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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2184 (Text) 218401-13285 Manuscripts Collection Available -

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2021/03/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/03/29 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a July 7, 1849 letter written by Sarah Pickrell at Wolf Creek in Sangamon County, Illinois to her niece who was later referred to in the letter as "Jane." Mrs. Pickrell mentions that she expected to send the letter with an Oliver Hall who was traveling to Greencastle, Indiana and her niece might see him, so it can be inferred that the niece lived in Indiana. The collection also includes photocopies of the letter with handwritten notations of names mentioned and copies of the memorial entries of Abel and Sarah Pickrell from the website FindaGrave.com that were printed on March 25, 2015.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Sarah Pickrell 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:
Sarah E. Taylor was born on October 31, 1784 in Pennsylvania. She married Abel Pickrell in Montgomery County, Kentucky in 1804 and they had six children: Jesse A., William S., Oliver B., Benjamin F., Evelyn, and Mary. The family moved to Shelby County, Kentucky in 1818 and then to Sangamon County, Illinois in the fall of 1831. Sarah died at the age of 76 on April 9, 1861. Sources: FindaGrave.com. "Sarah E. Taylor Pickrell." Find a Grace Memorial no. 29579804. Accessed March 29, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29579804/sarah-e.-pickrell. Power, John Carroll and S.A. Power. History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois: "Centennial Record" . Springfield, Ill: Edwin A. Wilson and Company, 1876.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Anderson Public Library on 2018/06/25.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Families > Illinois > Sangamon County.
Sangamon County (Ill.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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