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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/10/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Edward written in Vicksburg, Mississippi: "I leave for Washington tomorrow to see Genl. [Ulysses] Grant..."

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 3/16/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS written in Little Rock, Arkansas. Refers to J. Placidus' son, James Cresap Ord (here nicknamed "Jimmy"), re the procedure for entering him at a naval academy.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 9/13/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Edward to J. Placidus, which is written on the back of an ALS from Georgiana Ord Holladay. The latter provides mostly family news from California and reports that she is very ill with an abdominal tumour.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 11/26/1867

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS written from Holly Springs, Mississippi. Concerns primarily Edward's military career plans. Refers to plans to request release.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/17/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord in Washington, DC, to his brother J. Placidus: "My dear Brother - I enclose copy of order for you to accompany me - this you can act on or not as you please provided if you don't go you will have to join your regiment." Reference also made to an interview Edward has secured for James Cresap Ord to enter a naval academy, possibly Annapolis.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/24/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Edward O.C. Ord in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to his brother J. Placidus. Concerns funds and arrangements for travel plans that Edward was making for the J. Placidus family. Edward continues to apprise his brother of duty orders he has been overseeing for him - actually a reponsibility Edward had taken on since J. Placidus entered military service during the Civil War. Concludes with news of Georgiana's ("Kate") continued declining health. She is often referred to in family letters as "Kate" or "Katy" or "Georgy."

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to James Placidus Ord
Date: 7/20/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS fragment [first page missing?] written from San Francisco. Provides brief report of the health of family members there.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to Ord Family
Date: [misdated?] 9/31?/1854

DESCRIPTION: Contains a combined letter to family in which the first part is addressed to James Ord and the second to Georgiana. Appended to the same letter, is an ALS in pencil from Pacificus Ord to Georgiana.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to Sherman, Gen. William T.
Date: 12/27/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains draft of ALS from Edward to General William Tecumseh Sherman, dated from San Antonio, Texas, on the subject of some discrepancy between a report made in a private letter from Ord to Sherman and an account given in an official annual report of a military action taken by Ord relating to the posting of the 4th cavalry (cf. related correspondence, Folders 1:61-1:62.)

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Sherman, William T. to Ord, Edward Otho Cresap
Date: 1/5/1880

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from General Sherman writing from Washington, DC, in reply to Edward's letter to him of 12/27/1879 (cf. Folder 1:60.)

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap to Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
Date: 12/20/1879

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Edward to Gen. Sheridan concerning the latter's objections to a report made by the former on a military matter concerning the posting of the 4th cavalry. (cf. correspondence on the same matter between Edward and Gen. Sherman, Folders 1:60 and 1:61.)

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Corres. from Crapo, Henry H.
Date: 6/23/1866

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Henry H. Crapo, governor of Michigan (1865-1868): "General - Yourself and staff are hereby most cordially invited to be present on the occasion of the presentation of the colors of the Michigan regiments to the state..."

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Reconstruction Acts of Congress 1867
Not dated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript based on US Supreme Court reports on the Reconstruction Acts of Congress in 1867. Reference is made to Edward O.C. Ord's role as one of the military commanders responsible for enforcing the Acts in assigned districts. (5 pages.)

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap - Miscellaneous
Date: 1/8/1868

DESCRIPTION: Contains travel information with ANS addressed to Edward from the North American Steamship Co. for passage to California via Panama or Nicargaua. Route and rates information published.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap II, to James Cresap Ord
Date: 3/18/1898

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923), son of Gen Edward Otho Cresap Ord, written to his cousin James Cresap Ord, son of James Placidus Ord. Written just prior to Edward's posting to Cuba during the Spanish-American war.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Ord, Edward Otho Cresap II to James Cresap Ord
Date: 4/16/1898

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope postmarked from Key West, Florida, to his cousin Capt. James Cresap Ord. Reiterates his eagerness to be among the first troops to land in Cuba (Spanish-American war), which he eventually did.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Ord, Georgiana C. to James Placidus Ord
Datespan: c.May/June 1847-7/23/1870

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALs from Georgiana Catherine Ord (variously referring to herself as "Kate" or "Katy" or "Aunt Kate"), to her brother James Placidus Ord. The first letter includes a message to James Placidus and Julianne Clark Andre from James Ord transcribed by Georgiana. The letter is undated, but appears to be a congratulatory one from the Ords to J. Placidus and Julianne on the birth of their first child, possibly Clemalia Cashmere (not named in letter), born May 31, 1847. All the letters convey mainly family news. The last is a fragment, in purple ink, giving a genealogy of the Cresap family.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Ord, Georgiana Catherine to Julianne Clark Andre
Incomplete date: Monday 15, 1864

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to her sister-in-law, addressed from San Francisco. Conveys family news, of the Edward Otho Cresap Ord family; mentions the death from pneumonia of the latter's second daughter, "Lillie." The latter was possibly a nickname for Augusta Jacoline mentioned in Folder 1:36.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Ord, James to Ord, Edward Otho Cresap
Date: 3/31/1859

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son Edward Otho Cresap Ord, addressed from Santa Cruz, Calif., to the artillery school at Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia: "I am very glad to learn that you are pleased with Old Point...You will now have an opportunity to qualify yourself for and to instruct others to be able to command for and serve for the honor and protection of the Union." Continues with news of Georgiana, as well as of the farm which is being overseen by John Stephen: "John has sowed over twice as much grain as was put in last year...John gets milk from 5 cows and expects more to give milk in a month or two...We have doing well a great variety of fruit trees viz apple, peach, pear, apricot, nectarine, plum, quince, pomegranate, fig, olive, etc."

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord
Date: 8/1/1843

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus addressed from Sault, St. Marie, Michigan, to Wisconsin. News of Sault St. Marie: "the miners and others have made the Sault a scene of extraordinary energy and bustle." Includes news of each of the siblings.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord
Date: 10/27/1843

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie, Mich., to Wisconsin. More family news, and encouragement to Placy in his endeavors. Includes references to life at the Sault: "It is thought that the Sault next year will be quite a stirring place as the mines are attracting strangers from all quarters." Also describes life on the family farm there: the livestock and produce.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord
Date: 2/2/1846

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to the House of Representatives, Detroit, Mich. References to Michigan politics and the role of James Ord and Placidus Ord.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord
Date: 5/6/1846

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to the House of Representatives, Detroit, Michigan. Includes family news of the doings of James Lycurgus and Robert Ord, the latter having purchased a plot of land from one Thomas Edwards. Also news of gold miners and speculators arriving in Michigan.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/30/1847

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to Detroit, Michigan. News of the goings on in the village at Sault St. Marie: "The young folks of the Sault have been amusing themselves with dancing parties..."

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Ord, James to James Placidus Ord
Date: 9/8/1847

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to J. Placidus, addressed from Sault St. Marie to Dexter, Mich. Conveying family news of Edward and J. Lycurgus.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 6/2/1848

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus: "...Your motives for leaving Dexter [Michigan] are just and discreet. I cannot agree with you that Detroit is the best place to exert yourself for future prosperity." Includes some news about Pacificus. Edward and Lycurgus who was then "with a company of Col. Stephenson's regiment as surgeon."

Box: 2 Fold: 8 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 7/27/1848

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Detroit. Concerns some monetary misdemeanor of William Marcellus.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 10/6/1848

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. Concerns exchanging food stuffs and household items.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 10/23/1848

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. Concerns commissions for various edible and cloth goods to J. Placidus for family members. Includes appended ALS from Robert B. Ord to Placy.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 5/9/1849

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Little Fort Illinois, Illinois. Includes some family news. Also comments on gold prospecting in the area: "The gold fever here is not very extensive and few I believe will leave for the El Dorado this year, mainly because sufficient funds cannot be raised."

Box: 2 Fold: 12 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 6/25/1849

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. Contains family news, particularly concerning brothers, Pacificus, James Lycurgus and Edward in California: "We have rec'd. good news from California...from Robt. and...Edward...Edward writes that they are all well. Were all about leaving Monterey for the mines where Pacificus would with Lycurgus deal mainly in merchandising. Edwd. and Robt. would set into digging for gold...Lycurgus has cleared in gold $50,000 and puchased several valuable lots."

Box: 2 Fold: 13 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 9/23/1849

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. More news about the brothers, Pacificus, James Lycurgus, Robert, and Edward, the former three prospecting for gold in California, and Edward "in the City of Angels where he is surveying." Also, "James Andre is with us, he has been on a spree for a week and is very sick, has the spasms and can retain nothing on his stomach."

@ Note: p.3 of letter torn away.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 11/22/1849

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Sault St. Marie to Detroit. More family news. Letter partially torn away.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 2/24/1850; 6/7/1850

DESCRIPTION: Contains fragment of ALS from James Ord dated 2/24/1850. Also complete ALS (minus fragment torn from p.3) dated from Washington, DC. 6/7/1850. Gives news that John Stephen is attending Georgetown College and Georgiana is attending the academy of the Convent of the Visitation (present-day: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, DC.)

Box: 2 Fold: 16 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 7/18/1850

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Detroit. Family news, including illness of Edward.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 9/28/1850

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington to Detroit. Brief note enclosing a newspaper. Includes adjuration to look after the family property at Sault St. Marie.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 3/17/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Detroit. Conveys news of Edward and "the boys at California," namely, Robert, James Lycurgus, Pacificus and his wife Maria Louisa Pogue. Concerning the last, refers to the suit pending between the Corporation of New Orleans and Baltimore dependents and the heirs of John McDonough of New Orleans. Maria Louisa was an heir.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 4/25/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan: "My dear Son - By a letter received from Edward yesterday I learn you contemplate going to the Sault to live and keep a store...We are all satisfied that you may do well by a well assorted store, having articles found in a druggist establishment, a soda fountain, a few books, etc. etc." Continues with other general family news.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 8/20/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Grantville, Allegheny County, Maryland to Sault St. Marie. Conveys news extracted from a letter received from James Lycurgus who reports that he met with "Dan Cresap (the tailor)" in Sacramento. Includes other family news including some of Georgiana's doings.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 10/21/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Primarily concerns the dispensation of the Ord property at Sault St. Marie.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 11/11/1851

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Conveys advice on business matters and news of the family.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/4/1852

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Conveys miscellaneous family news re the siblings.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 4/7/1852

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Sault St. Marie. Concerns financial matters.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 7/3/1852

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus at Sault St. Marie. Includes general family news, particularly of William Marcellus, John Stephen and Edward. Reference to "Your cousin Loxley [Thistle]," as well as to his sister Rebecca Thistle.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/14/1853

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes family news of Edward and his brothers. Also comments on Placy's career prospects: "How are your prospects for the place in the Indian Department? To tell you the truth, I think that you may do better at almost anything else, you perhaps differ with me."

Box: 2 Fold: 27 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 4/28/1853

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 5/12/1853

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Family news includes reference to cousins, Rebecca Thistle and Loxley H. Thistle.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 5/31/1853

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Cumberland, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Conveys family news of Edward and John Stephen.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 8/31/1853

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Grantsville, Allegheny County, Maryland to Saginaw, Michigan. Reports on each of the siblings.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 1/23/1854

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Includes news of William Marcellus. Also, includes transcriptions of letters from Edward to his father; from Robert B. Ord to John Stephen Ord; from James Lycurgus to Georgiana; and from John Stephen to his father.

Box: 2 Fold: 32 James Ord to James Placidus Ord
Date: 3/13/1854

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from James Ord to his son James Placidus. Written from Washington, DC to Saginaw, Michigan. Conveys family news, including transcription of a letter to James Ord from James Lycurgus. Also mentions the ruling of the Supreme Court against the heirs of the estate of John McDonough, of which Maria Louisa Pogue (Pacificus' wife) was a claimant. James Ord comments: "I think that it is all for the best after all. What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul. I do however think that the decision was a very erroneous one. The heirs should in justice and equity have had the estate without finding fault with anyone."

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