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Demarchus C. Brown papers

 Collection — Folder: S176
Identifier: S0176

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a carbon copy of an unsigned, undated tribute to Mr. Brown, a typed, signed letter from G. W. Wadsworth in Chicago, Illinois in 1928 and an autographed, unsigned, undated original poem regarding Demarchus Clariton Brown. There is also a document appointing Demarchus C. Brown as a delegate of Indiana at the American Prison Association conference, signed by Lieutenant-Governor Edgar D. Bush on Octobber 18, 1917.


  • 1908-1928, 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

Demarchus Clariton Brown was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1857 to Philip and Julia Troester Brown. He attended Northwestern Christian University, later Butler College and now Butler University and was graduated with an A.B. in 1879. He received his M.A. in 1880 and worked and studied abroad, including at the British Museum in 1882-1883. He worked at Butler College until 1906, when he became the Indiana State Librarian. He married S. Anna Rudy of Illinois in 1881 and she died in 1891. On Sept. 1, 1897, he married Jessie Lanier Christian. He was president of the National Association of State Librarians from 1910-1911. He wrote and translated several books and died on August 22, 1926 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Information found within collection.

“Brown, Demarchus C.”. (1949) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1816-1916: biographical sketches of authors who published during the first century of Indiana statehood, with lists of their books. (p. 44). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. ISLI 16.810 B291I


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


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.
Demarchus C. 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.