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Isaac Farver papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0453

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed, signed letters and business and legal forms from Isaac Farver and others in Indiana, Ohio and elsewhere ranging from 1849 to 1949 regarding personal, business and legal matters.


  • 1849-1949


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

Isaac Farver was born to John and Rebecca Wolf Farver on March 24, 1827 in Crawford County, Ohio. He was one of ten children, including a brother, Samuel. He married May Ann Myers, and they had five children. He served in the Civil War, was drafted to Company C, Indiana 35th Infantry Regiment on October 6, 1864 and was mustered out on September 30, 1865. They moved to Spencerville, Indiana and he operated a shoe shop until 1867, He was kicked in the abdomen by a horse on September 7, 1893. He died on September 11, 1893 and was buried in White City Cemetery, Spencerville, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Farver, Isaac". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/08.

"Farver, Isaac". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/12/08.

"Farver, Isaac". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/12/08.

"Farver, John". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/12/08.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ray Farver on 1968/05/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/08 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/08 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.