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J.K. Marlay Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-0075

The memories of J.K. Marlay of Lincoln, Nebraska of his service in the U.S. Civil War as a Major in the 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry are captured in a journal written in 1896-1897. The collection also includes letters addressed to Marlay's granddaughter Marjorie Noble of Portland, Oregon. The letters were written in 1892 and most were pasted into the journal. Marjorie Noble's name is written inside the journal.

A partial transcript provided by the seller:

"The diary begins: "Lincoln Neb Dec 1st 1896 Dear Ella, I don't know whether the following narrative is on the line you desired or not. I kept a dairy of the action of the 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry with my experience in it, but is lost and I have had some trouble in collecting the various incidents connected therewith, besides as I progressed I found it was growing on my hands and must conderese I perhaps have omitted some little incidents that could have been as interesting to the Children as any thing I have written. This is that about Military Tactics and Drill that always interested me though I never expected to give it any special attention until after the firing on Fort Sumpter that excited me beyond control" and signed "Affectionaly Your Father, J. K. Marlay, Late Major of the 60th Regt. O. ???""

Dates

  • 1892-1897

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder) : letters, diaries

Arrangement

Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

Purchased on ebay from seller idahoyrb on June 3, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the University of Nebraska libraries and the citizens of Nebraska in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller Hays, Sr., Billings, Montana, parents of Don Llewelyn Hays, Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1974.

Creator

Title
J.K. Marlay Papers
Status
unprocessed
Author
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
Date
2016-06-30
Description rules
Description based on DACS
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046