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Endicott Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Endicott

Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous items of the Endicott family of Pulaski County, Illinois.

Mostly incoming correspondence to Margaret Castle Redden from her sisters Rose and Martha and brother Otis, and to Martha Redden Endicott from her cousin Grace O. Smith. Topics discussed in the correspondence include marriage, domestic life, illness, and religion. Also photographs of various members of the Endicott family, and miscellaneous items including an account book, a paper written about dairy farming, calling and greeting cards, and a memorial book of Orval Endicott. Material is correspondence unless otherwise noted.


  • Creation: 1868-1986



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Endicott Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Endicott Family Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of the Endicott Family

Family residing in Pulaski County, Illinois.

Louis E. Endicott was born in 1869 to George and Martha Endicott near Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, in southern Illinois. His father was a fruit farmer, and Louis Endicott followed him in this profession. He married Martha, "Mattie," Redden, daughter of Margaret Castle and Louis Redden, in 1899. Relatives in the Castle, Smith, and Redden families also lived the area, in the towns of Greenville and Stubblefield. Most were also farmers. The Endicotts had one daughter, Margaret, in 1906. Louis Endicott, who took up dairy farming later in life, was killed by one of his cows in 1939. His wife Martha died in 1963.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)


Correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material pertaining to the Endicott family and relatives of the Redden, Castle, and Smith families. These families lived primarily in the towns of Greenville, Stubblefield, and Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Illinois. Topics discussed in the correspondence include marriage, domestic life, illness, and religion. Miscellaneous items include an account book, a paper written about dairy farming, and calling and greeting cards.


Arranged alphabetically.

Collection Stack Location

1 14 6


Gift, Donald Newman-Endicott, 1996.

Processed by

Lisa Janssen, 2010.


This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Inventory of the Endicott Family Papers, 1868-1986
Lisa Janssen
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States