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Crosier family papers

Identifier: L018

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters from Edward Crosier to Adam Crosier, family letters from Battle Creek, Michigan; Knoxville, Iowa; Seneca and Geneva, New York; Ford County, Illinois; Jacksonville, Oregon; and Harrison County, Indiana, ranging from 1840 to 1901. Also included are letters to Adam Crosier about his surveying work, letters to Lafe Crosier about family and farming, an 1866 campaign circular for Walter Q. Gresham, and comments on a speech by Joseph Albert Wright.


  • 1840-1901


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

Adam Crosier was born about 1806 in New York and worked as a farmer and surveyor in Harrison County, Indiana. He married Sarah Douglas on December 30, 1831 and together they had six children. He died in February of 1887.

Edward Crosier was born about 1832 in Indiana and was the oldest child of Adam and Sarah Crosier. He attended schools at Louisville, Kentucky and Ann Arbor, Michigan where he studied medicine. He was a doctor with the U.S. Army Hospital at New Albany, Indiana, worked in the Surveyor’s Office of the U.S. Custom house at Louisville, and owned a druggist and chemist shop in New Albany. He died in 1891. Lafayette (Lafe) Crosier was born about 1854; he married Minerva J. Crosier, the daughter of Adam and Sarah Crosier on March 12, 1885. He worked as a farmer in Harrison County, Indiana.


Items in teh collection. Accessed May 9, 2007.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half 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 Arthur Romerhaus on 1931/05/25 and 1931/11/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Barbara Hilderbrand during 2007/05. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/13. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/15 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

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