New England Loyal Publication Society. Papers, 1863-1864 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Title: New England Loyal Publication Society. Papers, 1863-1864
Collection identifier: 152
Extent: 1.0 folder
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Scope and Contents: The New England Loyal Publication Society was formed during the Civil War to distribute "journals and documents of unquestioning loyalty." The materials in this collection, of which the Library has photocopies, express the Society's desire to republish and circulate articles about important issues and to influence public opinion through the newspapers. The collection also contains incoming correspondence to Charles Eliot Norton, editor of the Society's broadsides, discussing political and business matters, and arranging for the exchange of articles and documents. In addition, the collection includes microfilm containing a fragmentary portion of an index, "New England Loyal Publication Society: Scrapbook of Material on the Civil War, 3 vols., 1862-1868: Alphabetical Index to the Broadsides," prepared by the Boston Public Library for use with its collection of Society material.