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Ora B. Cox papers

 Collection — Folder: S305
Identifier: S0305

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed documents from various creators, including government agencies in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Washington, D.C., ranging from 1823 to 1891 regarding legal matters.


  • 1823-1981

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

Ora Bright Cox was born April 18, 1889 in Lawrence County, Indiana to John H. (or W.) and Sarah Houston Bright. She was the youngest of five children and a descendant of the pioneer family of James Houston. She married Linder C. Cox October 27, 1915. and they had one child, a son John. She taught in Lawrence County schools and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Magna Charte Dames (descendants of the Mayflower). She died October 14, 1980 and is buried in the Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Indiana.

"Bright, Ora". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/0/01.

"Cox, Ora". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/0/01.

Cox, Ora". U.S., City Directories, 1821-1989. Retrieved 2014/0/01.

"Cox, Ora B.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/0/01.

"Cox, Ora Bright". Bedford (IN) Times Mail. 16 Oct, 1980"A2, c. 2.


0.025 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/10/01 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/10/01 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.