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Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood collection

Identifier: L057

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence and research notes regarding Elisabeth H. Friermood’s manuscript, "Doc Dudley's Daughter." Also included is the first draft, last typed copy, and printer's proof of the manuscript.


  • 1898-1959


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

Elisabeth Hampton Friermood was born in 1903, in Marion, Indiana. Friermood worked as a children’s librarian at the Marion Public Library from 1925 to 1928, before moving to Ohio to become the children’s librarian at Dayton Public Library from 1930 to 1942. Friermood also wrote eighteen books, mostly fiction, that focused primarily on Midwestern life during the nineteenth century. Topics included the Underground Railroad, Spanish-American War, and general pioneer life. Elisabeth Friermood died in 1992.


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 Harold F. Brigham on 1962/11/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Brent Abercrombie during February 2011. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/05.
Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood 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.