Creator

Date Original

1837-1846

Description

This collection contains photocopies of four letters, dated between 1837 and 1846, from William Rawlinson, Jr., and James Woodall Rawlinson, to their parents, William Rawlinson, Sr., and Rachel Rawlinson who were living in England.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rachel Rawlinson was born in 1768 in Bristol, Gloucester, England. She arrived in the United States on April 5, 1849 by ship at New York Harbor. She died in Crossville, Illinois, in 1850. Her husband was William Rawlinson, Sr., who died in Islington, London, England, on February 2, 1838, before his wife immigrated to the United States. Their children were William Rawlinson, Jr., James Woodall Rawlinson, and Harriet Rawlinson. William Rawlinson, Jr., was born on June 2, 1793, in London, England. He completed naturalization on November 3, 1837, in Marine Court, New York City, New York. James Woodall Rawlinson was born on August 5, 1798, in Hackney, Middlesex, England. He married Elizabeth Raynes on June 25, 1820 in London, England. Woodall died on December 13, 1841, in New York. Harriet Rawlinson was born on July 1, 1792, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. She died on June 16, 1844 Islington, Middlesex, England.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Illinois; New York; England

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.028.034

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Rawlinson family letters [photocopies], SMC.028.034

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rawlinson family letters [photocopies], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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