Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Elliott, J.B. mss., 1851-1853, are letters written by and to John Bennett Elliott, 1836-1904, student at Indiana University, 1852-1853, and later farmer and fruit grower of Harmony Township, Posey County, Ind. The letters describe life at the University at the time. They include letters to Elliott from John Watson Foster and Jacob Vance Wolfe, students at the University, J. Edward Clarke of New Harmony, Ind., and Madison Safford of Cambridge, Vermont, and letters from Elliott to his mother and sister, Mrs. John Elliott and Miriam Elliott of New Harmony, Indiana.

The letters are accompanied by transcripts made by Elfrieda Lang, Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library, Indiana University.

Collection size: 11 items

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