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Kate Milner Rabb clipping

 Collection — Folder: S0577
Identifier: S0577

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a newspaper clipping of Kate Milner Rabb's column, "A Hoosier Listening Post," printed in the Indianapolis Star on December 2, 1934. The column reprints two letters sent by Robert Hamilton to his wife in Bourbon County, Kentucky during the War of 1812. The first letter, dated September 30, 1812, was sent from Vincennes, Indiana and recounts the marches made by his company from Kentucky to Vincennes. The second letter, written October 12, 1812, was sent from Fort Harrison, Indiana territory, and speaks of marching to the Illinois River where there were "three very numerous tribes of Indians." Both letters reference names of individuals back in Kentucky regarding theirs sons in active service.


  • 1934/12/02


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

Robert Hamilton was born in 1768 in Pennsylvania. He moved with his family to Bourbon, Kentucky in 1789. He married Mary Eward in 1794. During the War of 1812, he was a captain in a regiment of Kentucky riflemen under the command of General Samuel Hopkins and was on duty in Indiana until discharged at the end of the war. He died June 17, 1817.


"The Pioneers: Our Oldest Citizens, Who made This Country What It Is." The Greensburg Standard (IN), February 1, 1907.

Biographical Note

Kate Milner Rabb was born August 9, 1866 in Rockport, Indiana to Dr. Isaac L. and Martha Milner. She received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1886 and a master's degree from there in 1888. She married Albert Rabb on October 7, 1891 and they had two children: Albert Livingston (1893-1939 ) and Martha Charlotte (1899-1951). She was a writer and newspaperwoman, authoring the daily column, "A Hoosier Listening Post," for the Indianapolis Star from 1920 until her death on July 3, 1937.


"Kate Milner Rabb, 2012."Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Accessed November 18, 2016.

"Funeral Service for Mrs. Rabb Will be Held Tomorrow Morning." Indianapolis Star. July 5, 1937.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip Williams. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/18 by Laura Eliason.
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