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Isaiah S. and Martha Lang papers, Series I, Box 1, Folder 3: Calvin Clark, 1858

Summary:Isaiah Sanborn Lang, a farmer, was born in 1823 and lived in Candia Village, New Hampshire. Lang married Martha Ladd in 1848, and they had several children. The papers of Isaiah S. and Martha Lang span the period 1858 to 1928 and consist of correspondence to Lang and his wife from various relatives and a small amount of business records. Approximately one-half of the correspondence is from Lang's maternal uncle, David M. Sanborn. All the Sanborn correspondence was written from Maryland locations, including Baltimore City, Marriottsville (Howard County), and Hanover (Howard County). In his letters, Sanborn calls himself an abolitionist, although he mentions his slave, Elize, several times. He also discusses economic and social conditions in Baltimore during the Civil War. Additional correspondents of the Isaiah and Martha Lang include relatives who moved to the frontier area of Minnesota: Ann Jane Campbell, A. E. Clay, Elizabeth Clay, James P. Clay and Ursula Stone. These letters contain economic and domestic information about frontier farming in Minnesota. A teacher friend, W. A. Worthen, of Laurel, Maryland also wrote several letters to Isaiah Lang describing his new life in the "South" and providing information about Lang's uncle, David M. Sanborn. Complete information may be found in the finding aid to the collection at:
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1851-1860
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Baltimore (Md.) -- Economic conditions -- History -- Sources
Baltimore (Md.) -- Social conditions -- History -- Sources
Farmers -- Correspondence
Lang, Isaiah S.
Lang, Martha
ArchivesUM location:Isaiah S. and Martha Lang papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 3
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
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