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Lucy Morerod Detraz collection

 Collection — Folder: S0357
Identifier: S0357

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an undated 11-page handwritten biography about Lucy Morerod Detraz by her niece or nephew in Indiana regarding Detraz and the history of Vevay, Switzerland Couny, Indiana.


  • circa 1903-1916


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

Lucy Morerod Detraz was born in Vevay, Switzerland County, on October 11, 1806 to Jean Daniel Morerod and Antoinette Defour, immigrants from Lausanne, Canton De Vaud, Switzerland. She married Benjamin Detraz in 1827 when she was 21 years old. Her husband later died an accidental death, leaving her a young widow. Detraz had little formal education, spoke French and English, practiced the Protestant faith, and was a vegetarian who lived her entire life in Vevay. She died at age 97 on May 18, 1903.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer on 1916/08/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed during February 2014 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/05/02 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2018/07/17 by Lauren Patton.
Lucy Morerod Detraz collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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