Winfield Taylor Durbin collection
The oldest document in this collection is an 1899 certificate regarding the enlistment of Winfield T. Durbin as Colonel of the 161st Indiana Volunteer Regiment on June 18, 1898 to serve for two years during the war.
On April 11, 1903, Governor Durbin wrote to a colonel about the dedication of Indiana monuments at the Shiloh battlefield.
Two lists, one handwritten and one typed, give Durbin family members with dates, beginning with number 50 through 161. On this list, Governor Durbin is number 98. A two-page narrative written in pencil tells about number 90, Edmund Nunn Durbin (1831-1852) being killed when the boiler of the steamboat Red Stone exploded on April 3, 1852 at Scotts Landing, one mile from Carlton, Kentucky.
A two-page typed narrative gives the story of William N. Durbin, born 1859, nephew of Winfield Taylor Durbin, who lived in Anderson, Indiana. A 14-page typed transcript tells about Winfield Taylor Durbin's family history.
The last part of this collection is in an envelope entitled "Warren T. McCray $10,000.00 Note." Eight items in this envelope explain the significance of this Gold Note issued on July 1, 1925, while Warren McCray was governor of Indiana, and for which he apparently went to prison (see Fletcher Durbin's letter to Harold Brigham dated December 13, 1954 enclosed therein).
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