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Rebecca Jane Shell correspondence

 Collection — Folder: S1173
Identifier: S1173

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of five letters sent to Rebecca Jane Shell during the U.S. Civil War ranging from 1862 to 1863. She received a November 4, 1862 letter from her brother John while he was at Camp Sullivan in Indianapolis; an April 19, 1863 letter from Marcus C. Crowley sent from Boston Station, Kentucky; two letters letter from her brother William from Camp Salt River Bridge in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky (May 16, 1863) and Camp Bardstown Junction, Bullitt County, Kentucky (October 2, 1863); and a August 11, 1863 letter sent by I.F. Myres (Isaac F. Myers?) from "Bards Town Junction, Bullet Co. KY."


  • 1862-1863


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

Rebecca Jane Shell was born on October 20, 1845 in Fountain County, Indiana to Strother and Elizabeth Shell. She had several brothers and sisters, including John (1842-1908) and William (1844-1902), who both served in Company C, 63rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. Rebecca married Henry Hershberger on June 3, 1865 and they had five children. She died at the age of 60 on September 17, 1906.

Sources: "Rebecca Shell." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 27, 2017. "Rebecca J. Shell." Illinois Marriage Index, 1851-1900. Accessed September 27, 2017. "Rebecca J. Hershberger." Find a Grave Memorial 35326576. Accessed September 27, 2017.


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 Mrs. James Maresko on 1967/05/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/10/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 201710/03 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.