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Ezra Bourne papers

 Collection — Folder: S145
Identifier: S0145

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed document from Ezra Bourne in Indiana ranging from 1850 to 1852 regarding travel to and life in California during the Gold Rush, also a copy of the Star Mining Company constitution and bylaws.


  • 1850-1852

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

Ezra Bourne was born on August 11, 1827. He worked as a farmer in 1880. He traveled to California, following the Gold Rush, in 1850. He married Phebe and he had four children: Marion, Bessie, Prudy [Pruda] and Lyman.

Information found within collection

"Bourne, Ezra". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/08/27.

"Bourne, Ezra". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/08/27.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Luther M. Feeger on 1942/10/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/03/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/03/17 by Edythe Huffman.
Ezra Bourne 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.