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William Conant Church papers

Collection Data

Collection consists of correspondence and records relating to the operations of the two publications edited by Church and his brother. Correspondence of The Army and Navy Journal includes materials depicting various battles and military personnel of the Civil War and letters written to Church from contributors, subscribers, sales agents, officials of government departments, and newspaper correspondents. The Galaxy correspondence contains letters from American and British literary contributors to the magazine. Also, records maintained by Sheldon & Co., publishers of The Galaxy.
Church, William Conant, 1836-1917 (Creator)
Benson, Eugene, 1839-1908 (Correspondent)
Church, Francis Pharcellus, 1839-1906 (Correspondent)
Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910 (Correspondent)
James, Henry, 1843-1916 (Correspondent)
Reade, Charles, 1814-1884 (Correspondent)
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 (Correspondent)
Sheldon & Company (New York, N.Y.) (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1863 - 1909
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 548
Army and navy journal
Galaxy (New York, N.Y. : 1866)
Authors, American
Authors, English -- 19th century
Journalism, Military
Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States
Publishers and publishing -- United States
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Biographical/historical: William Conant Church (1836-1917) was co-editor with his brother, Francis P. Church, of The Galaxy, a literary monthly, and The Army and Navy Journal, a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of the U.S. military. The Galaxy was absorbed in 1878 by Atlantic Monthly.
Acquisition: Gift, Church, Mrs. Willard, 1945
Physical Description
Extent: 2.1 linear feet (7 boxes)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11810063
MSS Unit ID: 548
Archives collections id: archives_collections_548
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4d2a8200-526b-0138-19f3-3f85f1b87f8e
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