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Bessie Decker Doolittle collection

 Collection — Folder: S0366
Identifier: S0366

Scope and Contents

There are four items in this collection. The oldest is a deed dated January 16, 1823 consisting of four pages on a single sheet folded in half. The deed is hand written in ink. The second item is a receipt dated October 28, 1826 for $8.74 tax paid by John Decker in Vincennes, Knox County. The third item is a newspaper dated October 21, 1843. The first part of the masthead is missing, but the second half is entitled “General Advertiser.” The most recent item is a note to pay $140 to John Decker by Angeline Scott, dated March 25, 1869.


  • 1823-1869

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

There is no information about Bessie Becker Doolittle or her ancestor John Decker.


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 Bessie Decker Doolittle.


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.
Bessie Decker Doolittle 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.