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Gapen family papers, [1834-ca. 1920]
BANC MSS P-W 1
Collection Overview

Title:

Gapen family papers, [1834-ca. 1920]

Creator/Contributor:

Gapen, William, 1817-1850, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Davis, Frances Gapen.

Creator/Contributor:

Chester, John M.

Creator/Contributor:

Gapen, Otho.

Creator/Contributor:

Gapen, Stephen.

Creator/Contributor:

Gregg, W. H.

Creator/Contributor:

McRae, Calvin.

Creator/Contributor:

Tyler, W. W.

Creator/Contributor:

Hubbard, G. M.

Creator/Contributor:

Segraves, William.

Abstract:

Chiefly correspondence of William Gapen, who died of cholera June 13, 1850, en route to California from Dublin, Indiana. Seven letters are to his wife, 1839 and 1850; one to his father-in-law, 1850. Six letters to him, 1834-1850, mostly of personal character, are by John M. Chester, Otho Gapen, Stephen Gapen, W.H. Gregg, Calvin McRae, and W.W. Tyler. A statement by G.M. Hubbard, June 13 and August 5, 1850, relates the circumstances of Gapen's death. A letter by Otho Gapen to C.B. McRae and Sarah (Gapen) McRae, 1851, concerns the administration of their father's will; one by William Segraves to "Cosin Charley," 1862, is of Civil War interest; letters of 1863 and 1864 to "Frank" and "My Dear Children" by "Father" describe a railroad journey through Indiana and Ohio.

Date:

1834 (issued)

Subject:

McRae, C. B -- Correspondent.
McRae, Sarah Gapen
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Cholera
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Note:

Photostats (negatives)
Originals in: possession of Francis Haines (1945)
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited.

Type:

Family papers.

Physical Description:

13 folders in portfolio.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-W 1

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited.