CREATOR: Benedict, Adolphus. Journalist during the Civil War and Gilded Age.
SCOPE: These scrapbooks contain clippings of various news and topics of the day from newspapers from around the United States, including St. Louis, Missouri, and cover the years 1854-1883. Some have notations indicating an article written by Benedict. Two letters are interleaved. Volume 3 contains mostly Civil War articles.
EXTENT: 7 boxes containing 10 bound volumes of scrapbooks
PROVENANCE: These volumes were an early donation to the Mercantile Library.
ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.
The collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-007 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.
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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.