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T. J. Charlton papers

 Collection — Folder: S0252
Identifier: S0252

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a poem written by Charlton about his school days in the 1850s and 1860s in Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, Indiana.


  • 1887


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

Thomas J. Charlton was born in May 1846, in Indiana. He married Alice [maiden name unknown] in the 1860s. Charlton worked as a school teacher until he was appointed superintendent of the House of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders (later renamed the Indiana Reform School for Boys, then the Indiana Boys School), outside of Plainfield, Indiana. Charlton died between 1900 and 1910.

Sources: Information found within collection

“Department of Correction—Boys’ School 1867-1937.” Indiana State Digital Archives. Accessed June 26, 2013.

National Archives and Records Administration. “1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 U.S. Census.” Ancestry. Accessed June 26, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Evelyn Craig on 1938/04/18.


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.
T. J. Charlton 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.