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Martha C. Bishop papers

 Collection — Folder: S121
Identifier: S0121

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a memoir from Martha C. Bishop in Indiana from circa 1880-1946 regarding her life.


  • circa 1880-1946


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

Martha Carver Bishop was born on March 3, 1867 to John and Clerey Carver in Straughn, Indiana; growing up in Benton and Newton Counties. She taught school in Illinois for four years and married Hanford Bishop, who was from Nebraska. They lived in Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas and had three children: T. Vernon, Clarice, and John Donald. She became a resident of Indianapolis in 1905, and in 1932, she became a regular contributor to the "Hoosier Homespun" columns in the Indianapolis News. She published songs and poems and cowrote a book entitled, "Hoosier Courtships in the House and Buggy Days." She died on March 1, 1950 in Indianapolis.

Information found within collection.

"Martha Carver Bishop". (1974) In Indiana Authors and their books: 1917-1966. (p. 53) Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. ISLI 16.810 B291I

"Martha Carver". 1880 United States Federal Census. Dec. 4, 2013.

"H. P. Bishof." 1910 United States Federal Census. Feb. 24, 2014.

"Hanford Bishop." 1900 United States Federal Census. Feb. 24, 2014.

"Hanford Putnam Bishop." Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Feb. 24, 2014.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Harold Darstein on 1969/10/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/12/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/12/04 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.