Guide to Research CollectionsState Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Papers: 1861-1909, 2 linear feet.
The papers of Henry J.B. Cummings include his Civil War correspondence (mostly letters written to his wife, Annie); war-related ephemera and publications, including an infantry training manual and pocket-sized intructional books issued to soldiers; political ephemera and circulars including a speech on southern war claims that Cummings made before Congress in 1878; and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to his achievements. A detailed inventory to this collection is available.