Elias Riggs Monfort Papers
The Monfort papers contain the Civil War letters of E.R. Monfort and Emma Taylor (who later married him), and their family, especially Margaret Monfort (E.R.'s sister), and J. Gordon Taylor (Emma's brother). The originals are available at the Duggan Library Archives, Hanover College (Hanover, Ind.).
Hanover students from GW143/144 "Autobiography: History" and His225 "The History of the American Midwest" are transcribing the letters (see below). Page images are also available.
For more on the people, places, and events discussed in the letters, see the Guide to the Elias Riggs Monfort Letter Collection.
Note that E.R. used both the "Monfort" and "Montfort"
Elias Riggs Monfort letters
Margaret Monfort letters
Emma Taylor letters
J. Gordon Taylor letters
letters to Elias Riggs Monfort, from various correspondents
letters to Emma Taylor, from various correspondents