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Aaron Benedict Mead letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1024

Scope and Contents

June 24, 1877 letter from Aaron Benedict Mead to his mother detailing the train trip and the complete tour of the Illinois State Penitentiary in Jolietn. They visited all of the different departments including the cells, kitchen and dining hall, shoe shop, hospital, women's section and the prison grounds.


  • Created: June 24, 1877


Biographical / Historical

Chicago, Illinois loan and real estate agent in partnership with Albert L. Coe. His uncle, Leach C. Packard was the sheriff of Hartford County, Connecticut who took Mead to Joliet State Prison for a tour.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 14 pages

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