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Caleb Anderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0022

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three diaries of Caleb Anderson (1875, 1881, 1884-1885), in which he recorded the weather, prices, and his accounts. It also includes family letters and business papers; the correspondence of John T. Anderson regarding his work as an agent of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railroad in Ladoga (1864-1865); and John T. Anderson's record book of goods woven at the Ladoga mills (1882-1887).


  • 1856-1889


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

Caleb H. R. Anderson was born in Virginia around 1814. He and his wife Barbara had three children. Anderson held several jobs, including as a cabinet maker and a flour mill operator. Later, he and his brother ran the Ladoga Woolen Mills Co. in Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana. Anderson died sometime after 1880.


Items in the collection.

Ancestry Plus. Retrieved 7 Dec. 2004.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from C.W. Ballard, Roachdale, Indiana.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12/07 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/03 by Laura Eliason.
Caleb Anderson papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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