Slade-Johnson Family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two small diaries kept by Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slade, Jane's younger sister; two newsclippings of poetry, one of which was submitted by Hiram on behalf of Jane, shortly before her death; six letters, dated between 1836 and 1839, between Hiram Johnson and Jane Slade; and one anonymous, hand-written poem entitled, "Mother, Home and Heaven."
- Johnson, Hiram, 1801-1876 (Person)
- Slade, Jane, 1816-1870 (Person)
- Slade, Elizabeth A., 1823-1894 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Colonel Hiram Johnson was born December 23, 1801 in Farmersville, New York. He married Jane Slade, born January 2, 1816, on December 1, 1836. They had 5 children: Frances Horace, Issac Sam, Eliza Jane, Ellen Amelia, and Edgar Hiram. Jane and Hiram's letters to each other are primarily of a romantic nature, both during their courtship and after their marriage. Hiram also speaks of a trip to Washington, D.C. Jane died in 1870. Hiram worked listed his occupation as "farmer" in the census prior to his death. He died in Painesville, Ohio in 1876.
Elizabeth A. Slade, Jane's younger sister, was born in July of 1823. Elizabeth's diaries detail her visits to and from friends and family, her physical and mental health, and include some poetry. Elizabeth died August 7, 1894.
0.1 linear feet (3 containers) : 3 folders
Language of Materials
Collection is comprised of correspondence, diaries, newsclippings, and writings of Hiram Johnson and Jane Slade Johnson, and Elizabeth Slade, Jane Slade's younger sister.
Collection is arranged topically by folder.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Diaries Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Diaries -- 19th century Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- New York (State) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Slade-Johnson Family papers
- Preliminary Description
- Finding aid prepared by Rachel Lilley.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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