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Clem Doane collection

 Collection — Folder: S0362
Identifier: S0362

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of correspondence, receipts, and documents from Clem Doane and others in Jasper, Indiana ranging from 1858 to 1920 regarding daily life, accounts, land purchases, printing costs, travel costs to Bloomington, Indiana, and the death of Cornelia Frances Lorey.


  • 1858-1920

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

Clement E. Doane was the proprietor and editor of the Jasper Weekly Courier, which he established in 1858. He served as editor for over 30 years.

Clem Doane was born on November 11, 1832 in Circleville, Ohio to Guy W. and Charlotte (Thrall) Doane. He learned the printer’s trade, and left home at the age of eighteen. In January 1858, he came to Jasper and started the Courier with John Mehringer and Rudolphus Smith. The following year, he assumed complete control of the newspaper.

Doane married twice. His first wife, Rachel Edmonston (d. 1874), whom he married on March 27, 1859, died on March 8, 1874. She gave him six children: Benjamin (1860-1922); Lottie (1864- ); George (1865- ); Walter (1869-1870); Fidelis (1871-1877; and Rachel (born and died 1874). Doane married his second wife, Mary A. Crooks, daughter of Dr. Crooks of Rockport, on December 31, 1874. Mary and Clem had two children: Clement (1877- ) and Archibald (1881-1935).

Source: Accessed March 6, 2014. Accessed March 6, 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 Mrs. Benjamin Doane on 1972/03/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/03 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2014/03 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/05/16 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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