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Elisha Cockefair collection

Identifier: L035

Scope and Contents

The collection includes letters of the Cockefair family in Everton, Indiana principally to Alice Keltner in Anderson, Madison County (1895-1911); papers of Charles Masters of Connersville, Fayette County, including his cancelled checks (1917-1939) and his papers relating to his work raising money in Fayette County for the Indiana University Memorial Fund (1922); and letters of Mary Alice Masters from Connersville (1922), Washington D.C. (1938), and California while she was serving in the military (1942). Also included are school notes and exercises of Elisha and Laf Cockefair (1860, 1889), history class notes of Charles Masters at Indiana University (1906-1907), and school notes and papers of Mary Alice Masters; and receipts of Elisha Cockefair (1851-1859).


  • 1851-1959


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

Elisha Cockefair owned farms near Everton, Fayette County and in Harmony Township, Union County.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the United States Army of Engineers on 1970/07/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid created by Jessica Combs during September 2010.
Elisha Cockefair collection
Under Revision
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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