Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hains mss., ca. 1842–1851, consist of letters from Samuel P. Hains primarily to Adam H. Atkinson. Haines was sent to Indiana by his friend Atkinson, who apparently gave him a piece of the land to farm as his share. In these 11 letters, Hains shares details of his experiences in Swan, Indiana in Noble County, near Fort Wayne.

Acquired: 2008

Collection size: 11 items

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