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S. A. Drake collection

 Collection — Folder: S0377
Identifier: S0377

Scope and Contents

This single sheet is 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, typed in blue ink, on imprinted paper thus: “Office of S. A. Drake, Expert Examiner, Forged and Disputed Handwriting, 423 Columbia St., LaFayette, Ind.” The letter is dated April 27, 1904, and is addressed to Mr. H. W. Alexander, an attorney in Vincennes, Indiana. Mr. Drake informs Mr. Alexander that he is “professionally prepared to make examination of forged and disputed handwriting.” He assures the attorney in Vincennes that he can furnish references “in case you should desire the services of an expert in handwriting.”


  • 1904


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

S. A. Drake was an “expert examiner” of forged and disputed handwriting. He lived in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1904.


Item in the collection.


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 donatin from Tom Krasean in 1971/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/04 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2014/04 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.


S. A. Drake 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.