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John M. Conyers ephemera 1865.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0292 (Text) 00000106657919 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 folder

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General Note:
Finding Aid: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2011
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
One sheet of paper, 7” x 9”, with 14 locks of hair, braided and unbraided.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
John M. Conyers ephemera, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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 or Historical Data:
Locks of hair, braided and decorated by women, who wrote their names in pencil on the paper to which they are attached. The ribbons are blue, pink, purple, black, and one is green, shaped like a leaf. The arrangement of hair is intricate. Three are in circles without any braiding. The others are all arranged in tiny curls. The paper is lined, folded several times, and torn at the center. The blonde hair has the name Y. I. Bennett inside the circle. H. M. Garret is written inside the brown braided hair with blue ribbon. A. W. Bennett is in the light brown circle with black ribbon. M. E. Perry is inside the braided brown hair near the hole in the paper. This paper was presented to John Conyers on the day of his induction into Company G, 11th Regiment, on March 29, 1865.
Subject: Conyers, John M.
Hair in art > Specimens.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre: Hairwork jewelry.

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