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Warren County landscape drawings

 File — Folder: S0315
Identifier: S0315

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three charcoal drawings from an unknown artist in Warren County, Indiana in 1848, with subjects including a scene of the Wabash River with a small human figure on a raft as viewed from the riverbank, and two different waterfalls, Williamsport Falls and an unidentified waterfall, in Warren County.


  • 1848

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.

Historical Note

Williamsport Falls is a waterfall located on the Falls Creek, a branch of the Wabash River near to the center of Williamsport, the county sear of Warren County, Indiana. The waterfall is formed where Falls Creek travels over a sandstone ledge. Its height has changed over the years as pieces of the ledge sheared off and fell to the pool below, where sandstone was once quarried to build many local structures. In the 19th century, the falls once had a water flow substantial enough to support a mill, but the conversion of woodlands and grasslands to farmland and the diversion of water for agricultural irrigation has made its flow less consistent.


Indiana Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources. "Williamsport Falls (Dry Falls) (GM-39)." Indiana: Our Hoosier State Beneath Us. Indiana Geological Survey created 1974-1984. Electronic version prepared by Jian Liu, Ann Graham, and Lois Heiser, November 1998. Accessed April 21, 2016.

Warren County Historical Society. A History of Warren County, Indiana. (Williamsport, IN: Warren County Historical Society, 2002), 165.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation and moved from the Manuscripts General Photograph Collection on 2016/04/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/21 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/21 by Brittany Kropf.
Warren County landscape drawings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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