Edwards Family Papers

Street Address: 
3120 Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL

Edwards family. Edwards Family Papers, 1812-1945, bulk 1847-1908.
5.8 linear feet

Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s. Includes the courtship and post-marriage correspondence of Lydia and John, who worked for Marshall Field, and correspondence from family and friends in and around Chicago and the Minnesota Territory -- describing family matters, farming, agricultural labor (brother), the Civil War at home and from the front, and Indian troubles in Minnesota. Also minutes, notes and other documents relating to Lydia Edwards' active role in the Dundee chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and her attendance at national conventions.

Call # Midwest MS Edwards
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John and Lydia Edwards lived at this address, 3120 Indiana Avenue, after their 1868 marriage.

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