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James O'Hara Denny diary

 Collection — Folder: S0352
Identifier: S0352

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a diary from James O'Hara Denny in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois ranging in 1839 regarding travel through from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Randolph County, Illinois.


  • 1839


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

James O'Hara Denny was born in 1821 to Elizabeth and Harmar Denny, who signified a union of two prominent families in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Denny studied law, managed O'Hara Glass Works, and maintained other business interests in Pittsburgh. He served as captain of the 1st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Mexican-American War. Denny died January 31, 1859 and was buried in Pittsburgh.


Item in the collection. "James O'Hara Denny." Find a Grave Index. Accessed May 1, 2018.

University of Pittsburgh Library System. "Guide to the Papers of the Denny-O'Hara Family, 1769-1949 (bulk 1769-1875)." Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Centery, Pittsburg, PA. Accessed May 1, 2018.


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 February by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2014 February by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/05/01 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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