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Nancy Brooks papers

 Collection — Folder: S171
Identifier: S0171

Scope and Contents

This collection includes government forms (including deeds, certificate of death and pensions), postcards and Christmas cards and letters from the United States Government and private citizens in Washington D.C. and Indiana ranging from 1889 to 1942 and undated regarding pensions, land ownership, employment by the Postal Service and family business.


  • 1889/09/30-1941/12/26, undated

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

Nancy Emaline/Emeline "Emma" Brock was born to Newel and Martha Brock on November 28, 1838. She was the oldest of nine children. She and Alfred Lysander Brooks (a corporal in the 31st Indiana Volunteers Infantry, Company 26, who died on April 14, 1870) were married on June 11, 1857 and had four children. She died on July 25, 1930 and is buried in Bloomfield, Indiana. She is survived by son George and daughter, Lillie (Mrs. William F.) Dean.

Information found within collection.

"Brooks, Alfred L.". 1860 United Stated Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

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

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

"Brooks, Alfred Lysander". Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

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

"Brooks, Nancy". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/04/23.

"Brooks, Nancy". Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Retrieved 2014/04/23.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/04/23 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/04/23 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.