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Joseph Fifer papers

 Collection — Folder: S461
Identifier: S0461

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from William Gebhart, Henry and Mary Waidley in Miamisburg[h], Ohio and C. Johnson in Nashville, Tennessee and a tax receipt from Kosciusko County, Indiana ranging from 1842 to 1862 regarding family matters.


  • 1842-1862


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

Joseph Fifer was born between 1800 and 1805 in North Carolina and had a sister Mary. He married Nancy A., with whom he had seven children, including Isaac. He lived in Kosciusko County, Indiana, died October 4, 1851 and is buried in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Fifer, Joseph". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/12.

"Fifer, Joseph". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/12/12.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

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

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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