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Nellie Belles MacMillan collection

 Collection — Folder: S008
Identifier: S0008

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of letters written by Nellie Belles Hill MacMillan to her father, Dr. J. T. Belles, which were published in a local Spencer, Indiana newspaper between 1877 and 1885. In her letters, MacMillan describers her travels throughout Europe and Australia. She also discusses her wedding and honeymoon plans. This collection also contains the obituaries of Dan and Charles Glacier, as well as L.M. Anderson.


  • 1887-1885

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

Nellie Belles was born in Indiana around 1856. She was married twice. Her first husband was Jack Hill, an artist. Her second husband was Maurice Macmillan, a publisher, whom she met and married while in Europe.

Her father, Joshua Tarleton Belles, was born in Indiana in 1826. He lived in Spencer, Indiana, where he worked as a doctor.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Vesta Agnew on 1967/10/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2004 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Brittany Kropf.
Nellie Belles MacMillan 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.