Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Shadrach Allard Papers, 1845-1865

Finding aid created by
Erin Platte and Meg Hixon, October 2011

Summary Information
Title: Shadrach Allard papers
Creator: Allard, Shadrach
Inclusive dates: 1845-1865
Bulk dates: 1853-1858
Extent: 29 items
Abstract:
The Shadrach Allard papers consist primarily of business correspondence addressed to Allard by Henry Charlesworth, regarding their business carving gravestones and memorial markers. Additionally, the collection contains a receipt book kept by Allard during the late 1840s.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1996. M-3332.2.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Shadrach Allard Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Shadrach Allard papers are arranged in the following two series:

  • Series I: Correspondence
  • Series II: Financial Records

Biography

Shadrach Allard was born c. 1823 in Ohio, and by the 1850s, he had settled in Gallia county, where he worked as a peddler. During the 1850s, he formed a business partnership with Henry Richard Charlesworth, an English immigrant who worked as a stonecutter. Both Allard and Charlesworth became involved in the tombstone industry, and worked together to procure material for, and to create, gravestones, memorials, and monuments. Allard later became a farmer. He and his wife Mary had 7 children.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Shadrach Allard papers consist primarily of business correspondence addressed to Allard by Henry Charlesworth, regarding their business carving gravestones and memorial markers. Additionally, the collection contains a receipt book kept by Allard during the late 1840s. Allard, then living in Gallipolis, Ohio, worked closely with Charlesworth, of Portsmouth, Ohio, to acquire marble and other stone for the markers. Though the letters imply a general agreeability between the men, Charlesworth often chastised Allard for delays, and repeatedly asked him to send money. Other correspondence includes a fragment and a personal letter from Allard's brother in Cincinnati. Financial records within the collection include a receipt book kept by Allard from 1845-1848 and a receipt for a quantity of marble received by Charlesworth.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Gallipolis (Ohio)
    • Portsmouth (Ohio)
    • Sepulchral monuments.
    Contributors:
    • Charlesworth, Henry Richard, b. 1819.
    Genre Terms:
    • Account books.
    • Letters (correspondence)
    • Receipts (financial records)
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Box   13, Small Collections  
    Shadrach Allard papers,  1845-1865 [series]
    Folders   2-3  
    Correspondence [subseries]
    Folder   4  
    Financial records [subseries]