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Clinton Jones True papers, 1861

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62M99 Clinton Jones True papers, 1861-1892 62M99 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 February 7 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T10:46-0400 Description is in English Describing Archives: A Content Standard Clinton Jones True papers 62M99 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.66 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1861-1892 Housed with multiple collections. True, Clinton Jones, 1836- Biographical note Clinton Jones True served in the Civil War as a captain in the 40th Regiment and a colonel in the 53rd Regiment of the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. After the Civil War, True was appointed consul on the island of St. Thomas by President Ulysses S. Grant. After disappearing in the early 1880s, True was later declared legally dead. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Preferred Citation note 62M99: [identification of item], Clinton Jones True papers, 1861-1892, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Scope and Contents note The Clinton Jones True papers consist of various military papers, correspondence, a copper engraving, and broadsides relating to the life of Clinton Jones True. Letters concerning health, money, and other personal matters from True to his wife, Harriet, , comprise the bulk of the correspondence. Also present are several letters between Harriet M. True and her attorneys regarding the settlement of True's estate after his disappearance on the island of St. Thomas. Important military documents include True's commissions and discharge papers, as well as muster rolls of the 40th and 53rd Regiments of the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. The copper engraving is of an unknown man in military uniform. Items of particular note in the collection include two Civil War broadsides. One is a broadside issued by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands on June 25, 1866. It concerns Clinton Jones True announcing his assumption of duties as Superintendent of the Bureau in the 10th District (Mason, Fleming, Bracken and Nicholas County). The circular lists the rules and regulations governing the condition and conduct of those recently held as slaves. The other broadside announces the recruitment of 50 men for Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, on September 2, 1861, to serve under General Anderson. Related Archival Materials note PA62M99, Clinton Jones True Photographic Collection, 1862-1892, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885 Broadsides. Correspondence. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Commission certificates and muster rolls 1 2 1861-1865, 1881 Discharge papers and correspondence 2 1 1865, 1881, undated Correspondence 2 2 1862-1892 Copper engraving 2 3 undated Broadsides 1 3 2 4 1861, 1866