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Oliver Draper letter

 Collection — Folder: S0379
Identifier: S0379

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter from E. J. and L. Draper to Oliver Draper on February 21, 1873 regarding farming, raising sheep and cattle, and news about family and friends.


  • 1873

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

Oliver H. Draper was born on March 15, 1828, to Thomas W. and Catherine (Herbert) Draper. According to one record, he married Phebe Herbert on March 3, 1848, in Johnson County, Indiana. However, his wives listed in 1860 and 1870 were Mary, age 23, in 1860, and Jemina, age 28, in 1870. In 1860, Oliver lived in Clay, Wayne County, with Mary and one child, William, age 3. Ten years later, Oliver and Jemina had the following children: Will L., age 13; Laira A., age 8; Luther O., age 3; and Cora J., 3 months. Find-a-Grave lists Oliver H. Draper, born April 16, 1832, and died May 8, 1890.

Source: Accessed on April 3, 2014.


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 donation from C. W. Ballard on 1950/09/06.


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. EAD finding aid revised 2018/05/18 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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