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Bert J. Griswold papers

 Collection — Folder: S549
Identifier: S0549

Scope and Contents

This collection includes carbon and photocopies of typed, hand-corrected documents from Bert J. Griswold in Fort Wayne, Indiana ranging from 1702-1802 regarding early military life in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


  • 1702-1802


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

Bert Joseph (originally Joseph Elbert) Griswold was born October 13, 1879 to James J. and Ruth Velerie [Veleria] Griswold in Osage, Iowa; he was the thrid of four children. He married Clara Louise Norton on March 21, 1901 and worked for newspapers in Iowa. They moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1902, where he was a cartoonist, journalists, and in 1914, started his own advertising agency, the Progressive Advertising Company. He was a co-founder of the Fort Wayne Engraving Company. He also wrote a number of books and compilations of records of early Fort Wayne History. He died on March 8, 1927 and is buried in the Linwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Griswold, Bert Joseph". (1949) In Indiana Authors and Their Books,1816-1916. (p. 124-5). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 16.810 B291I

"Griswold, Bert Joseph". U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-current. Retrieved 2015/01/23.

"Griswold, Bertie J.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/23.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Allen County Historical Society on 1931/05/25 and a donation from Indiana Historical Bureau on 1927/12/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/23 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/23 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.