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Catalog Number 1000.02.02.04
Collection The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States(MOLLUS) Records
Object Name Records
Title Group II: Pennsylvania commandery, Series 02: Correspondence, Subseries 04: Correspondence with Samuel B. Wylie Mitchell
Scope & Content The MOLLUS collection dates from 1857 to 2012. The majority of the collection consists of record books, meeting records, scrapbooks, correspondence, financial records, registers, published addresses, membership records, photograph books, photographs of members, and songbooks. The collection documents the administration and membership of MOLLUS since its creation, focusing primarily on the Commandery-in-Chief and the Pennsylvania Commandery, but also covering other states, as well as the sister organization Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States (DOLLUS).

The group "II. Pennsylvania commandery" dates from 1861 to 1977 and is divided into twelve series: "II.1. Meetings," "II.2. Correspondence," "II.3. Financial records," "II.4. Membership," "II.5. Publications," "II.6. United Service Club," "II.7. The Soldier's Home of Philadelphia," "II.8. Gettysburg," "II.9. Scrapbooks," "II.10. In memoriam," "II.11. Miscellaneous," and "II.12. Photographs."

The series "II.2. Correspondence" dates from 1863 to 1951 and is divided into four subseries: "II.2.1. Officers," "II.2.2. General," "II.2.3. Membership committee," and "II.2.4. Correspondence with Samuel B. Wylie Mitchell."

The subseries "II.2.4. Correspondence with Samuel B. Wylie Mitchell" dates from 1863 to circa 1930s, with a significant gap between 1883 and circa 1930, and contains a correspondence book with Henry E. Keene, letters from William Tecumseh Sherman, and letter books regarding Persifor Frazer and F. Thomson. This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Dates of Creation 1863-1930
Year Range from 1863
Year Range to 1930
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Legal Status On loan from The Military Order of The Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS).
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Containers Henry E. Keene: Correspondence book with typed transcript
William Tecumseh Sherman: Letters regarding fraternal organizations, ribbon, MOLLUS catalog card
Letter book: "Persifor Frazer's obligation"
Letter book: "Thanks to Mr. F. Thomson"