Scope and Contents
This collection is divided into two folders: 1836-1838 and 1838-1853. The original letters include those written by Joshua Soule, a dentist in Indianapolis, and his fiance, Eliza Lawson of Lebanon, Ohio. Some of the other correspondents are William Brown, Andrew Kennedy, and James Whitcomb. Letters dated 1843-1844 regard Democratic party politics.
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This collection is open for research.
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Joshua Soule was born December 6, 1806, in Avon, Franklin County, Maine, to Reverend Joshua and Sarah Jane Soule. Joshua married Eliza M. Lawson on April 17, 1839, in Lebanon, Ohio. He was a dentist in Indianapolis, where he was living in 1850 when the census taker recorded his family thus: Joshua, 50 (should be 43 or 44); Eliza, 42; C. V., 11; Julia L., 9; Margaret H., 8; and Charles E., 4. Dr. Soule died on August 15, 1853, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery (now defunct) in downtown Indianapolis.
0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
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