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Henry and Sarah Conn correspondence

 Collection — Folder: S3391
Identifier: S3391

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Henry and Sarah Conn to L. T. Hewens, a medical doctor in Oakalla, Illinois, regarding the use of an abortifacient drug during March 1863.


  • 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

Henry B. Conn was born in Fountain County, Indiana to George L. Conn and Nancy Bishop Conn in 1831. He enlisted in the 113th Illinois Infantry, Company D, and was stationed at Camp Butler near Springfield, Illinois. Conn died on July 4, 1863 due to disease while serving during the Civil War. He is burried at the Del Rey Cemetery-Lehigh Graveyard in Iroquois County, Illinois.

Biographical Note

Sarah Ann Wilson Conn Looker was born on July 23, 1831. She married Henry B. Conn and had two children, Charles Henry Conn and Ella Gertrude Conn.

After Henry's death, she married Robert O. Looker. Sarah died on January 4, 1911 and is buried with Robert at the Onarga Cemetery in Iroquois County, Illinois.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Cowan's Auction in October 2015.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/11/06 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/06 by Bethany Fiechter.
Henry and Sarah Conn correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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