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Alexander Black papers

 Collection — Folder: S123
Identifier: S0123

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a diary from Alexander Black in Indiana ranging from 1865/01/01 to 1868/10/24 regarding his life as a soldier.


  • 1865/01/01-1868/10/24

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

Alexander C. Black was born in 1843 in Ohio. He enlisted in Company A, Indiana 84th Infantry Regiment, Aug. 6, 1862 and was promoted to full sergeant and mustered out on June 14, 1865. Alexander was married to Rachel and they had two children. In Farmland, Indiana he was an attorney and fire insurance agent.

Information found within collection

"Alexander C. Black". U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2013/12/04.

"Alexander C. Black". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/12/04.

"Alexander C. Black". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/02/26.


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 George Herron on 1967/08/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/02/26 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/02/26 by Edythe Huffman.
Alexander Black 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.