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Thomas H. Escott collection

Identifier: L054

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the unpublsihed manuscrips of "White Hats to Scrambled Eggs" from Thomas H. Escott in Tucson, Arizona regarding his time in the navy.


  • circa 1963-1967


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

Thomas H. Escott was born February 11, 1892 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After battling typhoid fever during his last year of grammar school, Escott did not return to school and joined the vaudville troupe, "Our Boys in Blue." He then attempted to join the cavalry but was turned down for being underweight. Escott turned to the navy and was sworn in on July 29, 1910 at age 18. Believing a man had to be 21 to join the navy, he lied about his age claiming it was February 11, 1889. Escott rose to the rank of lieutenant (jg) and commanded ships in many cities, including Indianapolis. He later attended law school at Benjamin Harrison Law School in Indianapolis. He was married to Laura D. Escott. Escott died March 27, 1974 in Florida.


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 Thomas H. Escott in 1974.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/12 by Alexandria Jones. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/12 by Alexandria Jones.
Thomas H. Escott collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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