Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Williams, J.S. mss., 19th cent. are reminiscences under the title, "Skeleton's from a homespuner's closet," of John Samuel Williams, 1857-1940, Indiana schoolteacher. They relate to his life in Harrison County, Indiana, where he lived until 1879, and deal with schools, social life and customs, folklore, and Morgan's Raid.

Included also are a foreword containing biographical material about Williams by his daughter, Mrs. Inez Lysle Johnson, and word and music of some songs of pioneer days. Most of the songs were dictated to Mrs. Johnson by her father, but she has also included fragments of five songs given to her by her mother.

Collection size: 2 items

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