Savalla Jane Smith Halbert Collection

This collection includes contents from the keepsake memory box of Savalla Jane Smith Halbert, who was born on June 26, 1827 in Cortland, New York. Savalla (known to her friends and family as Jane), was married to Lee Halbert, from Taylor, New York, who died in the American Civil War (see “Lee Halbert Civil War Letters”), leaving her a widow at age 35. The contents of the box include letters, poetry, personal notes and correspondence, and her penmanship and calligraphy exercises. The collection also contains religious pamphlets and various other ephemera from her life. Jane Halbert died on July 31, 1905 in Cincinnatus, New York.

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