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Winston-Clark Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1165

Scope and Contents

Approximately 500 letters (also a few clippings, poems and other items) of the related Clark and Winston families of Virginia and Indiana. Letters discuss family and friends, the small schools that many members of these families began in the mid-west, as well as comments on politics, slavery, religion, education, etc..

Dates

  • 1814-1900

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

John Clark (1794­-1885), Quaker, originally of North Carolina, married in 1821 Nancy Hussey. In 1832 Clark moved his family to Indiana. John and Nancy's children included Anna Clark (1827­-1864) who in 1852 married Bowling Henry Winston (1822­-1892), Hezekiah Clark (1833-­1920), Daniel Clark (1824-­1874), Martha Ann Clark (1829-­1899), Lindley Murray Clark (1836­-1861), Nancy Maria Clark (1838-­1881) and Thomas Clark.

Anna and Bowling Henry Winston's children included John Clark Winston, Lindley Murray Winston, Lucy Winston and Clark Winston. After Anna C. Winston's death in 1864, Bowling H. Winston married Julia Ricks of Virginia.

Bowling Henry Winston (1822­-1892) was the son of Pleasant Winston (1792-­1876) of Virginia (later of Indiana), Quaker farmer and physician, who married in 1820 Elizabeth Clark, also of Virginia. This Elizabeth Clark was not related to the family of Anna Clark (1827-­1864) who would marry her son Bowling H. Winston.

In addition to Bowling H. Winston, Pleasant and Elizabeth's children included Pleasant Winston, Jr., Ambrose W. Winston, Charles J. Winston, William Henry Harrison Winston and six other children who all died before reaching adulthood (George Clark Winston, Liberia Indiana Winston, George Whitlock Winston, Elizabeth Virginia Winston, Lucy Winston and Thomas Winston).

Extent

5 boxes (5 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Approximately 500 letters (also a few clippings, poems and other items) of the related Clark and Winston families of Virginia and Indiana. Letters discuss family and friends, the small schools that many members of these families began in the mid-west, as well as comments on politics, slavery, religion, education, etc.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by the item number assigned to each letter (or other paper) by the donor. The letters are divided into two series, Clark family letters (designated by a "C" number) and Winston family letters (designated by a "W" number). This numbering system corresponds (for the most part) to the chronological order of the letters. Note that two letters written by Anna Clark before her marriage to Bowling H. Winston are filed with the Clark letters; her letters to BHW before their marriage and those after marriage are filed in the Winston series.

Processing Information

Processing history unknown
Title
Winston-Clark Family papers, 1814-1900
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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