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Batchelder Family Papers

Identifier: MsC0064

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Scope and Contents

The Batchelder Family Papers date from 1844 to 1976 and consists of notes, notebooks, sermons, lectures, correspondence, compositions writtern by the Batchelder daughters, Harriet Gearhart Batchelder's diary, photographs of Joseph M. Batchelder and Kate I. Jones, printed materials of Presbyterian churches, including oversized materials like a photograph of Presbyterian General Assembly, and a certificate of contribution, Five Million Fund.


  • Creation: 1847-1976
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1860-1889


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


0.75 Linear Feet

Photographs in Oversized folder other_unmapped

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Papers of Reverend Joseph Mayo Batchelder and his wife. Included are about 50 letters, written in the 1840s and 1850s, mostly from Peoria, Illinois and Owego, New York; an account book dated from 1848-1884; and a diary dated from 1847-1848. Manuscript sermons, and other items.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Jean Bonar of Fairfield, Iowa, in 1959.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
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