Scope and Contents
This collection includes six copies of the same manuscript, written in 1902, by Rhoda M. Coffin, 3232 Groveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.Mrs. Coffin tells about her work in preaching the Gospel along with her husband, Charles F. Coffin, in jails, workhouses, and prisons throughout the country, beginning in 1865. In the winter of 1868, Indiana Governor Conrad Baker asked her and Charles to visit the prisons at Michigan City and Jeffersonville, and make a private report to him. As a...