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Elizabeth Bevington collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0113

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters to Hannah Johnson from George Johnson of the 65th Ohio Regiment and Amos Johnson of the 4th Ohio Regiment. Also included are other Civil War letters from Hamilton County and the 46th Indiana Regiment. The collection also has school papers, teachers’ licenses, certificates of the Mapel Oil Company, Terre Haute, Indiana and advertisements for lectures and theatrical performances in the area.

There is also an oversize shares certificate which belonged to Eugene L. Nagel from the State House Building Association, dated February 20, 1899 (OB097).

Non-Civil War correspondence centers around Hamilton County, Indiana from correspondents, which include: Sarah F. Baker, Ann Sunberry, Frances Hussey, Carl Hussey, and Sadie Hill.


  • 1861-1915


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

Elizabeth Bevington was from Terre Haute, Indiana.


0.07 Cubic Feet (2 folders, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Elizabeth Bevington on 1970/07/07 and 1974/07/10.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB097: Eugene L. Nagel, State House Building Association of Indiana shares certificate

Item Listing

8/9/1861 Letter from Amos Johnson to Hannah, Camp Pendleton, Maryland

10/2/1861 Letter from Amos Johnson to Hannah, Camp Pendleton, Maryland

12/28/1861 Letter from Amos Johnson to Hannah, Romney, [West] Virginia

6/6/1862 Letter to sister, Stevenson Station, Virginia

11/18/1862 Ann Sunberry to friend

11/20/1862 L.M. Jones to Hannah Johnson, Nashville, Tennessee

4/2/1863 Sarah F. Baker to Frances E. Hussey, Hamilton County, Indiana

6/15/1863 L.M. Jones to Hannah Johnson, St Louis, Missouri

10/8/1863 George Johnson to friend, Chattanooga, Tennessee

11/4/1863 George Johnson to sister, Chattanooga, Tennessee

4/13/1864 George Johnson to parents, Loudon, Kentucky

5/20/1864 Charles Hussey to sister Frances E. Hussey

7/23/1864 George Johnson to parents, outside Atlanta, Georgia

7/11/1865 Sadie Hill to Hannah Johnson, Mt Vernon, Indiana

2/28/186? George Johnson to sister Hannah, Bowling Green, Kentucky

6/12/186? George Johnson to parents

6/16/186? Susan to her sister Hannah, Centerburg, Ohio

undated, Letter from Hannah and L.M. Jones to Hannah Johnson

10/19/1872 Teachers License, Frances E. Hussey

1870? Reward of Merit Card

11/1891 Card for Ignace J. Paderewski’s Inaugural Concerts and Piano Recitals, New York

2/23/1893 Funeral Notice for May Baker, Noblesville

1893-1894 Eighth grade Examination book, Estella Baker, Hamilton County, Indiana

8/17/1914 Enrollment card, Hamilton County Teachers Institute

9/18/1914 Seven Certificates, Mapel Oil Company (91 shares)

6/9/1915 Stamp for special tax, Rex theater, Terre Haute, Indiana

7/2/1915 Stamp for special tax, Rex theater, Terre Haute, Indiana

undated, Reward of Merit, Hannah Johnson

undated, Indiana State Fair Card with illustration of Cat with Paw in ink

undated, Two Advertising cards for New Home Sewing Machine Co.

undated, Advertising Card, E. Rauh and Sons

12/9-10 Advertisement for “Shuffle Along” at Grand Theatre

undated, Card promoting a mass meeting at Red Men’s Hall by the Auspices of Socialist Party

undated, Program for the “Fight Against War and Fascism” Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute, Indiana

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Sarah Pfundstein during February 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/25 by Lauren Patton.
Elizabeth Bevington 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.