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Joseph T. Barton collection

Identifier: L012

Scope and Contents

The collection contains family letters from John T. Barton from Harveysburg, Ohio; Shenandoah County, Virginia; Parkersburg, (West) Virginia; and Warren County, and Mier, Indiana. Also included are business papers, receipts, and estate administration papers of Barton’s son, John T. Barton. There is also a Charles A. Osenbaugh account book (1906-1927) and an undated tintype of Ozenbaugh.

Farm account book of John T. Barton, ranging from 1898 to 1930 is also included (V216).


  • 1809-1929


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Joseph T. Barton was a farmer from western Virginia who eventually moved near Mier, Grant County, Indiana (1848–1889).


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles A. Ozenbaugh on 1968/04/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid created by Brent Abercrombie during 2010/06. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/15 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.