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Mahala A. Barnett letter, 1862/03/16

Barnett, Mahala A., (creator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1858 (Text) 00000106668080 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/04/22 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/04/22 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a March 16, 1862 letter written by Mahala A. Barnett and sent to a George Washington, who was most likely the George Washington from Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana who had enlisted in Company H, 46th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. In the letter she mentions family members, the war and wanting the soldiers to come home, and enjoying going to the Good Templer lodge. Addressed to "Dear Brother," she ends her letter by saying that she would remain his friend in "Faith, hope and Charity.".
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Mahala A. Barnett 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:
Mahala A. Barnett was born around 1850 in Fulton County, Indiana, one of eleven children of Thomas W. and Mary (Troutman) Barnett. She is not found on census records after 1860 and neither her father's obituary in 1882 nor her mother's obituary in 1891 name her as one of their five living children. Sources: Information found within collection. "Mahala A. Barnett." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 22, 2021. "Mehalia Barnett." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 22, 2021. "Obituary." Rochester Republican (Ind.), November 9, 1882. "Obituary." Rochester Weekly Republican (Ind.), January 15, 1891.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Museum.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Independent Order of Good Templars.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Fulton County (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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