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Julia L. Dumont Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder: S527
Identifier: S0527

Scope and Contents

This collection includes newspaper articles, death notices, printed and autographed poems, and autographed, signed letters from various authors in Indiana, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and other locations ranging from 1829-1926 regarding legal cases, speeches, family matters, obituaries and celebrations of war heroes.


  • 1829-1926, 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

Julia Louisa Dumont Gordon was born February 13, 1842 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to General Ebenezer and Mary Ann Cheek Dumont. She was one of at least six children. Her paternal grandmother, Julia L. Dumont, had taught both Edward and George Carey Eggleston. She married Major Jonathan Wesley Gordon, a lawyer and veteran of two wars, on March 13, 1862 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They had one child, John Charles Fremont Gordon. She lived in Washington, D.C. for some time and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 11, 1928. She is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Dumont, Julia L.". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/09.

"Gordon, Julia Louisa Dumont". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/01/09.


0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1943.


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.
Julia L. Dumont Gordon 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.