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Daniel F. Griffin collection

Identifier: L060

Scope and Contents

The collection includes 44 original Civil War letters from Griffin to his wife, Mary Compton, in New Albany, Indiana, and photostat family letters from before the war. The collection also includes typed transcripts of 277 of his Civil War letters to his wife, as well as a notebook containing notes on regimental accounts and several hand drawn maps.


  • 1847-1883


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Daniel F. Griffin was born September 20, 1833 in New Brunswick, Canada. Griffin moved to New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana prior to the Civil War. Griffin was a major and colonel in the 38th Indiana Regiment, serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia (1861-1865) during the Civil War. Griffin died February 14, 1865 in New Harmony and is buried at Fairview Cemetery.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frank Scribner Griffin November 28, 1932, April 12, 1933, and March 15, 1933. Photostat family correspondence was donated by U. W. Linder May 7, 1942.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2015/01/12 by Brent Abercrombie.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.