This series consists of materials relating to the DeGrasse family, including a document, 31
[September] 1776, approving provisions used by officers on board the L'Intrepide, signed by Le Comte de Grasse; and John Van Surley DeGrasse's account
book, 1852-1855, relating to his work as a doctor in Boston and listing the names of his
patients, medical services provided, and charges assessed. This series also contains materials
relating to John DeGrasse's enrollment in the 35th Regiment of the North Carolina Colored
Infantry during the Civil War, including a letter, 9 May 1863, from Lt. Col. James C. Beecher
to DeGrasse about when he was to report for duty, as well as a photocopy of his muster roll.
This series includes a typescript of a letter, 23 December 1866, from Charles Sumner to John
DeGrasse and autobiographical statements written by John DeGrasse and his brother Isaiah
DeGrasse. This series also contains newspaper clippings, copies of vital records, and
photocopies of secondary sources about the DeGrasse family and their spouses.