Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S041
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters written from Mills Averill to family and friends living in New York ranging from 1836 to 1842. In his letters, Averill discusses life as a settler in Indiana. In his first letter, he discusses the trip to Indiana from New York, the character of the people in the area, public improvements, and the railroad. Averill also notes his work at building a cabin for his family and the plowing he had done. In the second letter, he spends a great deal of time...
Collection — Folder S615
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal narratives of Nancy Billingsley Hayes and Joseph Hayes, which cover the period from 1786 to 1824. The collection consists of photocopies of the original Hayes writings and typewritten transcripts of these writings. Nancy Hayes relates her experiences traveling west with her family and the first years of her marriage to Joseph. She describes the earthquake of December 1811 and local experiences during the War of 1812. Joseph Hayes relates his experiences and...
Collection — Folder S1146
Scope and Contents This collection contains one letter from R[obert] W. Allen to James Allen written on November 26, 1851. The letter discusses the influenza outbreak and that Frankfort, Indiana has been spared the worst of the flu. The incidence of death was low and there were few who contracted the illness. Also discussed are community members and their well being along with the hopes of a railroad passing through Rockville and connecting with Lafayette.
Collection — Folder S2457
Scope and Contents This collection includes a letter from Samuel and Hannah Taylor in Frankfort, Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. James Allen in Rockville, Indiana regarding family news, illness, the deaths of children, rural life, and Samuel Taylor's vocation as a preacher.
Collection — Folder S3325
Scope and Contents This collection includes two letters from Eva and Thomas Wood of Arkansas to C. F. Turner in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1934 regarding family illnesses, and the fact they are moving back to Camden, Arkansas, and Thomas's job at a furniture factory.
Collection — Folder 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...