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Elizabeth Butler Gainer Papers
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Container List

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History of Gift, 1976

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Civil Documents 1845-1915

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Birth certificate, 1845

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Marriage License, 1862

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Estate of Isacc Butler - Disposition, 1877

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Record & Pension Office, War Department - Requests for information 1899, 1904

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Will of Isaac Butler [holograph copy] 8/5/1875

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DAR Membership applications, 1912-1915

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Correspondence

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"Leave of Absence" signed by James A. Garfield 3/31/1862

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1893-1899

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1900-1910

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1911-1920

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undated

box-folder 1:9

Genealogy notes, undated

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Writings

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"Mother's experience in the S. B. Sanitorium" & "Origins of the Christian Woman's Board Missions", undated

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Holograph Diary, pgs 1-127, 8/28/1915

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Diary (typescript photocopy) pgs.1-68 & 2 photocopies, 8/28/1915

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Scrapbook 1890-1925

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Original [very brittle], 1890-1925

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Photocopy, 1890-1925

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Clippings, 1915-1921

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Photographs,

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Elizabeth Butler Gainer, 1843-1921

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4 Generations - Ann Jones Butler, Elizabeth Butler Gainer, AnnaGainer Pillsbury, Stocking Pillsbury, [1850-1900]

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Mary Butler Emery [3 photos], 1840-1863

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Hank Emory - married Mary Butler, grandma's sister, [1850-1900]

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Uncle Polk - Grandma Butler's brother, b. 1845, [1870-1900]

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Dellhoy Butler (Polk) - Aunt Dell, [1850-1900]

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Uncle Polk, b. 1845 - Grandma Nelle, [1850-1900]

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Uncle Polk, b.1845; Uncle Polk Butler, [1850-1900]

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Zey Butler (Isiah), b. 1835, [1850-1900]

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Aunt Em Riggs (Zay) Butler, [1850-1900]

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Zey (Isaiah) Butler, b. 1835, [1850-1900]

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Grandma Butler's brother - Daniel Polk [Zey], [1850-1900]

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Unknown - tintype, [1850-1900

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Uncle (Polk? probably not) Butler - Salem Oregon photographer, [1850-1910]

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Unknown - (Carlisle, PA photographer), [1850-1910]

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Grandma Butler (Ann Jones Butler), 1809-1906

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Anna Gainer, Mae & Maude Bridenthal, [1850-1910]

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Charlie Bridenthal, the school teacher, [1850-1910]

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Elizabeth Butler Gainer (at 16), [1850-1910]

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Aunt Nellie & Uncle Will Bridenthal, [1850-1910]

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Aunt Nellie Jones Bridenthal (Aunt Mae's mother), b. ca. 1838, [1850-1910]

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Elizabeth Butler?, Ann Jones Butler? [Approx. age 70-80], [1850-1910]

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Grandma Butler [3 photos], [1850-1910]

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Grandpa Isaac Butler, 1805-1875 [1850-1910]

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Isaiah Jones, b. June 10, 1774, (Grandfather of Eliz. Gainer), [1850-1910]

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Isaac Butler, 1805-1875 (tintype), [1850-1910]

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Uncle Harrison Jones, [1850-1910]

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J. Harrison Jones, 89 years, Chaplin to Garfield - Ann Butler's brother, Uncle of Elizabeth Gainer, [1850-1910]

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Joseph & Elizabeth Butler - their home outside Monmouth, IL (Grandpa & Grandma), [1850-1910]

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Masse Home (Old ladies home Mrs. Gainer helped establish), [1875-1930]

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Realia

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ms0137_obj_001 "Grandma Morgan wove this", by Sarah Morgan( b. 1785) married Jonathan Butler (1775-1851) - bargello stitch, wool on canvas, ca. 1805-1825

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ms0137_obj_002 "Framed fragment of Elizabeth Ann Gainer's dress (part of trousseau)" [b. July 21, 1843; m. Sept 21, 1862; d. June 29, 1921], ca. 1862

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ms0137_obj_003 "Tray with piece of coverlet spun and woven by Sarah Morgan (b. 1785) - made in Ohio, brought to Indiana then onto Oregon - obtained in 1905 in Oregon." ca. 1805-1825