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Sallie J. Tedrow letter

 Collection — Folder: S2584
Identifier: S2584

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 1 handwritten letter from Sallie J. Tedrow in Lanesville, Indiana on June 14, 1864. Within the letter, Tedrow discussed contemporary politics and the U.S. Civil War, with references to a brother, apparently a war casuality, as well as another letter recipient. She instructed her correspondent to direct future correspondence to Germantown.


  • 1864/06/14


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

Sallie J. Tedrow resided in Lanesville, Indiana in 1864, when she wrote a letter to a soldier friend with comments about current politics and the Civil War. The addressee of the letter, "Cousin" W-----, may be her future husband George W. Lewis. Lewis enlisted in the 3rd Indiana Cavalry, 45th Indiana Regiment, which was active near Richmond, Virginia in late spring of 1864. George W. Lewis married Tedrow in September, 1865 in Marion County, Indiana.

Sources: Indiana, Index to Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Accessed 2015.

Turner, Ann. Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts. Indianapolis : Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from within the Indiana State Library on 1975/11/13.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in June 1997 by J.C. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/10 by Ruth Bogan. EAD finding aid revised 2015/12/08 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.