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Lewis Brooks papers

 Collection — Folder: S170
Identifier: S0170

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspaper clippings from the diary of Lewis Brooks in Martin County, Indiana, his writings about his father, Thomas Jefferson Brooks and an account of a trip by his cousin William B. Trask, ranging from 1845 to 1854 regarding travel over land and via the river.


  • 1845-1854/05/23

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

Lewis Brooks was born to Thomas Jefferson and Susan Brooks on October 30, 1835 in Indiana. He was one of eight children. He married Amanda M. Crook on June 19, 1856 in Martin County, Indiana, with whom he had ten children. He enlisted on May 23, 1861 in the Indiana 14th Regiment, Company C, later served as a colonel in the 80th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War, and was mustered out on August 9, 1863. He died on March 18, 1913 and is buried in the Brooks Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Brooks, Lewis". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Lewis". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Lewis". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Lewis". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Lewis". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Lewis". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Lewis". Web: Indiana, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012. Retrieved 2014/04/22.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically by contents of newspaper columns.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/04/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/04/22 by Edythe Huffman.
Lewis Brooks 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.