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Joanna M. Lane letter

 Collection — Folder: S0803
Identifier: S0803

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Joanna M. Lane to author and historian, Benson J. Lossing, on December 8, 1863. The letter contains Mrs. Lane's comments regarding life in Washington D.C., the situation in the House of Representatives and the expected election of Schulyer Colfax as Speaker of the House, and the growing feelings against General Mead.


  • 1863/12/06


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

Joanna M. Elston Lane was born on September 28, 1826 at Crawfordsville, Indiana to Major Isaac C. and Maria Elston. She married Henry S. Lane on February 11, 1845. Her husband was a U.S. Congressman, Indiana Governor, and served as U.S. Senator from Indiana during the Civil War. Mrs. Lane died on April 6, 1914.

Sources: "Joanna Maria Elston Lane." Find a Grave Index. Accessed January 26, 2016.

"Mrs. H.S. Lane, a Noted Indiana Woman, is Dead." The Crawfordsville Journal. April 6, 1914.


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 Joseph Rubinfine on 1975/10/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/01/28 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/28 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.