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.).

Students in various Hanover College history classes are transcribing the letters (see below). 

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" spellings.

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

Letters to J.G. Taylor, from various corespondents

Other letters (not to or from the four principal correspondents listed above)

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