This collection consists of copies of letters from Captain Wilson Barstow to his sister, Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard, and her husband, Richard Henry Stoddard.
Wilson Barstow (died 1869) was a captain in the Union Army and aide-de-camp to General John A. Dix, who commanded the Department of Virginia and the Department of the East during the Civil War. His sister, Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (1823-1902), was a novelist and poet, and Elizabeth's husband, Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1902), was a poet, essayist, and editor.
The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence from Captain William Barstow to his sister, Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard, and brother-in-law, Richard Henry Stoddard. The letters include references to George B. McClellan, Abraham Lincoln, and Joseph Hooker.
These items are photocopies of original letters in the Wilson Barstow Papers at the Library of Congress.