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Blackford Condit collection

 Collection — Folder: S288
Identifier: S0288

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two copies of a journal transcript written by Mr. Condit in 1852 detailing his journey from Terre Haute to New York and back again. Of particular note are sections on Niagra and the Cincinnati area. The transcript has been annotated to include short descriptions of some of the locations where Mr. Condit visited during his journey.


  • 1852

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/Historical Note/Administrative History

Blackford Condit was born during 1829 and was a graduate of Wabash College in 1854 and the Lane Theological Seminary in 1857. After graduating, he became ordained and served in two churches, as well as doing some postgraduate work at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. In 1862, Mr. Condit married Sarah Mills. In 1864, he became the minister at the Terre Haute Presbyterian Church, where he remained until poor health forced him into semiretirement in 1875.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains two copies of a single document.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Robert I Clark on 1962/12/08.


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.
Blackford Condit collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.