Finding aid for the William L. Gross Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Gross, William L.
Title: William L. Gross Papers
Dates: 1856-1867
Dates: 1863-1866
Extent: 7.30 linear feet (18 containers and 1 oversize volume)
Abstract: William L. Gross (1839-1909) was a lawyer and telegrapher. The collection consists of correspondence and records relating to the telegraph offices of the U.S. Army in Danville, Kentucky, Cairo, Illinois, and New Orleans, Louisiana, during the American Civil War; Gross' correspondence while he served as manager of the Western Union office in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1866-1867; and other personal correspondence. Includes copies of messages sent to and received from General Ulysses S. Grant when he was planning his campaign against Vicksburg, Mississippi.
MS Number MS 2101
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English