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Alexander Foster papers

 Collection — Folder: S483
Identifier: S0483

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed documents from 1832-1852 regarding churches; photocopies of autographed, typed and mimeographed legal documents in Indiana and Washington, D.C. ranging from 1832-1842 regarding military pension and will; and a photocopied autographed, signed letter from William Foster in 1839 regarding family business.


  • 1826-1852

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

Alexander Foster was born February 10, 1759 in Donegal, Ireland. He and two brothers who came to the United States around 1776. He served in the American Revolution. He and his first wife, had five children. He married Sarah Campbell in Rockbridge County, Virginia on October 13, 1795, and they had seven children. After 1828 he and his family moved to Montgomery County, Indiana. He died June 27, 1843 and is buried in Indiana Creek Cemetery, New Market, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Foster, Alexander". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/01/05.

"Foster, Alexander". U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Retrieved 2014/01/05.

"Foster, Alexander". Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800. Retrieved 2014/01/05.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Grace McMurry on 1969/09/15 and 1969/12/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/05 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/05 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.