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Brooks and Dean family papers

 Collection — Folder: S0036
Identifier: S0036

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of both the Dean and Brooks families, the majority of which are photocopies. Included is a poem by Eliza Brooks, entitled "The Willow Song", the Civil War discharge papers of Alfred Brooks, a funeral invitations for Matilda Bradshaw, a letter written to friends by Sinnie, an obituary for George Ferris, a newspaper article regarding Carl Vrooman and two unidentified photographs. There are also two warranty deeds, a resolution of respect for Daniel Roush, a letter to Benjamin Brooks informing him of the death of his sister, a letter to Civil War pensioners regarding payment of their pensions, a marriage license for William Dean and Lillie Brooks, and a letter to William Dean that he was accepted as a mail carrier.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


Restrictions apply. Contact the repository for more information.


Separated materials are restricted. Contact the repository for more information.


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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

In the 1860s, both the Dean and Brooks families were living near Richland, Indiana. These families were united after the marriage of their children, Lillie Brooks and William Dean, in April 1893. William Dean worked for the post office. Together they had several children and spent the remainder of the lives in Greene County, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Susan Ashby on 1968/11/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jennifer Duplaga during December 2004. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/09. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/02.
Brooks and Dean family 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.