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Julia Ainsworth letter

 Collection — Folder: S009
Identifier: S0009

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Julia [Ainsworth] to Desire Gallup on April 4, 1838, regarding the difficulties she is having, living on the frontier in City West, Indiana.


  • 1838

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

No information is available on Julia Ainsworth. No last name is given in the letter for the sender, but the donor believed it to be Ainsworth.

Her cousin, the recipient, was Desire (Ball) Gallup, from Mystic, Connecticut. She later married Palmer Gallup, a math teacher from Springfield, Massachusetts. The donor provided information on Desire Ball.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ellen Cheney Fish.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2004 December by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Brittany Kropf.
Julia Ainsworth letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.