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RALPH G. NORVELL PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: WH515

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original correspondence dated 1847-1848 from Norvell to his wife during his service in Mexico, correspondence to Amanda Norvell concerning a pension for her late husband's military service and deeds dated 1837-1849 for real estate in Indiana.

Collection also available on microfilm: Mflm 200.

SERIES 1 CORRESPONDENCE 1847-1850 BOX 1

Correspondence mainly from Dr. Ralph Norvell to his wife, Amanda Norvell, comprise this series. Also included is correspondence received by Amanda Norvell about collecting a pension for her deceased husband's military service. The correspondence that Amanda Norvell received is arranged chronologically.

SERIES 2 DEEDS 1837-1850 BOX 1

This series contains deeds for Indiana real estate as well as an affidavit for repayment to Norvell for expenses that he had incurred while serving in the military.

Dates

  • 1837-1850, undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Ralph G. Norvell (1810-1849) came to Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana from Taswell, Claibourne County, Tennessee in 1835. He served as state representative from 1841 to 1843. During the Mexican-American War in 1847-1848, he served as a Major (later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel) of the 4th Indiana Regiment under General Zachary Taylor. This assignment stationed Norvell and his command in northern Mexico.

Norvell's second wife was Amanda Hamilton Woodward, whose parents came to Springville from Lee County, Virginia.

Norvell died on November 4, 1849 from an illness contracted during the war. He is buried in Baptist Cemetery, Springville, Indiana. His wife collected a pension for his military service from 1858 to 1872.

Extent

1 box(es)

1 microfilm reel(s) (35mm)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation, Joan Reese, November 6, 1986.

PROCESSED AND ENCODED BY:

Ann Brown

October 2007

PROJECT MANAGER:

Ellen Zazzarino

Title
RALPH G. NORVELL PAPERS
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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