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George Harlan patent certificate

 Collection — Folder: OBC004
Identifier: OBC004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a document certifying that George Harlan’s application for a patent for an improvement that he made to a corn drill was approved on April 30, 1861.


  • 1861/04/30

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

George Harlan was born circa 1819 in Indiana. He spent most or all of his life in Union County, Indiana where he, his wife Malinda, and their children were farmers. George and Malinda Harlan were married November 7, 1841 and had seven children together.

Sources: "George Harlan." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 27, 2005 "George Harlan." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 27, 2005 "George Harlan." Indiana Marriage Collection. Accessed October 27, 2005


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Vina C. Haworth.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during October 2005. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/06/01. EAD finding aid revised 2022/04/14 by Brittany Kropf.
George Harlan patent certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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