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Theodore Vernon Denny letters

 Collection — Folder: S0351
Identifier: S0351

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a July 15, 1822 letter sent to Theodore Denny with messages from his brother, Addison, his mother and an A. Henshaw, and three letters written and sent by Theodore to his brother, Christopher Denny, that relate news about family and friends, economic times, cost of land and goods, and his desire for his brother to visit Indianapolis, Indiana. The letters are dated January 24, 18__ (1830's?), February 6, 1841 and February 9, 1843. The 1843 letter includes a note to "Uncle & Aunt" from M. Denny. The collection also includes typed transcriptions of the three letters written by Theodore Denny.


  • 1822-1843


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

Theodore Vernon Denny was born February 21, 1800 at Leicester, Massachusetts to Joseph and Phebe Henshaw Denny. He was one of the early pioneer settlers of Marion County, Indiana arriving in Indianapolis around 1822. He married Elizabeth McLaughlin (1805-1890) on May 30, 1823 and they had 11 children. Denny passed away on January 19, 1854.


Information within collection. "Theodore Vernon Denny". Massachusetts, Town and vital Records, 1620-1988. Accessed September 12, 2016. "Theodore Vernon Denny." North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.. Accessed September 12, 2016.


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 from Mrs. A. F. Denny on 1923/07/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/01/16 by Nikki Schofield. Collection reprocessed 2016/09/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/15 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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