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Charles Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0174

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an original, autographed, signed letter from Charles R. Brown in Indiana in January 1963 regarding the seal of the secretary of state of Indiana and photocopies of autographed, signed legal documents and letters from people in Washington, D.C., Montezuma, Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1847 to 1862 regarding legal matters and life in the army during the Civil War.


  • 1847-1862, 1963

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

Charles R. Brown was born on July 26, 1914 to Clyde and Mary Beatrice Atkinson Brown in Oolitic, Indiana. He married Mildred Elizabeth Voyles on August 21, 1937 in Danville, Indiana, with whom he had one son. He worked in the family mortuary in Montezuma, Indiana and became the owner. He was a former Indiana State Senate secretary and veteran employee of the Indiana Legislative Reference Bureau. He died in Clinton, Indiana on May 28, 1993 and is buried in Montezuma, Indiana.

"Brown, Charles R.". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/23.

"Brown, Charles R.". Indiana’s State Seal – An Overview. Retrieved 2014/04/23.

"Brown, Charles R.". U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current. Retrieved 2014/04/23.

"Brown, Charles Richard". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/04/23.

"Brown, Charles Richard". Indiana, Select Marriage, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/04/23.


0.01 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations from Willard Heiss on 1964/08/04 and Charles Brown on 1965/12/17 and 1978/04/13.


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.
Charles Brown 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.