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Jacob Harlan collection

 Collection — Folder: S0590
Identifier: S0590

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two typed transcripts of a diary by Jacob Harlan ranging from 1863 to 1865 regarding his military service during the U.S. Civil War.


  • 1863-1865, 1918


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

Jacob Harlan joined the 123rd Indiana Volunteers Regiment at Greensburg, Indiana, on November 9, 1863, and served until discharged on June 26, 1865. He was injured when he fell into a rut and hurt his back. Harlan also suffered from pneumonia, heart trouble, mumps, fractured collar bone, dysentery and sore eyes.


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 donations from LaVern Harlan Stuart; Mary Ann Bumgarnder on 1980/08/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2012/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2012/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Jacob Harlan collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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