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Guide to the Mary Bettle Letters

MSN/CW 5029


Collection Summary

Title: Mary Bettle letters
Dates: 1862 October 4
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5029
Creator: Bettle, Mary, 1833-1912
Extent: 2 folders; 2 items
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A pair of manuscript letters, each dated 4 October 1862, written to the Philadelphia Quaker Mary Bettle by two relatives, Sophia Jones and Elizabeth Williams. An enclosure in Jones's letter describes audiences of the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends with Salmon P. Chase, Edwin M. Stanton, and Lincoln, regarding exemption from the draft.

Selected Search Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Conscientious objectors
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
Society of Friends -- History -- 19th century

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection

Preferred Citation: Mary Bettle Letters, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Mary Bettle Letters were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2005, from Schmitt Investors Ltd. of Northport NY. Arranged and described 2006, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Items are arranged one per folder.

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