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John M. Conyers Ephemera
Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2011
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.
One sheet of paper, 7” x 9”, with 14 locks of hair, braided and unbraided.
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March 29, 1865 See Above
Size of Collection: 1 folder, 1 item
Collection Dates: 1865
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None