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George W. Walker letters

 Collection — Folder: 1-2 (shares a clamshell)
Identifier: A 154

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 103 letters. Most of the letters are to or by George W. Walker and his wife, Mary Webster Walker, and describe Army experiences and life at home. Letters before and after the Civil War are minor family correspondence.


  • 1847-1895


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

George Washington Walker was from Waupun, Wisconsin. He served during the Civil War in the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, one of the regiments that participated in Sherman's march through Georgia and South Carolina.


0.1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 folders

Language of Materials



George Washington Walker was a soldier in the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Walker and his wife, Mary Webster Walker, during the war.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the George W. Walker Letters
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Austin Munsell and Kira B. Homo.
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA