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Henry Charles Letters
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Jamie Dunn, June 2013

Biographical Note:

Henry Charles was born about 1822 in Indiana.  He married Olive Ann Jackson on February 17, 1850, in Randolph County, Indiana.  After Olive’s death, he married Michale [last name unknown].  Charles had at least 11 children with his first wife, and at least two children with his second wife.  Throughout his life, he worked as a teacher and a doctor.  Charles died between 1880 and 1900.


Information found within collection
“Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 19, 2013.
“Indiana Marriages to 1850.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 19, 2013.
National Archives and Records Administration.  “1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 U.S. Census.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 19, 2013.
“U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865.”  Ancestry.  Accessed June 19, 2013.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of fourteen letters from Charles to Sarah and Tamar Thorn in Selma, Ohio.  Charles writes about his life and family, abolitionism, and his Quaker faith.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

1848-1858 Letters from Henry Charles to Sarah and Tamar Thorn

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1848-1858
Provenance:  Nell C. Terrill, date unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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Collection Notes: 

MA BA 7-12-2013