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Pioneers -- Indiana -- Correspondence

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Barton Griffith papers

 Collection — Folder S2183
Identifier: S2183
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostats of original letters written between 1821 and 1832, along with their typed transcripts, from members of the Griffith Family in Indiana to each other and to relatives in Pennsylvania, concerning family matters, daily life and settling in Indiana, unrest between Native Americans and white pioneers, trade, national politics including discussion of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson. All of the correspondents were probably Quakers, based on their...

George Knight Hester collection

 Collection — Folder S2185
Identifier: S2185
Scope and Contents There are four items in this collection: (1) Rev. George Knight Hester's 1851 Diary, which is really a memoir, consisting of 18 typed pages; (2-3) a partial letter from Saguaches, Colorodo, written on November 14, no year, to "Sister dear" on brown paper with no signature, accompanied by a transcription of the letter; and (4) "Papers Relating To The Hester Family" compiled by the Indiana State Library, 1926. The 1851 document gives the family history from Germany to America,...

Jehiel W. Goltry letter

 Collection — Folder S0523
Identifier: S0523
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of a letter from Jehiel W. Goltry in Jennings County, Indiana from December 10, 1840 describing pioneer life in Jennings County.

Julia Ainsworth letter

 Collection — Folder S009
Identifier: S0009
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter written by Julia [Ainsworth] to Desire Gallup on April 4, 1838, regarding the difficulties she is having, living on the frontier in City West, Indiana.

L. C. Smith letter

Identifier: S1209
Scope and Contents This collection includes a letter from L. C. Smith to Simeon Chase in Wayne County, Indiana on December 2, 1818 regarding the county, health of the people, and his salary as a teacher.

Mace family letters

 Collection — Folder S1406
Identifier: S1406
Scope and Contents This collection includes eight letters written to and from Macy family members ranging from 1816 to 1826. Mary Hardy Mace wrote five of the letters, including one sent from Ontario (New York?) to Benjamin’s brother Ely at Tewksbury, Massachusetts on November 10, 1816 and four letters sent from Washington (Clark County), Indiana to Benjamin’s parents in Tewksbury (November 3, 1817 and September 10, 1820), Benjamin’s brother Isaac (September 9, 1818), and to her "parents, brothers & sisters"...

Pressey family papers

 Collection — Folder S1078
Identifier: S1078
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from brothers Peter and Charles Pressey of Carlisle, Indiana, to Daniel Pressey of Rockingham, New Hampshire, and later, West Newbury, Massachusetts, ranging from 1812 to 1826, regarding family life and finance. The collection also includes a probate record for Daniel Pressey, dated June 8, 1832, naming Anna Pressey as executrix.

William McCutchan family letters

 Collection — Folder S0875
Identifier: S0875
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from McCutchan family members who settled in Indiana and Ohio to their father and brother in Augusta County, Virginia ranging from 1819 to 1853. The majority of the correspondence is from siblings William McCutchan, Jr., Elizabeth (McCutchan) Straine, Jane (McCutchan) Smiley, Martha (McCutchan) Steele, and Mary Steele (McCutchan) Porter, who settled with their spouses in Parke County, Indiana, and their brother, Samuel McCutchan in Floyd County, Indiana, to...

Yandes family papers

 Collection — Folder S1479
Identifier: S1479
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from the Yandes family in Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, and Cuba ranging from 1833 to 1891 regarding local and family news, women's education, business, the Indiana State House, national and local politics, and the Civil War. Mary Yandes' letter to Ann Hampson on July 15, 1837 mentions Zerelda Gray Sanders' marriage to Governor David Wallace of Indiana (one year prior). There are also trade cards for Yandes family businesses in Indianapolis, Indiana, two blank greeting...