employed by John Brent as ship builder. James Ord remembers that his uncle 'always gave me to understand that I was his nephew, the child of Ralph Ord and his sister Mary' [from MSS: History of James Ord...]. Ralph Ord was already deceased at the time of the Norfolk residence, and his wife Mary died in 1796. After her death, James Ord, Sr., moved to Charles County, Maryland, to a residence of John Brent's, and lived there until 1799, still in the ship building business. At the end of 1799, the family moved again, to Washington, D.C., where they resided on a farm called "Non Such" near the city. The farm belonged to a Rev. Notley Young, a Catholic priest and teacher at Georgetown College.

According to Georgetown University records, James Ord was entered as a student at the college on April 24, 1800. He eventually joined the Society of Jesus in 1806, intending to become a Jesuit priest. From 1810 to 1811 he taught at the college. In 1810, his uncle died, and in 1811, James Ord left the Society, "it being decided that it was not my vocation" [from MSS: History of James Ord...]. He then joined the navy as midshipman from 1811 through 1813, and later, the army as first lieutenant of the 36th Infantry from 1813 to 1815, serving in the War of 1812. He was eventually promoted to army general.

In 1815, James Ord married Rebecca Ruth Cresap, the daughter of Col. Daniel Cresap of the Revolutionary War. On February 14, 1815, Ord resigned his commission in the army and went to live with his wife and her family in Allegheny County, Maryland until 1819. From 1819 to 1837, Ord lived in Washington, D.C., holding various government positions. He was a magistrate from 1821 to 1837. In April 1837, he traveled to Chicago with Gen. John Garland as an Indian disbursing agent, and subsequently, to Sault St. Marie as an Indian agent until April 1850. He then returned home to Washington until July 1855, when he embarked for California.

James Ord died at the home of his son Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 25, 1872. He was first buried in a Catholic cemetery there, but was later reinterred at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia, October 3, 1931.

Regarding his parentage, James Ord states that his uncle was always very reticent in speaking about the subject. In spite of the fact that he was to believe that he was the son of Mary and Ralph Ord, James Ord recounts instances when his uncle made impressive and mysterious comments about his heritage: "...shortly after the death of my reputed mother, as he was walking with me in the streets of Norfolk holding me by the hand, he said, "James, if you had your rights you would be something very great" [from MSS: "History of James Ord...].

James Placidus Ord, born December 25, 1821, died after being thrown from a carriage by a runaway horse, July 9, 1876 in San Antonio, Texas. [See obituary and biographical details, Folder 3:43.] He attended Georgetown College 1835 1837, and was major in the army during the Civil War, often serving under his brother, Gen. Edward O.C. Ord. James Placidus Ord also served sometime as a member of the Michigan legislature, 1846.

Other Ord family sons who attended Georgetown College include [sources are cited in brackets]

James Lycurgus Ord, entered 9/15/1835, left 7/25/1837 [Georgetown University Alumni Files].

John Stephen Ord, entered 5/27/1850, left 1/30/1851 [ibid.]

Jules Garesche Ord, son of Edward Otho Cresap Ord. Born 1865, killed at San Juan Hill 7/1/1898, a member of the 6th US Infantry. Although an alumni card exists, a note indicates, "No evidence that he was ever here except in College Journal xxviii 216, xxvii 189."

James Cresap Ord, son of James Placidus Ord. Entered Georgetown 9/23/1864 [Georgetown Alumni Files].

A rough genealogical tree was created during the processing of this collection and is available to view on request. It should by no means be considered either definitive or error free, and was drawn from the biographical sources cited above, the correspondence in the collection, and largely from the genealogical typescript by Vida Ord Alexander.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Georgetown University Manuscripts 03/31/1992

Revision Description

 Machine readable finding aid derived from GAMMS, electronic finding aid encoded by Georgetown University Library Information Technology Dept. 03/2010

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • American Civil War, 1861-1865
  • American History

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Collection Inventory

 636 Correspondence 

Series-level Scope and Content Note

[Folders 1:1 - 3:55] Contains correspondence by various members of the Ord and Andre families; arranged chronologically by author. Note that female married names are cross-referenced with maiden names. Researchers are advised to look under both. The Ord men are indexed by their full given names, e.g., 'James Placidus Ord,' not 'Placidus Ord;' and 'William Marcellus Ord,' not 'William Ord.'

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Box Folder

 45858 Andre, James to James Placidus Ord. 08/04/1850-08/04/1850   Contains ALS from James Andre, brother of Julianne Clark Andre (wife of James Placidus Ord), to James Placidus Ord: "Your kind interest in the welfare of my son [James] demands my first attention and sincere thanks..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, JAMES C. - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JAMES [JR.] - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ANDRE, JAMES 1850: Autographed Letter

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 45859 Andre, Peter C. to James Placidus Ord. 02/28/1850-06/13/1865   Contains 5 ALS from Peter C. Andre, brother of James Andre (cf. folder 1:1), to James Placidus Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, PETER C. - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850-1865: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ANDRE, PETER C. 1850-1865: Autographed Letter

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 45860 Andre, Peter C. to Julianne Clark Andre. 10/08/1844-10/08/1844   Contains ALS from Peter C. Andre to his sister Julianne Clark Andre: "It is with pleasure I write you this letter in answer to yours which I saw yesterday for the first time having just returned from the country - All the family is well (except mother which is troubled with a sore foot..." (Addressed from Detroit.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, PETER C. - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK 1844: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ANDRE, PETER C. 1844: Autographed Letter

ORD, JULIANNE CLARK ANDRE - SEE: ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK: Autographed Letter

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 45861 Andre, Julianne Clark to James Cresap Ord. 10/11/1864-10/11/1864   Contains ALS from Julianne Clark Andre Ord to her son James Cresap Ord: "My Dear Son - I was delighted to receive a letter from you and so was your grandmother and all your sisters - but more so, than any of us, was your little brother [Placidus Andre Ord]..." (Addressed from Detroit to James Cresap Ord at Georgetown College.) @ References also to James Placidus, General Edward Otho Cresap, and to William Marcellus ["Marcy"].

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45862 Andre, Julianne Clark to James Placidus Ord. 06/18/1846-06/18/1846   Contains ALS from Julianne Clark Andre to James Placidus Ord: "My dear Placidus - My anxiety after you left the house for the steamboat began to increase more and more for your safety [of?] your trip home..." (Addressed from Detroit. Julianne, sometimes spelled Julian or Julia, and Placidus were married in Detroit on July 7, 1846.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK 1846: Autographed Letter

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 45863 Andre, Julianne Clark - Correspondence Received. 03/21/1862-04/05/1871   Contains 3 ALS to Julianne from acquaintances. ALS from a Rafael Castro in Spanish, addressed to her in Santa Cruz (3/21/1862); ALS + ALS fragment from John McElroy of San Francisco, re travel arrangments and shipping of personal effects (5/10/1864); ALS from D.J. Shonner (?).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM CASTRO, RAFAEL 1862: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. RECEIVED 1862-1871: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM MCELROY, JOHN 1864: Autographed Letter

MCELROY, JOHN - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1864: Autographed Letter

CASTRO, RAFAEL - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1862: Autographed Letter

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 45864 Marstella, Joseph Selma - Correspondence Received. 01/26/1885-01/26/1885   Contains ALS from H.E. Makinney, deputy district attorney, Searcher of Records, Santa Cruz, to Joseph Selma Marstella, husband of Josephine Ord (daughter of James Placidus and Julianne C. Andre Ord). Concerns the legacy of James Ord - specifically the controversy over ownership of his estate, contested between John Stephen Ord and Annie E. Williams Ord, wife of William Marcellus Ord. (See also Folder 1:12.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - ESTATE, CONTESTATION: Autographed Letter

MARSTELLA, JOSEPH SELMA - CORRES. FROM MAKINNEY, H.E. 1885: Autographed Letter

ORD, ANNIE E. WILLIAMS - ORD ESTATE CONTESTATION: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - ORD ESTATE CONTESTATION: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - ESTATE, LEGACY OF: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45865 Ord, Anne Maria Wilson Ord from David Wilson. 05/05/1898-05/05/1898   Contains ALS from David Wilson to his daughter Anne Maria Wilson, wife of James Cresap Ord. Expresses the former's anxiety for the safety of Anne and James during his involvement in the Spanish-American War of 1898.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

WILSON, DAVID - CORRES. TO ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON 1898: Autographed Letter

ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON - CORRES. FROM WILSON, DAVID 1898: Autographed Letter

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 45866 Ord, Anne Maria Wilson Ord - Correspondence Received. 12/29/1914-12/29/1914   Contains ACS postcard to Mrs. James C. Ord in Chevy Chase, Maryland, from friend H.R. Barnes writing from London.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON - CORRES. FROM BARNES, H.R. 1914: Autographed Letter

WILSON, ANNE MARIA - SEE: ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON: Autographed Letter

1 9

 45867 Ord, Anne Maria Wilson Ord - Miscellaneous. 03/17/1921-10/29/1928   Contains various printed tickets/passes marked for Mrs. James C. Ord, including one to the reception for Charles A. Lindbergh after his solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Also includes 2 stamped envelopes addressed to Mrs. Ord in Syracuse, NY (1921) and in Chevy Chase, MD (1928).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON - TICKETS/PASSES 1927-1928: Printed Item

ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON - ENVELOPES (ADDRESSED) 1921, 1928: Autographed Letter

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. - ATLANTIC FLIGHT 1927: RECEPTION TICKET: Printed Item

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 45868 Ord, Clarissa Rebecca to Siblings. 09/07/1869-09/07/1969   Contains ALS from Clarissa Rebecca Ord (also known as "Kitty") to her siblings "Jiminez" (probably Placidus Andre) and "sister" (not identified in letter)*. Concerns the wedding arrangements of a relative in Saginaw, from where she was writing while visiting with her "Uncle Peter" [Andre, presumably]. @ * The nicknames "Jimmy" and "Jimenez" applied to James Cresap Ord and to his younger brother Placidus Andre Ord, respectively. Later in the same letter, Kitty asks if there have been any letters "from Pa or Jimmy?" the last presumably is James Cresap Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA ("KITTY") - CORRES. TO ORD, PLACIDUS ANDRE ET AL: Autographed Letter

ORD, PLACIDUS ANDRE - CORRE. FROM ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA 1869: Autographed Letter

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 45869 Ord, Clarissa Rebecca from Joseph H. Skirm. 02/06/1892-03/02/1892   Contains 2 ALS from Joseph H. Skirm addressed to "Mrs. Kitty Ord Pierce" of Santa Cruz. (Clarissa Rebecca, daughter of James Placidus and Julianne Ord, married John Rodman Pierce, April 24, 1878.) @ Both letters from Skirm discuss the controversy over the James Ord estate legacy. Skirm describes in detail the complex sequence of events that finally deprived John Stephen Ord (Kitty's uncle) of his "rightful" ownership, leaving Mrs. Annie E. Williams, widow of William Marcellus Ord, in almost sole possession of the contested land.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA - CORRES. FROM SKIRM, JOSEPH H. 1892: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - ESTATE, LEGACY OF: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ANNIE E. WILLIAMS - ORD ESTATE CONTESTATION: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - ORD ESTATE CONTESTATION: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

SKIRM, JOSEPH H. - CORRES. TO ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA 1892: Autographed Letter

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 45870 Ord, Clarissa Rebecca - Correspondence Received. 01/31/1886-01/31/1886   Contains ALS in Spanish from a friend (signature unclear). Addressed to "C. Ord," probably Clarissa since regards are sent to her "husband John" at the end of the letter.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA - CORRES. RECEIVED 1886: Autographed Letter

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 45871 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Ord. 12/18/1853-12/18/1853   Contains ALS from Edward Otho Cresap Ord to his father James Ord. Written from "Camp near San Pedro, Calif." to James Ord in Washington. "...I am just down from a tour to buy a little piece of land in this fertile but warm and unsettled and gentle farm district. The vineyards and olive groves are few but very pretty and productive and I am on the trail of one for the Ord family which John would like to settle on. Alas I am almost too poor to help him much and now I regret that I did not make money too in the early days of the gold mining."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1853: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1853, WINE-MAKING: VINEYARDS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

WINEMAKING / VINEYARDS (AMER.) - SEE: CALIFORNIA 1853: Autographed Letter

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 45872 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Ord. 02/15/1856-02/15/1856   Contains ALS to James Ord from his son writing from the family homestead in Benicia, San Francisco area. Includes description of the old house of which Edward says "looks better than I ever saw it," as well as of the locale. @ Reference is made to "Capt. Baldwin," probably Noyes Baldwin (1826-1893).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1856: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA, BENICIA 1856 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

BALDWIN, NOYES (?) - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45873 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Ord. 05/23/1856-05/23/1856   Contains ALS to James Ord from his son writing from Fort Orford, Oregon Territory, during his campaign against the Rogue River Indians.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1856: Autographed Letter

INDIANS (AMER.), ROGUE RIVER CAMPAIGN 1856: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ROGUE RIVER INDIAN CAMPAIGN 1856 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - ROGUE RIVER INDIAN CAMPAIGN 1856: Autographed Letter

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 45874 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Ord. 03/23/1858-03/23/1858   Contains ALS to James Ord from his son writing from Fort Miller, California: "Dear Pa - I am just in after a three days duty ride at my new post. Find every thing warm dry and quiet. Post looks pleasant and promises to suit me equally. I only hope they will not change me back again to Benicia..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1858: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1858: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1858 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45875 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Dispatch to James Cresap Ord. 07/10/1876-07/10/1876   Contains autograph dispatch transcription of message from Edward Otho Cresap Ord to his nephew James Cresap Ord re the death of his father, James Placidus Ord: "By first opportunity notify Lieut. James Ord, Fort Davis, that his father was thrown from a carriage last night and died. That he will repair to this city [San Antonio, Texas] on special duty."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1876 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1876 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - DEATH: REFERENCE: Transcript

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 45876 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 10/07/1837-10/07/1837   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother. Written at West Point, New York, to J. Placidus in Sault de St. Marie, Michigan. Primarily concerns Edward's request for "very desirable blankets, Buffalo moccasins, etc.," and a visit to Niagara Falls, "...you would have a better idea of it if you could imagine the bed of the Potomac to sink suddenly 200 feet..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1837: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1837: Autographed Letter

NIAGARA FALLS 1837 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

POTOMAC RIVER 1837 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45877 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 08/11/1840-08/11/1840   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother on board the steamer "Gaston." Describes his adventures en route to his new post, Fort Dallas "near Key Biscayne" [Biscayne Bay?] in Florida: " I enclose you a paper which will partially explain my not having written for some time. This accident or wreck as some of us call it, was quite a dangerous affair. We were on a dangerous part of a rough coast in a bad season in a little broken down river steam boat, with the sea roaring on one side and savages wailing on the other...just as we reached Cape Canaveral, a squall rose astern and carried us around in fine style. We were five days coming about 35 [?] miles to this place where we have been waiting for 10 days for another boat."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1840: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1840: Autographed Letter

FLORIDA 1840 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45878 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 12/21/1841-12/21/1841   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in Alleghany County, Md., from his brother writing from Fort Lauderdale. Describes his experiences in the Everglades in the campaign against the Seminole Indians.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1841: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1841: Autographed Letter

FLORIDA, EVERGLADES 1841 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

EVERGLADES 1841 - SEE: FLORIDA: Autographed Letter

INDIANS (AMER.), SEMINOLE - CAMPAIGN 1841: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45879 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/03/1843-04/03/1843   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in Racine, Wisconsin Territory, from his brother in North Carolina. [Fragment of p.3 torn away.]

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1843: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1843: Autographed Letter

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 45880 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 02/27/1845-02/27/1845   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in Sault St. Marie, Michigan, from his brother writing from Fort McHenry, Maryland. Primarily concerning employment prospects for their brother Robert Brent Ord. Edwards mentions having recommended Robert to John Charles Fremont (1813-1890) the explorer and army officer, who was about to start an expedition to California; however, "Fremont told [him] that his party about 30 strong was made up of trappers, hunters and mountaineers, men who could find as well as defend themselves as they traveled, that no escort of troops was wanted..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1845: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1845: Autographed Letter

FREMONT, JOHN CHARLES - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45881 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 11/20/1845-11/20/1845   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in Detroit, Michigan, from his brother writing from Washington. Primarily concerns urging Placidus to gain a place in the Michigan legislature to promote the interests of their father, James Ord, in becoming a Democratic member of Congress.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1845: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1845: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CONGRESS, INTEREST IN, 1845: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE 1845: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1845, POLITICS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45882 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 01/01/1846-12/31/1846   Contains ANS on the back of a printed copy of a prospectus for Georgetown College, print date 1846. Edward writes: "...The companies (army) will be increased, one new regiment raised and probably a row with Mexico, in which case I shall be there. The officers of the new regiment will be citizens, the House of Reprsentatives to contrary nontwithstanding. How does your courting scrape come on. In earnest, Placy - get married if you can, you'll be a wiser and better man."

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ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1846: Autographed Letter

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - PROSPECTUS 1846: Printed Item

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 45883 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 03/25/1846-03/25/1846   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother in Washington. Addressed to J. Placidus in the legislature, Detroit, Michigan. "My Dear Placy - I have received your Papers occasionally, but no letters - you don't seem to be overwhelmed with your interest in legislative business either - you must write to me and tell us a little of your experience in politics etc...."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE 1846: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45884 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/06/1846-04/06/1846   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in Detroit, from his brother in Washington.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1846: Autographed Letter

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 45885 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/19/1846-04/19/1846   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in the Michigan legislature from his brother Edward writing from Philadelphia. Mostly concerning the college prospects of their younger brothers William Marcellus (also known as "Marcy") and "Jack" (possibly, Johns Stephen). Commenting on Georgetown College, Edward writes, "I think that Georgetown College is one of the most expensive institutions in the United States, tis too far south, and the schooling is in my oinion too much on the Classic style for our utilitarian and go ahead Americans. A boy at Georgetown is bound for 3 or 4 years to Latin, Greek, etc., which, unless he is destined for Law, Medicine or Divinity is about as useful to him as so much Sanscrit. To teach a young man to be an engineer, surveyor, draughtsman, tolerable mathematician, chemist or good English scholar and composer is of far more use than all the obsolete ideas that dead men have ever expressed in languages which ought to have been buried with them." @ Edward also mentions enclosure of a Georgetown College prospectus. (cf. Folder 1:25.) @ Includes little postscript by James Placidus in forwarding the letter to other members of the Ord family, which was a common practice among them.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1846: Autographed Letter

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - REFERENCE 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD FAMILY 1846: Autographed Letter

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 45886 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 05/18/1840-05/18/1840   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord in Sault St. Marie, Michigan: "Dear Brother - No letter from home yet, tis true Siffy (Pacificus Ord) has at last written, and tells me up to the 1st of February you were all well..." Contains more news of life at post during the military campaigns against the Indians in Florida. Reference to activities along the St. John's River, Florida, and description of the locale. Also mentions. Gen. Alexander Macomb (1782-1841).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1840: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1840: Autographed Letter

FLORIDA 1840 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

INDIANS (AMER.), FLORIDA - CAMPAIGNS AGAINST 1840: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

MACOMB, ALEXANDER - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45887 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/02/1850-04/02/1850   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother writing from Mackinaw, Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1850: Autographed Letter

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 45888 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/14/1850-04/14/1850   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord, Detroit, from his brother in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. Primarily concerning family affairs, the now elderly and ailing James Ord's financial situation in particular. Refers also to the proposed education of John Stephen at Georgetown College.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - EDUCATION AT GEORGETOWN COLLEGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45889 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 10/14/1851-10/14/1851   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother in Boston: "...Well how do you get on at the Saut [Sault St. Marie, Michigan]. Have you prospered as you hoped? and is business paying?" Continues to make observations on the education and development of his younger brother John Stephen ("Jack"): "he is very lazy - in books - and has the knack of having his own way so that you could not do much with him." Finally, also complains lightly of his bachelor state and blames Boston: "I am disgusted with the Bostonians - who have so little confidence in [their?] claims to respect in social intercourse that they won't admit officers to their firesides - at least they don't like to have them too much with their daughters..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1851: Autographed Letter

BOSTON 1851, SOCIETY - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45890 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/07/1852-04/07/1852   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord, Sault St. Marie, Michigan, from his brother writing from Washington. Primarily concerning money matters as it seems Edward was frequently looked to for financial support by his family, contributing to tuition of younger siblings and the general upkeep of his parents.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1852: Autographed Letter

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 45891 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 07/18/1852-07/18/1852   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother in New York. More on Edward's concern for the prospects of John Stephen: "I was urging John to try and get into some business, on account of the absolute necessity of a man's depending on himself..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45892 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 11/20/1856-11/20/1856   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother in San Francisco: "Dear Brother Placy - We all read your letter and sympathise in your trouble - brother Placy you shall receive some money by the steamer two weeks hence...Brother Siffy is quite close in money matters, and though he is pretty liberal to strangers sometimes yet he don't care much for his brothers - he has however opened his heart to Pa and Ma and made them comfortable and independent..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1858: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45893 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/05/1857-04/05/1857   Contains ALS to James Placidus Ord from his brother from San Francisco, giving mainly family news of Pacificus, Robert, mother and father, as well as Georgiana ("Georgy"). Also mentions his daughter, Augusta Jacoline Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, AUGUSTA JACOLINE [CHILD] - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45894 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 06/22/1857-06/22/1857   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord to his brother J. Placidus. Mostly family news: whereabouts and goings on of the parents James Ord and Rebecca Cresap Ord; also of Pacificus and and Georgiana (also referred to as "Sissy"); and the death of Edward's first child, probably Rebecca Ruth Ord (cf. reference to birth, Folder 2:42). @ The letter includes transcriptions of letters sent by Rebecca Cresap Ord and by Edward to James Ord in Monterey from Benicia.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1857: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, REBECCA RUTH - SEE: ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP: Autographed Letter

ORD, REBECCA RUTH (CHILD) - DEATH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45895 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 01/04/1859-01/04/1859   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord writing from Washington, DC, to his brother J. Placidus yet in Sault St. Marie, Michigan: "My Dear Brother - A happy New Year to you - you see I am back - wife, family, etc., etc., etc., etc. I have 3 little ones - one 2 years, one 1 year, and one a month and half old - lots of crying at home..." Continues with news of the parents now residing in Santa Cruz on a farm looked after by John Stephen. Promises Placy that he will endeavour to find "a situation under government on the Pacific...but I can only promise to try...I think it possible I can do a favor to the delegates from both Washington and Oregon Territory and if so shall try and get a place for you through their influence or that of Doct. Gwin [William McKendree Gwin 1805-1885, California senator]." @ Also goes on with description of his travels: "I visited Washington Territory...and the country East of the Cascades is very pleasant in the fall and soil etc. very attractive."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

WASHINGTON STATE 1859 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

CASCADES RANGE 1859 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

GWIN, WILLIAM MCKENDREE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45896 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 01/27/1859-01/27/1859   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord writing from Washinton, DC, to his brother J. Placidus. Primarily concerns Edward's efforts to obtain employment for Placy. Details the official connections he has in D.C., including his former classmate Isaac Ingalls Stevens, territorial governor of Washington DC c.1853-57. Edward cautions parenthetically: "(Private: this is all in confidence - I don't even tell my wife my official connections - though there is no reason why you should not.)" @ Prospects for employment mentioned by Edward include a berth on the wagon road for the North.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

STEVENS, ISAAC INGALLS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

WAGON ROAD, EMPLOYMENT ON 1859 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45897 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 02/23/1859-02/23/1859   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord at the Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia, to his brother J. Placidus. Containing more information on job prospects for Placy: "I still advise...to go on immediately with all the Democratic letters and recommendations you can get (especially to General [Lewis] Cass)..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

CASS, LEWIS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

1 40

 45898 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/06/1859-04/06/1859   Contains undated ALS from Edward O.C. Ord writing from Fort Monroe to his brother J. Placidus: "My Dear Brother - why have you not written to me - I saw an account of the accident on the Great Western Railroad through Canada...I have felt quite uneasy, and my not hearing from you has not relieved my mind - please write at once." Continues with more job advice.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

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 45899 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 05/05/1859-05/05/1859   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord at Fort Monroe, Va., to his brother J. Placidus. In which Edward sends advice and encouragement to Placy concerning employment: "...passages to California are lower now than ever, you can commence on a farm there, with probably few obstacles, fewer than in this country..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

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 45900 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 12/11/1859-12/11/1859   Contains ALS to J. Placidus written by Edward at Baltimore, Maryland: "Your last via Old Point reached me at Harpers Ferry whither I had gone in command of four companies of artillery, on a hurrah expedition to...overawe northern filibusters." Refers also to the earlier expedition that supressed John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

HARPERS FERRY/JOHN BROWN - REFERENCE 1859: Autographed Letter

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 45901 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/08/1863-04/08/1863   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord writing from Harrisburg, Pa., to his brother J. Placidus. Both appear to be serving in the military at this point in the Civil War. "I had just received a telegram from General [Henry Wager] Halleck stating that I would receive orders for duty in a few days and that as you had not up to that time received any orders from Washington, and you would prefer it, to ask you to wait and as soon as I received orders I would have you ordered to join me." @ Halleck commanded the seizure of Corinth, 1862, and assumed command as general-in-chief of the US Army, headquartered in Washington, DC, until he was superseded by Ulysses Grant, 1864. He was also President Lincoln's military adviser, 1862, and chief of staff to Grant, 1864-65.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1863: Autographed Letter

HALLECK, HENRY WAGER - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) - SEE: ORD, EDWARD TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863-1865: Autographed Letter

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 45902 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 12/02/1863-12/02/1863   Contains ALS written by Edward from Louisville, Kentucky. Reports on illness of his children and himself, down with pneumonia. One child, "Lilly" died. Note: sp. var. "Lillie" or "Lilly."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, LILLY [CHILD] - DEATH 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1863: Autographed Letter

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 45903 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 12/18/1863-12/18/1863   Contains ALS written to J. Placidus Ord, now addressed by his military title, "Major," from Edward in Washington, DC.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1863: Autographed Letter

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 45904 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 04/05/1864-04/05/1864   Contains ALS from Edward writing at Cumberland, where he was posted with Gen. Franz Sigel and Gen. George Crook in the campaign against Staunton, Va.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1864: Autographed Letter

VIRGINIA, STAUNTON 1864: CIVIL WAR - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45905 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 05/23/1864-05/23/1864   Contains ALS from Edward writing from near Wheeling, Virginia. Expresses concerns about various rumours and gossip about him: "My dear Brother - I find that the news paper rumor (started by someone desirous of injuring me) that I am mustered out of service, is not true - and should I deserve it I presume I may be put on duty again." Continues: "Now for a word of advice in a domestic matter - My enemies have made much use of the fact that my wife is a secessionist and related to their officers she could not resist the temptation of associating with those of similar ideas - and - all I could say only made her the more persistent - so that I concluded if I was to be bandied about subordinate places on account of my connection with secessionists I had better resign at once for my usefulness was marred if not destroyed by my unfortunate connection. I have had this fact of my wife's family politics thrown in my teeth by generals' wives... and there is no doubt of it that unless a man is peculiarly constituted his wife's influence is of great importance to him in his political relations. Should your wife still have her seccession[ist] views, you had better at once quit the service and go into private business for yourself, for her politics will become known more rapidly than if she had the small pox - and officers will avoid having you with them for fear it will operate to their disadvantage - it is melancholy that this is so but it is true..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1864: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1864, POLITICAL ATTITUDES - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45906 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 09/15/1864-09/15/1864   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord in Ohio, to his brother J. Placidus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1864: Autographed Letter

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 45907 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 06/28/1865-06/28/1865   Contains ALS from Edward writing from Cobbs Island.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1865: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1865: Autographed Letter

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 45908 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 09/22/1866-09/22/1866   Written during a cholera epidemic in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1866: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1866: Autographed Letter

ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK 1866 - CHOLERA EPIDEMIC: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CHOLERA EPIDEMIC, ARKANSAS 1866 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45909 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 01/10/1867-01/10/1867   Contains ALS from Edward written in Vicksburg, Mississippi: "I leave for Washington tomorrow to see Genl. [Ulysses] Grant..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

GRANT, ULYSSES S. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45910 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 03/16/1867-03/16/1867   Contains ALS written in Little Rock, Arkansas. Refers to J. Placidus' son, James Cresap Ord (here nicknamed "Jimmy"), re the procedure for entering him at a naval academy.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - EDUCATION: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45911 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 09/13/1867-09/13/1867   Contains ALS from Edward to J. Placidus, which is written on the back of an ALS from Georgiana Ord Holladay. The latter provides mostly family news from California and reports that she is very ill with an abdominal tumour.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

HOLLADAY, GEORGIANA CATHERINE ORD - SEE: ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

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 45912 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 11/26/1867-11/26/1867   Contains ALS written from Holly Springs, Mississippi. Concerns primarily Edward's military career plans. Refers to plans to request release.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

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 45913 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 01/17/1868-01/17/1868   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord in Washington, DC, to his brother J. Placidus: "My dear Brother - I enclose copy of order for you to accompany me - this you can act on or not as you please provided if you don't go you will have to join your regiment." Reference also made to an interview Edward has secured for James Cresap Ord to enter a naval academy, possibly Annapolis.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1868: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - EDUCATION: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45914 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 01/24/1868-01/24/1868   Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to his brother J. Placidus. Concerns funds and arrangements for travel plans that Edward was making for the J. Placidus family. Edward continues to apprise his brother of duty orders he has been overseeing for him - actually a reponsibility Edward had taken on since J. Placidus entered military service during the Civil War. Concludes with news of Georgiana's ("Kate") continued declining health. She is often referred to in family letters as "Kate" or "Katy" or "Georgy."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1868: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - ILLNESS: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45915 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord. 07/20/1868-07/20/1868   Contains ALS fragment [first page missing?] written from San Francisco. Provides brief report of the health of family members there.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1868: Autographed Letter

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 45916 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to Ord Family. 09/30/1854-09/30/1854   Contains a combined letter to family in which the first part is addressed to James Ord and the second to Georgiana. Appended to the same letter, is an ALS in pencil from Pacificus Ord to Georgiana.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. FROM ORD, PACIFICUS: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - CORRES. TO ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE 1954: Autographed Letter

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 45917 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to Sherman, Gen. William T. 12/27/1879-12/27/1879   Contains draft of ALS from Edward to General William Tecumseh Sherman, dated from San Antonio, Texas, on the subject of some discrepancy between a report made in a private letter from Ord to Sherman and an account given in an official annual report of a military action taken by Ord relating to the posting of the 4th cavalry (cf. related correspondence, Folders 1:61-1:62.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. 1879 (DRAFT): Autographed Letter

SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1879 (DRAFT: Autographed Letter

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 45918 Sherman, William T. to Ord, Edward Otho Cresap. 01/05/1880-01/05/1880   Contains ALS from General Sherman writing from Washington, DC, in reply to Edward's letter to him of 12/27/1879 (cf. Folder 1:60.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1880: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM SHERMAN, WILLIAM T. 1880: Autographed Letter

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 45919 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. 12/20/1879-12/20/1879   Contains ALS from Edward to Gen. Sheridan concerning the latter's objections to a report made by the former on a military matter concerning the posting of the 4th cavalry. (cf. correspondence on the same matter between Edward and Gen. Sherman, Folders 1:60 and 1:61.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

SHERIDAN, PHILIP H. - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1879: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO SHERIDAN, PHILIP H. 1879: Autographed Letter

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 45920 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Corres. from Crapo, Henry H. 06/23/1866-06/23/1866   Contains ALS from Henry H. Crapo, governor of Michigan (1865-1868): "General - Yourself and staff are hereby most cordially invited to be present on the occasion of the presentation of the colors of the Michigan regiments to the state..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

CRAPO, HENRY H. - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1866: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM CRAPO, HENRY H. 1866: Autographed Letter

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 45921 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Reconstruction Acts of Congress 1867. 01/01/1867-12/31/1868   Contains typescript based on US Supreme Court reports on the Reconstruction Acts of Congress in 1867. Reference is made to Edward O.C. Ord's role as one of the military commanders responsible for enforcing the Acts in assigned districts. (5 pages.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - RECONSTRUCTION ACTS 1867: ROLE: Typescript

RECONSTRUCTION (AMER.) 1867 - ACTS OF CONGRESS - REPORTS: Typescript

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 45922 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Miscellaneous. 01/08/1868-01/08/1868   Contains travel information with ANS addressed to Edward from the North American Steamship Co. for passage to California via Panama or Nicargaua. Route and rates information published.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - MISCELLANEOUS: Printed Item

NORTH AMERICAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY - BROCHURE 1968: Printed Item

NICARAGUA ROUTE 1868 / NORTH AMERICAN STEAMSHIP CO. - BROCHURE: Printed Item

PANAMA ROUTE 1868 / NORTH AMERCIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY - BROCHURE: Printed Item

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 45923 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap II, to James Cresap Ord. 03/18/1898-03/18/1898   Contains ALS from Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923), son of Gen Edward Otho Cresap Ord, written to his cousin James Cresap Ord, son of James Placidus Ord. Written just prior to Edward's posting to Cuba during the Spanish-American war.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1898: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II 1898: Autographed Letter

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II: SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 - SERVICE: Autographed Letter

1 66

 45924 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap II to James Cresap Ord. 04/16/1898-04/16/1898   Contains ALS + envelope postmarked from Key West, Florida, to his cousin Capt. James Cresap Ord. Reiterates his eagerness to be among the first troops to land in Cuba (Spanish-American war), which he eventually did.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1898: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II 1898: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II: SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 - SERVICE: Autographed Letter

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45925 Ord, Georgiana C. to James Placidus Ord. 05/31/1847-07/23/1870   Contains 9 ALs from Georgiana Catherine Ord (variously referring to herself as "Kate" or "Katy" or "Aunt Kate"), to her brother James Placidus Ord. The first letter includes a message to James Placidus and Julianne Clark Andre from James Ord transcribed by Georgiana. The letter is undated, but appears to be a congratulatory one from the Ords to J. Placidus and Julianne on the birth of their first child, possibly Clemalia Cashmere (not named in letter), born May 31, 1847. All the letters convey mainly family news. The last is a fragment, in purple ink, giving a genealogy of the Cresap family.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1847-1870: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS C.1847: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE 1847-1870: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES C.1847: Autographed Letter

CRESAP FAMILY - GENEALOGY: Manuscript

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 45926 Ord, Georgiana Catherine to Julianne Clark Andre. 01/15/1864-12/15/1864   Contains ALS to her sister-in-law, addressed from San Francisco. Conveys family news, of the Edward Otho Cresap Ord family; mentions the death from pneumonia of the latter's second daughter, "Lillie." The latter was possibly a nickname for Augusta Jacoline mentioned in Folder 1:36.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK 1864: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, LILLY [SP. VAR. "LILLIE"] - DEATH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45927 Ord, James to Ord, Edward Otho Cresap. 03/31/1859-03/31/1859   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son Edward Otho Cresap Ord, addressed from Santa Cruz, Calif., to the artillery school at Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia: "I am very glad to learn that you are pleased with Old Point...You will now have an opportunity to qualify yourself for and to instruct others to be able to command for and serve for the honor and protection of the Union." Continues with news of Georgiana, as well as of the farm which is being overseen by John Stephen: "John has sowed over twice as much grain as was put in last year...John gets milk from 5 cows and expects more to give milk in a month or two...We have doing well a great variety of fruit trees viz apple, peach, pear, apricot, nectarine, plum, quince, pomegranate, fig, olive, etc."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1859: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ 1859 - FARMING/FRUIT, DAIRY: DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

FARMING, CALIFORNIA 1859 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45928 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 08/01/1843-08/01/1843   Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus addressed from Sault, St. Marie, Michigan, to Wisconsin. News of Sault St. Marie: "the miners and others have made the Sault a scene of extraordinary energy and bustle." Includes news of each of the siblings.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1843: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1843: Autographed Letter

GOLD MINING 1843, MICHIGAN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1843, GOLD MINING - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45929 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 10/27/1843-10/27/1843   Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie, Mich., to Wisconsin. More family news, and encouragement to Placy in his endeavors. Includes references to life at the Sault: "It is thought that the Sault next year will be quite a stirring place as the mines are attracting strangers from all quarters." Also describes life on the family farm there: the livestock and produce.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1843: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1843: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1843, GOLD MINING - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GOLD MINING 1843, MICHIGAN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

FARMING, MICHIGAN 1843 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1843, FARMING - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45930 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 02/02/1846-02/02/1846   Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to the House of Representatives, Detroit, Mich. References to Michigan politics and the role of James Ord and Placidus Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - POLITICS, MICHIGAN 1846: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1846, POLITICS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

2 3

 45931 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 05/06/1846-05/06/1846   Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to the House of Representatives, Detroit, Michigan. Includes family news of the doings of James Lycurgus and Robert Ord, the latter having purchased a plot of land from one Thomas Edwards. Also news of gold miners and speculators arriving in Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1846: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1846: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1846, GOLD MINING - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GOLD MINING 1846, MICHIGAN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

EDWARDS, THOMAS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45932 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 01/30/1847-01/30/1847   Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to Detroit, Michigan. News of the goings on in the village at Sault St. Marie: "The young folks of the Sault have been amusing themselves with dancing parties..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1847: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1847: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN, SAULT ST. MARIE 1847 - SOCIAL LIFE: DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45933 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 09/08/1847-09/08/1847   Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to Dexter, Mich. Conveying family news of Edward and J. Lycurgus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1847: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1847: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45934 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 06/02/1848-06/02/1848   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus: "...Your motives for leaving Dexter [Michigan] are just and discreet. I cannot agree with you that Detroit is the best place to exert yourself for future prosperity." Includes some news about Pacificus. Edward and Lycurgus who was then "with a company of Col. Stephenson's regiment as surgeon."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45935 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 07/27/1848-07/27/1848   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Detroit. Concerns some monetary misdemeanor of William Marcellus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

2 8

 45936 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 10/06/1848-10/06/1848   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. Concerns exchanging food stuffs and household items.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1848: Autographed Letter

2 9

 45937 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 10/23/1848-10/23/1848   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. Concerns commissions for various edible and cloth goods to J. Placidus for family members. Includes appended ALS from Robert B. Ord to Placy.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1848: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, ROBERT B. 1848: Autographed Letter

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 45938 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 05/09/1849-05/09/1849   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Little Fort Illinois, Illinois. Includes some family news. Also comments on gold prospecting in the area: "The gold fever here is not very extensive and few I believe will leave for the El Dorado this year, mainly because sufficient funds cannot be raised."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1849: Autographed Letter

MICHIGAN 1849, GOLD MINING - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GOLD MINING 1849, MICHIGAN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45939 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 06/25/1849-06/25/1849   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. Contains family news, particularly concerning brothers, Pacificus, James Lycurgus and Edward in California: "We have rec'd. good news from California...from Robt. and...Edward...Edward writes that they are all well. Were all about leaving Monterey for the mines where Pacificus would with Lycurgus deal mainly in merchandising. Edwd. and Robt. would set into digging for gold...Lycurgus has cleared in gold $50,000 and puchased several valuable lots."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1849, GOLD MINING - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GOLD MINING 1849, CALIFORNIA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

2 12

 45940 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 09/23/1849-09/23/1849   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. More news about the brothers, Pacificus, James Lycurgus, Robert, and Edward, the former three prospecting for gold in California, and Edward "in the City of Angels where he is surveying." Also, "James Andre is with us, he has been on a spree for a week and is very sick, has the spasms and can retain nothing on his stomach." @ Note: p.3 of letter torn away.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JAMES C. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - LOS ANGELES SURVEY 1849: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SURVEY 1849 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45941 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 11/22/1849-11/22/1849   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. More family news. Letter partially torn away.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1849: Autographed Letter

2 14

 45942 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 02/24/1850-06/07/1850   Contains fragment of ALS from James Ord dated 2/24/1850. Also complete ALS (minus fragment torn from p.3) dated from Washington, DC. 6/7/1850. Gives news that John Stephen is attending Georgetown College and Georgiana is attending the academy of the Convent of the Visitation (present-day: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, DC.)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45943 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 07/18/1850-07/18/1850   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Detroit. Family news, including illness of Edward.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45944 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 09/28/1850-09/28/1850   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington to Detroit. Brief note enclosing a newspaper. Includes adjuration to look after the family property at Sault St. Marie.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1850: Autographed Letter

2 17

 45945 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 03/17/1851-03/17/1851   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Detroit. Conveys news of Edward and "the boys at California," namely, Robert, James Lycurgus, Pacificus and his wife Maria Louisa Pogue. Concerning the last, refers to the suit pending between the Corporation of New Orleans and Baltimore dependents and the heirs of John McDonough of New Orleans. Maria Louisa was an heir.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

POGUE, MARIA LOUISA - MCDONOUGH ESTATE INHERITANCE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

MCDONOUGH, JOHN - ESTATE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45946 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 04/25/1851-04/25/1851   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan: "My dear Son - By a letter received from Edward yesterday I learn you contemplate going to the Sault to live and keep a store...We are all satisfied that you may do well by a well assorted store, having articles found in a druggist establishment, a soda fountain, a few books, etc. etc." Continues with other general family news.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1851: Autographed Letter

2 19

 45947 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 08/20/1851-08/20/1851   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Grantville, Allegheny County, Maryland to Sault St. Marie. Conveys news extracted from a letter received from James Lycurgus who reports that he met with "Dan Cresap (the tailor)" in Sacramento. Includes other family news including some of Georgiana's doings.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1851 (TRANS.): Transcript

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, DAN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45948 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 10/21/1851-10/21/1851   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Primarily concerns the dispensation of the Ord property at Sault St. Marie.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1851: Autographed Letter

2 21

 45949 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 11/11/1851-11/11/1851   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Conveys advice on business matters and news of the family.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1851: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1851: Autographed Letter

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 45950 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 01/04/1852-01/04/1852   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Conveys miscellaneous family news re the siblings.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1852: Autographed Letter

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 45951 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 04/07/1852-04/07/1852   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Concerns financial matters.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1852: Autographed Letter

2 24

 45952 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 07/03/1852-07/03/1852   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus at Sault St. Marie. Includes general family news, particularly of William Marcellus, John Stephen and Edward. Reference to "Your cousin Loxley [Thistle]," as well as to his sister Rebecca Thistle.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

THISTLE, LOXLEY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

THISTLE, REBECCA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45953 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 01/14/1853-01/14/1853   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes family news of Edward and his brothers. Also comments on Placy's career prospects: "How are your prospects for the place in the Indian Department? To tell you the truth, I think that you may do better at almost anything else, you perhaps differ with me."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

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 45954 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 04/28/1853-04/28/1853   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

2 27

 45955 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 05/12/1853-05/12/1853   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Family news includes reference to cousins, Rebecca Thistle and Loxley H. Thistle.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

THISTLE, LOXLEY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

THISTLE, REBECCA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45956 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 05/31/1853-05/31/1853   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Cumberland, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Conveys family news of Edward and John Stephen.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45957 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 08/31/1853-08/31/1853   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Grantsville, Allegheny County, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Reports on each of the siblings.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

2 30

 45958 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 01/23/1854-01/23/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes news of William Marcellus. Also, includes transcriptions of letters from Edward to his father; from Robert B. Ord to John Stephen Ord; from James Lycurgus to Georgiana; and from John Stephen to his father.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1853 (TRANS.): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1853 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - CORRES. TO ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1954 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. FROM ORD, ROBERT B. 1854 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, GEORGIANA C. 1953 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS 1853 (TRAN: Transcript

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1953 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1853 (TRANS): Transcript

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 45959 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 03/13/1854-03/13/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Conveys family news, including transcription of a letter to James Ord from James Lycurgus. Also mentions the ruling of the Supreme Court against the heirs of the estate of John McDonough, of which Maria Louisa Pogue (Pacificus' wife) was a claimant. James Ord comments: "I think that it is all for the best after all. What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul. I do however think that the decision was a very erroneous one. The heirs should in justice and equity have had the estate without finding fault with anyone."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1854 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS 1854 (TRANS): Transcript

MCDONOUGH, JOHN - ESTATE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45960 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 04/15/1854-04/15/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan: "You are now the only one this side of the Rocky Mountains..." Conveys other news of the brothers, particularly of the birth of a son, "George" to James Lycurgus. Includes ALS from Georgiana appended.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGE (CHILD) - BIRTH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45961 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 06/22/1854-06/22/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Annapolis, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Congratulates Placy on the birth of his daughter, Josephine, born in Saginaw, June 14, 1954.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOSEPHINE - BIRTH: REFERENCE 1954: Autographed Letter

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 45962 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 07/12/1854-07/12/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Grantsville, Allegheny County, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes extracts of a letter he received from Edward bearing news of Pacificus, John Stephen, William Marcellus, and James Lycurgus, as well as Georgiana. There is reference to "Siffy...recovering from his grief," possibly the death of his first wife Maria Louisa Pogue. The "Mrs. Pogue" also referred to in this letter is the latter's mother who apparently arrived to look after the two children. Edward describes at some length the conditions in California: "I think I shall go to San Francisco and Benicia in a week or so on a visit, this place being almost abandoned and not a single fireside where one can hear English spoken by a young lady, and but three or four intelligent male associates in the town. This country is overrun with poor people..." Commercial and trading news given by Edward follows: "We have news of a treaty with Japan opening two ports and giving us exclusive privileges. This will be the beginning of the great Nation of California. We here (with the labor of coolies and a system of servitude adapted to their servile dispositions and unrestrained vices) can produce rice and cotton, coffee, tea and tobacco, dried figs, raisins, wine, corn and oil, etc. in fact anything that ever grew in Egypt or Syria, can be cultivated here; but there is as yet no one to buy these things; if we can but get up a continual intercourse with Japan, China, Manila and the other islands and the Russian and English coast north of us."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

POGUE, MARIA LOUISA - DEATH 1854: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1854, WINE, TRADE - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

JAPAN, TRADE WITH AMERICA 1854 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

TRADE (AMER.) 1854 WITH JAPAN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1854, FARMING - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1854, LABOR - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

CHINA, TRADE WITH AMERICA 1854 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

TRADE (AMER.) 1854 WITH CHINA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

WINE TRADE (AMER.) - SEE: CALIFORNIA 1854: Autographed Letter

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 45963 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 09/05/1854-09/05/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Grantsville, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Brief note to forward letters received from Robert B. Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

2 36

 45964 James Ord to James Placidus Ord. 12/07/1854-12/07/1854   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw. Includes transcribed letter from Edward to James Ord describing the latter's wedding ceremony - Edward was married to Mary Mercer Thompson 10/14/1854.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1854 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1854 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - MARRIAGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON - MARRIAGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45965 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 01/26/1855-01/26/1855   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Transcribes letters from Pacificus and Edward to James Ord. Includes comments about Mary Mercer Thompson ("Molly") whom Edward had just married.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1855 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, PACIFICUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1855 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45966 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 02/27/1855-02/27/1855   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. "...Your mother is while I am writing sitting in an oldfashioned split-bottomed arm chair. She is improving so that with help she can pass from one part of her room to another." Conveys other family news, including transcriptions of 2 letters from Edward.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1855 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1855 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45967 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 04/18/1855-04/18/1855   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes ALS from Georgiana appended to the same letter.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE 1855: Autographed Letter

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 45968 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 05/05/1855-05/05/1855   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes transcriptions of 2 letters received by the family from Edward.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1955 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1855 (TRANS): Transcript

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 45969 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 10/02/1855-10/02/1855   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Bernicia, California to Sault St. Marie, Michigan. "Your mother and I are yet with Edward in Bernicia. In a week or two we expect to leave for Monterey. Lycurgus and Georgiana we learned were to have started for Los Angeles to make a visit of a couple of weeks where Pacificus resides." Includes news of the other siblings, including that of the birth of Edward's daughter Rebecca Ruth Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1855: Autographed Letter

ORD, REBECCA RUTH (CHILD) - BIRTH: REFERENCE 1855: Autographed Letter

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 45970 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 02/01/1856-02/01/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey, California to Sault St. Marie, Michigan. Conveys family news including the death of Edward's daughter on which James Ord comments, "She was a very interesting infant." This may refer to Rebecca Ruth Ord (cf. Folder 1:37 in which Edward writes: "My first little baby died while I was in Oregon, Dec. '55...").

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, REBECCA RUTH (CHILD) - DEATH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45971 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 02/27/1856-02/27/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey, California to Sault St. Marie, Michigan. Summary of news of the Ord siblings, their whereabouts and doings.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

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 45972 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 03/14/1856-03/14/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey, California to Sault St. Marie. Mostly news of Edward and his wife Mary Mercer and Pacificus, as well as of the latter's children Mary Elizabeth and Joseph Pacificus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY ELIZABETH - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOSEPH PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

MERCER THOMPSON, MARY - SEE: ORD: Autographed Letter

THOMPSON, MARY MERCER - SEE: ORD: Autographed Letter

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 45973 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 04/02/1856-04/02/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey, California to Sault St. Marie, Michigan. Reference is made to the death of James C. Andre, as well as news of Pacificus and family: "Mrs. Pogue and the children Mary Elizabeth and [Joseph] Pacificus have just left us on their way to San Francisco where on the 5th instant Pacificus with them will embark on the Pacific steamer for New York..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45974 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 03/23/1856-04/29/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Includes transcription of 2 letters from Edward to his wife Mary describing his campaign against the Rogue River Indians.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - ROGUE RIVER INDIAN CAMPAIGN 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON 1856: Transcript

ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1856: Transcript

INDIANS (AMER.), ROGUE RIVER CAMPAIGN 1856: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ROGUE RIVER INDIAN CAMPAIGN 1856 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45975 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 05/15/1856-05/15/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Conveys news of the siblings and comments on life in the West, "The condition of society in this country is desperate: murders, robberies are frequent and the perpetrators too often go unpunished."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1856, CONDITIONS, CRIME IN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

2 48

 45976 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 06/13/1856-06/13/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Bearing family news, including the travels of Pacificus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45977 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 08/16/1856-08/16/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Bearing family news and comments on the crossing via the Isthmus of Panama from the East to West coasts: "By no means suffer yourself to come by the Nicargua route."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

PANAMA ROUTE VS NICARAGUA ROUTE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

NICARGAUA ROUTE VS PANAMA ROUTE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45978 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 10/01/1856-10/31/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Sends condolences on the death of one of Placy's children; and reports on the birth of a daughter to Edward on October 21, 1856, possibly Augusta Jacoline.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, AUGUSTA JACOLINE [CHILD] - BIRTH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45979 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 11/27/1856-11/27/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Reports on the construction of a cottage in Santa Cruz by William Marcellus and John Stephen Ord. Includes news of the brothers and Georgiana. A description of California life and climate is also rendered: "The people are very kind and hospitable. It is truly a Paradise as regards climate and productions...The rainy season or what is called winter set in about a week ago... and in about a month say about Christmas or New Year myriads of beautiful flowers will be seen everywhere..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1856, CLIMATE - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

2 52

 45980 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 12/15/1856-12/15/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey. Bears news of the marriage of Dr. James Lycurgus "to a Lady of California." Includes an ALS from James Lycurgus to Placy appended to the same letter.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - MARRIAGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

2 53

 45981 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 12/31/1856-12/31/1856   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. Family news. Includes note from William Marcellus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

2 54

 45982 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 04/15/1857-04/15/1857   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. General news of the family's activities in California, including farming and ranch news of the property in Santa Cruz.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1857: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1857 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

2 55

 45983 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 08/30/1857-08/30/1857   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Santa Cruz, California to Sault St. Marie. Describes living in Santa Cruz: "It is a beautiful spot. The scenery puts me in mind of the fine farms in Maryland and Michigan, making allowance for the superiority of climate and fertility of soil here. The farms are beginning to be well cultivated. The farmers are very kind and very plain. We have several French families near us, there are several persons from Missouri and different states." @ Also conveys family news of the brothers and Georgiana, as well as the recent illness of Rebecca Ruth Cresap Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP - ILLNESS: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ 1857 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 45984 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 09/29/1857-09/29/1857   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Santa Cruz to Sault St. Marie. Reports on a stroke suffered by Rebecca Ruth Cresap whose illness has been covered in previous letters as well. Includes news of Robert and John Stephen Ord, as well as of William Marcellus, Edward and Georgiana. Also comments on the progress of the family farm in Santa Cruz: "John carries on the farming and he has done well with the small means he has....Last spring Marcellus and John set out an orchard of apples, peaches, pears, quinces, figs, etc. which is doing well. John has made a crop of oats, barley, beans.."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1857: Autographed Letter

ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP - ILLNESS: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1857, FARMING - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

FARMING, CALIFORNIA 1857 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45985 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 07/15/1858-07/15/1858   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Santa Cruz to Sault St. Marie. Conveying more family news and news of farm life in California: "It is Harvest time and Marcellus and John are very busy. John has cut all his barley, the oats are partly so, next week he will begin to cut the wheat...the barley is also very good; our potatoes and beans look well, and melons of different kinds are very promising..." @ Also refers to Robert Brent Ord and the progress of the Gold Rush: "he says he is very busy and says that the times are very hard with him that he cannot sell any of his cattle as the miners have left his neighborhood for Frozen River mines and the rush to the mines in the British possessions is beyond precedent."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1858: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1858: Autographed Letter

FARMING, CALIFORNIA 1858 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

CALIFORNIA 1858, FARMING - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GOLD MINING 1858 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45986 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 02/18/1859-02/18/1859   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Santa Cruz to Detroit, Michigan. Primarily a letter to his grandson, James Cresap Ord with a note appended to Placy.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

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 45987 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 10/25/1859-10/25/1859   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Santa Cruz to Detroit. Family news including a visit by Samuel W. Holladay husband of Georgiana and their daughter, probably Louise, whom James Ord terms "a very interesting infant."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1859: Autographed Letter

HOLLADAY, SAMUEL W. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, LOUISE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 45988 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord. 04/19/1855-04/19/1855   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son in Saginaw, Michigan, prior to his move to Sault St. Marie in 1855.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1855?: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1855?: Autographed Letter

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 45989 Ord, James to John Stephen Ord. 11/14/1849-11/14/1849   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son in school. Written from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Romeo, Michigan. Contains advice on basic accounting of the young man's expenses.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1849: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1849: Autographed Letter

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 45990 Ord, James to John Stephen Ord. 08/30/1852-08/30/1852   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Grantsville, Allegheny County, Maryland to Sault St. Marie. Urges John Stephen to good study habits; provides family news.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1852: Autographed Letter

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 45991 Ord, James to John Stephen Ord. 01/07/1853-01/07/1853   Contains ALS from James Ord to his son. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES 1853: Autographed Letter

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 45992 Ord, James - Military Service Information. 02/10/1905-02/10/1905   Contains TLS from the US Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, DC to James Cresap Ord, Chevy Chase, Maryland, concerning the latter's request for information "regarding the service of James Ord during the war of 1812."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - MILITARY SERVICE 1812: Typed Letter Signed

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 45993 Ord, James - Obituary. 01/26/1872-01/26/1872   Contains autograph transcription of the obituary for James Ord that appeared in the Omaha Daily Herald, Sunday morning 1/26/1872.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - OBITUARY: Manuscript

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 45994 Ord, James Cresap to Anne Maria Wilson. 04/15/1888-04/15/1888   Contains typescript copies of a letter from James C. Ord to his wife, dated from the house of his cousin Florentine [Andre?] in Saginaw City, Michigan. Conveys news concerning other relatives, primarily the Andre family.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. TO WILSON, ANNE MARIA 1888 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1888 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, ANNE MARIA WILSON - SEE ALSO: WILSON: Transcript

ANDRE FAMILY - REFERENCE: Transcript

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 45995 Ord, James Cresap re. US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 04/15/1868-08/05/1868   Contains transcibed copies of letters written by James Placidus Ord concerning the application of his son James Cresap Ord to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, as an engineer cadet. The correspondence is written to Gideon Welles, US secretary of the Navy (1865-1869) and to his son Charles G. Welles. [cf. related correspondence concerning the education of young James from Edward Otho Cresap Ord to Placy, Folders 1:53-1:58.]

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO WELLES, GIDEON 1868 (TRANS): Transcript

WELLES, GIDEON - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO WELLES, CHARLES G. 1868 (TRANS): Transcript

WELLES, CHARLES G. - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868 (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - ANNAPOLIS NAVAL ACADEMY: REFERENCE: Transcript

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 45996 Ord, James Cresap - MSS: "The Infantry Soldier's Equipment. 03/14/1894-03/14/1894   Contains AMs by James Cresap Ord written as captain of the 25th Infantry and read at Fort Custer, Montana, at the officers' lyceum on March 14, 1894.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - MSS: "INFANTRY SOLDIER'S EQUIPMENT": Manuscript

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 45997 Ord, James Cresap - Transcription of Ord Correspondence. 01/01/1868-03/15/1912   Contains an autograph transcription of an extract of a letter from "Kittie Ord to Rodman," probably Clarissa Rebecca Ord to her husband John Rodman Pierce. Concerning the claim that James Ord was a descendant of King George IV of England. "I am feeling sensitive over so much unnecessary publication of the Ord family name and it would be a mercy if James L. Ord of Chicago could be struck dumb, muzzled, and chained - I think he must be out of his mind to advertize himself and the rest of the family....It is most disgusting - the public must think - if they take any interest at all, that the family have very little respect for their private affairs or the memory of poor old Grandfather, who would be horrified if he could hear all that has been said about him..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - TRANSCRIPTION: CLARISSA R. ORD TO J. RODMAN PIERCE: Transcript

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA - CORRES. TO PIERCE, JOHN RODMAN (TRANS): Transcript

PIERCE, JOHN RODMAN - CORRES. FROM ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA (TRANS): Transcript

ORD, JAMES - HERITAGE CONTROVERSY RE GEORGE IV OF ENGLAND: Transcript

GEORGE IV [KING OF ENGLAND] - ORD HERITAGE CONTROVERSY: Transcript

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 45998 Ord, James Cresap - Correspondence Received. 12/01/1897-12/01/1897   Contains correspondence from an army associate concerning the selling of some property owned by James Cresap Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. RECEIVED 1897: Typed Letter Signed

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 45999 Ord, James Cresap - Envelopes. 08/24/1873-03/20/1909   Contains 2 envelopes addressed to James Cresap Ord and half of a postcard.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - ENVELOPES RECEIVED 1873-1909: Autographed Letter

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 46000 Ord, James Lycurgus to James Placidus Ord. 04/14/1843-06/14/1843   Contains 2 ALS from Dr. James Lycurgus Ord to his brother James Placidus Ord. Written from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Racine, Wisconsin. Bears news of life in Sault St. Marie.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1843: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS 1843: Autographed Letter

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 46001 Ord, James Lycurgus to James Placidus Ord. 03/12/1852-07/01/1856   Contains 2 ALS from Lycurgus to his brother James Placidus Ord. Written from Monterey to Sault St. Marie. The first letter (3/12/1852) apparently in answer to a request for cash from Placy. Includes some news of Pacificus and wife Maria Louisa Pogue who was expecting her second child at the time - Joseph Pacificus born 4/30/1852. The second letter (7/1/1856) apprises Placy of Lycurgus' purchase of a farm in Santa Cruz. Also conveys news of Edward's distinguishing himself in the campaign against the Rogue River Indians in Oregon.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852, 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS 1852, 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARIA LOUISA POGUE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

POGUE, MARIA LOUISA - SEE ALSO: ORD: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - ROGUE RIVER INDIAN CAMPAIGN 1856: Autographed Letter

INDIANS (AMER.), ROGUE RIVER CAMPAIGN 1856: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ROGUE RIVER INDIAN CAMPAIGN 1856 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46002 Ord, James Lycurgus to Edward Otho Cresap Ord. 09/13/1852-09/13/1852   Contains ALS from Lycurgus to his brother Edward. Written from Colusa, California to Boston. Relates Lycurgus' move from Monterey to Colusa and how he set up medical practice. Reports on the doings of some of the family residing in California.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1852: Autographed Letter

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 46003 Ord, James Placidus to Peter C. Andre. 03/03/1856-03/03/1856   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his brother-in-law Peter C. Andre, Older brother of Julianne C. Andre. Primarily concerns family business as follows: "...you must have forgotten that I sent you last fall a power of attorney for Edward to Preston to assign the [land] warrant in his (Edward's) stead as he would be at a great distance from Detroit and could not well be reached..." Reference at end of letter to Peter's wife Clarissa Starke.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, PETER C. 1856: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, PETER C. - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1856: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, CLARISSA STARKE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

STARKE, CLARISSA - SEE: ANDRE: Autographed Letter

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 46004 Ord, James Placidus to Clarissa Rebecca Ord. 12/13/1862-09/30/1869   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his daughter Clarissa Rebecca, also known as "Kitty," as her father, indeed, addresses her: "My Dear Daughter, Miss Kitty - In my last letter to your dear Mama, I say to you that perhaps you have not been quite as punctual in writing to me as your brother James [Cresap] or Mary [Caroline], and the reason why, I accounted for it perhaps was that I might be owing you a letter..." Written from Detroit, Michigan, the letter continues full of fatherly advice for Kitty to look after siblings. @ The second letter (9/30/1869) is from Mississippi: "My Dear Daughter - Enclosed I send you as a present the enclosed check for $87.00 which I wish you to hand over to your Mama to be expended in music...Miss Kitty please accept my thanks for the long and truly interesting letter you sent me."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA 1862, 1869: Autographed Letter

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1862, 1869: Autographed Letter

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 46005 Ord, James Placidus to Edward Otho Cresap Ord. 09/06/1847-09/06/1847   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his brother Edward. Written from Dexter, Michigan to Monterey, California. Conveys news of his marriage to Julianne C. Andre (married July 7, 1846) and of his first daughter Clemalia Cashmere, born c. 5/31/1847 in Detroit.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1847: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1847: Autographed Letter

ORD, CLEMALIA CASHMERE (CHILD) - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - MARRIAGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - MARRIAGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46006 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 08/20/1862-08/20/1862   Contains ALS from James Placidus to to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Corinth, Mississippi where the former was posted at the time during the Civil War: "We are under the command of Major Genl. U.S. Grant who has his headquarters near this town."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1862: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1862: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1862 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GRANT, ULYSSES S. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) - SEE ALL ORD FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE 1861-65: Autographed Letter

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 46007 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 03/03/1863-07/19/1863   Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Detroit and Mississippi to California where Julianne and the children resided at the time. Conveys news of relatives (Andre family) from Detroit and Michigan. @ Third letter (7/19/1863) includes appended ALS to wife Julianne.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE FAMILY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46008 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 01/10/1865-10/09/1865   Contains 5 ALS from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written while the latter served in the Army of the James headquartered in Virigina, and lastly from Detroit, Michigan. The addresses show James at Georgetown College, Washington, DC. @ Included are descriptions of the progress of the Civil War, then drawing to a close - @ Letter of 1/29/1865: "I am here again in the front with your Uncle [Gen. Edward O.C. Ord] at Genl. Butler's [Benjamin Franklin Butler?] former headquarters where Genl. Ord still holds command of this department. All are quiet within our lines of operations - while we were at Fort Monroe however the Rebel gun boats on the James River undertook to pass down in front of our lines and over our obstructions in the river. The smaller and light draft boat passed over clear, but finding the others could not follow returned, not however before one was blown up by a shell from our batteries...very little damage was done to our troope - what their next move will be remains to be seen." @ Letter of 4/11/1865: "Your Uncle the Genl. is not yet arrived from the front where he has been to catch Genl. R.E. Lee's fleeing army from Richmond going towards Lynchburg which he has effectually succeeded in assisting to do. The Rebel Genl. is reported to be now present in this city [Richmond]...All parties, both Federal and Confederate are satisfied that the end has arrived of this long bloody war..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1865: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1865: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1865 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

BUTLER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46009 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 02/14/1866-05/04/1866   Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from the Headquarters of the Department of the Ohio (army), Detroit, Michigan to James at Georgetown College. Sends family news.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1866: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1866: Autographed Letter

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 46010 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 02/12/1867-02/12/1867   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Detroit, Michigan. Primarily travel advice to James. Reference to "Reginal Thompson," brother of Mary ("Molly") Mercer Thompson Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1867: Autographed Letter

THOMPSON, REGINAL - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46011 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 05/08/1873-05/08/1873   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Headquarters Department of the Platte, Omaha, Nebraska, with envelope addressed to James at Fort D.A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wisconsin Territory. Conveys primarily fatherly advice on how to conduct himself.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1873: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1873: Autographed Letter

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 46012 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 02/07/1874-04/27/1874   Contains 2 ALS w/ envelopes from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Omaha, Nebraska, to James first at Fort D.A. Russell, Wisconsin, and then at Fort Stockton, Texas. @ Letter of 2/7/1874: "My Dear Son - I wrote you about four days ago wherein was set forth some of the considerations objectionable to your forming a matrimonial alliance so soon after your initiation in military life..." Continues with advice against marriage at such an early age. @ Letter of 4/27/1874. Conveys news of the death of "another child of your uncle the general. He had been sick for a long time with intermittant fever..." [Possibly the child named Grant.] Also sends news of Pacificus' new wife: "The Judge Ord, your uncle, and his bride have been here on their return to New York City. They remained over a week this time at the Omaha Hotel. Mrs. Judge O. did not like San Francisco much on account of the cool reception she received from the Judge's relatives, particularly from your Aunt Georgiana Holladay - of whom she complained bitterly - what it is all about I don't know, and didn't care to learn..." Finally, refers also to "Bud" (also called "Buddy"), Pacificus' son Joseph Pacificus, "who remains in San Francisco in a law office studying that profession as the Judge his father desires..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1874: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1874: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GRANT (CHILD) - DEATH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOSEPH PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46013 Ord, James Placidus to James Cresap Ord. 03/18/1875-04/17/1875   Contains 2 ALS w/ envelopes from James Placidus to his son James Cresap Ord. Written from Omaha, Nebraska and San Antonio, Texas to Fort Davis, Texas. Both letters convey family news of Julianne and James' siblings. All have been ill due to the cold climate of Nebraska; however, all are reported having benefitted from the move to Texas.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1875: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1875: Autographed Letter

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 46014 Ord, James Placidus to Josephine Ord. 09/19/1874-09/19/1874   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his daughter Josephine. Sent from Omaha, Nebraska. Conveys news of her three sisters, Julia, "Carrie" (Mary Caroline), and "Kittie" (Clarissa Rebecca).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JOSEPHINE 1874: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOSEPHINE - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1874: Autographed Letter

ORD, JULIA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY CAROLINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46015 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 06/25/1862-08/11/1862   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Corinth, Mississippi to Santa Cruz, California. Includes description of his post and Corinth: "Corinth is pleasantly located at the junction of the Mobile and Ohio, and Memphis and Charleston R.Road on the extreme north-easterly corner of the state. The place contains a number of tastefully built one-story frame houses and was once judging from the number of stores of considerable business and about twice as large as Santa Cruz..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1862: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1862: Autographed Letter

CORINTH, MISSISSIPPI 1862 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

MISSISSIPPI, CORINTH 1862 - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1862, CORINTH, MISS. - DESCRIPTION: Autographed Letter

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 46016 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 09/11/1862-09/26/1862   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Corinth, Mississippi. Primarily news about post and army life: "We are all well, althought the Genl. [Edward] went out some 30 miles east after the enemy but another Genl. (Rosecrans) [William Starke Rosecrans] had the luck of doing all the fighting that was done." Sends greetings to and asks after each of his daughters.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1862: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1862: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1862, CORINTH, MISS. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ROSECRANS, WILLIAM STARKE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CORINTH, MISSISSIPPI - SEE ALSO: CIVIL WAR (AMER.): Autographed Letter

MISSISSIPPI - SEE ALSO: CORINTH / CIVIL WAR (AMER.): Autographed Letter

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 46017 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 10/10/1862-12/28/1862   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Detroit, Michigan. News of Edward Otho Cresap Ord being wounded at the Hatchie River, Tenn. Also news of relatives in Michigan, including news of Julianne's mother, Clemence Fearson.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1862: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1862: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - HATCHIE RIVER CAMPAIGN: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

HATCHIE RIVER CAMPAIGN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

FEARSON, CLEMENCE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, CLEMENCE FEARSON - SEE: FEARSON: Autographed Letter

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 46018 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 01/12/1863-01/27/1863   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus - @ Dated 1/12/1863: "My Dear Julia - Here I am in Detroit yet, although I expect to have left here some weeks ago. My health has been good all the while which I hope has been the case with you and the children..." Includes news of the family in Saginaw. @ Dated 1/27/1863: More news of relatives in Michigan. At this time, Julianne was in Santa Cruz.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE FAMILY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46019 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 04/30/1863-05/12/1863   Contains 2 ALS addressed from Detroit, Michigan. @ Letter dated 4/30/1863: "My dear Julia - You may think it hard for me not to consent for the present to let you all come again to your old City Detroit where so many pleasant days and happy hours have been spent in your early life, but if you knew the dangers of making the trip from being made prisoners of the Confederate piratical steamers that fill the coast on this side - besides the amount of suffering - that people here now who are enjoying every degree of pleasure that they chose to adopt may in a few short months find themselves as far on the opposite side instead of enjoyment, suffering all the miseries incident to a civil war." @ Letter dated 5/12/1863 - More family news from Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE FAMILY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1863 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46020 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 06/05/1863-06/25/1863   Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Detroit and Cairo. @ Letter of 6/5/1863 from Detroit: "My Dear Wife - As the past month has just closed and I promised to do for you in the way of sending you as much of my pay as possible, I have concluded to send you the whole amount for this month - every cent I draw - and will, should my life be spared me, send you as much hereafter as possible so that you may use it as you think proper either to come here or not until you have sufficient to do so comfortably." Includes news of the Starke and Andre families in Michigan. @ Letter of 6/11/1863 from Cairo, Illinois: Last Sunday at noon I received my long expected orders - and where do you think they directed me to report - why down the Mississippi River to General Grant's department." Gives news of Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord. @ Letter of 6/25/1863 near Vicksburg: Sends news of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord who was commander of the post. "The General looks quite well and hearty in fact the kind comforts he received from many acquaintances during confinement from his wounded leg has much improved his looks and made him look much younger than before..." @ Note: A xerox copy of this letter is provided for use. The original is severely water damaged and fading.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

STARKE FAMILY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE FAMILY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GRANT, ULYSSES S. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

VICKSBURG, MISS. 1863 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1863, VICKSBURG - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46021 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 08/13/1863-09/05/1863   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 8/13/1863 from Vicksburg, Miss. covers financial matters involved with forwarding Placidus' pay to his wife. Reference made to his children suffering from scarlet fever, particularly to Mary Caroline. Also reference to family friend, Mary Skirm. @ Letter dated 9/5/1863 from New Orleans. Includes 2 typescript copies of this ALS. Includes news of Peter N. Andre and Jeremiah ("Jerry") and Louise Calnon. [Note that all letters from Placidus addressed from Michigan at this time, includes news of the Andre, Calnon, and Starke families. Folders 3:18 to present.] Also mentions meeting a cousin of the Ord family in New Orleans, "Mr H[anson] B. Cresap who married in the Marshal family of Kentucky."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1863: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1863: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY CAROLINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

SKIRM, MARY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, PETER C. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALNON, JEREMIAH - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CALNON, LOUISE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, HANSON B. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46022 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 10/02/1864-10/17/1864   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 10/2/1864 from near City Point, Virginia, to Detroit. Reference is made to the wounding of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord at the capture of Ft. Harrison in Virginia, 9/29/1864. @ Letter dated 10/17/1864 from "Bermuda Hundred" Virginia to Detroit. Placidus opines on the upcoming presidential elections: "Every state that casts a vote this fall will go "Lincoln" sure..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1864: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - FT. HARRISON, CAPTURE 1964: Autographed Letter

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - ELECTION 1864: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1864, FT. HARRISON CAPTURE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

FT. HARRISON, CAPTURE OF, 1864 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46023 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 11/02/1864-11/04/1864   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to Julianne. @ Letter dated 11/2/1864: "It is now near ten o'clock p.m. - I waited to see if the mail did not bring me a letter from you or some of the girls - Kitty or Cary - but I go to bed disappointed..." @ Letter dated 11/4/1864 from "Bermuda Hundred" Virginia, in which Placidus encloses $100.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1864: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1864: Autographed Letter

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 46024 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 01/10/1865-01/30/1865   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 1/10/1865 from Virginia to Detroit. Written shortly after a home leave. Reference made to journey back to post at Fort Monroe and to Gen. Edward O.C. Ord whom he met there: "Landing there miles from Genl. Ord's headquarters found the mail wagon waiting for his mail jumped in bag and baggage and drove up to his log house - found the general in command of the Department of the James in place of General [Benjamin Franklin] Butler who had been relieved from command and Genl. Ord assigned in his place..." @ Letter dated 1/30/1865 from Va. to Detroit. Includes some news of Georgiana, John Stephen and wife in California, Pacificus "enjoying fine times" in Paris, Gen. Edward Ord, and the progress of the Civil War towards peace settlement.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1865: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1865: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CIVIL WAR (AMER.) 1865 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46025 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 03/10/1865-03/10/1865   Contains 1 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Addressed from Richmond, Va.: "I have just telegraphed to you to know how our beloved daughter Kitty is in health." References also to illness of Mrs. Pogue, Gen. Edward O.C. Ord and family.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1865: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1865: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, CLARISSA REBECCA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46026 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 09/29/1867-12/26/1867   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 9/29/1867 from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Placidus sends onions and sweet potatoes. @ Letter dated 12/26/1867 from Corinth, Mississsippi.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1867: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1867: Autographed Letter

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 46027 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 06/22/1868-06/27/1868   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 6/24/1868 from New Orleans to Covington, Kentucky: Relays some family news received upon reaching post in New Orleans, re Georgiana and Pacificus. @ Letter dated 6/27/1868 from Greenville, Louisiana to Covingtion, Ky. Conveys news of members of the Cresap family residing in New Orleans.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1868: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868: Autographed Letter

CRESAP FAMILY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46028 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 07/30/1868-08/01/1868   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 7/30/1868, from New Orleans headquarters, Greenville, Louisiana. Brief note enclosing money to Julianne still in Covington. @ Letter dated 8/1/1868, New Orleans. Reference to Hanson B. Cresap.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1868: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, HANSON B. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46029 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 09/01/1868-09/19/1868   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. @ Letter dated 9/1/1868 includes envelope, from New Orleans. Incidental news. Includes reference to Mary Burgers (sp?), and to "Capt. [Noyes?] Baldwin." @ Letter dated 9/19/1868 from New Orleans.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1868: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1868: Autographed Letter

BURGER(S?), MARY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

BALDWIN, NOYES (?) - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46030 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 07/28/1869-08/21/1869   Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written en route to and then from Jackson, Miss. to Julianne in Chicago.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1869: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1869: Autographed Letter

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 46031 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 01/20/1870-05/11/1870   Contains 3 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Jackson and Corinth, Miss., respectively. Also, third letter from Chicago to Saginaw. @ Letter dated 1/20/1870. Describes another visit to New Orleans w/ a lengthy reminiscence of how Placidus met Julianne. @ Letter dated 2/11/1870. Update on military posting. @ Letter dated 5/11/1870. Addressed to Julianne on her arrival in Saginaw, Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1870: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1870: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - DOCUMENTS: MILITARY ORDER FOR LEAVE 1870: Printed Item

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 46032 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 03/21/1871-03/29/1871   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Newport Barracks, Kentucky: "I stayed all day Sunday at Vincennes, Indiana. Called to see many of the now numerous relatives of the Andre family and learned all I had time to about the Joseph Andre estate in that vicinity." Refers also to members of the Cresap family, namely the brothers Robert and John Cresap, as well as Hanson B. Cresap.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1871: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1871: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, ROBERT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, JOHN - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

CRESAP, HANSON B. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JOSEPH - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46033 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 03/15/1873-03/15/1873   Contains ALS from Placidus to Julianne, addressed from Washington, DC to Omaha, Nebraska. Recounts a meeting with President Ulysses Grant at the White House during which Placidus attempted to obtain a recommendation for his son James Cresap Ord: "We saluted each other when I opened conversation of the objective of my visit - showed him Jimmy's picture - and informed him of the contents of his application, etc."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1873: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1873: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

GRANT, ULYSSES S. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46034 Ord, James Placidus to Julianne Clark Andre. 10/06/1869-11/19/1869   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to his wife. Written from Lauderdale and Corinth, Miss. @ Letter of 10/6/1869, to Julianne in Chicago. Primarily concerns his military assignments, specifically "Reconstruction duty." @ Letter of 11/19/1869, to Julianne in Chicago: "My Dear Blushing young wife - There will be a prospect for you to once more behold and embrace your venerable husband on the memorable morning of the day of his anniversary..." In a note appended by Placy at the end of this letter, his leave was revoked due to the illness of another officer.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1869: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1869: Autographed Letter

RECONSTRUCTION (AMER.) 1869 - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46035 Ord, James Placidus to Mary Caroline Ord. 03/04/1870-03/04/1870   Contains ALS from J. Placidus to his daughter Mary Caroline ("Carrie"). Written from Corinth, Miss. A "short letter" to "entertain" his daughter. Includes description of post; reference to Mississippi ceding to the Union; and a little sketch of camp.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, MARY CAROLINE 1870: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY CAROLINE - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1870: Autographed Letter

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 46036 Ord, James Placidus to Placidus Andre Ord. 11/23/1864-11/23/1864   Contains ALS from James Placidus to his son Placidus Andre Ord in Detroit, Michigan: "My Dear Son Placidus - In your sister Kitty's letter which I received seven days after it was written, she compliments you highly. It pleased me very much to learn that you are determined to learn fast so as to be able to write to both your brother Jimmy and myself and to be able to go to college when he comes away...Whatever you once learn well, nothing can take it away from you..." The letter continues with a description of camp life: "Where I am is just like living in the woods - no houses to visit, no strangers seen - nothing but soldiers, negro servants, trees, and mud - the last of which is getting to be very plenty. Last night was the coldest of the season - water froze in our wash basins and it was hard to keep warm during the night. I live now in a good log hut with a brick fire place and chimney and plenty of hard wood to make fire."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO ORD, PLACIDUS ANDRE 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, PLACIDUS ANDRE - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1964: Autographed Letter

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 46037 Ord, James Placidus to Thomas Edwards. 06/24/1853-06/24/1853   Contains ALS from Placidus to Thomas Edwards assigning power of attorney concerning the signing of a land warrant.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

EDWARDS, THOMAS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1853: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO EDWARDS, THOMAS 1853: Autographed Letter

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 46038 Ord, James Placidus to Mary Burgers (sp?). 07/21/1862-08/24/1862   Contains 2 ALS from James Placidus to family friend Mary Burgers (spelling unclear).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. TO BURGER(S), MARY 1862: Autographed Letter

BURGER(S?), MARY - CORRES. FROM ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1862: Autographed Letter

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 46039 Ord, James Placidus - Correspondence Received. 03/13/1852-09/13/1865   Contains 5 ALS written to James Placidus Ord - @ From John B. Schick, Detroit 3/13/1852. @ From Jeremiah Calnon, husband of Mary Andre, Julianne's sister, from Detroit to New Orleans 2/4/1864. @ From C.B. White, surgeon, US Army, 2/23/1865. @ From John Coughlin (2 ALS), US Army 2/17/1865, 9/13/1865.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM SCHICK, JOHN B. 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM CALNON, JEREMIAH 1864: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM WHITE, C.B. 1865: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM COUGHLIN, JOHN 1865: Autographed Letter

SCHICK, JOHN B. - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1852: Autographed Letter

CALNON, JEREMIAH - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1864: Autographed Letter

WHITE, C.B. - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1865: Autographed Letter

COUGHLIN, JOHN - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1865: Autographed Letter

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 46040 Ord, James Placidus - Correspondence Received. 03/28/1868-04/17/1873   Contains 6 ALS received by J. Placidus. Includes - @ From Gen. Charles Henry Smith, 11/6/1869. @ From John Coughlin, 4/17/1873.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM SMITH, CHARLES HENRY 1869: Autographed Letter

SMITH, CHARLES HENRY - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1869: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM COUGHLIN, JOHN 1873: Autographed Letter

COUGHLIN, JOHN - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1873: Autographed Letter

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 46041 Ord, James Placidus - Official Orders. 04/10/1864-07/20/1876   Contains official orders received by James Placidus during military service. Includes final announcement signed by Lieut. George H. Cooke, of the death of James Placidus Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - DOCUMENTS: MILITARY ORDERS 1864-1872: Printed Item

COOKE, GEORGE H. - INSCRIPTION 1876: Manuscript

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 46042 Ord, James Placidus - Obituary. 07/15/1876-07/15/1876   Contains 2 cc. of reprint of an obituary for J. Placidus. Provides detailed report of the circumstances of his accidental death involving a runaway horse and carriage.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - OBITUARY 1876: Printed Item

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 46043 Ord, John Stephen to James Ord. 05/08/1854-05/08/1854   Contains ALS from John Stephen Ord, brother of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord and James Placidus Ord, to their father James Ord. Addressed from Monterey to Washington, DC. Bears news of the death of Maria Louisa Pogue, first wife of Pacificus Ord. The letter is written while John Stephen was a member of a surveying party on the West Coast led by Lieut. William Pettit Trowbridge. @ A letter to sister Georgiana is also appended to the same.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. TO ORD, GEORGIANA C. 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - CORRES. FROM ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1854: Autographed Letter

TROWBRIDGE, WILLIAM PETTIT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

POGUE, MARIA LOUISA - DEATH: REFERENCE 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARIA LOUISA POGUE - SEE: POGUE: Autographed Letter

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 46044 Ord, John Stephen to James Placidus Ord. 09/26/1850-07/12/1852   Contains 3 ALS written by John Stephen to his brother James Placidus. @ Letter dated 9/26/1850 from Georgetown College to Detroit. Conveys family news: "Mother and Pa is well and so are Sissy [Georgiana] and I. Sissy is studying Spanish and so am I..." Also gives other news of relatives including Pacificus, his wife Maria Louisa, and her mother Mrs. Pogue. @ Letter dated 6/3/1851 from Georgetown College: "Dear Brother - I have not received a letter from you in almost a century...Pa is at present with Sissy at Old Point [Comfort, Va.] recruiting her health which has been poorly since she has been here. She has been troubled with a bad cough." Other news is given of Edward O.C. Ord, then in Boston; and brief comments on the progress of John Stephen's studies. @ Letter dated 7/12/1852 from Sault St. Marie. "Dear Placy - Julia [Julianne Andre Ord, wife of J. Placidus] has received your letter. She was very glad to to hear from you..." Brief note about Julianne and the children and some land business.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1850-1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1850-52: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

POGUE, MARIA LOUISA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46045 Ord, Josephine to James Cresap Ord. 02/16/1866-02/16/1866   Contains ALS from Josephine Ord, daughter of James Placidus, to her brother James Cresap Ord. Written from Detroit. Conveys news of her activities and of the illness of her grandmother Clemence Fearson. Reference also to Peter Andre and wife Clarissa Starke.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JOSEPHINE - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1866: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, JOSEPHINE 1866: Autographed Letter

FEARSON, CLEMENCE - ILLNESS: REFERENCE 1866: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, PETER C. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, CLARISSA STARKE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46046 Ord, Mary Mercer Thompson to James Ord. 08/24/1855-08/24/1883   Contains ALS probably from Mary Mercer Thompson Ord to her father-in-law James Ord. The letter is signed somewhat unclearly with the initials, "M.M.O." Addressed from Benicia, California.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. FROM ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON: Autographed Letter

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 46047 Ord, Pacificus to Edward Otho Cresap Ord. 04/03/1859-09/19/1859   Contains 2 ALS signed "P. Ord," most likely Pacificus, as he refers to James Placidus (cf. letter dated 4/3/1859 as quoted below); and to sending money to Mrs. Pogue, his mother-in-law who had gone with the two children of Pacificus to live in New York some time in 1856 (cf. letters from James Ord to James Placidus referring to this, Folders 2:45-46). @ Letter of 4/3/1859 addressed from Sacramento to Fort Monroe, Va.: "...May good luck attend your efforts on behalf of brother Placy. You are a noble brother! and that's more than I can say for myself or anybody else can." Refers to California politics: "I like your comparison of Broderick [David Colbreth, California Democratic senator 1850-59] to a stump in the road. It's a fact. He does more harm than good for Cal." Gwin [William McKendree, California senator 1850-61) is stronger here now than he has been for years, though not strong enough to rule. He is loaded down with a set of hungry hangers-on without bread of their own or brains of their daddy's getting..." @ Letter of 9/19/1859 from Sacramento to Old Point Comfort, Va.: "I enclose you a draft for $100 for Mrs. Pogue." Requests that Edward counsel Mrs. Pogue on her travel plans: "I hope you will give her the benefit of your counsel. If she should prefer to winter at some place near Old Point Comfort, I shall not object. The climate is not so cold as it is about [New] York and perhaps the society and manners of Va. may suit her better." Also refers to the death of Broderick in a duel with David S. Terry (chief justice of the California supreme court) on 9/16/1959. Gives family news: birth of a daughter to Georgiana - this was probably Louise Ord - and the marriage of their brother Robert Brent Ord. @ Includes reply from Edward at Fort Monroe, Va., 10/20/1859.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, PACIFICUS - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, PACIFICUS 1859: Autographed Letter

BRODERICK, DAVID COLBRETH - REFERENCE 1854: Autographed Letter

GWIN, WILLIAM MCKENDREE - REFERENCE 1854: Autographed Letter

BRODERICK, DAVID COLBRETH - DEATH: REFERENCE 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, LOUISE - BIRTH: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - MARRIAGE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. TO ORD, PACIFICUS 1859: Autographed Letter

ORD, PACIFICUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1859: Autographed Letter

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 46048 Ord, Pacificus to James Ord. 12/15/1852-12/15/1852   Contains ALS from Pacificus to his father. Addressed from Monterey. Forwarded by Georgiana with a note at head of letter. Contains primarily news from California: "[Lycurgus] and Robert are now on the Sacramento Ranch and doing well...It is probable that I may leave California and return to the Atlantic states, now that there is but little doubt what Louisa will receive a large portion from the estate of her uncle John McDonough. My first care will be to make you comfortable and if Ma should desire, she shall visit her neighbours in a carriage of her own..." (In fact, Maria Louisa Pogue lost her claim to the inheritance, 1854, cf. Folder 2:32.) Letter includes description of his children, particularly Joseph Pacificus.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, PACIFICUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES - CORRES. TO ORD, PACIFICUS 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES LYCURGUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, ROBERT BRENT - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

POGUE, MARIA LOUISA - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

MCDONOUGH, JOHN - ESTATE: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOSEPH PACIFICUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46049 Ord, Placidus Andre to James Cresap Ord. 02/11/1867-02/11/1867   Contains ALS from the child Placidus Andre to his older brother James Cresap Ord, both sons of James Placidus Ord and Julianne Andre. Written from Fort Smith, Ark. Refers to the proposed hanging of an Indian: "...there is an inden the gaurdhouse that will be hug the 28th of this month Pa has gone up to Father Smith to prepare this man for excution..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, PLACIDUS ANDRE - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP 1867: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, PLACIDUS ANDRE 1867: Autographed Letter

INDIANS (AMER.), EXECUTION OF, 1867: REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46050 Ord, William Marcellus to Julianne C. Andre. 06/01/1846-06/01/1846   Contains ALS from William Marcellus to Julianne. Addressed from Romeo, Michigan to Detroit. "My Dear Miss Julia, ever since I left Detroit I have felt most uncommonly queer...I dip my pen [in] the ink to write you a few lines the result of which is that the Romeo girls are not to be compared with the Detroit flirts. I suppose Placy has left for the Soe [Sault St. Marie?] before this. How did he depart in tears or smiles?..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - CORRES. TO ANDRE, JULIANNE C. 1846: Autographed Letter

ANDRE, JULIANNE CLARK - CORRES. FROM ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS 1846: Autographed Letter

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 46051 Ord, William Marcellus to Edward Otho Cresap Ord. 08/13/1854-08/13/1854   Contains ALS from William Marcellus to his brother Edward. Written from Monterey. [Top address portion of letter torn away.] @"...Dear Edward - I recd. your kind letter by Capt. Baldwin [possibly Noyes Baldwin 1826-1893, US Army officer] this morning and was happy to learn your were enjoying life and its comforts." References to other family members including Mary Mercer Thompson (to be wed to Edward on 10/14/1854) and a cousin, Loxley Thistle.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - CORRES. TO ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP 1854: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - CORRES. FROM ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS 1854: Autographed Letter

BALDWIN, NOYES (?) - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY MERCER THOMPSON - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

THISTLE, LOXLEY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46052 Ord, William Marcellus to John Stephen Ord. 11/29/1850-09/19/1852   Contains 2 ALS from William Marcellus to his brother John Stephen Ord. Written from Natchez, Miss. to Washington, DC. @ Letter of 11/29/1850. Gives general news of his travels in Natchez with cousin Loxley Thistle. Refers to plans to travel to Texas for a look. Advises John to pursue his studies seriously, "You must make a man of yourself and knowledge is all the requirement." @ Letter of 9/19/1852. Brief reply apparently to a wish expressed by John to move to Natchez, being unhappy at Sault St. Marie, Michigan.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JOHN STEPHEN 1850, 1852: Autographed Letter

ORD, JOHN STEPHEN - CORRES. FROM ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS 1850, 1852: Autographed Letter

THISTLE, LOXLEY - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46053 Ord, William Marcellus to James Placidus Ord. 02/11/1847-03/01/1848   Contains 3 ALS written by William Marcellus to his brother James Placidus. 2 written in 1847 are addressed from the University of Notredame Dulac, Southbend, Indiana. The third letter of 1848 is from Sault St. Marie. All are addressed to J. Placidus in Dexter, Michigan. Contents concern William's studies as a bookkeeper; and his desire to leave Notredame; his proposal to become a painter; and references to relatives e.g., "Mrs. Coquillard" [possibly Caroline Andre, Julianne's sister], and Augustus King.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS 1847-48: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CORRES. FROM ORD, WILLIAM MARCELLUS 1847-48: Autographed Letter

COQUILLARD, CAROLINE ANDRE (?) - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

KING, AUGUSTUS - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter

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 46054 Alexander, Vida Ord - Correspondence (Copy). 04/10/1963-04/10/1963   Contains carbon copy of typescript letter from Vida Ord Alexander to Col. Victor Baughman, Office of the Inspector General, Dept. of the Army. Encloses excerpts from the memoirs of John Quincy Adams (vol. VII edited by Charles Francis Adams, 1875), referring to the Christmas riot at the US Military Academy at West Point in 1826 and the subsequent court of inquiry appointed by Col. Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent of the academy.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ALEXANDER, VIDA ORD - CORRES. TO BAUGHMAN, VICTOR 1963 (COPY): Transcript

ORD, VIDA - SEE: ALEXANDER: Transcript

BAUGHMAN, VICTOR - CORRES. FROM ALEXANDER, VIDA ORD 1963: Transcript

WESTPOINT, US MILITARY ACADEMY - RIOT, CHRISTMAS 1826: REFERENCE: Typescript

THAYER, SYLVANUS / WESTPOINT RIOT, CHRISTMAS 1826 - REFERENCE: Typescript

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY - MEMOIRS: EXCERPTS: Typescript

ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS - MEMOIRS OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: EXCERPTS: Typescript

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 637 Documentation 

Series-level Scope and Content Note

[Folders 4:1 - 4:8] Contains documents belonging to and information about the Ord, Andre, and Cresap families. Includes deeds, receipts, wills, awards and certificates, genealogical information, and newsclippings.

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 2

Box Folder

 46055 Ord, James - Deed. 09/11/1851-09/11/1851   Contains a land deed drawn up and signed by James Ord for property owned at various times by himself and his sons James Placidus and Robert Brent.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - DEED 1851: Other Types

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 46056 Ord, James Cresap - Awards. 01/21/1865-04/02/1867   Contains 2 certificates of merit awarded to James Cresap Ord at Georgetown College in 1865 and 1867. Both bear a red wax seal with the "IHS" Jesuit insignia encircled by the words "Georgiopolitanum Collegium." @ [Included by this cataloger is a xerox of a page from the Georgetown College catalog of 1865 showing James C. Ord of Michigan, as "Accesserunt" in the Second Class of Arithmetic.]

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - AWARDS, GEORGETOWN COLLEGE 1865, 1867: Other Types

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - SEALS 1865, 1867: Object

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - AWARDS OF MERIT (CERTIFICATES W/ SEALS) 1865,1867: Other Types

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 46057 Ord, Joseph Pacificus - Last Will and Testament. 11/07/1912-02/14/1913   Contains printed copy of the last will and testament of Joseph Pacificus Ord, son of Pacificus Ord and Maria Louisa Pogue.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JOSEPH PACIFICUS - WILL 1912/13 (COPY): Printed Item

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 46058 Document (Misc.) - Receipt. 03/01/1865-03/16/1865   Contains receipt card for a Mr. John Doyle for payments to J.E. Gross (?) and D.B. Taylor.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

DOYLE, JOHN - RECEIPT CARD 1865: Other Types

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 46059 Ord Genealogy - Family Register. 01/01/1894-12/31/1894   Contains printed book entitled, "Family Register of Gerret van Sweringen and Descendants compiled by a member of the family." (Second edition, printed for the compiler, Washington, 1894.) The inner flyleaf is autographed by "James Cresap Ord, Captain 25th Infantry, US Army, Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 1, 1895." Researchers are directed to pp.27-28 in the book as being pertinent to the Ord and Cresap families.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD FAMILY GENEALOGY - REGISTER 1894 (PRINTED): Printed Item

CRESAP FAMILY - GENEALOGY: REGISTER 1894: Printed Item

VAN SWERINGEN, GERRET - GENEALOGY: REGISTER 1894: Printed Item

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 46060 Ord and Andre Family Genealogy. 12/01/1836-08/25/1937   Contains typed notes detailing the genealogical relationships between the Ord and Andre families. Drawn up by Vida Ord Alexander and Marie Louise Calnon. Includes a typed copy of a letter from Marie Louise Calnon to Mrs. Alexis Coquillard (8/25/1937). @ Includes genealogical "tree" of the family of Pacificus Ord. @ Some information provided on Thomas Cresap (1694-1790).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD FAMILY GENEALOGY - RELATIONSHIP TO ANDRE FAMILY: Typescript

ANDRE FAMILY GENEALOGY - RELATIONSHIP TO ORD FAMILY: Typescript

ALEXANDER, VIDA ORD - GENEALOGICAL WORK: Typescript

CALNON, MARIE LOUISE - CORRES. TO COQUILLARD, ALEXIS (MRS.) 1937: Typescript

COQUILLARD, ALEXIS (MRS.) - CORRES. FROM CALNON, MARIE LOUISE 1937: Typescript

ORD, PACIFICUS - GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION: Manuscript

CRESAP, THOMAS - INFORMATION: Typescript

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 46061 Ord Family - Newsclippings. 04/09/1865-12/31/1960   Contains news article relating the events of the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 when the latter drafted and presented terms of surrender at the Appomattox Court House, Va. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord is mentioned in the article as being among the attendant officers. @ Also includes newsclippings about Edward Otho Cresap Ord IV, son of James Garesche Ord who was the son of Edward Otho Cresap Ord III, son of Edward Otho Cresap II, son of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord. Also Includes obituary for James Garesche Ord, father of Edward O.C. Ord IV.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP IV - NEWSCLIPPING: Printed Item

ORD, JAMES GARESCHE - OBITUARY 1960: Printed Item

APPOMATTOX / LEE, ROBERT E. SURRENDER 1865 - NEWSCLIPPING: Printed Item

LEE, ROBERT E. / APPOMATTOX SURRENDER 1865: NEWSCLIPPING: Printed Item

GRANT, ULYSSES S. - APPOMATTOX 1865: NEWSCLIPPING: Autographed Letter

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - APPOMATTOX 1865: NEWSCLIPPING: Autographed Letter

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 46062 Newsclippings (Misc.). 01/01/1900-12/31/1960   Contains newsclipping re. the wounding of Robert Henry Rose Loughborough, Jr. in France during World War One. Also, an item on the auctioning of Mount Ida Manor in Alexandria, Va., formerly the home of Charles Alexander, after whom Alexandria was named.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

LOUGHBOROUGH, ROBERT HENRY ROSE, JR. - NEWSCLIPPING C.1917: Printed Item

MOUNT IDA MANOR, ALEXANDRIA, VA. - AUCTION: NEWSCLIPPING: Printed Item

ALEXANDER, CHARLES - REFERENCE: Printed Item

ALEXANDRIA, VA. / ALEXANDER, CHARLES - REFERENCE: Printed Item

VIRGINIA, HISTORY - SEE: ALEXANDRIA, VA.: Printed Item

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 638 Photographs 

Series-level Scope and Content Note

[Folders 4:9 - 4:18] Contains 14 b/w photographs of the Ord family. Includes photographs of the Crow Indian tribe with a member of St. Xavier's mission. Also, 1 color postcard showing the surrender of Gen. Lee to Gen. Grant, 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, Va.

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 3

Box Folder

 46063 Photograph(s) - Ord, Edward Otho Cresap. 04/09/1865-12/31/1880   Contains 2 b/w photographs of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord in military uniform. Includes color postcard showing the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., 4/9/1865. An autograhp caption adds that the figure of Gen. Ord can be seen by the window curtains.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP - PHOTOGRAPHS: Photograph

GRANT, ULYSSES S. - APPOMATTOX 1865: POSTCARD DEPICTION: Graphic Image

LEE, ROBERT E. / APPOMATTOX SURRENDER 1865: POSTCARD DEPICTION: Graphic Image

APPOMATTOX / LEE, ROBERT E. SURRENDER 1865 - POSTCARD DEPICTION: Graphic Image

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 46064 Photograph(s) - Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, Jr. 11/09/1858-04/04/1923   Contains 1 b/w formal photograph of Edward Otho Cresap Ord II, in navy cadet uniform. He was the son of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord. Notes at the back indicate that the photograph was taken at the US Naval Academy [Annapolis].

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, EDWARD OTHO CRESAP II - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

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 46065 Photograph(s) - Ord, James. 01/01/1851-12/31/1851   Contains b/w photograph of James Ord, dated 1851. Inscribed on the back by Mary Ord Preston (daughter of Pacificus Ord) to her cousin Captain James Cresap Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

PRESTON, MARY ORD - CORRES. TO ORD, JAMES CRESAP (INSCRIPTION): Autographed Letter

ORD, MARY - SEE: PRESTON: Autographed Letter

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CORRES. FROM PRESTON, MARY ORD (INSCRIPTION): Autographed Letter

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 46066 Photograph(s) - Ord, James Placidus. 12/21/1861-12/31/1909   Contains b/w photo of James Placidus Ord in military uniform. Autograph note on the back by his son James Cresap Ord informs that the original photograph was taken the day after the battle of Dranesville, Va. (12/20/1861).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

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 46067 Photograph(s) - Ord, James Thoppson. 01/01/1868-12/31/1912   Contains b/w photograph identified on the reverse as James Thoppson Ord. Possibly a grandson of James Placidus i.e., the son of James Cresap Ord?

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES THOPPSON - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

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 46068 Photograph(s) - Coughlin, John. 07/04/1865-07/04/1865   Contains signed b/w photograph of John Coughlin, friend and fellow officer of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

COUGHLIN, JOHN - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

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 46069 Photograph(s) - Ord, Lucy Maude. 01/01/1868-12/31/1930   Contains 2 b/w photographs identified on the reverse as the daughter of Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, Lucy Maude Ord Mason. One is inscribed by her to her brother Edward O.C. Ord, Jr.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, LUCY MAUDE - PHOTOGRAPHS: Photograph

MASON, LUCY MAUDE ORD - SEE: ORD: Photograph

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 46070 Photograph(s) - Ord, Pacificus. 01/01/1800-12/31/1860   Contains 2 b/w photographs of Pacificus Ord.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, PACIFICUS - PHOTOGRAPHS: Photograph

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 46071 Photograph(s) - Ord, Rebecca Ruth Cresap & Georgiana Ord. 01/01/1794-12/31/1900   Contains b/w photograph (extremely faded) of Rebecca Ruth Cresap, wife of James Ord, and her daughter Georgiana Catherine Ord Holladay.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, REBECCA RUTH CRESAP - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

ORD, GEORGIANA CATHERINE - PHOTOGRAPH: Photograph

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 46072 Photographs - Crow Indians w/ St. Xavier's Mission. 05/05/1895-05/05/1895   Contains 2 b/w photos of the Crow Indian tribe. One includes a member of the St. Xavier mission.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

INDIANS (AMER.), CROW - PHOTOGRAPHS 1895: Photograph

ST. XAVIER'S MISSION W/ CROW INDIANS 1895 - PHOTOGRAPHS: Photograph

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 639 Oversized 

Series-level Scope and Content Note

[Folders 5:1-5:3] Contains 3 presidential military appointment certificates for James Cresap Ord and his father James Placidus Ord.

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 4

Box Folder

 46073 Ord, James Cresap - Presidential Appointment (Certif.). 05/18/1910-05/18/1910   Contains certificate of presidential appointment to the title of "Major Retired." Inscribed by William Howard Taft, US president, and Jacob M. Dickinson, US secretary of war.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES CRESAP - CERTIFICATE: PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT 1910: Other Types

TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD - INSCRIPTION (CERTIFICATE): Other Types

DICKINSON, JACOB M. - INSCRIPTION (CERTIFICATE): Other Types

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 46074 Ord, James Placidus - Presidential Appointment Certif. 07/27/1866-07/27/1866   Contains presidential appointment certificate appointing James Placidus the title of "Second Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Infantry." Inscribed by Andrew Johnson, US president, and Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CERTIFICATE: PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT 1866: Other Types

JOHNSON, ANDREW - INSCRIPTION (CERTIFICATE): Other Types

STANTON, EDWIN M. - INSCRIPTION (CERTIFICATE): Other Types

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 46075 Ord, James Placidus - Presidential Appointment (Certif.). 06/17/1868-06/17/1868   Contains presidential appointment certificate appointing James Placidus the title of "First Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Infantry." Inscribed by Andrew Johnson, US president, and John M. Schofield, secretary of war.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

ORD, JAMES PLACIDUS - CERTIFICATE: PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT 1868: Other Types

JOHNSON, ANDREW - INSCRIPTION (CERTIFICATE): Other Types

SCHOFIELD, JOHN M. - INSCRIPTION (CERTIFICATE): Other Types

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