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Subseries 4. Hemphill Family Papers

Scope and Content Notes:

The Hemphills were close friends of the Darlington family. Collected here are a small number of family letters, including an 1861 letter from a Union soldier at Fort Lyon, and an 1886 letter describing a grandfather's tales about "bloody murders" at the hands of neighboring Indians along the Youghiogheny River. A handwritten Hemphill family tree is present, as are commemorative buttons and badges representing the National Encampment in Syracuse, New York, in September 1900; the 8th Annual Convention of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress; the 1900 Democratic National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri; and a 1914 bracelet medallion that reads "Come to Pittsburgh." For more information, please refer to Box 25, which contains oversized information.

Folder 14 Hemphill family tree, September 2, 1830
Folder 15 Letter written from Fort Lyon to Cousin Annie, October 16, 1861
Folder 16 Cousin Lizzie to Maggie, August 26, 1863
Folder 17 Unknown to Cousin George, April 12, 1886
Folder 18 Letter written by Cousin H.H. Anderson, undated