Shadrach Allard papers (1845-1865, bulk 1853-1858)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Erin Platte and Meg Hixon, October 2011
Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

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 (Request Materials)

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Container / Location Title
Box   13, Small Collections  
Shadrach Allard papers,  1845-1865 [series]
Folders   2-3  
Correspondence [subseries]
Folder   4  
Financial records [subseries]