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Charlotte Cathcart collection

 Collection — Folder: S0241
Identifier: S0241

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Cathcart to her childhood friend, Helen (Edson) Ennis. Included is a map of the neighborhood in which they grew up (at the intersection of Pennsylvania and 9th Streets, Indianapolis), along with a list of the people who lived in area at the time. The date referenced by the map is unknown.


  • 1959

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

Charlotte [Arlie] Cathcart was born June 22, 1877, in Indianapolis, to Robert Weir and Alice (Morrison) Cathcart. She attended the Girls’ Classical School in Indianapolis, founded by May Wright Sewall. Cathcart remained unmarried her entire life, and worked as society editor for the Indianapolis News, as a hospital stenographer in France during World War I, and as head of the travel department for the Fletcher American Bank in Indianapolis. She died in August 1964.

Sources: Information Found within Collection

Quigley, Barbara. Finding Aid. Cathcart Family Photographs. William Henry Smith Memorial Library. Indiana Historical Society.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indianapolis Public Library in 1966.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jamie Dunn during June 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Charlotte Cathcart collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.