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Nathaniel Paige letter

 Collection — Folder: S1715
Identifier: S1715

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typewritten transcription made of a March 10, 1839 letter written by Nathaniel Paige of New London, Oneida County, New York and sent to his brother Joshua Paige at the "Blackcrick" post office of Sullivan County, Indiana. The letter conveys information regarding the death of their mother on May 29, 1837, farm prices, and family news. The transcribed copy was made from the original letter in the possession of Noah Stafford of Marco, Greene County, Indiana.


  • 1839/03/10

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

Nathaniel Paige lived in New London, Oneida County, New York and was the brother of Joshua Paige, an early pioneer of Indiana. Joshua was most likely the Joshua "Page" who lived in Stafford Township, Greene County, Indiana. Benjamin Stafford, Jr., also an early pioneer of the Hoosier state, arrived in Greene County (originally part of Sullivan County) in 1818 and the county township of Stafford is named for his family. Nancy A.(Page) Davis, possibly Joshua's daughter, married Benjamin Stafford, Jr. in 1846 and they had eight children, including Noah (1851-1938). Noah was a lifelong resident of Greene County and was the donor of this collection.


Information found within collection. "Joshua Page." 1840 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 20, 2020. "Nancy A. Davis." Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850. Accessed March 20, 2020.

History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, State of Indiana. Chicago: GoodSpeed Bros. and Company, 1884.

"Noah Stafford Taken by Death." Linton Daily Citizen (Ind.), February 11, 1938.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



this collection consists of one letter.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Noah Stafford.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/03/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/03/20 by Laura Eliason.
Nathaniel Paige letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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