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The collection consists primarily of letters about the publishing, distribution, and sale of Michael Jacobs’ book Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863 (J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1864) from sales agents, his publisher, family members, and other individuals interested in the book. The letters date from September 22, 1863 – March 4, 1864. They were later transcribed with a typewriter and the transcriptions are included. Other items in the collection include lecture notes and other notes about the battle (partially transcribed), a photograph of Michael Jacobs, biographical information, testimonials and promotional materials about the book, and a later edition of the book (4th edition, revised, published by “Star and Sentinel” Printer, 1884).

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Collection Size

.54 cubic feet

Publication Date

October 2009


Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg College, Michael Jacobs, Notes on the Rebel Invasion


Cultural History | History | Military History | Social History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-107: Michael Jacobs Collection