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Charlotte Farnham Leonard letter

 Collection — Folder: S0822
Identifier: S0822

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a June 15, 1848 letter written by Charlotte Farnham Leonard of Madison, Indiana to Reverend Samuel F. Jarvis of Middletown, Connecticut. Her letter is written on a June 14, 1848 circular printed by members of the Episcopal congregation of Christ Church in Madison and Jackson Kemper, the Bishop in charge of the Diocese of Indiana. The circular was created to try and raise money to build a "suitable house for public worship". Mrs. Leonard was a former parishioner of Rev. Jarvis and she wrote to "beseech" him to help obtain the funds needed to built a church.


  • 1848 June


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

Charlotte Farnham Leonard was born April 15, 1796 at Newburyport, Massachusetts to William and Hanna Farnham. She was the second wife of George W. Leonard (1790-1856) of Madison, Indiana whom she married on June 10, 1935 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Charlotte passed away on November 28, 1862 and is buried in Springdale Cemetery in Madison.

Sources: "Charlotte Farnham." Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. Accessed April 8, 2017. "George W Leonard." U.S. Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930. Accessed April 8, 2017. "Charlotte Farnham Leonard." Find a Grave Index. Accessed April 8, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Frances Edwards on 1946/02/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/04/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/04/08 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.