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William Carter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0235

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed or typed and signed letters and photocopies of invitations to special events from William Carter and others in Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1836 to 1931 regarding personal business; Centennial Celebration of Fort Defiance, Ohio; and legal affairs and business.


  • 1836-1931


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

William Carter, born to William and Elizabeth [Betsy] Dugget Carter in Defiance Ohio, January 31, 1857, was also a lawyer. In the 1890s, he was the Secretary of the committee planning the centennial of Gen. Anthony Wayne's arrival at Fort Defiance in Ohio. He wrote a book, Fort Defiance Centennial, in 1894. He lived in Indianapolis in the early 1900s and wrote to his mother.

"Carter, William". Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index, 1810s-2013. Retrieved 2014/09/08.

"Carter, William". U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2014/09/08.

"Fort Defiance centennial". [Carter, William]. Retrieved 2014/09/08.

Biographical Note

William Carter, born December 15, 1812, married Betsy, and they had two daughters, Emma and Florence and a son, William. He lived in Columbus, Ohio in 1868; Defiance, Ohio in 1869. He was addressed as the Hon. Wm. Carter and as William Carter, Esq., so he was probably a lawyer and perhaps a judge. He died January 29, 1881 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio. Information found within the collection.

"Carter, William". Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962. Retrieved 2014/09/08.

"Carter, William." U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. Retrieved 2014/09/08.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically. OR alphabetically.


Arranged in the following series:

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Arranged in the following series and subseries:

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Subseries 1.1: Subseries Title Subseries 1.2: Subseries Title Subseries 1.3: Subseries Title Subseries 1.4: Subseries Title

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Subseries 2.1: Subseries Title Subseries 2.2: Subseries Title Subseries 2.3: Subseries Title Subseries 2.4: Subseries Title

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Subseries 3.1: Subseries Title Subseries 3.2: Subseries Title Subseries 3.3: Subseries Title Subseries 3.4: Subseries Title

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Subseries 4.1: Subseries Title Subseries 4.2: Subseries Title Subseries 4.3: Subseries Title Subseries 4.4: Subseries Title

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Subseries 5.1: Subseries Title Subseries 5.2: Subseries Title Subseries 5.3: Subseries Title Subseries 5.4: Subseries Title

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Subseries 6.1: Subseries Title Subseries 6.2: Subseries Title Subseries 6.3: Subseries Title Subseries 6.4: Subseries Title


Arranged in the following subseries:

Series 1: Subseries Title Series 2: Subseries Title Series 3: Subseries Title Series 4:Subseries Title

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Dolph D. Harrod on 1968/08/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/08 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/08 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.