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Seely Jayne papers

 Collection — Folder: S0716
Identifier: S0716

Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters from Seely Jayne to his wife Charlotte "Lottie" Jayne during his enlistment in the Union army ranging from 1861 to 1862. There is also a letter to his daughter, Ida M. (Jayne) Weaver to the War Department regarding her father's death during the Civil War on January 26, 1889, a tintype photograph of Seely Jayne, and two lyrics sheets with patriotic songs.


  • 1861-1862, 1889


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

Seely Jayne, born about 1836, lived near North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana. Jayne married Charlotte (Lottie) Mahan on 1858. They had one daughter, Ida (1860-1943). Jayne enlisted as a private in Company B, 6th Indiana Regiment, serving in Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi in 1861 and 1862 He was killed in action at the Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) on December 31, 1862. His daughter, Ida, married John L. Weaver in Jennings County, Indiana on February 4, 1880.


Items in the collection. "Ida M. Jayne." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed January 11, 2016. "Seely Jayne." Indiana, Civil War Soldier Database Index, 1861-1865. Accessed January 11, 2016. "Seely Jayne." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed January 11, 2016. "Seely Jayne." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed January 11, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation by Mrs. L.W. Gardner on 1960/05/24.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the Seely Jayne papers are available electronically in Indiana Memory:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/01/11 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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