Scope and Contents
This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Hampden G. Finch in Centerville, Indiana and various towns/forts in western United States and Louisa Finch in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1850 to 1851 regarding family matters, business, travel west to California and a typed, photocopy of reminiscences from J.G. Finch of Indiana discussing the 1819-1820 settlement of Hamilton County, IN.
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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.
Hampden G. Finch was married to Louisa M. Vandegnifo [Van Grife] on September 27, 1848 in Marion, Indiana. They had a son, Theodore. Hampden was an associate publisher for the Wayne County Recordin the 1840s and the Centerville News Letter with C.B. Bentley in 1846-1847. He went to California in the 1850s, leaving his family in Indianapolis, Indiana. They later moved to Centerville, Indiana.
Information found within the collection.
"Finch, H.C.". Library of Congress: Chronicling America. Retrieved 2014/12/12. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86058205/
"Finch, Hampden G." Genealogy Trails. Retrieved 2014/12/12. http://genealogytrails.com/ind/wayne/newspapers.html
"Finch, Hampden G." Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/12/12. http://archives.ancestry.com
"Finch, Theodore J." San Francisco Area, California, Funeral Home Records, 1850-1931. Retrieved 2014/12/12. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
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