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Bess V. Ehrmann papers

 Collection — Folder: S412
Identifier: S0412

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a carbon copy of a typed speech from Bess V. Ehrmann in Rockport, Indiana ranging from 1816 to 1885 regarding pioneer churches in Spencer County, Indiana.


  • 1816-1885


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

Bess [Bessie] Virginia Hicks Ehrmann was born in Rockport, Indiana on December 21, 1879 to Royal S. and Rachel Ann (Britton) Hicks, the youngest of four children. She attended two years of college, possibly at the New England Conservatory. She married Calder [Calden] De Bruler Ehrmann on June 23, 1902 in Spencer, and they had three children. She was a dramatic director and wrote plays, pageants and historical sketches and books, with an emphasis on Abraham Lincoln. She died on February 20, 1963 and is buried in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport, Indiana.

"Ehrmann [Ehrman], Bess." 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/03.

"Ehrmann [Ehrman], Bess V." 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/03.

"Ehrmann, Bess V.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/12/03.

"Ehrmann, Bess V.". Spencer County Historical Society - Books Sales. Retrieved 2014/12/03.

"Ehrmann, Bess Virginia Hicks". (1974) In Indiana Authors and their books:1917-1966. (pp. 186). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 016.810 B219I SUPP. 1917-66

"Ehrmann, Bess Virginia Hicks". Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990. Retrieved 2014/12/03.

"Hicks, Bessie V.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/12/03.

"Hicks, Rachel". 1800 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/03.


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 Bess Ehrmann on 1953/01/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/03 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/03 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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