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Salmon Hall note

 Collection — Folder: S0572
Identifier: S0572

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten, verbatim copy of a note that was found in Groveland, Indiana the morning after Salmon Hall's store burned on April 20, 1865. The note is addressed to "Sir Mr. Abolitionists of Groveland" and states that the writer intends to "destroy every thing you have got" and ends with a reference to Mr. Hall.


  • 1865/04/20

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

Salmon Hall was born in Connecticut in 1803 and moved to Ohio when a young man. In 1849, he and his family moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa and then to Wells County, Indiana in 1852. After a few years he and his family moved to Danville, Indiana before finally settling in Groveland, Putnam County, Indiana in 1862. He ran a general store until his establishment was burned on April 20, 1865. Mr. Hall continued to live in Groveland until his death on May 23, 1885.

Sources: "Salmon Hall." Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. Accessed November 1, 2016.

History of Hendricks County, Indiana.Chicago, IL: Inter-State Publishing, 1885.

"Meeting of the Citizens of Floyd Township." Putnam Republican Banner (Greencastle, IN), April 27, 1865. Accessed November 1, 2016.


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 from Willis S. Blatchley on 1936/07/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/11/01 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/01 by Laura Eliason.
Salmon Hall note
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.