Guide to the Van Nest Papers 1862 MG 1654


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

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Van Nest Correspondence

Guide to the Van Nest Papers
MG 1654

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Processed by Evan Panayi.Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. August 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Van Nest, Henry.
Title: Van Nest Papers
Dates 1862
Abstract: Consists of a three letters sent by a Civil War soldier, Henry Van Nest, to his brother Abram Van Nest, who lived in Somerset
County, NJ.
Quantity: .01 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1654

Biographical Note

This collection contains material from and about soldier named Henry Van Nest. He served in the New Jersey 9th Infantry until 1864 and was transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps that same year. He was discharged from the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1864. During his time with the New Jersey Infantry, he received the promotion to private. He seems to have had a good relationship with his brother Abram Van Nest who lived in Flaggtown, Somerset County, NJ, as eveidenced by their frequest correspondence.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 3 letters and corresponding envelopes addressed to Abram Van Nest from Henry Van Nest. The letters describe Abram’s service in the New Jersey 9th Infantry during the Civil War. Two of the letters are written on patriotic stationary with pro-Union symbolism.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Van Nest, Abram
Van Nest, Henry.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865)
United States. Army. New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865)
Subject Topics:
Brothers and sisters–New Jersey
Soldiers–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Somerset County (N.J.)
United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Letters (Correspondence)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1654, Van Nest Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in 2004.

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Container List

Van Nest Correspondence

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Henry Van Nest letters to his brother, Abram 1862

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