date(s):
1847-1869
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A1186 Parsons, Mosby Monroe Papers Inventory of Mosby Monroe Parsons Papers A1186 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:31:57 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Mosby Monroe Parsons Papers A1186 0.25 Cubic Feet (19 items) 1847-1869 Processing Information Processed by Molly Kodner, December 1999. Donor Information The bound volume containing the register of officers of Parsons' Division was donated by Mildred Parsons Standish in June 1906. Acquisition information regarding the remainder of the collection is not available. Biographical Sketch Mosby Monroe Parsons was born May 21, 1821, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and as a young man moved to Cole County, Missouri, where he studied law. After serving in the Mexican War, he served in the state senate and as state attorney general. During the Civil War he commanded the 6th Division, Missouri State Guard, and a brigade in Price's army. Austin M. Standish, Parsons' brother-in-law, served as his chief of staff. Following the war Parsons traveled with several of his men to Mexico where he was killed in August 1865. Scope and Contents The Mosby Monroe Parsons Papers consist primarily of family correspondence and papers regarding Parsons' Division in the Civil War. The collection also contains the Civil War–era diaries of Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bell. Arrangement The collection is arranged alphabetically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Material in this collection is in the public domain. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Mosby Monroe Parsons Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Parsons, M. M. Confederate States of America. Army. Missouri Infantry Regiment, 10th Missouri State Guard. 6th Division Letter signed Charles D. Bruce, Louisville, Kentucky, to Polly Ann Duncan Linn, Jefferson City, Missouri, regarding information on Col. Linn who was killed by Indians in 1781. (3 pages) 1847 May 4 1 1 Letter signed Jeanie Snow[?], Berlin, to Mildred, regarding death of Mildred's husband. (4 pages) 185? June 3 1 2 Letter signed M.M. Parsons, Camp Springfield, Missouri, to his son Kearny, discussing general feeling about the war. (2 pages) 1861 Aug 16 1 3 Register of officers in Parsons' Division, Missouri Volunteers, kept by Captain Austin M. Standish. (original) (191 pages) 1862-1865 Volume 1 Register of officers in Parsons' Division, Missouri Volunteers, kept by Captain Austin M. Standish. (preservation photocopy) 1862-1864 1 4 True copy of General Order No. 2, signed L.A. Pindall, Van Buren, Arkansas, reporting the death of Lt. Gus A. Parsons, Missouri 9th Battalion Sharpshooters, from disease. (2 pages) 1862 Dec 13 1 5 Fragment of diary of Dr. Robert J. Bell, surgeon in the 10th Missouri Infantry, Parsons' Division, describing activities in Arkansas, with accounts of marches, the Battle of Helena and depredations of Union troops. (34 pages) 1863 June-Aug 1 6 Typescript of fragment of diary of Dr. Robert J. Bell, surgeon in the 10th Missouri Infantry, Parsons' Division, describing activities in Arkansas, with accounts of marches, the Battle of Helena and depredations of Union troops. (28 pages) 1863 June-Aug 1 7 Fragment of diary of Dr. Bell's wife, describing her activities while in Arkansas and Louisiana with her husband. (24 pages) (Includes typescript, 37 pages) 1864 Jan-Aug 1 8 Typescript of fragment of diary of Dr. Bell's wife, describing her activities while in Arkansas and Louisiana with her husband. (37 pages) 1864 Jan-Aug 1 9 Letter signed M.M. Parsons, Arkansas, to sister Missouri Parsons, Jefferson City, Missouri, regarding family matters. (1 page) 1864 Nov 26 1 10 Pad of paper with recollections of Mildred P. Standish, describing a journey from St. Louis to Arkansas and Louisiana. (27 pages) 1864 Dec 1 11 Letter signed R.J. Bell, Camden, Arkansas, to Col. S.S. Anderson, asking to keep two mules for transportation of his wife, endorsed by M.M. Parsons. Includes typescript. (4 pages) 1865 Jan 21 1 12 Letter signed M.M. Parsons, at quarters, to sister Mrs. M. Standish, asking her to fix his pantaloons. (1 page) 1865 Feb 10 1 13 Letter signed M.M. Parsons, Camden, Arkansas, to son, Stephen Kearny Parsons, St. Louis, regarding education and family matters. (2 pages) 1865 Feb 16 1 14 Letter signed M.M. Parsons, Shreveport, Louisiana, to his parents, briefly describing surrender of Shreveport and his plans to go to Mexico and Brazil. (4 pages) 1865 June 5 1 15 Letter signed L.A. Pindall, St. Louis, to Mildred Standish, Jefferson City, Missouri, regarding Parsons' papers. (4 pages) 1866 Aug 31 1 16 Letter signed L.A. Pindall, providing an account of Parsons' death in Mexico. (4 pages) 1869 Feb 3 1 17 Letter signed Mary L. Barr, Boonville, Missouri, to cousin H.B. Linn, regarding family matters. (2 pages) No year Sept 1 18 Biographical sketch of Mosby Monroe Parsons. Includes typescript. (5 pages) No date 1 19 Biographical sketch of Austin Martin Standish. Includes typescript. (3 pages) No date 1 20 Paper entitled "An Historical Sketch of the Sixth Division, Missouri State Guard," by J.C. McNamara. (37 pages) No date 1 21