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Tilghman Howard Swaim collection

Label
Tilghman Howard Swaim collection, 1943
Title
Tilghman Howard Swaim collection
Inclusive dates
1943
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Written by Tilghman Howard Swaim, these 2 essays are typed with a few corrections and additions in ink. The 6 page essay is the "Biography of Colonel Jehu B. Swaim of Parke County, Indiana." In this document, Tilghman writes about his family history beginning with 3 Swaim brothers who came from Holland to New York in the 17th century. The Michael Swaim family lived in North Carolina, and moved to Parke County, Indiana, when Jehu (1803-1882) was 15 years old. Jehu was involved in various pursuits, including farming, delivering the mail, shoemaking, and blacksmithing. He was a Baptist, a Democrat, and leader in the militia in Parke County. The 4 page essay entitled "Part 2: Inovation" was written in 1923, and tells about progress in the "forty years since father's death." Tilghman relates the family practice of gathering at Christmas to communicate with their deceased relatives. He wrote about the "Wireless Age," the telegraph and telephone, and mental telepathy. On page two, Tilghman wrote: "Spiritual telepathy has been employed by us here in our home for years... and we have found for a truth that the so-called dead, are even more alive than in the earth life, and retain their love and interest in those left behind." On pages 3 and 4, he quotes some of "the many communications received telepathically from father." Some examples are: "life is one continuous progression. We begin here just where we leave off there. Death does not change us." "I realize the Christ presence here far more than I ever did in the earth life. It is joy, peace and satisfaction to know that He is with us continually." "O, that all today who are mourning their loss of dear ones, could know, that there is no death or great separation between loved ones, what a joy it would bring to their aching hearts." In the second half of the 19th century, spiritualism was very popular in America
Biographical or historical data
Tilghman Howard Swaim, the author of these 2 essays, was born about 1844, the son of Jehu Barnes and Juliet Williams Swaim. Jehu Barnes Swaim was born on April 25, 1803, to Michael and Betsy Swaim in Wilkes County, North Carolina. About 1820, Michael moved his family to Parke County, Indiana, which is where Jehu spent the remainder of his life. Jehu married three times. His first wife had seven children, four of whom are listed in the 1850 census, thus: George, Martha, Rhoda, and Nancy. This wife died in 1842. He married Juliet Williams on July 30, 1843, and had four more children, three of whom are in the 1850 census: Tilghman, Ann, and Mary. Juliet died on September 4, 1851. Jehu's third wedding was on July 24, 1853. They had no children. When Jehu died on July 10, 1882, eight children survived him.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1844-1882
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swaim, Tilghman Howard
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Parke County (Ind.)
Label
Tilghman Howard Swaim collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2841
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/4/27 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
The 2 essays in this collection are arranged as paginated.
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
21086747
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 donation from the Rockville Public Library in April 1943.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990268177
  • (OCoLC)990268177
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
Tilghman Howard Swaim collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2841
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/4/27 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
The 2 essays in this collection are arranged as paginated.
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
21086747
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 donation from the Rockville Public Library in April 1943.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990268177
  • (OCoLC)990268177
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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