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John Colton Sr. collection

 Collection — Folder: S286
Identifier: S0286

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a photocopy of a notebook kept by Mr. Colton in the late 1870s and 1880s. In large part, it contains accounts of his journeys to and from the United States and England, complete with accurate accounting of time spent and miles traveled. In addition to the accounts, Mr. Colton took many notes on feats of engineering and sea exploration of the time. Of particular note, are sections on the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. The notebooks also contains a few humorous moral tales.


  • 1883-1886

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

John Colton Jr. born in 1814, originally of Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, immigrated to the United States with his daughters Mary and Emma during 1873 and eventually became a resident of Evansville, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains a single item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/25 by Keenan Salla. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/25 by Keenan Salla.
John Colton Sr. 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.