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Forrest L. Spencer collection 1840-1892.

Bailiff family, (creator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1227 (Text) 00000106660541 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/01/19 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/01/19 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/27 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes correspondence and papers pertaining to the Nelson, Sturgis, and Bailiff families ranging from 1840 to 1892 in Jennings County, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, and Kansas. The papers include U.S. Civil War letters and a military discharge from George Nelson (1861-1863), documents relating to Susan Bailey, Martha A. Sturgis, and E. Blanchard (1877-1878), and a wedding invitation (1892).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Forrest L. Spencer collection, 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:
When he was 79 years old, Forrest L. Spencer, 2905 South Van Asselt Court, Seattle, Washington, sent these letters to the Curator of History, Museum of Indiana. They were mailed on April 10, 1968. The following year, the Indiana State Museum donated the letters to the State Libary. These letters pertain to the Nelson, Sturgis, and Bailiff families, who were related to Forrest Spencer.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Museum in 1969.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Bailiff family.
Nelson family.
Sturges family.
Families.
Military discharge.
Weddings.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Jennings County (Ind.)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
Genre: Correspondence.
Invitations.

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