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Childs Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: msc0547
This collection is comprised entirely of letters between members of the Childs family in various places in Iowa, such as Mount Vernon, Camanche, Low Moor, and Lyons, and Philadephia, Pennsylvania. All are handwritten and some envelopes are included. Though the correspondence is carried on throughout the war years, there is very little mention of the war. Mostly the letters deal with farming and farm prices and domestic cares.

Dates

  • 1849-1889
  • 1860-1870

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Extent

0.50 linear feet

Abstract

Letters of the Childsfamily in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania and members of the family in Clinton County , Iowa , including the towns of Low Moor, Lyons, and Camanche. Though the correspondence is carried on during the Civil War, the letters have mostly to do with domestic affairs.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was purchasedby the University of Iowa Libraries in 2002.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)