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Elijah Evan Edwards collection

Identifier: L049

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies of the journal of Elijah Evan Edwards while a student at Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) at Greencastle, Indiana. Within the journal, Edwards describes life as a student and the cost, societies, and activities while there.


  • 1846-1850


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

Elijah Edwards was born January 26, 1831 in Delaware, Ohio. During his childhood, he and his family moved to Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana. Edwards received his A.B. in 1853 from Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University). In 1854, Elijah married Mrs. Alice Eddy. During the U.S. Civil War, Edwards was chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Following the war, he received an Honorary Ph.D from Indiana Asbury University in 1877. In 1879, Edwards became the first president of Colorado State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), and served in that position until 1882. In 1896, his wife Alice died. Three years later, he married Ellen Tingley, though the marriage did not last long. Elijah Evan Edwards died November 10, 1915 in LaBelle, Florida.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original journals are located within the Colorado State University Archives and Special Collections.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Brent Abercrombie during March 2012. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter 2018/04/05.
Elijah Evan Edwards collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.