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Arinda Dinn collection

 Collection — Folder: S0360
Identifier: S0360

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from the Royse family to Arinda and Michael Dinn and others in Indiana ranging from 1873 to 1888 regarding family news and daily life. There is also a receipt for payment of taxes in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana on January 29, 1875 and a deed conveying land in Bartholomew County to Arinda Dinn from a court case in 1888.


  • 1873-1888


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

Arinda Royse Dinn was born to Aaron and Elizabeth (McGuire) Royse. She married Michael Dinn (1845-) from Union City, Bartholomew County, Indiana on December 22, 1868. Michael Dinn had served in Company E of the 93rd Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. The couple had two children: Albert Orem (1870-1953) and Oliver Michael (1875-1949). Michael Dinn died of cholera on April 25, 1876, at the age of 31, in Jonesville, Bartholomew County. Decades later, Arinda Dinn remarried on August 17, 1910 to John R. Shelton.


Information found in the collection. Accessed February 27, 2014.


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 Chelsea Dinn on 1968/12/17.


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 2018/05/11 by Brittany Kropf.


Arinda Dinn 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.