Is it possible to see Robert Gould Shaw’s letters?
We have many of Robert Gould Shaw's letters here in manuscript, together with many other Shaw family papers. These papers are restricted because of fragility and readers must consult access copies. A digital copy of the papers is available online.
The letters are also available (and far more legible) in printed form, edited with a biographical introduction by Russell Duncan. Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Russell Duncan, ed. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992).