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Brackett family papers

Identifier: MS-1158

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The Brackett family papers contain family correspondence, diaries, writings, orations and receipts related to members of the Brackett family. Represented here are James Brackett and his brother Joseph Warren Brackett as well as their mother Mary Weeks Nye Brackett and sister Martha Brackett. Of note is the correspondence by and related to Charles Brackett (1825-1863) a cavalry surgeon stationed west of the Mississippi during the Civil War. In particular his correspondence with his wife Margaret Brackett as well as his parents James and Eliza Brackett and brothers, James, Joseph, William and Albert Brackett track his movements, activities and thoughts before and during this turbulant period in American history. All the material related to Charles Brackett formed the bases for the biography "Surgeon on Horseback," by James Wheaton. A narrative written by James W. Wheaton, Dartmouth College Class of 1953, entitled "Letters to a Dartmouth Son" is also included.


  • 1800 - 1805


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).


2 linear ft. (2 box) : Types of Boxes (if noted in original UP DB):,1 2-inch boxes

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Brackett Family. The collection consist of family correspondence, diaries, writings, receipts and Dartmouth College pamphlets, as well as a family narrative by James W. Wheaton.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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