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Gus Houston papers

Identifier: L074

Scope and Contents

This collection includes diaries from Gus Houston in Indiana and Colorado ranging from 1876 to 1892 regarding work and personal life.


  • 1876-1892


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

Gus [Gustavius] C. Houston was born in January 1850 to Henry and Elizabth Houston in Indiana. He was the oldest of three children. Houston was a school teacher and surveyor in Bedford, Indiana from 1876 to circa 1880, a surveyor in Pueblo, Colorado from circa 1880-1890, then returned to Bedford as a surveyor, from 1890 to 1892. Houston married Sarah A. in 1900. He died in 1913 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, in Bedford, Indiana.


Information found within the collection. "Gustavias Houston." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 15, 2015. "Gustavias C. Houston." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 15, 2015. "G.C. Houston." U.S. Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Accessed March 15, 2015.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. L. C. Cox during May 1967.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/16 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid updated on 2021/12/29 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.