The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Palmer Family. The correspondence, written during the mid to
late nineteenth century, discusses the Civil War and family matters in Ohio and South Carolina. Transcriptions of most of
the letters are also found in the Papers. The family memorabilia consists of an undated carte de visite and an invitation
to a 1911 family reunion.
John Egerton Palmer IV (1793-1877) emigrated to the United States from England in 1819 and settled in Richland County, Ohio.
In 1820, he married Mary Ward (1801-1874) and they had the following children: John Egerton V, William Joseph, Thomas Sharp,
Mary Elizabeth, Jane Ward, Artamesia May, Caroline, Charles Ward, Joseph Ward, and Annie Frances. John Egerton IV was described
as a strong abolitionist whose farm served as a station on the underground railroad.
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