Alfred Galpin Family Papers, 1861-1966

Summary Information

Title: Alfred Galpin Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1966

  • Galpin, Alfred Maurice, 1901-1983;
  • Galpin, Alfred, 1841-1924
Call Number: Mss 182

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers documenting the lives of three generations of Galpins from Appleton, Wisconsin, including Civil War letters and diaries, and literary publications and letters of H. P. Lovecraft. The letters and diaries of Alfred Galpin II relate primarily to his service in Co. H of the First Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and other units in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama, and describe camp life, medical treatment, and prison conditions. The papers of Alfred Galpin III include an active correspondence between him and a fellow member of the United Amateur Press Association, supernatural writer H. P. Lovecraft. Present too are copies of poems, short stories, and critical essays written by Lovecraft and Alfred III.

Language: English

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