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Albert Alyea diary

 Collection — Folder: S018
Identifier: S0018

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the diary of Albert Alyea. Included in the diary are notes about the birth and death dates of his family, his accounts with various stores, weather reports, his barn raising, and accounts of what he sold to other individuals. Alyea also uses the diary to write about his time spent in the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary also contains several additional items, including a newspaper clipping about new fishing laws, a real estate appraisal, and a newspaper clipping about election results and the financial statement for Ducat & Lyon.


  • 1861-1883


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

Albert Alyea was born in Ohio on October 6, 1845. By 1860, Alyea was living in Shelby County, Indiana and working as a farmer. On November 1, 1864, he enlisted with the I Company of the 13th Indiana Cavalry, 131st Regiment. By the end of the war, Alyea had been promoted to full sergeant. He mustered out in Vicksburg, Mississippi on November 18, 1865. Albert Alyea married Hannah Smith on October 6, 1867 in Shelby County, Indiana. Together they had ten children. Alyea died on November 9, 1915.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1967.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12/14 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/30 by Laura Eliason.
Albert Alyea diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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