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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1429 (Text) 00000106178080 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General Note:
Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/05/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This single sheet, folded once, makes three sides for writing and the fourth page for an envelope, addressed to Mr. Sam'l P. Williams, Lima, LaGrange County, Indiana. It was written on December 11, 1840. The first two pages are from his brother Thomas, and the third page is from his mother, M. Williams. Thomas wrote: "I hope it will not be eight years again before you and I may meet our parents, brothers and sisters at home. Father left for Long Island." He gives family news. He wrote: "We all depend on seeing your wife next summer."
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Samuel P. Williams letter, 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:
Samuel P. Williams was born about 1815 in Connecticut. In 1840 (when the letter was written) and in 1870 (when the federal census taker came to his house), he was living in Lima, LaGrange County, Indiana. He was 55 and his wife Jane was 48. They had four children living with them: Mary C. (age 22); Ella J. (age 20); Catherine (age 12); and Jane P. (age 10).
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Katherine and Jane Williams on 1942/12/01.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: LaGrange County (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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