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Carl Anderson papers

 Collection — Folder: S023
Identifier: S0023

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of a typed document entitled "Tales of a Wayside Tavern: A Few Yarns Spun by Bige Hatfield” written by Carl Anderson in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, undated, regarding the Lewis House inn and the stories told there by "Bige Hatfield" during the early 20th century.


  • undated


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

Carl Anderson was born September 1, 1875 in Brooklyn, Indiana, the son of John Wesley and Lide (Spaulding) Anderson. He spent his formative years in Spencer, Indiana and later attended DePauw University. Anderson worked as a chalk talk artist and was the author of several books. Anderson married Frances B. King on July 27, 1904 in Owen County, Indiana. In November of 1913, he and Frances founded and edited the Owen Leader newspaper, which he maintained control of until 1939, when he sold the publication. He died on May 25, 1943 in Spencer, Indiana, and was buried at Riverside Cemetery.


“Former Spencer Publisher Dead.” Indianapolis News, May 27, 1943, Part 2, p.8, c. 2. "King, Frances B." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1809-1941. Retrieved 2015/07/29.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Wade Allbritten on 1967/08/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Edythe Huffman.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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