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Beard, Collins, Fisher and Weaver families of Illinois and Ohio other documents, 1852-1864

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 9-11, item: 73-76
Identifier: MSS 339

Scope and Contents

Series contains a will, a certificate of draft exemption, and advertising flyers promoting tourism. The advertisements are undated; the draft exemption certificate is date October 10, 1864; the will of Edward Collins, May 27, 1852. Additionally, there is no context given for the storing of the flyers, which attract potential tourists to "New York After Dark" and to travel on the Saint Louis and Tennessee River by steamboat.


  • 1852-1864


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Letters in the collection were between the Beard, Collins, and Fisher families, who were all related. It appears that Thomas Beard and Thalia Collins were brother and sister and Thalia Collins was the mother of Fanny Fisher. The Weaver's are apparently related, but not clear as to how. Other family relationships as follows: L. Collins was the son of Thalia Collins; Hannah was the sister of Thalia; Anna Collins was the mother of Ann E. Collins; Hannah is also either the sister to Edward or Thalia Collins; Jedediah Beard was the father of Amy; Thalia Collins appears to be the mother of Thomas Collins; Selina Beard was the aunt of Fanny Fisher and apparently the sister of Thalia Collins; and Thalia appears to be the mother of Minerva Collins. Various events of the Civil War are mentioned because both Thomas Beard and Edward Collins were in the army, also Jedediah Beard. Lincoln's assassination was mentioned.


3 folders

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