Collection ID: LMC 1433
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
The Hadley, E. mss., 1861-1888, consists of letters written during and after the Civil War to Indiana farmer Enos Hadley, 1825-1893.
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Hadley, E. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Hadley, E. mss. consists of letters written to Enos Hadley of Hendricks County, Indiana, from friends and relatives fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Most of these letters were written 1862-1864. Prominent among the writers are William Smith, Hadley's brother-in-law, and E. Hunt, a friend. While most letters are addressed to Hadley, also included are letters addressed to Hadley's wife, Susan Hadley (from her brother, William), and letters addressed to other persons.

While most letters were written over a two-year period, the contents of this collection span 1861-1888.

Biographical / Historical:

Enos Hadley, 1825-1893, was born on 10 June 1825 near Plainfield, Indiana, to early settlers of Hendricks County. Raised on a frontier farm, he worked as a schoolteacher until he started his own farm in Washington Township. He was a Republican and was involved in local politics as a trustee and commissioner. On 14 November 1850, Hadley married Susan Smith, 1834-1911, whose Kentucky-born parents were also early settlers of Hendricks County. Her brother, William Smith, 1838-1864, of Danville, IN, was a First Lieutenant in the 53rd Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. He was killed in action at the Battle of Atlanta on 22 July 1864. Smith's friend, E. Hunt (possibly Eleazer Hunt, 1834-1901, or Erastus Hunt, 1830-), was also a soldier in the Union Army and knew the Hadleys.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 2003
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Hadley, E. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu