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M-257: Greve/Fisher Collection

CREATOR: Greve, Harriet Fischer

SCOPE: The collection consists of two series.

Series 1. Contains the scrapbook of Harriet Fisher Greve, and is comprised primarily of letters, invitations and clipplings pertaining to her work in various patriotic organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames Society and the Daughters of the War of 1812.

Series 2. Contains numerous letters to and from Ellwood Fisher, noted confederate sympathizers in the years leading up to the Civil War.

EXTENT: 1 box approximately .5 linear feet.

HISTORY & PROVENANCE: The collection was donated to the St. Louis Mercantile Library in 2001. Harriet Fischer Greve was the wife of Dr. T. L. A. Greve, daughter of famous pro-slavery advocate, Hon. Ellwood Fisher and great great grand daughter of of Gen. Joseph Otis of the Continental Army and a lineal descendant of President Millard Fillmore.

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-257 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.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

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.


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