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Henry P. Coburn collection

 Collection — Folder: S271
Identifier: S0271

Scope and Contents

This collection includes seventeen original documents, including five receipts for payment from 1866-1871. The oldest item is a commission for James Beham assignee of Peter Benham to construct a portion of the Wabash and Erie Canal, dated December 1, 1843. A warranty deed is dated October 5, 1863. There are eight indentures for various people, mostly couples, from 1863 to 1871. The Cleveland Lightning Rod Company issued a certificate to James L. Kyte on July 18, 1870. The Masonic Mutual Benefit Society issued a certificate on February 6, 1872.


  • 1843-1871

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

Henry P. Coburn, was clerk of the supreme court of Indiana, coming to Indianapolis from Corydon in 1824. According Hyman's Handbook of Indianapolis, Coburn "enjoyed a successful business career and has been closely identified with the progressive movements that have brought Indianapolis up from a struggling village to a thriving metropolis."


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/07/10 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Henry P. Coburn 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.