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Garrison family papers

 Collection — Folder: S0502
Identifier: S0502

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, receipts, and notes of the Garrison family ranging from 1850-1905. The collection includes a letter and receipt of Jane Boydston (1885-1887) and an undated copy of the Methodist Episcopal Church tract, "The Converted Shipwright".


  • 1850-1905

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

The Garrisons were early pioneers of Indiana. Joel Garrison (1760-18350), father of Josiah Garrison (1803-1897), moved with his family from Cumberland County, New Jersey to Franklin County, Indiana in 1816. Josiah married Abia "Abby" Bolsby (1807-1853) on January 2, 1824 and they had 9 children: Phebe, John B., Sarah, George W., Mary, Emily A., David, and William. He then married Mary Gibbons (1816- 1883), and they had 1 daughter, Hannah Belle. Josiah moved with his family to Hendricks County around 1832 and lived there until his death in 1897.

Sources: "Josiah Garrison." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 24, 2016. "Josiah Garrison." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 24, 2016. "Josiah Garrison." Indiana Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999. Accessed October 24, 2016. "Josiah Garrison." North America Family Histories, 1500-2000. Accessed October 24, 2016.

Cline & McHaffie. "Josiah Garrison." The People's Guide: A Business, Political and Religious Directory of Hendricks County, Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House, 1874.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Eleanor Cammack on 1959/04/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/25 by Laura Eliason.
Garrison family 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.