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Cyrus C. Hines collection

Identifier: L070

Scope and Contents

The collection consists principally of records of the Mars Hill and Indianapolis Gravel Road Company and the Bluff Creek Gravel Road Company, for both of which Hines served as an officer. Included are the companies' articles of association, minutes of meetings, correspondence, receipts, accounts, contracts, and officer election results (1861-1871). Also included are receipts and accounts for cyrus C. Hines' personal and family expenses.


  • 1865-1873


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

Cyrus C. Hines was born on December 10, 1830, in Washington County, New York. He arrived in Indianapolis, Indiana, in April 1854, and began studying law with Simon Yandes. In 1855, Hines was admitted to the bar and entered into practice with Yandes. Hines enlisted in the 11th Indiana Volunteers on April 19, 1861 and was appointed Second Sergeant of Company H. On August 28, 1863, he resigned from service after reaching the rank of Colonel (57th Indiana Volunteers) due to an injury sustained in late 1862.

He returned to his law practice in May 1866. In October of that year, he was elected judge of the judicial circuit comprising Marion, Hendricks, and Johnson counties. Hines held this judgeship until December 1870 when he resigned. Shortly thereafter, he entered into a law practice with Albert Gallatin Porter and Benjamin Harrison. In 1873, the firm became Harrison and Hines when Porter retired. Later partners included William Henry Harrison Miller and John B. Elam. Hines left the practice in 1884 to care for his ailing brother and his estate. After his brother’s death in 1885, Hines moved to New York City. He died in 1901.


Taylor, Charles W. Biographical Sketches and Review of the Bench and Bar of Indiana. Indianapolis: Bench and Bar Publishing Co., 1895.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Library of Congress on 1961/04/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Christina Baich during February 2006. Finding aid revised by Brittany Kropf on 2015/11/06. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/06.
Cyrus C. Hines 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.