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MS12-24 Sarah Bell Waller Photograph

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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Sarah Bell Waller Photograph

Collection Title: Sarah Bell Waller Photograph

Series Number: MS12-24

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on October 22, 2012.

Date Listed: October 22, 2012.

Date Span: ca. 1864

Size of Collection: 0.01 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 letter sized file folder.

Type of Material: Photograph.

Condition of Material: Fair with fading caused aging.

Arrangement: Organized by format of material; Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: Sarah Bell Langhorne Waller was born on November 17, 1821 in Maysville, Kentucky. She attended local schools and married Henry Waller, a Maysville attorney, in 1837. In 1860, she and her husband relocated to Chicago, Illinois. During the Civil War, she assisted Confederate soldiers confined as prisoners of war in Camp Douglas. Through her efforts, donations were sent from across the nation which provided clothing and shoes to many of the prisoners during their confinement. She died in Chicago on December 13, 1883.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photograph of Sara Bell Waller when she resided in Chicago, Illinois during the American Civil War.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Waller, Sarah Bell Langhorne, 1821-1883.

Camp Douglas (Ill.) – History.