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George Slocum letter

 Collection — Folder: S2470
Identifier: S2470

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photostat copy of a letter written by George Slocum and sent to his aunt Frances Slocum in care of A. E. Godfrey of Peru, Miami County, Indiana. Dated December 28, 1845, the letter was written upon his return home to Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio following his visit with his aunt in Indiana.


  • 1845/12/28


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

George Remington Slocum was born on July 3, 1822 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Isaac and Elizabeth (Patrick) Slocum. He married Eliza Ophelia Pierce on January 4, 1843 at Sandusky, Ohio and they had seven children. George was the nephew of Frances Slocum, a woman who was taken captive by Delaware warriors in 1778 when she was five years old and was later adopted as a member of the Miami tribe. In November 1846, George and his family moved to Indiana and lived on a farm in Wabash County only a few miles away from where Frances lived along the banks of the Mississinewa River near Peru, Indiana. George died on January 28, 1860.


"Died." Indiana Herald (Huntington, Ind.), February 8, 1860.

Lewis Publishing Company. Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana. Vol. II. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1898.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles C. Thomas on 1949/02/25.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original letter may be found in the following collections:

S1197: Frances Slocum letter

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S1196: Eliza O. Slocum diary

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/10/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/19 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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