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Lambert family papers

 Collection — Folder: S0799
Identifier: S0799

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photostatic copies of a contract between William Myers of Decatur County, Indiana and David Pigg regarding a six-month farm labor contract (March 30, 1846) and a letter written by Lazena Lambert from Clermont, Indiana to her brother, Henry, relating information about village life, a singing school, and her upcoming marriage to Dr. J. P. Graham (October 21, 1852).


  • 1846-1852


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John and Lucinda Lambert came to Indiana in 1830, settling near Clermont in Marion County. They had four children: Paschal (1831-1916), Henry (1834-1863), Lazena (1837-1863), and Nancy. John and Lucinda died of typhoid fever in 1842 leaving their children orphans. Paschal lived with his uncle, Robison Turpin, for three years then lived with William Myers (brother-in-law of Robison Turpin) in Decatur County, Indiana until 1852. Henry lived with Myers for a period of time and Lazena lived with her Turpin relatives until her marriage in 1852 to Dr. James P. Graham. Paschal married Eliza H. Saunders (1833-1921) and of their six children, only Sue (1858-1940), Zena (1863-1933), and Clara (1866-1950) lived to adulthood.

Sources: "Luzena Lambert." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 25, 2017. "Paschal Lambert." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 25, 2017.

"P.T. Lambert Dead After Long Illness." Greensburg Standard (IN), December 29, 1916.

"The Pioneers. Our Oldest Citizens, Who Made This Country What It Is." Greensburg Standard (IN), January 11, 1907.


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 photostatic copies made by the Indiana State Library from originals in possession of Sue Lambert on 1939/12/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/02/28 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/28 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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