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Annie Goodrich Ellsworth collection

 Collection — Folder: S421
Identifier: S0421

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed chronology from E.R. Shute in New York City in 1947 regarding Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and Annie Goodrich Ellsworth and a typed, carbon copy of information from various sources regarding Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and Annie Goodrich Ellsworth, dates unknown.


  • 1947

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

Annie Goodrich Ellsworth was born in 1827 to Henry Leavitt, a prominent lawyer and U.S. Commissioner of Patents, and Nancy Allen (Goodrich) Ellsworth in Hartford, Connecticut. She wrote the first telegraph message, "What hath God Wrought" in 1844, which Samuel Morse sent from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, MD. She married Roswell Chamberlain Smith on July 5, 1852 in Indiana. Roswell, N.M. was founded by one of their six children, Van C. and named for his father, Roswell. They moved to New York in 1870. They lived in Mont Clair, New Jersey in 1880 with one of their children, Julia G. Inness and her husband, George. Annie died on January 21, 1900 in Manhattan, New York.

Information found within the collection.

"Ellsworth, Annie G." City of Roswell, New Mexico Official Site. Retrieved 06/30/2014.

"El[l]sworth, Annie G." Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 06/25/2014.

"Smith, Annie". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 06/30/2014.

"Smith, Annie". New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948. Retrieved 06/30/2014.

"Smith, Roswell". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 06/30/2014.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/30 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/30 by Edythe Huffman.
Annie Goodrich Ellsworth collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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