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Nathan Dix Coffin letters

Label
Nathan Dix Coffin letters, 1840-1847
Title
Nathan Dix Coffin letters
Inclusive dates
1840-1847
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes five copies of hand-written letters. The oldest is dated August 15, 1840. Three were written in 1847. One has no year, although August 28 and 29 are on the letter. The letters are addressed to Nathan D. Coffin in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, in 1840, and in Charlotteville, also Hancock County, in 1847. The letters are written by Alfred and Lydia Wheeler in Guilford County, North Carolina, where Nathan was born. The greeting is "Respected brother and sister." The letters give family news
Biographical or historical data
Nathan Dix Coffin was born on November 16, 1818, to Zacharias and Phebe (Starbuck) Coffin in Guilford County, North Carolina. He married Mary, who was born in 1818 or 1819. Their children with approximate years of birth were: John F. (1839); Oliver S. (1841); Anderson (1844); Elmina or Elinora (1846); Emily (1849); Clementine (1852); Orlando (1858); and Eldora (1862). Nathan and Mary lived at Blue River, Hancock County, Indiana, when the federal census was taken in 1850, 1860, and 1870. He died on September 13, 1908 in Hancock County.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffin, Nathan D
  • Correspondence
  • Family records
  • Hancock County (Ind.)
  • Guilford County (N.C.)
Label
Nathan Dix Coffin letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1843
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/07/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20272600
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation by John Shirk Coffin on 1974/12/17.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892516419
  • (OCoLC)892516419
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Nathan Dix Coffin letters
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1843
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/07/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20272600
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation by John Shirk Coffin on 1974/12/17.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892516419
  • (OCoLC)892516419
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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