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Pope Family letters

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1194A

Scope and Contents

Two letters, 1836, 1843, from Nathaniel to his wife discuss family sickness and states he delivered the "decision in the Smith case (Mormon prophet)". One, 1835, to his daughter Penelope, discussing his trip to Richmond, western girls compared to those in Richmond, and her brother William, in the navy in New York. One letter, 1833, from Sister Mary Agnes discussing the progress in studies of "your daughter". Land indenture, 1841, between Ninian Edwards and Penelope and Beverly Allen to John Williams for land in Springfield. One letter, 1845, from Aaron Pope in Louisville to "Judge" discusses news of friends in Louisville, Polk's election and the Loco Foco. Other letters of the Pope, Allen and Lockwood family discuss family news. One genealogy chart.


  • Created: 1833 - 1853


Biographical / Historical

Family of Nathaniel Pope, a lawyer from Kentucky who settled in Kaskaskia, Illinois and was instrumental in Illinois becoming a state in 1818. U.S. circuit judge, 1819-1850. Married to Lucretia Backus of Connecticut in 1809 and their children were William, Penelope, Elizabeth, John, Lucretia and Cynthia. Cousin of Ninian Edwards, governor of Illinois.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 15 items

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