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John Cook papers

 Collection — Folder: S294
Identifier: S0294

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed. signed letters from John Herriott in Franklin, Indiana ranging from 1840 to 1851 regarding family and business matters; autographed, signed letters from George H. Cook in Franklin, Indiana [?] from 1852 to 1853 regarding family and business matters, an autographed, signed letter from Ann Cook Sammuelton [?] of Johnston County in 1851 regarding family matters, an autographed, signed letter from William E. Niblack of Vincennes, Indiana on 1873/04/19 regarding legal matters and an autographed, signed letter from Thomas M. Bown of Indiana on 1884/12/01 regarding his address in the House of Representatives.


  • 1840-1853

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 Cook, Sr. lived in Noblestown, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1840. He corresponded with a friend, John Herriott, in Franklin, Indiana [?]. He had at least two sons, John, and George H. Cook, a physician, of Franklin, Indiana [?]. He may have had a brother (or son), Samuel Cook, and a sister (or daughter), Ann Cook Sammuelton [?] of Johnston County [unknown state].


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 a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/22 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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