The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Palmer
Family. The correspondence, written during the mid to late nineteenth century, discusses the Civil War and family matters
Ohio and South Carolina. Transcriptions of most of the letters are also found in the Papers. The family memorabilia consists
of an undated carte de visite and an invitation to a 1911 family reunion.
John Egerton Palmer IV (1793-1877) emigrated to the United States from England in 1819 and settled in Richland County,
Ohio. In 1820, he married Mary Ward (1801-1874) and they had the following children: John Egerton V, William Joseph, Thomas
Sharp, Mary Elizabeth, Jane Ward, Artamesia May, Caroline, Charles Ward, Joseph Ward, and Annie Frances. John Egerton IV was
described as a strong abolitionist whose farm served as a station on the underground railroad.
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