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Correspondence, 1859-1885

 Series 1

Series I consists of letters sent to Rev. John McConnell from his brother, George McConnell, his sister-in-law Catharine McConnell, his nephew Joseph Sharp McConnell, fellow ministers in the German Reformed Church, doctors, and bankers. Subjects covered in the family correspondence include news of deaths and marriages, as well as George McConnell's troubles with unemployment, delinquent children, and the illness of his wife Catharine. The correspondence with church officials deals with McConnell leaving a church in Corydon, Indiana, and taking up a position in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, with a conflict between McConnell and a minister already in the Greensburg church, and with donations of clothing to McConnell and his family. The business correspondence concerns arrangements for medical procedures and financial transactions. The arrangement is chronological.


  • 1859-1885

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