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John P. Goodwin papers

 Collection — Folder: S525
Identifier: S0525

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed letter from Wm. M. Cleary in Connersville, IN on 1848/05/01 regarding his son John; a typeset funeral notice of Samuel Parker Tappan of Brookville, IN on 1864/08/11; and a map of the Tygart's River area of West Virginia, a site of several Civil War battles, with locations occupied by General Morris.


  • 1848-1864, undated


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

John Pemberton Goodwin was born February 26, 1880 to Charles Francis and Martha Shirk Goodwin in Brookville, Indiana, one of two children. He was graduated from DePauw University in 1901, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He attended Columbia University for a year, then worked for the Outing Publishing Company in New York City, New York for a year, afterwards spending two years in Arizona. He was made president of the National Brookville Bank in 1905.

He married Margaret Rockwood on February 26, 1913 in Marion County, Indiana, and they had two children. He was also a director of the Dean Orchard Company in Clark County, Indiana, of the Brookville Telephone Company and of the Franklin Furniture Company. He was a member of the Murat Temple of the Mystic Shrine and the University Club. He died August 4, 1972 and is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, Indiana.

"Goodwin, John P.". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/05.

"Goodwin, John Pemberton". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/01/05.

"Goodwine, John P"." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2015/01/05.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 2015/01/09 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/09 by Edythe Huffman.
John P. Goodwin papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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